Silky Terrier – Disease Predispositions

Silky Terrier


Dermatological conditions

  • Malassezia dermatitis
  • Rabies-vaccine-associated vasculitis and alopecia
  • Short hair syndrome of Silky breeds
  • Colour-dilution alopecia
  • Melanotrichia

Drug reactions

  • Glucocorticoids

Neurological conditions

  • Lysosomal storage disease – glucocerebrosidosis (Gaucher’s disease)
  • Spongiform degeneration

Ocular conditions

  • Refractory corneal ulceration
  • Cataract
  • Generalised progressive retinal atrophy (GPRA)

Renal and urinary conditions

  • Cystine urolithiasis

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