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Not all small dog health problems afflict all tiny dogs. But anyone considering a small dog should be aware of some of the more common problems that appear frequently in tiny dogs.
The good news is that small dogs generally live longer than their larger cousins.
The bad news is that some problems result because of their small size and physical structure.
Worse yet, some problems creep up due to their
long lives such as dental issues, heart disease or cancer.
Keep your small dog healthy with these simple pet health tips.
Here are two more links to check out. While some human medicines may not be appropriate for dogs such as Tylenol, there are many that can be very useful.
Good preventative care helps reduce the risks and costs associated with major problems. Luckily we have plenty in the health arsenal to help us cope with the routine health issues in all dogs
Some small dog health problems are more common in certain breeds and those breeds that are most popular tend to have genetic or inherited diseases show up more because of inbreeding and indiscriminate breeding practices.
As a general observation, many small breeds are prone to similar maladies so rather than describe breed specific problems, we have added this page as a table of contents of dog diseases. Go to your breed of choice page and scroll down to learn about their specific diseases.
As a whole, small dogs are healthy but they do have some concerns unique to their size.
Please check back frequently as this page about Small Dog Health changes often.
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