To prevent skin diseases in the Yorkshire terrier, it is necessary to regularly bring the dog to an experienced veterinarian.
The health of your graceful Yorkshire primarily depends on during the vaccinations made . If the mother at one time received all the necessary vaccinations against infectious viruses, sapo hepatitis and leptospirosis, then the vaccinations are not done at 8-9 weeks.
In this case, they are done at 10-11 weeks. Vaccination against rabies is done at the 6th month of life.
Later all these vaccinations are repeated to the dog once a year. To combat the most common internal parasites, such as worms , it is necessary to introduce appropriate measures starting from the 20th day of life and to repeat them every 15 days. To control the multiplication of parasitic forms within the intestine, it is necessary to give a stool for analysis every 3 months. A particularly dangerous disease is cardiopulmonary filariasis, common in wet areas with an abundance of mosquitoes.
It is carried by the most common mosquitoes. A parasite carried by mosquitoes is introduced into the skin and pulmonary artery of the dog, which can even lead to death. Symptoms are not often manifested late enough and are expressed in a significant decrease in the activity of the animal. Against pulmonary filariasis, there is no vaccination, but if you perform prophylaxis, you can destroy the harmful larvae introduced by mosquitoes 30-60 days before the start of treatment.
The most common diseases of the Yorkshire terrier
Like many dogs of small breeds , the teeth of Yorkers are not the strongest place . The milk teeth of these dogs change much later than in dogs of large and medium breeds. As a rule, dairy canines must be removed in veterinary clinics. On molar teeth, yorkshire appears tartar, because of what they do not look very nice and usually to 4-5 years old teeth begin to stagger and fall out. For Yorkes, brushing teeth and removing tartar - a mandatory procedure. However, it will only slow the process of tooth loss.
A fairly common problem is a hernia . This is due to the fact that the thickness of the abdominal wall in the groin in Yorkshire terriers is slightly wider than the newspaper. This is often the cause of inguinal hernia. Treatment - only in specialized veterinary clinics.
The musculoskeletal system of Yorkies is also susceptible to certain diseases. The most typical of these are ruptures of the cruciate ligament of the knee joint. They are due to the weakness of the ligaments. However, observing not complicated rules, the risk of these diseases can be reduced to nothing. The main thing is to exclude sharp traumatic movements in Yorkshire terriers. For example, jumping to the floor with hands. And it is especially important to observe the right diet.