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 Greater Swiss Mountain Dog 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.
In addition, although these occur infrequently, the following disorders have also been reported:
Epilepsy is a seizure disorder that develops between the ages of 2 and 5 years.
Hot spots are areas of itchy moist skin irritation.
The life span of the Greater Swiss Mountain dog is approximately 10 to 13 years.
**We realize that each dog is unique and may display other characteristics. This profile provides generally accepted breed