Other Conditions - Summary

Cushing's disease - a condition which can affect dogs in general and is not thought to be an hereditary disease in the Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier. link to Cushing's page...


Deafness - In 1997 and 1998 a very small number of Wheatens were identified with varying degrees of deafness. link to Deafness page...


Degenerative Myelopathy (Faling Back Legs) - is a disease that causes progressive deterioration of the spinal cord in older dogs, eventually resulting in total rear end paralysis. Current research will determine if this is an hereditary disease link to Degenerative Myelopathy page...


Ectopic Ureter - can affect dogs in general and is not thought to be an hereditary disease in the Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier. link to Ectopic Ureter page...


Eye problems - Microphthalmia (an Hereditary disease), Persistent Pupillary Membranes. Progressive Retinal Atrophy and Retinal Folds. Details of eye testing. link to Eye problems page...


Gulpies - a digestive disorder which causes uncontrolled licking of lips and gulping air, dogs may also vomit and can be quite distressed. link to Gulpies page ...


Hip Dysplasia - is a term which describes developmental and other abnormalities involving the hip joint with the possibility of a genetic influence. link to Hip Dysplasia page...


Lungworm - The problem arises when dogs purposefully or accidentally eat common garden pests when rummaging through undergrowth.. link to Lungworm page...


Luxating Patella - is a condition which can affect dogs in general and Toy breeds specifically, but is not thought to be an hereditary disease in the Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier. link to Luxating Patella page...


Skin Allergies - Wheatens can be prone to itchy skin, in particular, excessive biting, licking and nibbling of the paws. link to Skin Allergies page...


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