Canaan Dog Health Problems and Raising a Canaan Dog Puppy to be Healthy
By Michele Welton. Copyright © 2000-2013
The most common health problems in Canaan Dogs:
Epilepsy is probably the main concern in Canaan Dogs. Seizures typically start between 2 and 4 years of age.
The most common cancer in the breed appears to be lymphosarcoma.
Hip dysplasia and elbow dysplasia both occur in Canaan Dogs, but thankfully the rates are very low. According to the Orthopedic Foundation of America, the hip dysplasia rate, based on 330 hip X-rays, is only 2%. That's excellent. Elbow dysplasia is 3%.
Allergies cause itchy skin and can lead to bacterial skin infections (pyoderma).
Hypothyroidism, progressive retinal atrophy (PRA), luxating patella, autoimmune hemolytic anemia, diabetes, pancreatitis, and degenerative myelopathy have all been reported in Canaan Dogs.
Can you prevent health problems from happening to YOUR Canaan Dog?
Yes, often you can.
- Some health problems are genetic, which means inherited from parents. Genetic health issues are common in Canaan Dogs today because of unwise breeding practices. My book, Dog Quest: Find The Dog Of Your Dreams, shows you how to find a Canaan Dog puppy who is genetically healthy.
- Other health problems are environmental – caused by the way you raise your dog. My best-selling dog health book, 11 Things You Must Do Right To Keep Your Dog Healthy and Happy shows you how to prevent environmental health problems by raising your Canaan Dog puppy (or adult dog) in all the right ways.
Here are my dog health tips for raising a healthy Canaan Dog puppy or adult dog:
How Long Will Your Dog Live? – Take This Quiz!
Based on your dog's breed and how you're raising him, this personalized quiz will help you understand how long your dog might live – and most importantly, how you can increase his life expectancy.
Dog Health Care – The Sensible Way
Read my advice on daily health care so your Canaan Dog lives a long, healthy life and seldom needs to see the vet.
The Best Dog Food For Feeding Your Canaan Dog
The best diet for feeding your Canaan Dog is real food. Real chicken, turkey, beef, bison, venison, fish....This is not "people food" and I'll tell you why.
The Second-Best Dog Food For Your Canaan Dog
If you can't feed homemade dog food, here are your next-best choices.
Vaccinations and Booster Shots: Needed or Not?
How many vaccinations does your Canaan Dog puppy really need? Does your adult Canaan Dog need yearly booster shots? The vaccination guidelines have changed. Find out what many vets aren't telling you.
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.
Spaying Your Female Dog: Pros and Cons
Advantages and disadvantages of spaying your female Canaan Dog.
Neutering Your Male Dog: Pros and Cons
Advantages and disadvantages of neutering your male dog.
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