GUIDE TO SOME CONGENITAL, HERITABLE, and OTHER DISORDERS COMMON (AND NOT SO COMMON) TO GREAT DANES

 

By Louise Feddema


There are many considerataions about getting a Great Dane, but some things to think about are Congenital, Genetic or those things which Great Danes have a predisposition to.

This list is here so that if and when you talk to breeders you can ask questions about your dog's family's health history.

 Disclaimer: This list is probably not inclusive of all the diseases Great Danes are "prone to", there are many (not listed here) that all dogs are  potential candidates for. There are also some that I have missed. Some of the diseases or conditions are very rare, some are more common. Some are life threatening, some are fairly easily treated. There is no priority (other than alphabetical) for the conditions listed. I am not a vet or anything like one -- just a Dane owner.

 

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Copyright 1997, V. Louise Feddema.   All rights reserved.  Our thanks to the willingness to share this article for educational purposes.