Mal-Shi’s Diseases – Health Problems Maltese Shih Tzu Mix may Suffer

Mix breed dogs are normally healthier than pure breed dogs. So your Mal-Shi will be healthier than both parents. However, you must know all the potential health issues.

List of Diseases:

  1. Hypothyroidism
  2. Brachycephalic Respiratory Syndrome
  3. Shaker Syndrome
  4. Portosystemic Shunt
  5. Von Willebrand’s Disease
  6. Atopic Dermatitis
  7. Intervertebral Disk Disease
  8. Hip Dysplasia
  9. Elbow Dysplasia
  10. Patellar Luxation

Know their Causes and Effects:

Hypothyroidism due to deficiency of thyroid hormone in thyroid gland. Brachycephalic Respiratory Syndrome most common in small dogs. Consequently results in respiratory distress. Shaker Syndrome causing the entire body to shake uncontrollably. Portosystemic Shunt in which liver growth is stunted or there is poor muscle growth. Von Willebrand’s Disease causing problem in initiating blood clot formation. Therefore results in blood loss. Atopic Dermatitis causing skin allergies.

Intervertebral Disk Disease caused by damaged discs between vertebras. Hip Dysplasia due to non-proper development of hip joints. Elbow Dysplasia due to the improper formulation of elbow muscles. Patellar Luxation causing kneecap to dislocate from the normal point, also, it is common in toy breed dogs.

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