• Jan 4, 2020

Yorkshire terrier of a photo
On a photo: Yorkshire terrier

Life expectancy of a Yorkshire terrier at good leaving can make 14 — 16 years. But health of a Yorkshire terrier will demand special attention.

Main diseases of Yorkshire terriers

  1. patella Dislocation.
  2. liver Diseases.
  3. Inflammation of a pancreas.
  4. Low level of sugar in blood.
  5. Allergy.
  6. Problems with teeth and gums.
  7. Sensitivity to medicines.
Excess weight poses a real threat to health of a Yorkshire terrier. Excessive loading harms heart, a liver, joints, digestion.

of the Disease of Yorkshire terriers, the striking bones and joints have two global reasons: wrong leaving and heredity. Specify at the manufacturer whether was at relatives of your puppy of problems with health. If you hear "is not present, never" — be developed and you leave — so does not happen. Honesty — important quality for the manufacturer. Do not hesitate to take an interest in results of inspections of parents on presence of popular genetic diseases.

the Ataxy — most often the hereditary disease resulting in weakness of muscles. Can affect any groups of muscles. There is no effective treatment yet.

the Disease of Legga-Kalve-Pertesa (an aseptic necrosis) affects a coxofemoral joint. Most often develops at the age of 6 — 12 months. It is fraught with pain at extension of a paw, lameness. Operation is necessary.
of Damage and ruptures of crucial ligaments — result of congenital anomalies, excess weight or excessive loadings. Treatment: carrying hard bandage, steaks, plaster or operation.
Fractures, dislocations, stretchings are most often connected with falling, jumps from height or too active games.
of Osteoartrit — degenerative changes of cartilaginous tissue. The joint is quicker used up, than updated. Consequences: pain, lameness, destruction of joints.
Hydrocephaly — the congestion of cerebrospinal fluid in a brain leading to infringement of the nervous terminations. Symptoms: concern, coordination loss, ducking, partial blindness, spasms, sudden respiratory standstill. Treatment is in certain cases possible.
Owing to specific composition of saliva at Yorkshire terriers is quickly formed a dental plaque and a scale. 1 time in 6 — 8 months is purged, otherwise the dog will lose many (and even all) teeth to 5 — to 6-year age.
Otitis arises owing to oversight and lack of a timely hairstyle.
These dogs are afraid of drafts, they are fraught with problems with health of a Yorkshire terrier, for example, "the chilled ears". The dog because of pain behaves uneasily. The main danger — high probability of the wrong treatment because of difficulties in diagnostics.
Dacryagogue (epifor) or a lack of tears (dry keratokonjyunktivit) are connected with violation of work of plaintive glands. In the first case wet paths from internal corners of eyes are formed, in the second the mucous membrane regularly dries up.
the Cataract — the cataract leading to a partial or total blindness. Can affect both one, and both eyes. The disease can be slowed down, full treatment is improbable.

the Atrophy, dysplasia, peeling of a retina leads
to the acquired blindness.

Pancreatitis, or inflammation of a pancreas is shown by vomiting, disorder of digestion, slackness, refusal of food. Except treatment, a dog the strict diet is appointed.

results the Shortened intestines of Yorkshire terriers in inability to acquire rough food. When feeding by "naturalka" it is necessary to monitor strictly reaction of an organism to each new product.

Yorkshire terriers pay dearly for the diminutiveness. Including difficulties at childbirth. In addition, boughs quite often have a purulent endometritis of a uterus and inflammatory processes in ovaries.

is also widespread problem.
Teeth and gums require special attention. Consider that milk teeth at a Yorkshire terrier change much later, than at larger dogs.
It is desirable for
to specify whether parents have results of tests for the hereditary diseases characteristic of Yorkshire terriers:
  1. the Malignant hyperthermia is not a disease, but a syndrome, is shown only at application of a number of medicines at anesthesia. Violation of a warm rhythm, a renal failure, a sharp necrosis of skeletal muscles and death can be observed.
  2. Giperurikozuriya is the hereditary disease connected with accumulation of salts of uric acid and formation of stones.
  3. the Degenerative miyelopatiya of dogs — the serious progressing neurodegenerative illness causing paralysis of back extremities. It is connected with violation of functioning of motor-neurons of a spinal cord owing to simplification (degeneration) of their nervous terminations. The disease begins with almost imperceptible weakness of one or both hind legs. Then it becomes difficult to rise from a prone position or sitting. The dog periodically loses balance, coordination then paralysis develops is broken.

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