American cocker spaniel
Origin The American Cocker Spaniel is obtained by breeding an English Cocker Spaniel, it is a dog with a special head shape and luxurious hair, very attractive, a favorite of…

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How to choose a cocker spaniel puppy
The choice of a puppy of any breed should begin with the study of all the characteristics and the maximum familiarity with the features of the attracted option. It is…

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From a terrible personal experience
Even if the above arguments do not apply to you, I will give the most important one - safety! You emergency brake - the dog from the back seat flies…

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Cocker Spaniel Diseases (part 3)

Dislocation of the patella is a hereditary disease in which the patella flies out of the femoral gutter. Sometimes the patella returns to its place itself, in other cases, this requires the help of a veterinarian. Signs of the disease appear only if the patella completely flies out. The dog is limping or running with a raised injured leg, stretches the leg, in an attempt to put the cartilage in place. This is very painful. If this condition is not treated surgically, it will lead to osteoarthritis.

Dog is limping

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Cocker Spaniel Diseases – Hypothyroidism

Cocker Spaniels are predisposed to hypothyroidism. This is a disease in which the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormones. Hypothyroidism can be the result of disorders in the dog’s immune system or it can be triggered by taking certain medications, poisoning with toxins, or lack of exercise.

Because As a result of hypothyroidism, the metabolism slows down, then the dog has an increase in body weight (without increasing the amount of food consumed), lethargy, skin problems (eg, hair loss and infection), intolerance to physical exertion and cold.

Cocker Spaniel Diseases – Autoimmune Thyroiditis

Cocker spaniels have a high degree of predisposition to autoimmune thyroidin, which, in turn, leads to hypothyroidism. This is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system forms antibodies that attack their own triiodothyronine, thyroxine and thyroglobulin, which are necessary for the formation of thyroid hormones. Symptoms and treatment of the disease are similar to hypothyroidism.

Cocker Spaniel Diseases – Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia (AHA)

Autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AHA) is a blood disease. It occurs when red blood cells are destroyed by the immune system faster than new ones appear, which leads to anemia. The Cocker Spaniel is predisposed to this blood disease. Especially middle-aged dogs are affected. The severity of the disease can be mild and barely noticeable, or the disease can begin suddenly and be very severe.

palpitations and breathing

Symptoms of AHA are usually fuzzy and subtle, for example, poor appetite, weakness, apathy, lethargy. A dog may have a fast heartbeat and breathing. If you examine the gums, you will notice that they are pale, or they may be yellowish due to the spill of bile resulting from the destruction of red blood cells. Reducing the number of red blood cells means a decrease in oxygen sent to the tissues of organs. Most dogs that die from this disease die for the first time days due to kidney, liver, or heart failure or problems with the blood coagulation system. Traditional treatment involves the use of corticosteroids to slow down the destruction of red blood cells. Sometimes chemotherapy is also used. Most forms of AHA are treatable, but as mentioned earlier, death can occur due to blood loss and / or organ failure.

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