Yorkshire Terrier is generally a healthy dog breed which does not suffer most of diseases from which other Canine world members suffer from.However they are still prone to some of the diseases listed below.
PROGRESSIVE RETINAL ATROPHY:
It is an inherited disorder of the retina of the eye usually given resemblance to film used in camera.This disease does not occur at a specific age and the dog suffering from this does not feel any pain.However the disease usually occurs in both of the eyes and gradually makes the dog completely blind.Almost all dog breeds has been seen suffering from this disease.
considerable increase in the shine of eye.Partial vision loss.Difficulty to recognize things specially at night.
Hypoglycemia is a disease that occurs due to low sugar level in blood.The disease usually appears in puppyhood and continues throughout their life.The disease gradually makes the muscles weak.This makes your Yorkshire Terrier dull and in severe cases can be a cause of premature death.Any kind of unsuitable environment for example,traveling for a long time can cause Hypoglycemia.Reducing daily exercise and necessary activities can also be a cause of this disease.In order to save your dog from such a disease try to feed high quality food with proper nutrients.Food having high carbohydrate would be a good choice to feed.Try to feed at specific times atleast
three times a day.Try to make a proper routine and diet plan for your dog for which you can get recommendation from a veterinary specialist.
This is an inherited disease most of the dog breeds suffer from.Yorkshire Terriers are also prone to Hip Dysplasia.This is a hip joint disorder and mostly occur in dogs in the form of Canine Hip Dysplasia.Actually a hip joint has two main components a ball and a socket.In this disease the ball and socket in the hip joint does not fit together as a result are no longer able to bear the pressure and cause massive friction in joints.This disease usually appears in the early age of a dog's life.It can badly affect the physical activity of your dog and would gradually make it too weak.
This disease appears due to the excessive release of Cerebrospinal Fluid in brain.The fluid is necessary but dogs suffering from the disease have too much fluid filled in the ventricles.The disease usually appears in the first years of dog's life.Too much fluid cause swelling of the ventricles that badly affects brain functions.Disease normally affects one part of the brain but in worse cases can affect both sides of dog's brain.Hydrocephalus appears usually appears in two form one the more dangerous one is compensatory which causes severe brain damage.The less dangerous one is obstructive.Both of them can be congenital.
However the key to keep your dog healthy is proper health care and necessary vaccination at right time.