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Dog health issues by breed and common cat diseases

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Your furry friends may be prone to certain medical conditions just based on their breed so check this out to get more info.

Whether you're a new pet owner or have a multi-pet household, you may notice your dog or cat is unpredictable.

Naturally, you want to try to prepare as much as you can when you have pets. Unfortunately, your pet may become sick or injured at any time. In fact, your furry friends may be prone to certain medical conditions just based on their breed.

As a pet owner, you want to help protect your best friend from the unknown. Read on to learn more about the dog breed health issues and common cat diseases that may affect your pets in the future.

Dog health issues by breed

Whether you have a puppy, adult dog, or senior, it's important to understand pet health conditions. A breed-specific dog health issue is a medical condition that a dog's breed may be prone to sometime in their lifetime.

For example, a Labrador Retriever may be more prone to a mass or limping compared to other dog breeds. While every dog is unique, it's beneficial to be mindful of what may affect your pet so you can prepare.

In addition, other breed-specific dog health issues may include hip dysplasia, diabetes, cruciate rupture, or thyroid disease just to name a few.

Further, breed-specific health issues may mean additional diagnostic testing, surgeries or medication.

Common cat diseases

No matter the age or breed of your furry friend a disease can occur at any time.

Whether you have a kitten or an adult cat, some common cat diseases to be mindful of include vomiting, diarrhea, urinary tract infection, urinary obstruction or kidney disease.

In addition, certain cat breeds may be more prone to particular conditions, but it can affect a pet of any age. A disease can affect a pet in a variety of ways and may require on-going medical care like diagnostics, medication or even surgery. Of course, this may become costly over time.

It may be beneficial to discuss your pet's breed and any pet health conditions they may be prone to with your veterinarian. They can help answer any questions and recommend the best course of action for your furry friend.

A pet health issue may happen at anytime

If a pet health condition does occur you want to seek medical care for your cat or dog immediately. You don't want to have to stress or worry about the cost of a medical procedure for your best friend. Consider what works best for your family and by doing your research you can best prepare for your pets when they need you most.

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