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Akita Health Problems

Akita Dog Health Issues, Problems, Concerns and Symptoms

There are a variety of Akita health problems, just like with most purebred breeds of dog. If you are thinking about buying an Akita puppy, check around with several dog breeders and ask about the various health issues that can affect these beautiful little dogs. Reputable Akita breeders should be well-versed in the Akita health concerns and should be able to give you more details. They can show you the sire and dam of your potential puppy.

Some of the most common Akita health problems include:

  • Acquired Myathenia Gravis
  • Bloat
  • Hyperkalaemia
  • Uveo-Dermatological Syndrome (VKH)
  • von Willebrand’s Disease (vWD)
  • Susceptible to anesthesia problems, due to small heart size

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To avoid buying a puppy with health issues, be sure to choose your breeder very carefully. A good Akita breeder will be very informed about health conditions that can affect their breed. They will take careful measures to ensure that the dogs in their breeding program are healthy and have been tested and cleared for common Akita health issues. Your care in selecting a breeder and puppy is the best way to avoid having to deal with Akita health problems.


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