Health of a biver-Yorkshire terrier requires attention from the owner. Though biver-Yorkshire terriers in general it is healthier, than their ancestors, Yorkshire terriers. However there is a number of genetic diseases to which they are predisposed more, than to others.
Giperurikozuriya – a disease which is characterized by accumulation of salts of uric acid and formation of stones in kidneys and urinary tract.
the Degenerative miyelopatiya – the serious progressing neurodegenerative illness capable to pour out in paralysis of back extremities. The first symptoms are most often shown at biver-Yorkshire terriers of 8 - 14 years and include almost imperceptible weakness of one or both hind legs. Then there is "shuffling" of claws on asphalt, it becomes difficult for dog to rise, the mobility of a tail is lost. As a rule, less than 3 years last to a zabolevaniyaa. Then there comes paralysis of back extremities, and then extends also to forepaws.
the Malignant hyperthermia – a syndrome which is shown at use of some medicines at anesthesia. Consequences: violation of a warm rhythm, sharp necrosis of cardiac muscles, renal failure and death. Therefore at the first signs use of "suspicious" medicine is stopped, apply the supporting therapy and cooling.
Primary dislocation of a crystalline lens (PLL) – crystalline lens shift from a vitreous bed. The dog at the same time can feel pain. If a disease not to treat, the pet grows blind. The trauma can lead to crystalline lens shift, besides hereditary factors.
the Progressing retina atrophy – a disease which is characterized by violations of a retina of an eye and which leads to a blindness. As a rule, signs are shown at the age of 1 – 5 years (it depends on specific features and breed).
When choosing a puppy of a biver-Yorkshire terrier is useful to take an interest whether parents have results of genetic tests for these diseases.
also that biver-Yorkshire terriers often badly transfer an anesthesia.