Great Danes – Choosing a Great Dane – Dog Breeds

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  • Lick granuloma is considered a behavioral disorder and can occur in response to a variety of stressors. A skin lesion is created from licking.
  • Zinc responsive dermatosis – is a condition of dogs fed zinc deficient diets.
  • Congenital Idiopathic Megaesophagus is a dilatation of the esophagus caused by decreased contraction of the muscles, causing food regurgitation.
  • Chronic valvular disease is a progressive deterioration of the valves of the heart, which can lead to heart murmurs and heart failure.
  • Aortic Stenosis is a disease caused by stenosis of the aortic valve that may cause symptoms such as weakness, collapse and sudden death.
  • Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is a serious heart condition that results in a large, thin walled heart muscle.
  • Interdigital Dermatitis, also known as pododermatitis, is an inflammation of the paws involving the feet and nails.
  • Cutaneous histiocytoma – is a benign tumor of the skin that can affect young dogs.

    In addition, Great Danes are prone to deafness, acne and several bone diseases, including hypertrophic osteodystrophy, cervical vertebral instability, elbow dysplasia and osteochondrosis.

    Life Span

    The life expectancy of the Great Dane is between 9 and 10 years.

    **We realize that each dog is unique and may display other characteristics. This profile provides generally accepted breed information onl

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