What is wrong with Boston terriers?
The Boston Terrier is known to have more health issues than similar small to medium breeds, and are prone to issues like cataracts, cherry eye, heart murmurs and deafness.
What is the average life span for a Boston terrier?
13 – 15 years
Boston Terrier/Life span
How do I keep my Boston terrier healthy?
Routine Care, Diet, and Exercise
- Supervise your pet as you would a toddler.
- Brush her coat as needed, at least weekly.
- Boston Terriers generally have good teeth, and you can keep them perfect by brushing them at least twice a week!
- Clean her ears weekly, even as a puppy.
What illnesses are Boston terriers prone to?
Boston terriers are susceptible to bacterial and viral infections—the same ones that all dogs can get—such as parvovirus, rabies, and distemper. Many of these infections are preventable through vaccination, which we’ll administer to your dog based on the diseases we see in our area, his age, and other factors.
Is my Boston terrier dying?
Be sure to rule out other health issues first with a visit to your vet. The next of the major signs that a dog is dying is a loss of balance and motor control. If your dog does get up and move around, they may be very wobbly or act disoriented. They may shake or convulse while lying down.
Why does my Boston Terrier scratch so much?
Allergic reactions in Boston Terriers often manifest through skin rashes and irritations (also called atopy or atopic dermatitis). Allergens such as pollen, mold, and dust can cause itchy, irritated patches of skin on the belly, belly folds, paws, and even ears.
Is it normal for Boston Terriers to lose teeth?
Dental Disease Unfortunately, your Boston Terrier is more likely than other dogs to have problems with her teeth. If we don’t prevent or treat dental disease, your buddy may lose her teeth and be in danger of damage to her kidneys, liver, heart, and joints.