Cocker, diseases and health problems

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Efreya Waitecker

The Cocker breed corresponds to dogs of medium size, but very strong physically.

They have a genetic tendency to suffer from problems in the eyes and ears, as main hereditary diseases.

Patellar luxation and hip dysplasia are also present in these dogs, but are not as common.

As for his eyesight, it should be noted that the Cocker.are very likely to suffer from visual dysfunctions, such as progressive retinal atrophy, cataracts and glaucoma, diseases that if not treated properly can end up making the dog blind when he is more than 10 years old. Cataracts and glaucoma have the same symptoms and development as in humans, while progressive atrophy consists of the degeneration of the retina.It starts with an excessive sensitivity to bright light, followed by a progressive loss of vision.

Another weakness of Cocker dogs is their ears, which are long and droopy. This causes them to crawl on the ground, with the consequent danger of infections. Care must be taken to maintainIt is important to be aware that ear infections are very painful and can lead to deafness in dogs.

However, it is also important to note that deafness can be hereditary in dogs of this breed. It is advisable to take puppies to the vet to have their ears cleaned and if any symptoms appear, take the dog to the vet as soon as possible.

Finally, we highlight patellar luxation as one of the common bone problems that occur in some dogs of this breed. It is usually of genetic origin, and consists of a displacement of the knee, which can cause pain and even arthritis.

You should always keep in mind that all the problems of your dog are not a problem.Cocker can be treated by a veterinarian. Go with your dog regularly to a specialist, to visit him and give him the necessary treatment to lead a life as normal as possible.


The author of this blog is a lifelong animal lover with a passion for writing. She has years of experience working with animals, both in zoos and in private homes, and she brings that knowledge to her writing. Whether she's writing about training your dog or the best way to care for your cat, her goal is always to provide accurate and helpful information.