Health Concerns in Akitas

Primary Health Concerns

Hip Dysplasia
Elbow Dysplasia
Patellar Luxation
Hypothyroidism
Ocular diseases
Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada (VKH)
Sebaceous Adenitis (SA)

Gastric Dilatation Volvulus (Bloat)

Link: To chart already in place on website

Link: https://www.acvs.org/small-animal/gastric-dilatation-volvulus


Other Health Concerns:

Ameliogenesis Imperfecta (AI)
Tarsal hyperextension (luxating or slipped hocks)
Cardiac evaluation

Normal hematologic variations:

Thrombocytopenia (small platelets)
Pseudohyperkalemia (leaking of K from RBCs into bloodstream)
Microcytosis (small RBCs)

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