Beauceron: Health and Disease Prevention
Beauceron Health, as a rule, does not cause concern among owners. In general, they are quite hardy and healthy dogs. Of course, subject to proper feeding and care. However, there are diseases to which all shepherd dogs are vulnerable. Therefore, do not neglect preventive veterinary examinations so as not to miss the first signs of possible problems.
Pictured: Beauceron French Shepherd
Most often, the following diseases occur in Beaucerons:
1. Gut twisting - a condition requiring urgent surgery and fraught with death. Do not overfeed Beauceron or feed it before a walk or work.
2. Retinal atrophy, which may result in blindness.
3. Dysplasia of the hip joint. The disease manifests itself in young dogs (up to 2 years). The dog becomes lethargic, refuses to run, prefers to lie. This Beauceron disease can result in severe lameness and even immobility. Dysplasia is difficult to treat, however, if the diagnosis is made on time, you can achieve some success and make life easier for the dog.
Ask the breeder for parental test results for genetic diseases.