Lakeland Terrier Health Problems and Raising a Lakeland Terrier Puppy to be Healthy
By Michele Welton. Copyright © 2000-2013
The most common health problems in Lakeland Terriers:
Most Lakeland Terrier breeders will assure you that other orthopedic diseases such as hip dysplasia and luxating patella don't occur in their breed. This is simply untrue; however, since so many breeders don't test their dogs before breeding them, the true incidence of most diseases in this breed simply isn't known.
It IS known that a serious orthopedic disease, Legg-Calve-Perthes disease, is well-documented in Lakeland Terriers.
Allergies (which cause itchy skin and often lead to pyoderma) are common in all terriers.
Eye diseases occasionally reported in Lakeland Terriers include cataracts, eyelash abnormalities, and lens luxation.
Hypothyroidism and blood-clotting disease (von Willebrand's) can also occur in Lakelands.
Can you prevent health problems from happening to YOUR Lakeland Terrier?
Yes, often you can.
- Some health problems are genetic, which means inherited from parents. Genetic health issues are common in Lakeland Terriers today because of unwise breeding practices. My book, Dog Quest: Find The Dog Of Your Dreams, shows you how to find a Lakeland 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 Lakeland Terrier puppy (or adult dog) in all the right ways.
Here are my dog health tips for raising a healthy Lakeland 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 Lakeland Terrier lives a long, healthy life and seldom needs to see the vet.
The Best Dog Food For Feeding Your Lakeland Terrier
The best diet for feeding your Lakeland 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 Lakeland 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 Lakeland Terrier puppy really need? Does your adult Lakeland 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 Lakeland Terrier.
Neutering Your Male Dog: Pros and Cons
Advantages and disadvantages of neutering your male dog.
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