Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Health Disorders of English Mastiff Dog
The main problems include hip dysplasia and bloat. Minor problems include obesity, osteosarcoma, and cystinuria. Problems only occasionally found include cardiomyopathy, allergies, vaginal hyperplasia, cruciate ligament rupture, hypothyroidism, OCD, entropion, progressive retinal atrophy (PRA), and persistent pupillary membranes (ppm).
When buying a mastiff breed, experts often suggest that the dog tested for hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, thyroid, and DNA for PRA.