Nihon Ken Health Conditions

Nihon Ken Health Conditions

Hip and elbow dysplasia are terms used to describe abnormal formations of the hip socket and elbow joint that, in its more severe form, can eventually cause crippling lameness and painful arthritis of the joints…

Akita Inu Health Conditions

Akita Inu Health Conditions

Entropion is an eye condition where the eyelids roll in towards the eye, causing the fur and lashes to rub onto the surface of the eyeball. It is mostly noticed in dogs under 6 months of age, and causes a lot of pain and irritation to the eyeball. It can affect one or both eyes…

Hokkaido Ken Health Conditions

Hokkaido Ken Health Conditions

Heart murmurs are detected by your vet (normally at first or second vaccination) when the vet hears a whooshing sound in the heart. In dogs, common causes include heart valve problems, heart defects, tumours, or weakening of the heart muscle. It isn’t always a cause for concern, but it can be…

Kai Ken Health Conditions

Kai Ken Health Conditions

Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA) is a genetic condition that affects the retina. The age of onset of this disease varies from dog to dog. It causes gradual degradation of the retina over time, and a loss of rod cells which detect light in the retina, it will eventually lead to blindness…

Kishu Ken Health Conditions

Kishu Ken Health Conditions

Entropion is an eye condition where the eyelids roll in towards the eye, causing the fur and lashes to rub onto the surface of the eyeball. It is mostly noticed in dogs under 6 months of age, and causes a lot of pain and irritation to the eyeball. It can affect one or both eyes…

Shiba Inu Health Conditions

Shiba Inu Health Conditions

Glaucoma is a condition where the pressure of the eye is higher than normal, due to inadequate fluid drainage to and from the eye. It can cause severe pain, eye rupture, and blindness. It is genetic. The Kennel club recommends that Shiba Inu are tested for glaucoma via Gonioscopy under the BVA/KC/ISDS guidelines…

Shikoku Ken Health Conditions

Shikoku Ken Health Conditions

Lysosomal Storage Disease: there is limited information regarding this condition. It is caused by a lack of the enzymes that are needed to perform metabolic functions. It is genetic, and Shikoku will start to show symptoms around 6 months of age, which will get progressively worse, with most dogs dying between age 3-5 years old…