Pomeranian – Disease Predisposition

Pomeranian

POMERANIAN

Cardiovascular conditions

Patent ductus arteriosus
Sick sinus syndrome

Endocrine conditions

Adult-onset growth-hormone-responsive dermatosis
  • Breed predisposition
Hypothyroidism
  • Reported in some texts to be at increased risk

Musculoskeletal conditions

Congenital elbow luxation
Medial patellar luxation
Shoulder luxation
  • Congenital
Inguinal/scrotal herniation
Odontoid process dysplasia
  • Congenital

Neoplastic conditions

Testicular neoplasia
  • Believed to be a breed at increased risk

Neurological conditions

Hydrocephalus
  • Congenital
Atlantoaxial subluxation
  • Congenital
  • Relatively common in this breed

Ocular conditions

Entropion (usually medial canthal area of the lower lid)
  • Breed predisposition
Cataract
  • Inheritance suspected

Reproductive conditions

Cryptorchidism

Testicular neoplasia
  • Believed to be a breed at increased risk

Respiratory conditions

Tracheal collapse

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