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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:

  • Gastric torsion, also known as bloat, is a life-threatening sudden illness associated with the stomach filling with air and twisting.

  • 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.

    Life Span

    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








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