What health issues do Westies have?

What health issues do Westies have?

West Highland White Terriers are susceptible to bacterial and viral infections—the same ones that all dogs can get—such as parvo, rabies, and distemper. Many of these infections are preventable through vaccination, which we will recommend based on the diseases we see in our area, herage, and other factors.

Why does my West Highland Terrier keep getting yeast infections?

Then come recurrent yeast infections. Yeast is a fungus that normally lives in low numbers on the skin of most healthy dogs without doing any harm. But when the poor puppy’s skin becomes broken by scratching, yeast seize the opportunity to attack.

What kind of allergies does a West Highland Terrier have?

This is an extremely common skin issue for Westies affecting probably a quarter to a third of all Westies. Fleas biting a dog will cause itching. Some dogs ate extremely sensitive to fleas and just a few fleas can cause real discomfort.

What kind of shampoo does a West Highland Terrier use?

Nootie Medicated Oatmeal Dog Shampoo This shampoo is very concentrated and when you apply it forms a really thick and rich lather. It also works really well in treating yeast infections and cooling and soothing your dog’s skin It will also always leave your Westie smell really clean and fresh and leaves their coat beautiful and shiny.

How old does a West Highland white terrier get?

Between 3 and 12 months old, an affected dog becomes inflamed and itchy on his head, feet, and belly. As the disease spreads, the puppy scratches constantly and loses his hair. His skin becomes dark and greasy and thickened like an armadillo. Then come recurrent yeast infections.

Can a West Highland white terrier get a yeast infection?

There are a number of breeds predisposed genetically to yeast infections; unfortunately, the West Highland White Terrier is one of them. How is a Malasseziainfection diagnosed? The most common way to diagnose Malasseziais with a positive identification of the organism under the microscope.

Can a West Highland Terrier have skin problems?

He’s susceptible to genetic skin disorders. Your West Highland white terrier might be a tough little guy, but skin problems can cause him a world of misery. If you notice skin issues on your Westie, take him to the vet as soon as possible for a diagnosis and treatment, before the problem gets really serious.

What kind of yeast infection does a Westie have?

Yeast Infection. The yeast infection Malassezia dermatitis is an especially nasty condition affecting Westies, one that often goes misdiagnosed and improperly treated if the vet is unfamiliar with the breed. Yeast present on the dog’s ears and skin grows at an alarming rate, causing foul-smelling, red, itchy skin.

What kind of skin problems does the Westie have?

Infection of the skin by the yeast Malassezia is a common complication of skin conditions in the Westie. Symptoms include hair loss, intense itching, black oily crusty skin, an unpleasant odor, and ear infections. The condition usually progressively gets worse.