Common Inherited Illnesses in the Samoyed

Samoyed - By Staff Writer on Tuesday, April 6, 2010 - 15:19

These are the most common inherited illnesses in the Samoyed.  Samoyeds can inherit other illnesses beyond these, but these are the most prevalent.  If you are thinking of breeding Samoyeds, please speak with your veterinarian about potential tests that should be done to avoid congenitalCongenital means present at birth. Something that is congenital may or may not be inherited by parents and passed on to offspring. disorders in offspring. 

Conformation and selective breeding can increase the likelihood of puppies getting illnesses, so please breed responsibly.  If you are thinking of adopting this breed, speak with the breeder first to determine if they are a responsible breederA responsible breeder is one that takes care of the breeding bitch and puppies, performs proper health screening and tests, does not breed sick or genetically weak dogs, does not over breed, and will not sell the wrong dog to the wrong owners regardless of profit. You can determine if a breeder is a responsible breeder by asking the right questions and visiting the kennel. and take your puppy to the vet to get checked once you receive it.  If you susspect your puppy or dog has an inherited illness your vet will assist you in treating the illness and giving your dog the highest quality of life.

Most Common
Hip dysplasiaDysplaisa is a term used to describe a malformation or abnormal development. It is often used when cellular abnormalities restrict growth and formation in an area.

Somewhat Common
Aortic stenosisStenosis is the narrowing or contraction of an opening. It is often associated with blood vessels, valves and arteries.
Atrial septal defect
CataractsCataracts is the loss of transparency of the lens of the eye. It can be caused by a variety of reasons like inherited disease, injury or trauma or illnesses like diabetes.
Corneal dystrophy
Deafness
Familial kidney disease
Glaucoma
Growth hormone-responsive and adrenal sex-hormone dermatoses
HemophiliaHemophilia is a collection of blood disorders where the blood lacks the coagulating factors that cause clotting to occur and bleeding to stop. Hemophilia often causes the inability to staunch bleeding and can be caused by infections, drugs, autoimmunity and genetic conditions. A (factor VIII)
HypoHypo refers to decreased function of production. -/dysmyelinogenesis
Osteochondrodysplasia
Progressive retinal atrophy
Pulmonic stenosis
Retinal dysplasia
Sebaceous adenitis
Spongiform leukodystrophy
von Willebrand's disease
x-linked muscular dystrophy
Zinc-responsive dermatosis

Sporadic
Cerebellar abiotrophy
Microphthalmia
Myasthenia gravis
Shaker dog disease
Spina bifida

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