Cardiomyopathy or DCM for short is an illness
of the heart that makes the heart extend and to
beat weakly. Dobermanns are generaly the most
affected by this desease hence its name Dobermann
Cardiomyopathy. It is the primary illness of the
heart. The illness has 3 phases and it last 2
to 3 years, rarely longer. In the first phase
a form of heart disturbance (Arrhythmien) arises.
It grows into additional heart problems, the so-called
ventrikulaere extrasystoles (VES), which leads
to the third phase consisting of a progressive
failure of the left heart ventricle accompanied
by worsening of the heart's rhythm....Continued
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and other health problems in Dobermanns
are generally healthy but, like other breeds, they
have some problems that occur more frequently than
in the general dog population. You should be aware
of these problems when searching for your special
In the past years we have seen the overuse of antibiotics
in humans and animals, with little regard for the
ramifications of this overuse on the environment
of the beneficial bacteria of the gut (intestinal
flora). Antibiotics are necessary at times, but
need to be use judiciouslyd...[continued
Hereditary Health Problems in the Breeding of Purebred
Comparative Overview Using Dobermans in Germany,
Europe and in the USA as Examples by Dr. Reinhard
in PDF file]
Feed Program For Systemic Yeast/Fungus Infections
This diet has several major components that work
together to resolve the yeast/fungus problem over
time. I know this is a lot of information, but with
this check list you can see what is involved, then
go down and read the detailed information about
amounts to use, WHY to use them and where to purchase
to Drug-Resistant Infections
are many herbs and essential oils that kill enterococcus,
staphylococcus and other bacteria as well as viruses,
which antibiotics are unable to treat. One of the
most popular is grapefruit s eed extract, or GSE,
made from the seeds and connecting tissue of citrus
fruit. In the October 1996 edition of his Alternatives
Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is a disease of
the heart muscle which causes the heart to enlarge
and not function properly. The disease usually
afflicts larger breeds of dogs such as the Doberman
pinscher, Scottish deerhound, boxer, Newfoundland,
golden retriever, Labrador retriever, and the
Diseases of the heart can be subdivided into
cardiac malformations...[German only]
University from Munich is conducting
a research in Cardiomyopathy in Dobermanns.
For a relatively small amount of money you can
take your dog there for a scan very frequently.
- Take This To the Heart
Supplements For Heart Diseases. One of the issues
we face with large and giant breeds...
There are many dise ases of the heart and as
(sic) all heart problems seem to be getting
tagged as "cardio". Dilated cardiomyopathy
is when the heart muscle becomes weak. Since
the heart muscle tries to compensate for the
weakness it becomes larger.(Picture a over-stretched
the dog heartworm, is a nematode (roundworm)
in the Class Filarioidea. A large, whitish worm,
the females are approximately 30 cm long, the
males 23 cm long with a coiled tail. The adults
are primarily found in the cardiopulmonary circulation,
and after reproduction, the females produce
small, vermiform embryos called microfilaria
which may be found throughout the circulation...
- HD vets
List of veterinaries authorized
to perform HD tests that are recognized by DV
in order to take ZTP trial
- Treatment Options for Large Dogs
Hip dysplasia is
a progressive degenerative condition of the
pelvic joint that can lead to severe lameness
and pain in large breed dogs. It can be very
debilitating, but with the help of several ingenious
surgical techniques, the function of the leg
can be restored-sometimes almost to normal capacity...
in Treatment for the Dysplastic Dog
Femoral head and neck excision
(removal) is usually limited to smaller dogs,
though I know of a few Golden Retrievers who
have managed quite well with that procedure.
Muscles and ligaments take over in a partial
way and form a “false hip joint”.
It is used when simpler, less-invasive methods
have not been satisfactory...
causes lameness and extreme pain in young growing
dogs, usually of a large breed.
- Types of Arthritis in Dogs
Osteoarthritis is a chronic, slowly progressing
condition that is caused by the breakdown...
Bone Disorders in the Dog
Growing pains are
symptoms most often affecting medium, large,
and giant breeds of dog: those breeds that are
usually subjected to rapid growth periods within
their first year of development. Symptoms of
pain and lameness can be the result of any trauma
to bones, joints, or the supporting soft tissues,
but often they are caused by specific diseases
of the bone...
To Recognizing Bone Diseases
Raising a large/giant
breed that first year can be somewhat difficult.
One of the major stumbling blocks are 3 common
bone diseases we often deal with in these breeds.
I would like to discuss the facts/myth of these
diseases and give you a way to determine which
disease you may be dealing with regarding your
puppy. This is not meant to take the place of
seeing a veterinarians care. If you suspect
your puppy is not well, use this as support
information for you and your vet in diagnosing
the health problem of your puppy...
Feed Program for Orthopedic Problems
This program offers suggestions
for nutritional repair of OCD (Osteochronditis
Dissecans), assistance with HOD, Pano,
Wobblers, Hip Dysplasia and Arthritis. Every
component to this feed program has an important
job to do, and is an integral part of the repair
- Demodectic Mange
is caused by a microscopic mite called Demodex
canis. All dogs raised normally by their mothers
possess this mite as mites are transferred from
mother to pup via cuddling during the first
few days of life...
Skin Diseases in Dogs
The Itchy skin diseases
in the first section are characterized by constant
scratching, biting at the skin and rubbing up
against objects to relieve the itch.
