Top 8 Common Irish Wolfhound Health Problems

Heart Disease

Irish Wolfhounds are prone to heart conditions, particularly dilated cardiomyopathy.

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Bloat

Bloat, or gastric torsion, is a life-threatening condition in large breeds like Irish Wolfhounds.

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Bone Cancer

Osteosarcoma is a common cancer affecting the bones of Irish Wolfhounds.

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Hip Dysplasia

Hip dysplasia causes pain and mobility issues in Irish Wolfhounds as they age.

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Progressive Retinal Atrophy

This genetic disorder leads to blindness in many Irish Wolfhounds.

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Hypothyroidism

An underactive thyroid can cause weight gain and lethargy in Irish Wolfhounds.

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Pneumonia

Irish Wolfhounds are susceptible to pneumonia, requiring prompt veterinary care.

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Portosystemic Shunt

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