We’ve added Possible Health Issues to each breed of dog and cat to make you aware of the susceptibility that some breeds have concerning health problems, whether prone to them or genetic.
Even if some health problems are genetic, it does not mean that they will develop in your pet. But it is important to know if your pet has the potential for any ailment. Awareness of possible health issues will help you in the care of your pet.
Today there are tests available that can tell you the probability of certain problems actually occurring in your pet (such as hip dysplasia).
Dog and cat breeders should be forthcoming about any potential problems. Walk away from any breeder who does not share this information.
When you decide on a particular breed of cat or dog, do your research and learn as much as you can about your choice of breed.