Health Problems in Miniature Schnauzer

 Every dog breed has some specific and some general health concerns related to it.Some diseases affects almost all dog breed while some are related to some specific canine members.Miniature Schnauzer is overall a healthy dog breed which have not been seen prone to many basic health disorders other dog breeds are prone to.By Knowing which diseases your dog is prone to you can prevent a bigger damage to occur.Here are some diseases towards Miniature Schnauzers have been seen showing sensitivity.

OBESITY:
                     Miniature Schnauzer are from Working group and need sufficient amount of exercise that is not usually provided them by their owners.They are often kept in small apartments that are not enough to fulfill the level of activity they need.Obesity is a root of many other health problems and leads to many fatal diseases.One must be sure that he is providing his Miniature Schnauzer with enough space and exercise time that he needs to prevent Obesity.

HIP DYSPLASIA:
                                  This is an inherited disease most of the dog breeds suffer from.Labrador 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.

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.

SYMPTOMS:
                                        Considerable increase in the shine of eye.Partial vision loss.Difficulty to recognize things specially at night.

CATARACTS:
                                     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.

Von WILLEBRAND'S DISEASE:
                                                                               This is an inherited disorder that appears due to the less Willebrand's factor in blood which prevents blood clotting.Normally the platelets present in the body cells perform the clotting of blood that is a necessary process to stop bleeding.Dogs suffering from this disease does not have sufficient amount of platelets or the platelets present in the blood does not work properly.

SCHNAUZER COMEDO SYNDROME:
                                                                                     This is also called as "Schnauzer Bumps".In this disease black headed Comedos appear on Schnauzer's skin and skin becomes reddish due to excessive itching.The reddened skin can clearly be seen as hair loss may also occur at the place of infection.This is not very harmful in it's early stages but can bring serious damage to skin if not treated timely.To diagnose the disease before it gets too late keep grooming your dog after significant intervals.(Click to See Complete Article).However this is not a life threatening disease and can be treated by proper medication from a vet.

CANINE CANCER:
                                                                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 curable 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.

SYMPTOMS:

  1. 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.
  2. You dog will most probably start eating less.He would become more prone to even smaller diseases.He would become lazy and weak.
  3. 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.
  4. 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. 
  5. You may also feel excessive odor that would be different from how your dog normally smells like.
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