Glen of Imaal Terrier Health Problems and Raising a Glen of Imaal Terrier Puppy to be Healthy
By Michele Welton. Copyright © 2000-2013
The most common health problems in Glen of Imaal Terriers:
The most serious eye disease in dogs, progressive retinal atrophy (PRA), can appear in the Glen of Imaal at 3-8 years old.
Hip dysplasia is unfortunately common in the breed. The Orthopedic Foundation of America evaluated the hip X-rays of 51 Glens and found 31% dysplastic. That's horrible, and the true rate is even higher because most of the obviously bad X-rays were not sent in for official evaluation. Elbow dysplasia is an equally dreadful 25%.
Allergies (which cause itchy skin and can lead to pyoderma) are a common problem in all terriers.
Heart disease (aortic stenosis) has been reported in the Glen of Imaal.
Can you prevent health problems from happening to YOUR Glen of Imaal Terrier?
Yes, often you can.
- Some health problems are genetic, which means inherited from parents. Genetic health issues are common in Glen of Imaal Terriers today because of unwise breeding practices. My book, Dog Quest: Find The Dog Of Your Dreams, shows you how to find a Glen of Imaal Terrier 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 Glen of Imaal Terrier puppy (or adult dog) in all the right ways.
Here are my dog health tips for raising a healthy Glen of Imaal Terrier 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 Glen of Imaal Terrier lives a long, healthy life and seldom needs to see the vet.
The Best Dog Food For Feeding Your Glen of Imaal Terrier
The best diet for feeding your Glen of Imaal Terrier 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 Glen of Imaal Terrier
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 Glen of Imaal Terrier puppy really need? Does your adult Glen of Imaal Terrier 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 Glen of Imaal Terrier.
Neutering Your Male Dog: Pros and Cons
Advantages and disadvantages of neutering your male dog.
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