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Rare genetic diseases of the English Cocker Spaniels.

It is unfortunate, but our pets of the English Cocker Spaniel breed may show hereditary ailments. They need to be able to recognize and fight take off.
Hereditary nephritis is a disease that is quite rare. It affects the kidneys of puppies and young spaniels, and at the age of 1.5 to 2 years, it leads to death. Hereditary nephritis has a negative effect on the kidneys of the cocker spaniel, which become shriveled. It is a pity, but this disease is not subject to treatment.

Determine whether the dog is predisposed to hereditary nephritis and whether there is a likelihood of this disease manifesting by taking a urine test from a spaniel aged 9 months to 2 years. Unfortunately, this analysis cannot determine whether the spaniel is a carrier of the gene and whether it can transmit the gene to its future offspring. In order to determine this, the veterinarian must send a urine test to the Society for the Protection of Animal Health.

A geneticist who specializes in dogs suffering from this disease has concluded that hereditary nephritis is transmitted only if two parents carry the gene. For this reason, all males and females used in breeding must be tested for genetic diseases. Affected dogs are not allowed for breeding.
Progressive retinal atrophy can occur only in a small number of cocker spaniels, it leads to the fact that the blood vessels in the back of the eyeball dry out. Only veterinarians-ophthalmologists are able to accurately diagnose. The first sign of progressive retinal atrophy is a partial loss of vision in the evening. The age at which this disease manifests itself and at which the spaniel can completely become blind, varies greatly. Unfortunately, it is impossible to cure this disease.

Rare genetic diseases of the English Cocker Spaniels
Rare genetic diseases of the English Cocker Spaniels

Like hereditary nephritis, this disease can occur in puppies if their two parents are carriers of the disease.
An unstable temperament is also considered a genetic disease of the cocker spaniels. A Cocker suffering from this disease can behave gently and affectionately, but very rarely show aggression and rage. At such a moment, his eyes begin to burn, the dog looks furious, and after a while he again becomes gentle and affectionate. And he will not even remember his aggression.

In general, English coer spaniels are considered healthy dogs. Although diseases such as glaucoma, cataracts, food allergies, lipomas, melanomas, otitis media, hepatitis, epilepsy and some other spaniels are predisposed.

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It is unfortunate, but our pets of the English Cocker Spaniel breed may show hereditary ailments. They need to be able to recognize and fight take off.
Hereditary nephritis is a disease that is quite rare. It affects the kidneys of puppies and young spaniels, and at the age of 1.5 to 2 years, it leads to death. Hereditary nephritis has a negative effect on the kidneys of the cocker spaniel, which become shriveled. It is a pity, but this disease is not subject to treatment.

Determine whether the dog is predisposed to hereditary nephritis and whether there is a likelihood of this disease manifesting by taking a urine test from a spaniel aged 9 months to 2 years. Unfortunately, this analysis cannot determine whether the spaniel is a carrier of the gene and whether it can transmit the gene to its future offspring. In order to determine this, the veterinarian must send a urine test to the Society for the Protection of Animal Health.

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