I snuggle some more - Supper Sweet Dog Kiss

I snuggle some more - Supper Sweet Dog Kiss


All dog breeds are prone to health issues, Saint Bernards included. In particular, this breed is prone to hip and elbow dysplasia, caused by abnormal growth of the bones in the sockets. Osteosarcoma, a type of bone cancer, most often impacts the legs of Saint Bernards, though any bone can be affected.




Addison’s disease is another common occurrence in this breed, a condition that affects the adrenal glands and prevents the body from producing hormones correctly. Veterinarians say that most canines suffering from Addison’s will only live to be 4 years old. Common symptoms are non-specific, ranging from weight loss to vomiting to increased urine output.

Dilated cardiomyopathy can be another major concern for these dogs. Hereditary or acquired, this heart condition leads to decreased ability for the heart to pump blood to the body, leading to heart failure. Cardiac tissue thins out but still grows in size, therefore preventing blood flow. Symptoms may include fainting, difficulty breathing, fluid in the abdomen, etc.

I snuggle some more - Supper Sweet Dog Kiss


 I snuggle some more - Supper Sweet Dog Kiss

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