If you decide to have a cocker spaniel, you need to know what genetic diseases your dog might face and what are the symptoms. Breed diseases are often difficult to treat, but can be stopped. In some cases, surgical intervention is required.
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English Cocker Spaniels are predisposed to a number of diseases. Therefore, if you take a puppy, ask if the parents have test results for the following diseases:
Collapse caused by physical exertion. This hereditary disease is currently recognized as a syndrome. The English Cocker Spaniel, suffering from this disease, copes well with moderate loads, but exercises associated with high energy costs, after 5 – 15 minutes, lead to swaying, loss of control over the hind limbs, sometimes paralysis of all 4 legs. Continue reading