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Westie Health Issues

Westie Health Issues

This page lists health issues related to Westies.  Topics are listed alphabetically.  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.

 

Common Diseases in Westies

 

ADDISON'S DISEASE

Information about Addison's Disease

Articles and Research:

 

ATOPIC DERMATITIS

Information about Atopic Dermatitis

Articles and Research:

 

BLADDER CANCER (TRANSITIONAL CELL CARCINOMA)

Information about Bladder Cancer

Articles and Research:

 

CANCER

Information about Cancer

Articles and Research:

 

CMO (CRANIOMANDIBULAR OSTEOPATHY)

Information about CMO

Articles and Research:

 

CUSHING'S DISEASE -  (HYPERADRENALCORTISM)

Information about Cushing's Disease

Articles and Research:

Cushing's Disease (2015)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DIABETES MELLITUS

Information about Diabetes Mellitus

 

EYE DISEASES

Information about Dry Eye

Information about Juvenile Cataracts

Articles and Research:

 

HIP DYSPLASIA

Articles and Research:

Managing Polygenic Disease: Canine Hip Dysplasia as an Example

(2016)

 

IBD (INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE)

Information about IBD

Articles and Research:

Boomer’s Story (2014)

 

KIDNEY DISEASE

Articles and Research:

 

LAMENESS, REAR LEG

Information about Legg-Calve-Perthes

Information about Patellar Luxation

Articles and Research:

 

LIVER DISEASE/COPPER TOXICOSIS

Information about Copper Toxicosis

Articles and Research:

How Prevalent is Liver Disease?

 

PULMONARY FIBROSIS/WESTIE LUNG DISEASE

Information about Westie Lung Disease/IPF

Articles and Research:

 

WHITE DOG SHAKER SYNDROME

Information about White Shaker Syndrome