Are Min Pins prone to blindness?

Are Min Pins prone to blindness?

Unfortunately, Miniature Pinschers can inherit or develop a number of different eye conditions, some of which may cause blindness if not treated right away, and most of which can be extremely painful! Cataracts are a common cause of blindness in older Min Pins.

What’s a Min Pin look like?

The Min Pin is also an elegant-looking dog. His arched neck and muscular body gives him a confident air. His sleek, easy-care coat of red, black and rust, or chocolate and rust glistens. Min Pin ears often are cropped, but they can be left natural; the tail is usually docked.

Are min pins prone to hips?

Young Miniature Pinschers may be prone to a painful degenerative hip condition called Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease.

Why are there so many blind Min Pins?

Luxating patella (loose knee joints) also cause pain and lameness and can require expensive surgery. There are a lot of blind Min Pins. Cataracts often progressing to blindness, and progressive retinal atrophy always progresses to blindness). Epilepsy and heart disease are also concerns in the breed.

What kind of health problems does Min Pins have?

Complete list of Miniature Pinscher health problems The most serious orthopedic disease in Min Pins is Legg-Calve-Perthes disease, a crippling degeneration of the hip. Less serious, but fairly common, is luxating patella (loose knees), which may or may not require expensive surgery.

What to do if your Miniature Pinscher has eye problems?

For example, if both parents of your Miniature Pinscher have certificates proving they were tested and cleared of hereditary eye diseases and luxating patella, your Miniature Pinscher has less risk of developing those conditions. Other health problems can be prevented, or partially prevented,…

What happens when your dog’s liver stops making albumin?

The liver makes a protein, called albumin, which helps to keep fluid within your dog’s blood vessels and organs. When the liver stops being able to make albumin, your dog will leak fluid into the spaces surrounding their organs in their abdomen, causing them to look “pot-bellied”.