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011. Other things to check for




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This article is from the rec.pets.dogs: Breeding Your Dog, posted to rec.pets.dogs newsgroup. Maintained by Cindy Tittle Moore with numerous contributions by others.

011. Other things to check for

* In some breeds, deafness is a potential problem. Puppies at risk should be BAER tested and any that fail should be neutered.

* _Heart conditions_ in many breeds must be checked for. Subaortic stenosis (SAS), other malformations of the heart or valves.

* Hemophilia type of problems, e.g., von Willebrand's disease and others.

* Malabsorptive syndromes, digestive problems.

* Epilepsy.

* Allergies.

* Incorrect temperament for breed.

Finally, remember that not only the potential dam _but also the sire_ must be checked for all the things appropriate for their breed and particular bloodlines.

 

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