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05 Health




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This article is from the American Pit Bull Terriers Breed FAQ, by Michael Bur with numerous contributions by others.

05 Health

On the whole, the APBT are a very healthy, robust breed. They usually
do well at the vets, because they are not threatened too easily and
have a high threshhold for pain. My sister, who is a veternian
technician and has handled thousands of dogs, said that the easiest
breeds to work with/on are the Labrador Retreiver and the Pit Bull.
The only health problem that I am aware of in certain lines is
demotectic mange. This can be treated with baths and topical ointment.

As far as life span in concerned, 12-13 years is probably about average,
although a 15-16 year old APBT is not unheard of.



 

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