Why does my Weimaraner not walk after birth?
Spinal dysraphism (SD) in Weimaraner dogs is a genetic disorder present at birth that results from faulty embryonic development. Affected Weimaraners have a defective spinal canal which leads to neurological abnormalities. Puppies born with SD may have difficulties starting to walk due to weakness of their rear legs.
When does hypomyelination in a Weimaraner go away?
Hypomyelination is also called ”Tremors” and “Shaking puppies” by dog breeders based on the fact that affected puppies have tremors when awake as early as 2 weeks of age. Clinical signs resolve in most cases by 3-4 months of age. Some of the dogs may have a mild persistent tremor of the hind legs. Spinal Dysraphism .
Why does my Weimaraner limp all the time?
Some Weimaraners limp and are less willing to participate in normal daily activities, including walks they formerly enjoyed. Because hip dysplasia is primarily an inherited condition, there are no products that can prevent its development.
What does it mean when Weimaraner has extra eyelashes?
Distichiasis occurs when extra eyelashes appear from an abnormal spot on the eyelid. For Weimaraners with distichiasis, the position and direction of growth of some eyelashes is abnormal so that they touch the surface of the eyeball.
When does a Weimaraner go through a skinny phase?
Adolescent Weimaraners, especially males, will often go through a ‘skinny’ phase when it seems hard to keep weight on them – but they will emerge from this. So try not to worry if your adolescent Weimaraner is skinny!
What should I do if my Weimaraner refuses to eat?
If you find your Weimaraner has a tendency to gulp down their food, you need to invest in a specially designed food bowl that slows them down or you could put a large round ball in their bowl which they have to eat around to get at their food which slows them down too.
Do you need to exercise a Weimaraner full grown?
Weimaraners are very busy dogs, with a lot of energy. Like any large breed puppy, they should not be over-exercised when young – but as a Weimaraner, full-grown, they will need considerable exercise (preferably involving training at the same time).
Is there such a thing as a blue Weimaraner?
So, according to the breed standard, there is only the grey Weimaraner. Despite this, some breeders – perhaps motivated by profit – are deliberately breeding the blue Weimaraner, calling them ‘rare’, and charging double the price of a silver Weim.