What is the life expectancy of a Tibetan spaniel? There are many factors that affect the life span of Tibetan spaniel. Proper diet, inherent characteristics of Tibetan hound breeds, and even sterilization of Tibetan Spaniel will affect its overall life span. Scientific veterinary studies have shown that dog breeds lead to different lifespans. As a result, smaller dogs tend to live longer than larger ones.
Tibetan Spaniel’s common disease is progressive retinal atrophy (PRA). It’s a hereditary eye disease that causes blindness, and Tibetan hounds are not included. A study is being carried out to find a genetic marker for the disease in Tibetan dogs. Breeding dogs should be examined by Cerf every year. These “examinations” can only determine the health of the eyes at the time of examination, but can not guarantee future health. At the moment, however, this is the best breeders can do to ensure that the affected dogs are not used in breeding programs. The results can be registered with the Central Emergency Response Fund.
Tibetan Spaniel has all kinds of hernias. The most common is the umbilical hernia. In general, these are not a concern and can be easily repaired when the pet is sterilized or neutered. Inguinal and scrotal hernias can also occur in Tibetan spaniel. While these may be a bit of a concern, they most likely should be surgically repaired, and in many cases can be done when the pet is sterilized or neutered. The cherry eyes of Tibetan spaniel. This is the “third” eyelid inflammation or swelling, with red protrusions in the corners of the dog’s eyes. Sometimes it can be “reduced” by closing the dog’s eyes and applying light but steady pressure at the corners of the eyes. Sometimes surgery is needed. Tibetan Spaniel’s patellar dislocation. In layman’s words, the knee is loose. Obviously, it’s better to have a right knee. But the “sofa potato” type pet can live a comfortable long life in addition to the perfect knee! Veterinarians can detect this anomaly. Tibetan Spaniel had dysplasia of the hip. This is the deformity of the ball and socket joint which constitutes the hip joint and can be diagnosed by X-ray.
(1) Filter Tibetan Spaniel’s water
Have you ever thought about what’s in your water? Tap water and many bottled water are full of pollutants, which can be removed by a simple filter. Cysts, heavy metals, chlorine, and drugs are just some of the pollutants found in water. These contaminants can affect your Tibetan Spaniel’s skin, fur, and overall health. Always use stainless steel or glass bowls to hold water. Plastics and plastic derivatives can seep into the dog’s water, so it’s best to avoid them.
(2) Pay attention to the chemicals on Tibetan spaniel
The toxic load can be explained by the amount of toxin that the Tibetan Spaniel’s body deals with these toxins. Every time you put drugs or different beauty products on or in your dog, think about what it’s made of. For example, when you wash your puppy’s hair, make sure your Tibetan Spaniel shampoo is a natural, plant-based soap, free of sulfites and heavy chemicals.
(3) All natural diet
For Tibetan spaniel, diet is the key to a long and healthy life. What you put in is what you get. For beginners, avoid common animal fats such as wheat, soybeans, corn, beets, by-products, and poultry fats.
For those who have already started feeding dog food, try adding raw fruits and vegetables and raw meat to it. With the change of diet, the transition is gradual. If you decide to feed your Tibetan Spaniel 100% raw, be sure to develop appropriate techniques to do so. A mixture of protein is necessary for every diet. This will make your dog less sensitive to food. I always recommend changing the protein every two to three months.
(4) Add enzymes and probiotics to your dog’s diet
Enzymes are the basis of proper digestion. If your Tibetan spaniel is eating dry or canned dog food, adding digestive enzymes to their diet is essential. Enzymes are not found in commercial dog food because they are destroyed by cooking and extrusion.
Your Tibetan Spaniel’s stomach is used to digest a variety of digestive enzymes rich in raw food. Probiotics are a great way to balance your dog’s stomach bacteria levels. Balanced intestinal bacteria contribute to healthy digestion and strong nutrition.
Schipperke is generally healthy and has no serious health problems, and has a long life span. Of course, like most purebred dogs, some genetic health conditions of Schipperke dogs are known, including eye diseases (especially multifocal retinopathy and progressive retinal atrophy, or PRA) and von Willebrand disease (hemorrhagic disease).
How to take care of Schipperke? When we take care of Schipperke, we should pay attention to Schipperke's physical condition, activity level and various unexpected situations. Taking care of Schipperke can bring us challenges and fun.
When we train Schipperke, we should know that the dog training process does not require the owner to be mean or even harsh.