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Jack Russell Terrier Hereditary Diseases

Jack Russell Terriers have very few problems with hereditary diseases. They are not plagued by hereditary health problems like many other breeds. Here are some of the ones that you need to be aware of and check for in the parents, or before breeding your dog.

Lens Luxation

This is the most common hereditary disorder […]

Lens Luxation and Glaucoma in Jack Russell Terriers

Lens Luxation

This is the most common hereditary disorder in Jack Russell Terriers. Although this is more prevalent in terrier breeds than in any other breed, it does not mean that it is common. It is important that breeders have their dogs tested so that they will not breed dogs that will pass this condition […]

How to Brush a Small Dog’s Teeth

How to brush my dogs teeth is the first question that comes to mind when you realize that your dog is prone to the same diseases and problems that we have when we don’t take care of our teeth. As with any health care for your canine friend, it is a lot easier if […]

Dental Hygiene Month for Dogs

Even though dental health month (February) is almost over, don’t forget that your dog’s dental health is important all year long. As with humans, poor dental health in your dog can be detrimental to his overall well being.

Infected gums and teeth can lead to many health problems such as heart and kidney infections. Dental […]

Don’t Ever Skip the Parvo Vaccination

Whether you have a Jack Russell Terrier or another kind of dog, make sure your dog has been vaccinated to prevent Parvovirus. It is a very common and very deadly disease. Here is our story.

When my son was young, one of his favorite stories was Tod and Copper from “The Fox and the […]

Hind Leg Joint Problem – Luxating Patella

Pure bred dogs tend to have more genetic health problems than mutts. One of the prevalent problems with Jack Russell Terriers is Luxating Patella. It is recommended that you do not breed your Jack Russell Terrier if your dog has this condition since it is hereditary.

This condition is most common in toy and […]

Dog Health Issues By Breed

Common Genetic Health Issues Of Purebred Dogs

Some purebred dogs are predisposed to dog breed health problems that are more genetic or hereditary diseases than other dogs. While some breeds seem to be susceptible to a multitude of maladies others seem to be almost unaffected by these genetically transmitted diseases.

If you are considering a […]