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07 What types of health problems do Whippets have?




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This article is from the Whippet Breed FAQ, written by nancyb@ignet.com (Nancy Bennett).

07 What types of health problems do Whippets have?

Given proper nutrition, exercise, and veterinary care, most Whippets
live for 12 to 15 years. They are generally healthy, and are not
prone to the frequent ear infections, skin allergies, or digestive
problems that afflict other breeds. Genetic eye defects have been
found in the breed, but are still very rare. Because of this threat,
the American Whippet Club recommends that all breeders have the eyes
checked clear on their breeding stock. Hip dysplasia is not a problem
in Whippets.

 

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