What kind of problems does a West Highland white terrier have?

What kind of problems does a West Highland white terrier have?

Other health issues in West Highland White Terriers include lymphoma, blood-clotting disease, and multiple heart diseases. Some health problems are inherited. For example, if your dog inherits from his parents the genes for an eye disease called PRA, he will go blind and there’s nothing anyone can do about it.

What kind of dog has white Shaker Syndrome?

White coated dog breeds such as the Maltese, West Highland white terrier, poodles and bichon, are most often affected. The cause of white shaker syndrome is unknown. Some theories involve infection or inflammation of the brain. Other theories involve diseases of the immune system.

When to spay or neuter a West Highland white terrier?

Last Updated: October, 2019 Start your West Highland White Terrier 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. Jump down to this list of Westie Health Problems

Why does my Westie keep shaking her leg?

This is a condition which is usually genetic. The knee is loose in the socket and will pop in and out. If your dog is running, and shakes the leg and then continues to run, it is often because shaking the leg will put the knee back in place. It is common among puppy mill dogs. If our vets notice this, we will let you know at the time of adoption.

What causes tremors in a West Highland Terrier?

White Shaker Dog Syndrome This is a poorly understood neuromuscular disease that causes tremors in small dogs such as the West Highland White Terrier. It develops suddenly around 2 years of age and can lead to seizures and difficulty walking in some dogs. The syndrome generally responds to steroids, and in some cases may disappear with time.

Can a West Highland Terrier have white Shaker Syndrome?

Canines with WSS experience a fine tremor in their entire body that usually persists throughout the day and worsens with handling or if the westie becomes excited or stressed. Other physical signs of this syndrome, aside from body tremors, include, but may not be limited to: What causes it?

Are there any health problems for West Highland Terriers?

In 2007, the West Highland White Terrier Club conducted a health survey that found that 1 in 2 Westies had at least one of the following common health problems. Many of them are, sadly, incurable conditions that must be managed throughout your dog’s life.

What kind of dog is a West Highland Terrier?

The West Highland White Terrier, commonly called a Westie, is a small, spirited, white dog originally bred in Scotland. Being purebreds, Westies face their share of health concerns that require special care and vigilance.