Keeshond – Disease Predisposition

Keeshond

KEESHOND

Cardiovascular conditions

Patent ductus arteriosus
  • Common congenital abnormality
  • Mode of inheritance is polygenic
Tetralogy of Fallot
Ventricular septal defect

Dermatological conditions

Ehler-Danlos syndrome
  • Also known as cutaneous asthenia
  • Inherited group of diseases
  • May be inherited as an autosomal dominant trait
Adult-onset growth-hormone-responsive dermatosis

Endocrine conditions

Adult-onset growth-hormone-responsive dermatosis

  • Breed predisposition
Diabetes mellitus
Primary hyperparathyroidism

Neoplastic conditions

Keratoacanthoma
  • This breed is predisposed to the generalised form of the disease
Nasal cavity tumours
  • Reported to be at increased risk for nasal carcinoma
  • Dogs in urban areas may be at increased risk
Parathyroid tumours (resulting in primary hyperparathyroidism)

Neurological conditions

True epilepsy
  • Inherited

Ocular conditions

Glaucoma
  • Possible breed predisposition
Cataract
  • Inheritance suspected

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