What kind of diseases can a Rough Collie get?
Rough Collies are susceptible to bacterial and viral infections — the same ones that all dogs can get — such as parvo, rabies, and distemper. Many of these infections are preventable through vaccination, which we will recommend based on the diseases we see in our area, her age, and other factors.
What kind of eye disease does a Collie have?
Fortunately, this disease usually doesn’t affect vision – but sometimes it leads to more serious eye diseases such as coloboma or retinal detachment. Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) can appear in Collies as young as 6 months old, and always progresses to total blindness by 1-2 years old.
What to do if your Collie has muscle atrophy?
In severely affected dogs, the disease is progressive, and if severe muscle atrophy makes it impossible for them to chew or swallow, they will have to be put to sleep. Skin lesions become worse when exposed to ultraviolet light, so keep affected dogs indoors as much as possible.
What’s the best way to take care of a collie?
Start your Collie off on the right foot by feeding the right food, giving the right vaccinations, finding the right vet, and if you’re going to spay or neuter, don’t do it too early. You can dramatically increase your dog’s chances of living a long, healthy life by feeding the right food.
What kind of health problems does a Collie have?
Also dermatomyositis, in which the skin (derma) and muscle (myo) become inflamed (itis). This rare disease affects Sheltie and Collie puppies at 3-6 months old. Crusty skin lesions come and go, and the puppy grows slowly, with spindly legs and muscle wasting. Mildly affected dogs may outgrow the condition, though some will have permanent scars.
When to take a Border Collie to the vet?
If your Lassie’s normally thick, lustrous coat begins thinning in spots or appears greasy, and if her skin is itchy, red and has an odd, yeasty odor, DeVine advises getting her to the vet for treatment immediately. Parasites, like fleas and mites, can cause skin problems for all dogs, including border collies.
What kind of skin disorder does a Border Collie have?
Although sebaceous adenitis isn’t a common skin disorder, border collies are first on the “Ultimate Dog Grooming” list of breeds that can be affected by it. Vet Info explains that when the sebaceous glands that produce oil for your border collie’s skin become inflamed they eventually stop working altogether.
What do mites do to a Border Collie?
Mites irritate your border collie by burrowing under the skin, triggering hair loss and scaling of the skin, most often around the eyes, mouth and legs. Mites can even infest your dog’s ears, making them itchy, painful and red.