Although a Rottweiler is seldom unhealthy, and relatively free from ailments, there are a few things that you need to keep in mind. After all, the health of your Rottweiler should be a priority of yours.
One of the biggest problems that a Rottweiler will face is probably hip dysplasia. This means that the femoral bone doesn’t fit into their hip socket properly. Needless to say, this can be a bit problematic for your Rottie, who wouldn’t be able to run around or jump over things. Unfortunately, that is not the only health impediment you need to be focused on. There are a couple more.
A Rottweiler might also suffer from Osteochondritis dissecans. This means that a piece of cartilage near the shoulders detaches itself from the bone. And one can well imagine that pain it would cause your dog. You should know that bone cancer is one of the leading causes of death in dogs, and although diagnosis is possible, the prognosis is usually poor. You should try being a bit more observant regarding the health of your Rottweiler.
Your Rottweiler can also get affected by parvovirus, an infection of the kidneys which is highly contagious. It can lead to diarrhea, vomiting, an incredible loss of appetite, and even death. There isn’t much you can do about it at the later stages. All one should do now is make sure that your Rottweiler gets the correct vaccination when they are still a puppy. Parvovirus can fatally affect the health of your Rottweiler.
Finally, one more health problem that might affect your dog is obesity. While maintaining the health of your Rottweiler, you need to make sure that they are getting a good amount of food and exercise. Otherwise, obesity would be accompanied by several other problems like asthma and arthritis. So, you need to take care of that too.
Take care of your Rottie’s health and exercise them daily. Give them treats but make sure they work for them. And don’t forget the boops!