Health Issues Faced by White Swiss Shepherds

The White Swiss Shepherds, also known as the Berger Blanc Suisse in Switzerland in the breeding circles, share some common nature with the German Shepherds. They are very sensitive about how they are being treated. They are very loyal pets and they are energetic all the time.

If you are the owner of a White Swiss Shepherd, it is very important to provide your dog a regular check-up although it may look like very healthy. Cause, some dog breeds are more prone to certain health issues. So, it is necessary to protect your White Swiss Shepherd from some of these below mentioned serious health problems.

Health Issues Faced by White Swiss Shepherds

Bloating or Gastric Dilation

This is very common among dogs. If you see your dog is becoming restless and his abdomen is enlarged and feels hard then it’s time to make a serious call to the doctor.

Next is Hip and Elbow Dysplasia

This is one type of developmental defects of hip and elbow joints that can occur in any area of the joint. As symptoms may or may not be immediately observed it is difficult to identify. So, if your dog feels difficult to raise or have weak leg muscles you must take it seriously as this issue may lead to arthritis in elbows and hip.

Spondylosis Deformans

If you see that your dog having stiffness upon rising then it may be due to Spondylosis Deformans. It is caused due to abnormal fusion or bridging between the vertebrae of the spine. So, go to the doctor immediately.

Degenerative Myelopathy

Is a rare disease among dogs, which is the disease of the nervous system. This weakens the hind legs and the feet will drag and knuckle. The dog suffering from this disease may loss his bladder and bowel control. So, if you see any symptoms have a consult with the doctor.  Here is more information on degenerative myelopathy in dogs.

Thyroid Disease

If your dog’s immune system is weak then it may attack your dog’s thyroid gland causing the Thyroid disease. Obesity, poor hair coat, hair loss, lethargy are the common symptoms of this disease

GSD Pyoderma

GSD Pyoderma is one type of skin disease among dogs. Due to this, the dog’s raised bumps skin turns black and the skin becomes itchy. This is caused due to the poor appetite of your dog. If your dog has high fever often and darkening itchy skin is noticeable then it’s time to have a visit to the doctor.

These are the common health issues which your White Swiss Shepherd may face. Our wish for your dog is to live a long, happy & healthy life. So, It is very important that you buy a dog from a reputed breeder who will be capable to pass health checkups for your dog on regular basis