The most common diseases of the English Cocker Spaniels
Each breed is more susceptible to certain diseases. Owners of English cocker spaniels need to know how their dogs are sick in order to regularly monitor their health. Like all…

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Appearance is deceiving: cute dog breeds that should not be wound up in an apartment
Cocker, akita-inu, jack russell, a poodle ... They sew fashionable overalls and cufflinks, dress them in hats, bows and even make them wear elegant shoes. It would seem that the…

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Cocker Spaniel Care
The Cocker Spaniel is a medium sized dog. This dog is chosen in most families because of its kindness and desire to please everyone. The Cocker Spaniel requires grooming, constant…

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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.

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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.

English Cocker Spaniel Hunting Training
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Hygienic care for the English Cocker Spaniel
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The intelligence and character of the English Cocker Spaniel
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Machine and English Cocker Spaniel (part 1)
On popular resources, ads for the sale of puppies of all breeds for any money take several pages. The price range is surprising, someone offers excellent hunters and small dogs…

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