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Dog Health Questions Siberian Husky & Portuguese Water Dog


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Dog Health - Siberian Husky & Portuguese Water Dog


When you get a puppy, it immediately becomes a new member of your family. So like any other family member, you want to ensure it’s healthy and happy. To this end, we’ve compiled a number of dog health tips specific to Siberian Huskies and Portuguese Water Dogs. If you still have dog health questions after reading through, feel free to call us and find out more!


Siberian Husky Health Tips

Huskies generally weigh anywhere from 35-60 pounds fully grown, with an average life span of 12-15 years. Siberian Husky health is typically strong, but like all breeds, they are susceptible to particular conditions:


• Cataracts
• Corneal Dystrophy
• Progressive Retinal Atrophy
• Hip Dysplasia


Not every dog will experience these issues, but the above are among the most common Siberian Husky health conditions. Below are some dog health tips that can help ensure your puppy remain healthy well into adulthood:
• Choose a good breeder who is committed to breeding healthy dogs from strong parents
• Check for health clearances
• Provide your dog with a plenty of exercise and the proper amount of space
• Feed your husky vet-approved food
• Consider pet insurance to help secure adequate treatment in a timely manner without high costs
• Ensure that your pet receives regular vet checkups to mitigate issues before they develop


Portuguese Water Dog Health Tips


Portuguese Water Dog health is generally good. Their typical life span is about 10-14 years, and as mid-size dogs they range from 35-60 pounds. Like every dog breed, they are susceptible to certain health conditions, including:


• Hip Dysplasia
• Juvenile Dilated Cardiomyopathy (JDCM)
• Improper Coat
• GM1-Storage Disease
• Progressive Retinal Atrophy and other eye conditions


While not every dog will have these issues, they are the most common Portuguese Water Dog health conditions. Here are some dog health tips to help ensure your pup remains healthy.


• Look for health clearances for parents from your breeder
• Allow regular exercise and provide veterinarian approved food
• Make sure your dog receives regular vet checkups
• Consider pet insurance to help secure adequate treatment in a timely manner without high costs
• Find a good breeder to ensure that they puppy is healthy from birth and comes from strong parentage
CTA: Still have dog health questions, or would like more dog health tips for your Siberian Husky or Portuguese Water Dog? Contact Kybra Kennels today at info@kybrakennels.ca!