Portuguese Water Dog – Disease Predisposition

Portuguese Water Dog

PORTUGUESE WATER DOG

Cardiovascular conditions

Dilated cardiomyopathy

Dermatological conditions

Canine follicular dysplasia
  • A marked predilection in this breed implies a genetic basis for this group of diseases
Pattern baldness

Neurological conditions

Lysosomal storage disease – GM1 gangliosidosis

Ocular conditions

Distichiasis
  • Breed predisposition
Cataract

• Inheritance suspected

Generalised progressive retinal atrophy (GPRA)

Multiple ocular defects
  • Inheritance suspected

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