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Westie Health Issues

Westie Health Issues

This page lists health issues related to Westies.  Topics are listed alphabetically.  If the topic heading is listed as a link, click on the topic heading to access an overview article, including symptoms, causes, testing and treatment protocols, cures (if any), research, and references to articles and source materials that may be useful for researchers and vets.  Below most topic headings there is a list of articles and research about the topic.  Some of these report research findings; some are informational articles, and others are personal articles about Westies and their owners dealing with health issues.  If you have comments or questions, please let us know in the Contact Us section.

 

Information for breeders, owners and vets on health topics related to breeding, whelping, genetics and temperament can be found here.

 

 

ADDISON'S DISEASE

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ATOPIC DERMATITIS

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BLADDER CANCER (TRANSITIONAL CELL CARCINOMA)

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CANCER

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CMO (CRANIOMANDIBULAR OSTEOPATHY)

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CUSHING'S DISEASE -  (HYPERADRENALCORTISM)

Cushing's Disease (2015)

 

DIABETES MELLITUS

 

EYE DISEASES

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HIP DYSPLASIA

Articles and Research:

Managing Polygenic Disease: Canine Hip Dysplasia as an Example

(2016)

 

IBD (INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE)

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Boomer’s Story (2014)

 

KIDNEY DISEASE

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LAMENESS, REAR LEG

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LIVER DISEASE/COPPER TOXICOSIS

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How Prevalent is Liver Disease?

 

PULMONARY FIBROSIS/WESTIE LUNG DISEASE

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WHITE DOG SHAKER SYNDROME