English Springer Spaniel Health
As in many breeds there are health issues for which the
breeder should be careful. People acquiring new puppies can avoid some
issues by asking the breeder for health clearances of the father and
mother of the litter, in particular, Canine Eye Research Foundation
(CERF) and Orthopedic Foundation (OFA) certifications for the father
and mother. However, health issues can still show up. Hip dysplasia and
Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA), are two such diseases for which
veterinarians are working on genetic markers to determine carriers.
Other health issues include autoimmune diseases, which include
allergies and other sensitivities to the environment. These are
extreme, but are found in the breed.
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