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Health

On the whole, Spinoni are generally a healthy breed. However, there are health conditions that occur with some frequency in this breed. The relatively small gene pool from which Spinoni are descended demands that careful consideration must be made before breeding.

 

Contact Health Committee:  SCOAHealth@gmail.com

Basic Health

    Spinone Health Survey
    Care of the Spinone puppy
    Care of the senior Spinone
    Diet

 
Health Concerns

    Allergies
    Bloat
    Cancer
    Cataracts
    Cerebellar Ataxia (CA)
    Dermatitis (skin and ear disease)
    Epilepsy and Seizures
    Hip and elbow dysplasia
    Hypothyroidism

 

 
Health Information
 
CHIC (Canine Health Information Center)
http://www.caninehealthinfo.org/brdreqs.html?breed=SI
 
OFA (Orthopedic Foundation for Animals)
http://www.offa.org/
 
OFA health Survey (Spinoni Health Survey)
http://www.offa.org/surveys/survey_spinone.html
 
CERF (Canine Eye Registration Foundation)
http://www.vmdb.org/cerf.html
 
CHF (Canine Health Foundation)
http://www.akcchf.org/

 

PennHIP
http://info.antechimagingservices.com/pennhip/
 

 

 

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