Newfoundland Dog Health
Health conditions found in Newfoundland dogs.
The Newfoundland Dog is prone to the following major
Subvalvular Aortic Stenosis - Subvalvular Aortic Stenosis
is the abnormal narrowing between the connection between
the left ventricle and the aorta, eventually leading
to heart failure.
Cystinuria - Cystinuria is an inherited autosomal recessive
metabolic disorder that is characterized by the formation
of cystine stones in the kidneys, ureter, and bladder.
Elbow Dysplasia - Elbow dysplasia is a condition involving
multiple developmental abnormalities of the elbow-joint
in the dog, specifically the growth of cartilage or
the structures surrounding it. These abnormalities,
known as 'primary lesions', give rise to osteoarthritic
Canine Hip Dysplasia - Hip dysplasia is an abnormal
formation of the hip socket that, in its more severe
form, can eventually cause crippling lameness and painful
arthritis of the joints. It is a polygenic trait, that
is affected by environmental factors in the production
of the final phenotype. It can be found in many animals
and occasionally in humans, but is most commonly associated
with dogs, and is common in many dog breeds, particularly
the larger breeds.
Gastric Torsion - Gastric Torsion is a medical condition
in which the stomach becomes overstretched by excessive
gas content. It is also commonly referred to as bloat,
gastric torsion, and gastric dilatation-volvulus (GDV)
when the stomach is also twisted.
The Newfoundland Dog is prone to the following minor
Osteochondritis Dissecans - Osteochondritis Dissecans
is a joint disorder in which cracks form in the articular
cartilage and the underlying subchondral bone. Osteochondritis
Dissecans usually causes pain and swelling of the affected
joint which catches and locks during movement.
Entropion - Entropion is the inversion of the eyelids,
so that they roll inward, often irritating the eye.
Ectropion - Ectropion is eversion of the eyelids, so
that they roll out from the eye, leaving a gap between
the lid and the eye.
von Willebrand's Disease - von Willebrand's Disease
is a condition where you have defective blood platelet
function resulting in excessive bleeding, caused a by
a deficiency in clotting factor.
Cataracts - Cataracts are opacities in the lens of
the eye, which can cause blindness.
Cruciate Ligament Rupture - The ruptured cruciate ligament
is the most common knee injury of the dog; in fact,
chances are that any dog with a sudden rear leg lameness
The Newfoundland Dog occasionally has problems with
the following health conditions:
Epilepsy - Epilepsy is a common chronic neurological
disorder characterized by recurrent unprovoked seizures.
These seizures are transient signs or symptoms of abnormal,
excessive or synchronous neuronal activity in the brain.