Boston Terrier - Special Concerns For This Adorable
Beautiful as they are, Boston Terriers have some genetic
traits and defects that you must always be mindful of. In order
to keep your dogs' health in tip-top condition and ensure that he
leads a healthy and happy life, you must ensure that you are
aware of the breeds special requirements and of potential
There are a fair few illnesses that a Boston, particularly a
pure bred, is susceptible to. This is why you should ensure that
you get your Boston from a good, reputable breeder who can tell
you all about the dog and his family line. You would be surprised
at how much your breeder has to do with the Boston's happiness
Some of these special concerns include:
Genetic illnesses such as: luxating patella (slipping
kneecap), heart problems, mange, breathing problems, Cushings
Extreme weather sensitivity: Bostons can suffer heat stroke if
they are exposed for long periods to extreme heat, stuffiness and
humidity. They are also sensitive to extreme cold and must not be
exposed for long periods to this weather either. This is one of
the reasons that this breed is classed as an indoor breed.
Wheezing: This is caused by the breeds short snout. Although
this is part and parcel of a Boston Terrier, excessive wheezing
should always be checked out by a vet. You should also take care
not to expect excessive activity and exercise from your Boston
because of this problem.
Eye problems: This is the result of the Bostons prominent
eyes. They are susceptible to associated problems such as
lacerations and infections, and must be closely monitored.
Although these concerns must be kept in mind at all times, you
can get peace of mind with a little care and attention. Checking
your dog on a weekly basis for abnormalities or defects will help
to keep infections at bay. Being able to pick up on any alien
behavior from your dog will give you a clue if he is feeling
unwell. And taking care in the summer and winter months will
enable you to ensure that he is not exposed to temperatures that
could prove dangerous to him.
Abhik Sarkar is the author of an invaluable resource for both
new and current Boston Terrier owners, http://www.boston-terrier-secrets.com
You can also sign up for an 8 part email course on this
special breed by sending a blank email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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