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10 Most Common Health Concerns In Small Breed Dogs

All dogs can fall victim to health problems and some breeds might be have better general health than others, but there are certain conditions that are specific to certain types of dogs. While large breeds are more prone to bloat, small breeds have their own set of worries. Even if you’ve got a healthy pup now, it’s important to make sure you’re aware of the problems you might face when owning and caring for a small or toy breed dog.

#1 – Patellar Luxation

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Patellar luxation happens when the kneecap dislocates, or pops out of place. Many small and toy breed dogs are affected by this and you’ll be able to tell if your dog skips or lifts one or both of its rear legs while moving. Lactating patellas are painful and surgery is often the only form of treatment available.

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