Rhodesian Ridgeback Health and Disease Prevention
Rhodesian Ridgeback Health, as a rule, does not cause concern. The Rhodesian Ridgeback is generally a healthy and hardy dog. However, there are genetic diseases to which Rhodesian Ridgebacks are predisposed.
- Congenital deafness. This disease is diagnosed in puppies. Unfortunately, there is no cure.
- Cataract. Disease prevention - eye care of the Rhodesian ridgeback and a well-composed diet containing the necessary vitamins and minerals.
- Allergies to food, insect bites, pollen, etc.
- Hip dysplasia. At the age of about 1 year, you can take an X-ray and consult a specialist to identify dysplasia at an early stage and help the dog live with it, or to make sure that your pet is healthy.
- Osteochondrosis causes a lack of calcium. Prevention: proper nutrition and an additional source of calcium.
- Obesity is the result of a lack of exercise and an unbalanced diet or overfeeding of a Rhodesian ridgeback. Obesity is also dangerous because it opens the way to many other diseases.
- Volvulus. Prevention: balanced feeding and feeding after (and not before) walking.
- Ear diseases. Prevention: regular inspection of the ears of the Rhodesian Ridgeback, if necessary, cleaning.
If you notice that the Rhodesian Ridgeback has become lethargic, lethargic or eating poorly, contact your veterinarian as soon as possible.