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Hydrocephalus

…clinical symptoms of the disorder. The causes of hydrocephalus are unclear but there does appear to be a hereditary component. Hydrocephalus is most commonly seen in toy breeds of dogs such as terriers, Chihuahuas, and Pomeranians as well as certain brachycephalic breeds such as the bulldog or Lhasa apso. This condition is always present from birth and many puppies with hydrocephalus die long before adulthood. An animal with hydrocephalus should…

Tracheal Collapse in Toy Breeds

…usually occurs during expiration. The tracheal collapse may occur along the entire length. Especially serious is where the trachea enters the chest. Toy breed dogs afflicted include Poodles, Yorkshire Terriers and Pomeranians. Factors may include genetics, nutrition, neurological abnormalities, allergies and tracheal cartilage degeneration.Symptoms and Diagnosis Canines may not show signs until another problem adds complications. Symptoms…

Pomeranian

…from Iceland and Lapland, when Pomeranians were brought to Europe they were actually much larger, weighing as much as 20-30 lbs. Throughout their history, they were bred down in size in order to accommodate city living. Generally speaking, English breeders were responsible for reducing their size and increasing their variety of coat colors. Queen Charlotte was the first of the English to introduce the Pomeranian to nobility and her granddaughter…

Dog Coughs

…in an attempt to remove this obstruction. In the case of tooth and mouth infections, the back of the throat can occasionally become inflamed. Such infections are particularly common in small dogs like toy poodles and Pomeranians. Heart problems are also known to cause dogs to cough. In fact, this symptom is one of the most consistent warning signs of heart disease. Often, this type of cough is more common at night and is generally the result of…

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