This writing will provide you with more knowledge about diseases that the Samoyed often gets so that you can have methods to prevent and treat your dog in time if he gets these diseases.
Disease 1: HIP DYSPLASIA
The factor causing hip dysplasia is abnormal pelvis development, which leads to the phenomenon that osteoarthritis is abnormally abraded. This phenomenon causes degenerative arthritis which is the most popular osteoarthritis in dogs. This disease not only can cause dogs to lose their ability to move but also is a deadly disease for the Samoyed.
When your dog catches this kind of disease, he will scuff his toenails when walkingand his hind legs will move simultaneously. But for too large oscillation, The Samoyed’s body will be too tough for him to move. He even has difficulty in standing up.
Advice: When the Samoyed is from 4 to 9 months, avoid being badly hit while moving and playing so that his osteoarthritis will not be hurt. Furthermore, we have to control his nutrition absorption. When your Samoyed eats too much, his rapid growth speed will cause the hip and buttocks osteoarthritis not to keep up with.
Disease 2: CATARACT
Cataract will make your dog’s eyes turbid with the color of grey white, not black. It will badly affect the dog’s vision and can cause the dog to be blind. There are many factors leading the dog to catch this disease. It may be genetic or sometimes due to environmental causes. In some situations, it is a symptom of diabetes.
After being treated this disease, the dog’s eyes are still dim.
Disease 3: DISTICHIASIS: EYELASHES IRRITATING THE EYES IN DOGS
Dog’s eyelashes grow inward his eyes, which causes his painful eyes and congestive conjunctiva. His eye-sight becomes vaguer and vaguer; his corneal have the tendency to be turbid. In severe situation, the Samoyed cannot see anything. Your dog should have his eyes operated, and a part of his eyelids cut.
Disease 4: WEAK FUNCTION OF THYROID GLAND
When your Samoyed catches this disease, he will be upset, tired, fattened, and scared of cold weather or he will show some symptoms such as hair loss and dark skin. There is no rule in the dog’s period of sex; he even doesn’t have the productive ability. We can examine through his blood. If the Samoyed gets this disease, he should be given some drugs according to veterinarians’ advice, which can help him to improve or completely get rid of it. Inhibited thyroid gland leads to the imbalance in hormone and endocrine diseases.