Every dog breed is prone, due to genetics, to certain health problems. Here we will discuss the issues that every owner should be aware of. One must remember that some can be prevented completely…And others have a much greater chance of successful treatment when caught early.
Sensitivity to Medications
This breed, unfortunately, is very sensitive to medications, with tranquilizing drugs the worst trigger. The most common and severe reaction is that to the compounds typically used in anesthesia. This of course, makes surgical procedures which are often needed to resolve health issues, now themselves a major concern. It is a vicious cycle.
There is a theory that this health concern is due to a liver defect, whereby the liver is not able to detoxify the medication and this can overwhelm the body, leading to fatality.