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13 Most Common Health Problems in Rottweilers

Hip Dysplasia

Hip dysplasia is a common genetic condition where the hip doesn’t develop properly. For this reason, the joint becomes loose and begins to rub unnaturally, leading to arthritis and pain.

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Elbow Dysplasia

This condition affects the elbow joint, often causing pain, lameness, and reduced mobility. It’s typically caused by an improper fit of the bones in the joint, leading to abnormal wear and tear.

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Osteochondritis Disscans

OCD is a developmental disorder that mostly affects younger dogs. It involves the separation of cartilage from the bone

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Aortic Stenosis

Aortic stenosis is a congenital heart defect that causes the aortic valve to narrow. This defect causes the blood flow to narrow from the heart.

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Dilated Cardiomyopathy

Regular veterinary check-ups and monitoring are important to manage the dog’s condition. Medication and diet can help manage this condition.

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Subaortic Stenosis

This condition involves the narrowing of the aortic valve. This results in restricted blood flow and potentially causes heart problems.

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Von Willebrand’s Disease

This hereditary bleeding disorder affects the blood’s ability to clot properly.

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Cancer

Rottweilers are susceptible to many types of cancer, including osteosarcoma and lymphoma. Cancer can be curable in dogs.

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Gastic Dilatation-Volvulus

Bloat, also known as GDV, is a serious medical condition that can be life-threatening. It occurs when the stomach fills with air and twists, resulting in a potential blockage and a cut-off of blood circulation.

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Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism occurs when the thyroid gland doesn’t produce enough of the thyroid hormone thyroxine, which controls the metabolism.

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Eye Issues

Rottweilers are prone to a range of health issues. For instance, cataracts, progressive retinal atrophy, and entropion are all common.

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Allergies

Rottweilers can suffer from allergies. Often, these appear as skin issues and itchiness – not like food allergies in humans.

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Panosteitis

One condition that frequently affects Rottweilers during their growth phase is panosteitis.

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