Puli Health Problems and Raising a Puli Puppy to be Healthy
By Michele Welton. Copyright © 2000-2014
The most common health problems in Pulis:
The most common orthopedic disease is hip dysplasia, then luxating patella (loose knees), then elbow dysplasia. The Orthopedic Foundation of America evaluated the hip X-rays of 1565 Pulis and found 10% dysplastic. The luxating patella rate is 6.5% and elbow dysplasia is 4%.
Serious eye diseases include progressive retinal atrophy (PRA), cataracts, and retinal dysplasia.
Allergies cause itchy skin and can lead to bacterial skin infections (pyoderma). Ear infections can occur because of all the hair inside the ear canals.
Heart disease has become a concern in the Puli. Inherited deafness occurs, and hypothyroidism has been reported.
Can you prevent health problems from happening to YOUR Puli?
Yes, often you can.
- Some health problems are genetic, which means inherited from parents. Genetic health issues are common in Pulis today because of unwise breeding practices. My book, Dog Quest: Find The Dog Of Your Dreams, shows you how to find a Puli 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 Puli puppy (or adult dog) in all the right ways.
Here are my dog health tips for raising a healthy Puli 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 Puli lives a long, healthy life and seldom needs to see the vet.
The Best Dog Food For Feeding Your Puli
The best diet for feeding your Puli 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 Puli
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 Puli puppy really need? Does your adult Puli 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 Puli.
Neutering Your Male Dog: Pros and Cons
Advantages and disadvantages of neutering your male dog.
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