Free Dogs & Puppies Articles

Professional Authors - Professional Articles



Dog & Puppy Advice - Diseases That Are Common For The Miniature Schnauzer


There are three different sized schnauzer, there is the giant size, the standard and then there is the most popular size the miniature. Their small size is perfect for those who have little to no yard space for their dog. Although their size may be perfect, there are a few diseases their owners should be aware of when living with their schnauzer.

Eye diseases are common for the min schnauzer. There are two different types of genetic disorders they can get in their eyes. One would be retinal dysplasia which is when the retina doesn't always attach correctly to the dog's eye and then there is microphthalmos and this is where the eyes grow far too small to be able to fit properly into their eye sockets.

They aren't actually diseases, but if they have either of these types of disorders they can lead to diseases like glaucoma, PRA or progressive retinal atrophy as well as cataracts. With PRA, the retina of the schnauzer will grow properly when developing in the womb but will then deteriorate as the schnauzer grows older. All of these things can lead a dog to become blind or may even require their eyes to be surgically removed.

There are about 30% of schnauzers that will come down with what is called urinary stone disease or what is called urolithiasis. Vets don't know what makes this happen and why they develop the stones but it could partially be due to genetics. If a dog has diabetes this can cause stones to develop and then the dog will have the need to urinate which will cause pain and blood in the urine.

Other signs they may have this disorder could be vomiting, not wanting to eat and very little energy to do anything. If a schnauzer has this disease he will need his diet changed, special medication and even possible surgery. If this is not taken care of it could get to the point that the urinary tract could be blocked completely.

Another disease that miniature schnauzers are commonly seen with is potential deadly and that is diabetes mellitus. This is where your dog can't process their sugar in their blood properly. Small dogs like schnauzers seem to be more prone to getting what is called hypoglycemia when then can turn into diabetes.

The warning signs that your dog might have the disease is an huge increase in being thirsty, extreme hunger as well as the need to urinate often. Schnauzers can get this as early as when they are two months old.

It is important that you have your dog checked on a regular basis by your vet so that you can make sure that he is taken well care of and so you can make sure he is diagnosed early for any of these problems he is susceptible to.



Comments
Post has no comments.
Post a Comment




Captcha Image






BLOG TAG CLOUD
puppies little dogs dog treats recovery time well groomed family pet hydration pancreatic disease superb smelling thunder storm fresh water pay attention owning a dog special retreat drug dogs problem birth illegal drugs chihuahua tips grapefruit juice puppy food dog treat outdoor garden plants family pack puppy visitors dog exercise unwrapping snarl shopping list doggie guests weight loss toys properly groom dog breeds hiking doggy treats puppy toys fleas pet cleanliness artificial additives socialized neighborhood great outdoors hash golden retriever doggie treats canine companion boarding kennel drink water german shepherd chemotherapy fear of thunder lifestyle choices two dogs marijuana puppy owner protein animal proteins ecstasy dogs teeth cocker spaniel winter skin moist heatstroke bomb sniffer insulin dog breeder dog distress ear infection nature sounds new dog marked paths Fortune 500 companies illicit drugs bull terrier bark dog gifts excitement puppy advice fun in the sun meat products doggie bowl hot summer healthy dog feelings vet healthy diet dog games TV show enjoy camping bjak relaxing separation anxiety little chihuahua training dogs dog diet dog flea preventative treatment colder months dog safe joy dog party dog eats plants rescue remedy dog weight California family dog surgery long lives talent agent constipated puppy dog show swimming pools furry companion diseases dead skin cells heroin gurmar testicular cancer music herbal tea dog scratching irritating dandruff progressive retinal atrophy puppy treats vomiting pit bull cause tapeworms state agents negative dogs introducing puppy proper digestion extra stress senior dogs right doggie daycare funny dog healthy teeth rule of thumb dog and puppy draw attention good doggie daycare cider vinegar homemade dog cookies introducing dog pets disturb him dead skin dog walk house trained raise a puppy dominant obedience class dog leash flea comb leash treat mild constipation dog cookies stubborn little dogs dogs scratching habits older dogs happy and upbeat puppy correction aggression daschund sugar levels morning walk killing machine puppy milk puppy cookies dog gas local agents shake hands problem dog table scraps better dog clever dog arthritis good health new surroundings water challenge basic commands gift wrap bank diarrhea dog tips caring sweater glaucoma proteins dog tricks family obedience training chocolate friends watching tv small dog breeds trails loving bond delicious dog cookies mammary glands dog advice state park bad behavior agressive dog chewing dog shampoo relationship police dogs cold winter jogging safety dog dinner love Boston Terrier war on drugs video instructions sweaters balanced diet digging dog homemade toys dog friendly long hair dogs rest foot pads sugar production age stay healthy dachshund treats patient garden plants large dog proper brushing tv star healthy adult dog pug water skiing urinary tract lie down young puppy amphetamines maltese sleepy delivering puppies cute little dogs dog tips vet checkup loveable breed frisbee outdoors exercising dog care famous playful carrots rattlesnake get rid of fleas backpack cold weather rubber bands make commercials dog and puppies puppy care emergency care fight fleas fear grooming spray turkey bulldog car ride neuter dog food dog emotions Yorkie Christmas season collar little energy street value constantly scratching diabetes mellitus social dog crate dog owner exercise period puppy training miniature schnauzer herbal extracts confinement coats exercise dog tennis court confidence free things dogs love good training super foods being alone dogs home puppy tips leadership normal puppy behavior social status calm losing your cool doggy feeding plain water puppy bites dog safety metastasized cabin fever doggie daycare favorite toy pet store cocaine gifts scrotum animals space Chihuahua dog behaviour care remove fleas preservatives testicular tumor wading pools bond of love daily meal right dog dry skin pet advice pups first aid kit dog spray normal puppy dog training urinating more dog loves attention hydrogen peroxide nature tail natural approach retriever turmeric dental hygiene interstitial tumor sadness tricks eye diseases barking Leydig tumor walk quality time lifestyle fencing dogs and puppies hypoglycemia crate dog dishes dog breed volunteer drinking more thunderstorms training session urinary stone disease stimulation fiber loud noise stress nutrition allergies site dog skin energetic dog walking food healthy adult poodle fresh vegetables vetcare canine pregnancy federal agents oils flaky skin eating more fishing tackle car wash fruits therapy dog dogs teeth clean anger toothbrush big responsibility tennis balls healing process Christmas adorable dachshund sertoli cell dog medication misbehaving biting flies fat evening walk stubborn dachshund swimming happy dog attention ideal gift genetic disorders loving dog guests dog train puppy behavior apartment mild constipation training ticks basic tricks microphtalmos cinnamon diabetes medication healthy dog dog toys tv commercials correcting puppy traditional medicine american pit bull accomodate dog lifejacket Hollywood dog healthy



Copyright 2016 - Free Info Site Enterprises
Privacy Policy  |  Copyright Policy  |  Website Use Policy  |  Non Endorsement Policy  |  Contact Us  

Pets Blogs
blog search engine