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Siberian Huskies are a very healthy hardy breed of dog compared to most breeds!, breed to survive Negative temps, withstand long hours of running bellow are a few issues anyone looking to be owned by a Siberian Husky should know about



*Hip Dysplasia:  (crutial note diets high in calcium have been found to contribute to hip dysplasia hard to find dog food that isn't crazy high in this mineral, My dog food is perfect ratio as I can find) though Siberians only 2.2% of the breed is affected by this, though your breeder should be testing hips when they are of age, and Hip Dysplasia is Polygenetic meaning multiple genes are involved so literally two OFA Excellent dogs can produce a dog with Dysplasia. So be mindful of this. Thank goodness Siberians are not a breed at high risk.

*Seizures: This one goes hand and hand with Zinc deficiency and Mal absorption in the breed. Some Siberians are more prone to both of these issues. Always making sure your Siberians diet contains enough Zinc is crucial. Seizures are becoming more and more common. Diet is key to health I believe in many things.  

*Eye Disease:
  • Hereditary or Juvenile Cataracts. This horrific eye disease can appear in huskies when they are puppies. ...
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA) PRA is a disease that affects the retina in the dog's eyes. ...
  • Corneal Dystrophy. Make sure your breeder is getting their dogs eyes Cerf Exams.

*Follicular Dysplasia: is quite common for the breed. Begins with hair loss in patches and can be wide spread this and black skin disease both are autoimmune based, this is not life threatening and is autoimmune based, but can be un sightly.

*Hypothyroidism: This has to do with your dogs’ thyroid gland. In this, the amount of secretion of their thyroid hormone is not normal and under active most of the time.   When your Siberian Huskies have this disease, you can observe a gain in weight without eating more or in fact eating less. Fur loss and bald spots is another sign.  Often Siberians are tired and seek out warm places to lay for the body temp is regulated by the thyroid gland.

*Hot Spots: Siberians are more prone to this, common cause is allergies to food or environment ( though I have never had a dog have one ever), and parasites. Be sure your dog is on a prescribed Flea/tick/mite/lice preventive. Our dogs are all on Bravecto and we love it. I also recommend revolution for young dogs and for people seeking another option. 

*Yeast: Siberians have been known to often have a over production of yeast. Apple cider vinegar give orally is good as well as a good probiotic supplement. I also like to use a cholrhexidine 4% shampoo  that you can purchase on amazon I use this when ever I give the dogs a bath this cuts down on bacteria on the skin so the hair follicles  get good nutrition and the skin says healthy.

* Siberians do make the top list as breeds prone to Diabetes especially once they are older.  All of our dogs blood sugar we monitor very close randomly for I test them and never have had a issue with our dogs, but do know it is a common issue for our breed and many become diabetic as they age.

  :) Overall our breed the Siberian Husky is considered a pretty healthy breed of dog, with longevity behind them due to metabolism that is much needed to survive 75 deg bellow 0 living 9-15 years, they are easy keepers being a Northern breed they utilize energy and fats well. They are not a large breed only 35-60 lbs tops. They are light footed and do not smell I Love this breed dearly. 
 

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