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Ten Popular Dog Breeds and Their Predisposed Health Problems

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  • Most dogs are predisposed to certain disorders, including some of the most popular breeds
  • For example, Labrador Retrievers are prone to obesity, Dachshunds to disc disease and brachycephalic Bulldogs are known to overheat
  • Most Collies have multidrug sensitivity; Golden Retrievers often develop hip dysplasia; Chihuahuas are prone to luxating patellas (floating kneecaps)
  • If your dog is a breed (or breed mix) predisposed to a particular health problem, there’s often much you can do to either prevent or effectively manage the disorder



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