Springer Spaniel Health Problems
Springer Spaniel health should be at the forefront of any owner's mind. As with any pedigree dog, Spaniels do have health issues that they are prone to, and owners should be aware of what they need to do to keep their Spaniels in the peak of health.
Always ensure that your Spaniel is registered with a local vet. Ask around among friends and family to find out which vet they use, as a good vet is essential to maintaining your Springer Spaniel health.
Find a vet that you feel you can trust and can visit on a regular basis as you should ideally ensure your Springer receives check ups twice a year; of course puppies and older dogs should be seen on a more frequent basis. Also ensure that your Spaniel is up to date on all their immunizations to protect them from harmful diseases they can pick up.
Here is my guide to the vaccinations your springer needs to keep him safe.
You may want to look into taking out to cover your Springer Spaniel health costs in an emergency. I speak from experience here, having been to the vet for surgery on George.
You should also ensure that your dog is regularly wormed, especially if there are kids in the house. I tend to give George a clove of garlic once a month and this is very effective at keeping the worms, and any potential fleas, at bay.
Conditions that can affect Springer Spaniels
There are a number of conditions that you need to be aware of that Springers are prone to. Below is a list with links to guides.
in Springer Spaniels This guide aims to help you understand the causes symptoms and treatments available to your Springer Spaniel to manage Hip-Dysplasia.
in Springer Spaniels Springers are prone to congenital eye problems, here is my guide to these conditions and what you can do to guard against getting a Springer with these problems
Is an often misdiagnosed condition due to the fact there is very little known about this condition despite plenty of research.