Sunday, November 20, 2011

736. Health of Westie

The Westie Foundation of Amercia - health matters funded.

Atopic dermatitits (an allergice skin disease)
Bladder cancer
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (lung scars)
Copper toxicity (hepatitis & liver failure)
Legg-Calve-Perthes disease (hip joint degenerative disease)
Luxating patellas (dislocating knee caps)
Addison's disease
Inflammatory bowel disease
Dry eye (keratoconjunctivitis sicca)
Cranio-mandibular osteopathy (painful bone growths in the skull and jaw b ut usually OK by 12 months of age)
White shaker dog syndrome (entire body shakes or trembles - appear in other small white breeds - immune system disorder suspected - successfully treated with steroids).

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