English Springer Spaniel Health

English Springer Spaniel Health

As in many breeds there are health issues for which the breeder should be careful. People acquiring new puppies can avoid some issues by asking the breeder for health clearances of the father and mother of the litter, in particular, Canine Eye Research Foundation (CERF) and Orthopedic Foundation (OFA) certifications for the father and mother. However, health issues can still show up. Hip dysplasia and Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA), are two such diseases for which veterinarians are working on genetic markers to determine carriers.

Other health issues include autoimmune diseases, which include allergies and other sensitivities to the environment. These are extreme, but are found in the breed.

Hip Dysplasia:

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