Learn about Miniature Schnauzer diseases

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Learn about Miniature Schnauzer diseases

Learn about Miniature Schnauzer diseases

Common Diseases and Disorders

In general, the miniature schnauzer is a healthy dog with few medical concerns. However, the following diseases or disorders have been reported:

  • Hypothyroidism results when the thyroid gland does not function adequately. Without enough thyroid hormone, illness can occur.

  • 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 allergies due to a variety of food ingredients.

  • Schnauzer comedo syndrome – believed to be an inherited disorder that causes numerous comedones in the skin of the back of certain schnauzers.

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

  • Lipomas are benign fatty tumors of the subcutaneous tissue.

  • Glaucoma is a disease of the eye that develops when the pressure within the eye increases which can lead to blindness.

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

  • Progressive retinal degeneration 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.

  • Epilepsy is a seizure disorder that develops between the ages of 2 to 5 years.

  • 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.

  • Cryptorchidism is a condition in which one or both testicles do not descend into the scrotum.

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

  • Diabetes is a disease of the pancreas related to insufficient amounts of insulin production.

  • Pancreatitis is an inflammation of the pancreas that results in lack of appetite, vomiting and abdominal pain.

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