Common Health Issues In Boerboels And How To Address Them

At Top Tier Boerboels, we understand the deep bond between you and your four-legged family members. As breeders of the magnificent South African Boerboel, we're here to share insights into ensuring your pet enjoys a long, happy life by your side. Discover how to address common health issues in these smart dogs, turning challenges into triumphs. Ready to learn more? Let's embark on this journey together, and if you have any other questions about these sweet dogs or want to adopt, contact us today to learn how to get started.

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Hip and Elbow Harmony

First on our list is the importance of maintaining joint health. Hhip and elbow dysplasia are conditions that can affect your Boerboel, leading to discomfort and reduced mobility. The key to prevention lies in responsible breeding choices, proper nutrition, and regular, gentle exercise. Remember, these active dogs thrive outdoors, but it's crucial to monitor their activity to prevent overexertion.

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Eyes on the Prize

Next, we focus on eye health. Conditions like ectropion and entropion can cause irritation and discomfort for your Boerboel. Early detection and surgical intervention can alleviate these issues, ensuring your dog's eyes are as expressive and pain-free as their affectionate hearts.

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Skin Deep Solutions

Demodicosis, a skin condition caused by mites, can lead to irritation and hair loss. The remedy for these outdoorsy dogs involves timely veterinary intervention, medication, and maintaining impeccable hygiene. A clean, happy Boerboel is a healthy Boerboel.

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Kneecap Know-how

Lastly, patellar luxation, though less common, can affect your Boerboel's mobility. Prevention starts with selecting puppies from healthy lines like ours. If signs appear, prompt veterinary care can lead to effective management strategies.

At Top Tier Boerboels, your pet's health and happiness are our top priorities. By tackling these common health issues head-on, we ensure our smart dogs lead fulfilling lives as active, outdoor companions. Curious about how to further enhance your Boerboel's well-being? Reach out to us for more personalized advice and support. Let's keep those tails wagging in health and happiness!

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