Shih Tzu – Disease Predisposition

SHIH TZU

SHIH TZU

Cardiovascular conditions

  • Ventricular septal defect
  • Endocardiosis

Dermatological conditions

  • Atopy
  • Follicular cyst

Drug reactions

  • Glucocorticoids

Gastrointestinal conditions

  • Cleft palate
  • Pyloric stenosis (antral pyloric hypertrophy syndrome)

Neoplastic conditions

  • Sebaceous gland tumours
  • Perianal (hepatoid) gland adenomas

Neurological conditions

  • Intervertebral disc disease

Ocular conditions

  • Entropion (usually medial lower lids)
  • Distichiasis
  • Proptosis
  • Pigmentary keratitis
  • Refractory corneal ulceration
  • Keratoconjunctivitis sicca
  • Vitreal syneresis
  • Micropapilla
  • Optic nerve hypoplasia

Physiological conditions

  • Achondroplasia

Renal and urinary conditions

  • Familial renal disease (renal dysplasia)
  • Renal glucosuria
  • Urate urolithiasis
  • Calcium oxalate urolithiasis
  • Struvite (magnesium ammonium phosphate) urolithiasis
  • Calcium phosphate urolithiasis (hydroxyapatite and carbonate apatite)
  • Calcium phosphate urolithiasis (brushite)
  • Silica urolithiasis

Respiratory conditions

  • Tracheal collapse

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