All About Husky Health
Usually, husky health Does not cause anxiety to owners. However, the breed was bred in a region with a harsh climate and, to adapt to it, huskies acquired some physiological features that are considered pathologies in other breeds: increased blood coagulation and increased heart size.
Examine the pedigrees of your pet’s parents, make sure that there are no genetic diseases in the family. Husky genetic diseases are endocrine ailments (in particular, diabetes mellitus and thyroid disease), musculoskeletal system, diseases of the nervous system, cardiovascular system, immune system, eyes, skin diseases.
Eye diseases include glaucoma, corneal dystrophy, progressive retinal atrophy, eyelid inversion, superficial keratitis and cataracts. If diseases are launched, they are fraught with blindness.
Husky has dysplasia of the hip joints. Dogs aged 1.5 years are tested for dysplasia using x-rays.
Neurological diseases include epilepsy. It is incurable, but treatment can reduce the number of seizures.
Aged dogs have degenerative myelopathy. Symptom: difficulty in moving, the dog rises with difficulty and pulls its hind legs. Possible paralysis.
Cardiovascular disease is a hypertension, the main symptom is hemorrhage in the eye.
Skin diseases are most often associated with decreased pigmentation and allergic reactions.This is nasal depigmentation, zinc-dependent dermatosis, atopic dermatitis.
Specific diseases of the Siberian husky: juvenile throat paralysis, eusinophal granuloma of the mouth, spastic colitis, hepatic shunts.
Regularly inspect the ears - so as not to accumulate sulfur formations and mites, check your eyes, teeth, inspect the coat. Watch your gait - if the dog is limping, it may be a sign of damage to muscle tissue or pads.
Watch your body weight, feel your ribs - so you can detect exhaustion or obesity at an early stage.
Husky often suffer from coprophagy (eating feces), which is fraught with infection by worms. A similar habit must be stopped.
Do not forget about anthelmintic measures and the prevention of tick and flea bites, make husky vaccinations on time.
In summer, in order to avoid heat stroke, you should choose the most cool time for walking.
If the husky is ill, contact your veterinarian as soon as possible. Remember that the health of the husky depends on your proper care of the dog.