Dog World Feb 2012
Cairn Terrier Health
1. Eye diseases e.g. cataracts, ocular melanosis (a type of glaucoma), progressive retinal atrophy (degenerative eye disease).
2. As for other small breeds, Legg-Calve-Perthes diseaese (degenerative hip disease), luxating patella (slipping kneecaps), craniomandibular osteopathy (excess bone build up mainly on lower jaw, onset from 4 months of age. Flares up, painful, prevents dog opening his mouth. Usually self-limiting & disappears around 12 months of age.
3. Two liver diseases. Portosystemic vascular anomaly (portosystemic shunt). Miscrovascular dysplasia (liver shunt)
3. Renal dysplasia (kidney disease)