COAT TYPE/TEXTURE/LENGTH: Single/Curly, Wavy, or Smooth/Long
*FULL GROOMING INTERVAL - every 4-6 weeks
*MAINTENANCE BATH - every 2-3 weeks
*BRUSHING/COMBING - every 2-3 days
*TEAR STAINING - Keep face clean & dry to avoid staining and odor from tear staining. Metro Pet Spa offers a special product to make this task much easier - Jungle Mist. Jungle Mist is a baking soda/soy-based product that eliminates unpleasant odors and keeps yeast and bacteria from growing.
*Eye disorders - cataracts, glaucoma, retinal atrophy, cherry eye, dry eye.
*Defects of the hips & knees - disk disease
*Hypothyroidism - hormone underproduction of the thyroid gland.
*Skin conditions & skim masses
*Autoimmune diseases - autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA) in which the dog's immune system attacks its own red blood cells resulting in anemia.
*Addison's disease - adrenal glands don't produce enough cortisol hormone.
*Cushing's disease - adrenal glands product too much cortisol hormone.
*Hypothyroidism - inadequate levels of thyroid hormone.
*Eye disease - progressive retinal atrophy (PRA), cataracts, and glaucoma which can all lead to blindness.
*Von Willebrand's disease - blood clotting disorder.
*Sebaceous adenitis - inflamation of the sebaceous glands leading to skin problems and hair loss.
*Patellar luxation - Kneecap moves or dislocates from its original location.
*Collapse of the trachea
*Dental problems from tooth crowding.
*Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease - causes reduced blood supply to the head of the thigh bone.