Note the length of the seizure, and call us or an emergency hospital. Originally bred in Europe to hunt woodcock, the "cocker" is now a popular family pet. Any dog, no matter how nice, can develop obnoxious levels of barking, digging and other undesirable behaviors if he is bored, untrained or unsupervised. Amount of warmth or friendliness displayed. Symptoms include squinting, watery eyes, bluing of the cornea the clear front part of the eye , and redness in the whites of the eyes. Any abnormal symptom could be a sign of serious disease, or it could just be a minor or temporary problem. As a result of studies at the Queen's Veterinary School, University of Cambridge, it has been found that some Cocker spaniels suffer from an unusual form of chronic pancreatitis.
While many Cockers lose their vision entirely in old age, some can lose their sight as early as two years of age due to progressive retinal atrophy. Pets with heart valve disease sometimes called mitral valve disease have a heart murmur. Much of what you can do to keep your dog happy and healthy is common sense, just like it is for people. References to "Spanyells" date to the 14th century. Keeping a Cocker Spaniel at an appropriate weight is one of the easiest ways to extend his life.
A review of immunologic diseases of the dog. Cocker Spaniels are amazingly adaptable. Much of what you can do to keep your dog happy and healthy is common sense, just like it is for people. American Cocker Spaniels are among the most popular dog breeds for family pets in the United States today. Cockers are particularly prone to some relatively rare diseases of the blood. The cocker's medium length coat is slightly wavy, requiring daily brushing and occasional professional grooming.
Give them room to run—preferably in a fenced back yard—and take them for a jaunt in the woods now and then. Signs of liver disease do not usually occur until most of the liver is already damaged or destroyed. Whilst we're talking about joint problems, I should mention that Cockers are prone to Hip Dysplasia and arthritis so it's important that your dog's diet is wholly nutritious and packed full of all the vitamins necessary to keep his bones strong and healthy. Factors such as dog size and his tendency to make noise. This results in too much blood being carried to the lungs, fluid build-up, and strain on the heart. A dog's inclination to be protective of his home, yard or even car.