Gastric torsion, also known as bloat, is a life-threatening sudden illness associated with the stomach filling with air and twisting.
Common Diseases and Disorders
In general, the golden retriever is a healthy dog with few medical concerns. However, the following diseases or disorders have been reported:
Hip dysplasia is a malformation of the hip joint that results in pain, lameness and arthritis.
Epilepsy is a seizure disorder that develops between the ages of 2 to 5 years.
Hot spotsare areas of itchy moist skin irritation.
Hypothyroidism results when the thyroid gland does not function adequately.
Atopy is an itchy skin disease of animals that is caused by an allergy to substances in the environment.
Interdigital Dermatitis, also known as pododermatitis, is an inflammation of the paws involving the feet and nails.
Food Allergy can occur in some pets secondary to a variety of a food ingredients.
Lick granuloma is a condition in which the dog licks an area excessively, usually on the front leg, until a raised, firm ulcerated lesion is formed.
Cataracts cause 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.
Diabetes is a disease of the pancreas related to insufficient amounts of insulin production.
Osteocondrosis of the Shoulder is a congenital lesion that can cause degenerative joint disease.
Corneal ulceration is the loss of the corneal epithelium (the outermost cells of the cornea).
Glaucoma is a disease of the eye that develops when the pressure within the eye increases.
Laryngeal paralysis is a dysfunction of the larynx, or voicebox causing respiratory distress. Most common is the acquired idiopathic form.
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