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Learn about American Cocker Spaniel diseases

Learn about American Cocker Spaniel diseases

Common Diseases and Disorders

  • Immune-mediated hemolytic anemia is a serious blood disorder that results in profound and life-threatening anemia.

  • Urolithiasis is a condition affecting the urinary tract resulting in the formation of bladder stones.

  • Seborrhea Is a condition seen in cocker spaniels, the scaling is primary and animals are born with a defect of keratinization. In these cases, the problem is evident at a young age, usually less than one year of age

  • Atopy is an itchy skin disease of animals that is caused by an allergy to substances in the environment.

  • Food Allergy affected pets develop skin lesions secondary to some food ingredients.

  • Melanoma is a tumor arising from melanocytes, which are the cells that produce pigment.

  • Keratoconjunctivitis sicca is a disorder of the eye that results when tear production is decreased.

  • Cataracts causes a loss of the normal transparency of the lens of the eye. The problem can occur in one or both eyes and can lead to blindness.

  • Progressive retinal degeneration is a disease that causes nerve cells at the back of the eye to degenerate and can lead to blindness.

  • Glaucoma is a painful and serious condition that causes pressure within the eye to increase. It can lead to blindness if not treated early.

  • Lens luxation is a dislocation or displacement of the lens within the eye.

  • Entropion is a problem with the eyelid that causes inward rolling. Lashes on the edge of the eyelid irritate the surface of the eyeball and may lead to more serious problems.

  • Ectropion is a problem with the eyelid that causes eversion of the eyelid margin. It most commonly affects the lower central eyelid.

  • Corneal dystrophy is a primary, inherited, bilateral (both sides), symmetrical condition of the cornea that is not accompanied by corneal inflammation or systemic disease.

  • Corneal ulceration is the loss of the corneal epithelium (the outermost cells of the cornea).

  • Progressive retinal atrophy is a disease that causes nerve cells at the back of the eye to degenerate. The condition usually begins in older pets and can lead to blindness.

  • Distichiasis is a condition in which there is growth of extra eyelashes (cilia) from the glands of the upper or lower eyelid.








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