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CANINE GENETIC DISORDERS –KNOWN TO AFFECT– BERNESE MOUNTAINS DOGS (Based primarily on information from Control of Canine Genetic Diseases by Dr. George A. Padgett) The following list describes a number of inherited disorders, which are documented as affecting Bernese Mountain Dogs. Some of these conditions are rare in occurrence, others are relatively common. These diseases …

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Aseptic Meningitis

Aseptic Meningitis in Bernese Mountain Dogs Severe necrotizing vasculitis of the central nervous system resulting in signs of meningitis inflammation has been recognized in Bernese Mountain Dogs. Young dogs 3 to 12 months of age are most commonly affected. There is no apparent sex predilection. Affected dogs experience a sudden onset of the classic signs …

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MENINGITIS & NECROTIZING VASCULITIS- Aseptic Meningitis from Canine Inherited Disorders Database Articles on Bernese Mountain Dog Aseptic Meningitis Meningitis and Encephalitis from Merck Veterinary Manual Steroid-Responsive Meningitis-Arteritis in Dogs with Noninfectious, Nonerosive, Idiopathic, Immune-Mediated Polyarthritis by Aubrey A. Webb, Susan M. Taylor, and Gillian D. Muir Steroid Responsive Canine Meningitis from Cornell Veterinary Medicine “CONSULTANT” …

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EPILEPSY & SEIZURES Canine Epilepsy Network by Dennis O’Brien, DVM, PhD, DACVIM( Neurology) includes info on Fly-biting or fly-snapping with video of BMD Canine Epilepsy by Joanne Carson, Ph.D. and Epi-Guardian Angels Canine Epilepsy by Alison Nichols Epilepsy by Foothills Animal Hospital Epilepsy from the FCRA Health Manual Epilepsy in the Dog by PetMD Epilepsy …

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CANINE FIRST AID Basic Animal First Aid by Beckie Williams, DVM Emergencies from the Dog Owner’s Home Veterinary Handbook Is it an emergency? by Norma Bennett Woolf What to Put In Your Canine First Aid Kit by Anne McGuire Making a First Aid Kit for Your Dog Artificial Respiration and CPR for Dogs by Pet …

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ALLERGIES & SKIN PROBLEMS Allergies Allergic Dermatitis by Long Beach Animal Hospital Most Common Allergic Skin Diseases by the Veterinary Referral Center of Colorado Allergy Testing and Immunotherapy by Dr. Joe Bodewes, DVM Treatment of Allergies by Dr. Joe Bodewes, DVM Holistic Treatments for Pet Allergies by Jeffrey Feinman, BA, VMD Could My Pet Have …

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-Unfortunately, Bernese Mountain Dogs are susceptible to certain health problems.  Although many of these conditions are known to be hereditary, nutrition and other environmental factors may influence the development of some diseases.  Responsible breeders screen their dogs for the more common genetically transmitted disorders; however, none of the currently available tests are absolutely foolproof, and …

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