Most common health problems in American Eskimo Dogs, plus health care and feeding.


My Complete Health Care Program for your American Eskimo Dog

If you want to AVOID health problems in your American Eskimo Dog, you'll find my health care program very valuable.

It's called "11 Things You Must Do Right To Keep Your Dog Healthy and Happy."

Raise your dog the RIGHT way, feed him the RIGHT food, give him the RIGHT vaccinations, avoid unnecessary veterinary expenses, and help him live a longer, happier, and more comfortable life.

If your Eskie already HAS a health problem, I'm sorry to hear that. You should immediately begin my health care program, and you may be able to restore his good health – or at least make him much more comfortable. Let me help!

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American Eskimo Dog dog breed

American Eskimo Dog Health Care & Feeding

By Michele Welton. Copyright © 2000-2017


American Eskimo Dog health problems

Eye diseases are a concern in American Eskimo Dogs, especially cataracts, and also progressive retinal atrophy, which occurs at 2-6 years old and always progresses to blindness.

Chronic allergies cause itchy skin and scratching, which can lead to skin infections (hot spots).

Bad joints are a potential problem in American Eskimo Dogs. Loose knees can pop out of their sockets (luxating patella), causing lameness and pain.

The Orthopedic Foundation of America evaluated the hip X-rays of 1100 American Eskimo Dogs and found 9% dysplastic. Too high for this size dog. Another hip disease, even more serious, is called Legg-Calve-Perthes.

Other serious health issues in this breed include epilepsy, heart disease, and urinary stones.


Preventing health problems

Some health problems are inherited. For example, if both parents of your American Eskimo Dog have certificates proving they were tested and cleared of hereditary eye diseases, hip dysplasia, and luxating patella, your American Eskimo Dog has less risk of developing those conditions.

Other health problems can be prevented, or partially prevented, by the ways you raise your dog. If you're serious about doing everything you can for your American Eskimo Dog, my best-selling book, 11 Things You Must Do Right To Keep Your Dog Healthy and Happy, shows you how to raise your American Eskimo Dog puppy (or adult dog) in all the right ways. It will help you be your dog's health care champion!


Here are my dog health tips for raising a healthy American Eskimo Dog puppy or adult dog:

Obedience instructor and author Michele Welton Dog Health Care – The Sensible Way
Read my advice on daily health care so your American Eskimo Dog lives a long, healthy life and seldom needs to see the vet.


Real homemade dog food The Best Dog Food For Feeding Your American Eskimo Dog
Food is the #1 foundation for good health. The best diet for feeding your dog is real food. Real chicken, turkey, beef, fish....these are not just "people foods" and I'll tell you why.


Natural dog foods for your American Eskimo Dog. The Second-Best Dog Food For Your American Eskimo Dog
If you can't feed homemade dog food, here are your next-best choices.


Information on booster shots for your American Eskimo Dog. Vaccinations and Booster Shots: Needed or Not?
How many vaccinations does your American Eskimo Dog puppy really need? Does your adult American Eskimo Dog need yearly booster shots? The vaccination guidelines have changed! Find out what some vets aren't telling you.


Information on spaying your American Eskimo Dog. Spaying Your Female Dog: Pros and Cons
Advantages and disadvantages of spaying your female dog.


Information on neutering your male dog. Neutering Your Male Dog: Pros and Cons
Advantages and disadvantages of neutering your male dog.


Information on choosing the best vet for your American Eskimo Dog. The Type of Veterinarian I Recommend
Is your veterinarian really the best choice for your dog? Learn about the differences between vets who practice conventional, holistic, and alternative veterinary medicine.


Assisi Loop Assisi Loop Review: How I Helped Treat Inflammation and Pain
Does your dog suffer from arthritis, hip dysplasia, disk disease, colitis, a skin wound? My honest review of a veterinary device you can use at home to help reduce inflammation and pain.


To help you train and care for your dog

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book cover My dog health care book, 11 Things You Must Do Right To Keep Your Dog Healthy and Happy, shows you how to help your dog live a longer life while avoiding health problems and unnecessary veterinary expenses.