Most common health problems in Toy Fox Terriers, plus health care and feeding.


My Complete Health Care Program for your Toy Fox Terrier

If you want to AVOID health problems in your Toy Fox Terrier, 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 Toy Fox Terrier 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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Toy Fox Terrier dog breed

Toy Fox Terrier Health Care & Feeding

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Quick list of Toy Fox Terrier health problems

Serious eye diseases can lead to blindness.

Bad knees (luxating patella) are unfortunately common in Toy Fox Terriers. Bad hips (Legg-Calve-Perthes disease) are less common but much more serious. Both conditions cause pain and lameness and can require expensive surgery.

Chronic allergies cause itchy skin and can lead to bacterial infections (hot spots). In young Toy Fox Terriers, demodectic mange is not uncommon.

Inherited deafness, heart disease, and blood-clotting disease also occur in Toy Fox Terriers.

(See more health problems below.)


Preventing health problems

Some health problems are inherited. For example, if both parents of your Toy Fox Terrier have certificates proving they were tested and cleared of hereditary eye diseases and luxating patella, your Toy Fox Terrier 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 Toy Fox Terrier, my best-selling book, 11 Things You Must Do Right To Keep Your Dog Healthy and Happy, shows you how to raise your Toy Fox Terrier 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 Toy Fox Terrier puppy or adult dog:

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Complete list of Toy Fox Terrier health problems

Allergies cause itchy skin and can lead to bacterial skin infections (pyoderma). In young Toy Fox Terriers, demodectic mange is quite common.

Serious eye diseases in Toy Fox Terriers include progressive retinal atrophy (PRA), cataracts, lens luxation, and glaucoma.

Orthopedic diseases include luxating patella (common, at least a 7% rate) and Legg-Calve-Perthes disease (less common, but much more serious).

Inherited deafness, heart disease, and von Willebrand's blood-clotting disease also occur in Toy Fox Terriers.


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