Can my dog die from limping?
The most common cause of limping is injury, but sometimes you will not know your dog has hurt himself. A torn nail can cause an obvious lameness for a day or so and you might choose to see your vet for pain reasons, but your dog is not likely to die or be permanently marred by a torn nail.
What do you need to know about a Wheaten Terrier?
To spend time with a Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is to love a Wheaten. Last year I had the pleasure of meeting a fancier of this breed in what I thought was a very unlikely place and I learned some interesting facts about this adorable breed with their signature beard. Let’s see if you know these fun facts. Own a Wheaten?
When to spay or neuter a Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier?
Last Updated: October, 2019 Start your Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier off on the right foot by feeding the right food, giving the right vaccinations, finding the right vet, and if you’re going to spay or neuter, don’t do it too early. Jump down to this list of Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier Health Problems
How often should a Wheaten Terrier be tested for PLE?
A severe form of colitis (protein-losing enteropathy, or PLE), results in essential proteins being “lost” through the walls of the gastrointestinal tract. All Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers should be tested every year for PLE, because it’s essential to treat it early.
What’s the difference between an Irish wheaten and a heavy wheaten?
While all Wheatens may look the same to the those not familiar with the breed, Wheatens come in two coat types: “heavy” and “Irish.” According to the Wheaten Health Initiative, “Irish is finer and silkier than the ‘heavy coat’, but both require the same amount of care and attention.”
Can you fall in love with a Wheaten Terrier?
It’s easy to fall in love at first sight with an adorable Wheaten Terrier, but just because a Wheaten Terrier looks like the right dog for you doesn’t mean he is.
Are there any Wheaten terriers that are blind?
There are an awful lot of Wheatens who are completely or partially blind. Orthopedic diseases include elbow dysplasia, hip dysplasia, and luxating patella (loose knees). The Orthopedic Foundation of America evaluated the hip X-rays of 6800 Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers and found 5% dysplastic.
What happens if you have a Wheaten Terrier luxating patella?
This leads to a more than normal wear and tear of the joint and may lead to arthritic changes in the long term. It can also cause other problems of the knee joint, such as torn cruciate ligaments.
Can a Wheaten Terrier be spayed or neutered?
Luckily, spaying or neutering your Wheaten can help alleviate this potential behavioral issue in the breed. Keep in mind that the Wheaten Terrier is a Terrier, and Terrier dogs are known for a few key personality traits that may make them tough to handle for some novice dog owners who aren’t prepared.