Golden Retriever is a healthy dog breed having strong immune system.However every dog breed is prone to some diseases so is the case with Golden Retrievers.Here are some diseases explained below that have been seen common in Golden Retrievers.
This is one of the most common bone disorder in Canine World.This is an inherited disease most of the dog breeds suffer from.Golden Retrievers 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 is not very much different from Hip Dysplasia discussed above.Male Labrador Retrievers has been seen more prone to this disease than female Labs.This disease also appears in the early ages of your puppy almost at the age of four month.This is also a genetic disorder and most of the dogs having this suffer from this disease throughout the whole life.In this disease during the period of bone development the elbows do not develop properly or develops in an abnormal way that later on prevents the right movement of elbow joint.
Cancer is the most leading disease disorder that causes most deaths in dogs every year.Cancer is a numerous division of body cells and can appear in any age but have been seen mostly in old dogs.The cancer is cureable in it's early stages but one should be aware of it's symptoms to nip it from the bud.Almost 35% of all dogs die with cancer.Common symptoms of Canine Cancer are as follows.
- An uncontrolled division of cells produces lumps in cancerous part.This is not necessary that every lump that you feel on touching your dog is cancerous but it is necessary to take him to vet if you feel any kind of lump or bump in your dog.
- You dog will most probably start eating less.He would become more prone to even smaller diseases.He would become lazy and weak.
- In early stages of cancer a dog does not feel any pain but if left uncured he may start feeling severe pain in different parts of body.
- You will feel your dog always being stressed.You may see the shine in his eyes and the naughtiness in his nature gradually going away.
- You may also feel excessive odor that would be different from how your dog normally smells like.
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.
SUB AORTIC STENOSIS:
This is an inherited heart disorder and mostly appears in puppyhood.In this disease the heart of a puppy develops abnormally and as a result causes different hurdles for normal blood flow through heart valves.There are two main types of SAS Valvular and Supravalvular.Supravalvular is more dangerous and Golden Retrievers have been seen more prone to this.
This is also an eye disorder.This disease appears in the lens of the eye that an eye use to focus.In this disease the eye lens loses it's transparency and makes blurred images.In worse cases the whole vision becomes unclear.This actually happens due to the disturbance in significant amount of water and proteins that are essential for an eye lens to work.