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10 Most Common Health Issues for Giant Dogs

Giant dogs are loved for their genteel character and big hearts. However, their size is often a source of health problems that shorten their lifespan.

Key takeaways:

– Giant dog breeds have an average lifespan of 8 years compared to 10.8 years for medium-sized dogs. Diet is important to meet their health needs.

– Canine hip dysplasia is a common problem in Saint Bernards and other big dogs, leading to joint degeneration, pain, and arthritis.

– Cervical spondylomyelopathy or wobbler syndrome is a disease of the cervical spine (at the neck) common in large and giant-breed dogs.

Although it can occur in any-sized dog and is most often associated with senior dogs, giant dogs like the Rottweiler are especially at risk of arthritis because of their growth patterns and weight.

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