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Top 10 Breed-specific Conditions That Could Mean Surgery for Your Dog

Many dog breeds are at risk of specific health conditions, so if you own a purebred dog or are thinking of acquiring one, it is important for you to understand what your dog might be at risk for. Below are 10 breeds and the risk associated with each one.

  • Labradors and ACL tears
  • Golden Retrievers and cancer
  • Bulldogs and narrow nasal passages
  • Dalmatians and bladder stones
  • Dachshunds and slipped discs
  • Great Danes and GDV (gastric dilatation volvulus)
  • Boxers and mast cell tumors
  • Cocker Spaniels and ear infections
  • Yorkshire terriers and tracheal collapse
  • Poodles and dislocated kneecaps

If you have or are considering getting any of these breeds, ask your veterinarian what you can do to prevent these conditions. For more information click here:

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