Solutions to Drug-Resistant Infections
Also known as the
Indian mulberry, noni (Morinda citrifolia) is
a small Polynesian evergreen that grows in tropical
climates. Because of research in Japan showing
that noni fruit inhibits the growth of cells
known to be precursors of certain cancers, noni
products have become popular supplements for
human and animal cancer patients...
infection at Dogs
we find very often at dogs, particularly at
Dobermans as a breed, is infection caused by
bacteria of Staphylococcus kind. Mostly, in
the beginning, this kind of infection passes
like unnoticed or not seriously treated by owner,
but just as local esthetic problems of skin...
Yeast Infections - Blackwatch Feed Program
This diet has several major
components that work together to resolve the
yeast/fungus problem over time. Be patient,
it took some time for your dog to get in this
condition, it will take some time to completely
resolve the problem: 3-6 months generally, some
Let’s explore what
happens to a animal’s system when it is
overrun with toxic levels of Candida Albicans
(yeast/fungus and byproducts). Candida Albicans
a common microorganism that lives in the gut
and when there is an "overgrowth"
of this fungus/yeast in the gut, it is called
a systemic yeast infection, and it affects the
health and well being of...
- Bladder Infections - Puppy Acne - Demodectic
All four of these health
problems are generally seen in young puppies
and are really...
Blue and fawn Dobermans
often suffer from a condition called Color Dilution
Alopecia (CDA). CDA is a form of follicular
dysplasia (FD). Reds and blacks can suffer from
FD. The symptoms of CDA include bilateral balding,
which commonly begins on the flanks or along
the topline and spreads down the back.
The term "albinism"
encompasses a wide range of traits, all of which
result from problems with pigment production
or distribution. So far, more than 60 different
mutations have been isolated from many different
in the Working Dog
When we speak of a shoulder
in a dog, we usually include a lot more than
just the scapula (shoulder blade) -
although the flat, broad bone is often the center
of attention. No part of a dog exists alone,
not even those “floating”
bones such as...
For The Older Dog
Life expectancy in dogs ranges
from breed to breed and surprisingly; we should
start to manage...
Addison's disease is also known as hypoadrenocorticism.
It is an insufficient production of adrenal
hormones by the adrenal gland. Since these hormones
are essential for life, this is an extremely
serious disease and it must be treated as such.
- Autoimmune hemolytic anemia
Autoimmune hemolytic anemia is a serious, life
threatening disease. It is important to
realize that having
an AIHA dog requires a TOTAL commitment. Not
only will this disease
require a lot of time, but the emotional and
financial burden can be great...
agent -- technically, a chemotherapeutic agent
is any medication that has targets a specific
organism or disease process. This applies to
a broad range of medications. It would be appropriate
to call amoxicillin a chemotherapeutic agent
for a staph bacterial infection
using this definition.
Vertebral Instability (CVI) or Wobblers
The Wobbler-Syndrome (cervical spondylomyelopathy)
in the dobermann pinscher in comparison with
Dobermann Disease (DDD)
description of DDD is one of a progressive disease,
usually first involving the holding up of one
rear leg while the dog is standing.Over several
months the condition advances with a wasting
of the rear leg muscles and a more constant
shifting of weight on the rear legs that resembles
a dog “dancing”...
- Canine Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus (Bloat)
Gastric dilatation-volvulus (GDV). Call it what
you will, this is a serious, life-threatening
condition of large breed dogs. While the diagnosis
is simple, the pathological changes in the dog's
body make treatment complicated, expensive,
and not always successful...
and other health problems in Dobermanns
Dobermans are generally healthy but, like other
breeds, they have some problems that occur more frequently
than in the general dog population. You should
be aware of these problems when searching for
your special puppy....
diseases in dobermanns
Increasing Hereditary Health Problems in the
Breeding of Purebred Dogs: A Comparative Overview
Using Dobermans in Germany, Europe and in the
USA as Examples. Article by Dr. Reinhard Haberzettl...
A sluggish thyroid gland or hypothyroidism is
the commonest endocrine gland disease of dogs.
I often diagnose this condition when a pet reaches
four to six years of age. Male and female dogs
are equally affected but I have noticed that
neutered animals are more susceptible than intact
pets. The thyroid gland consists of two lobes
located at the base of the neck.
Outdoor pets in certain geographic areas are
predisposed to respiratory parasites. Infection
typically occurs from exposure to the hosts
that carry the parasite. The lung fluke (Paragonimus)
is found near lakes that harbor the intermediate
host (crayfish and snails) or the racoons that
Tunica Vasculosa Lentis/Persistent Hyperplastic
- Progressive Retinal Atrophy
atrophy, or PRA as it is frequently termed,
is a long recognized, hereditary, blinding disorder.
It is inherited as a simple autosomal recessive
in most breeds. The first modern description
of this problem was in Gordon Setters in Europe,
in 1911, but since then PRA has been recognized
in most purebred dogs...
- Von Willebrand's Disease
Von Willebrand’s disease
(wVD) is the most common inherited bleeding
disorder in dogs. Although dogs of any breed
(even mixed breeds) can have vWD, certain breeds
are more prone to it than others. Doberman pinschers,
Welsh corgis, German shepherds, and Scottish
terriers account for most clinical cases of
vWD. Scotties develop a more severe form of
the disease than do other breeds.
Dogs may suffer a general loss of condition,
rough, dry, coat, anaemia, vomiting, diarrhoea
and or constipation with potentially serious
consequences. In case of a mild infestation,
you may simply not know, and this is one
case where you may...