Hereditary Canine Deafness - Cause
The deafness is due to a degeneration of the nerves within the ear.
Dog Health Questions - Dogs susceptible to Hereditary Canine Deafness
Studies have shown that there are some breeds that are susceptible to inherited deafness. Dalmatians are the most commonly noted together with English Setters, Border Collies, Shetland Sheepdogs and Australian Shepherd dogs.
Dog Health Information - Treatment of Hereditary Canine Deafness
There is no treatment for Hereditary Canine Deafness but it must be understood that there are different levels of deafness from partial to severe to total. Those with total deafness are prone to injury as they are unable to respond to any verbal warnings from their owners. In saying this a dog who suffers from total loss of hearing can be taught to respond to hand signals and the use of lights can also be applied in the training and care of this type of pet.
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