Canine Deafness

 

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 Issues - Description of Canine Deafness
Canine Deafness is the lacking or deficient in the sense of hearing. There are two distinct types - Hereditary Deafness and Acquired Deafness.

 

 

Dog Health Problems - Hereditary Canine Deafness
Sometimes Hereditary Canine Deafness can be identified in puppies by checking their reaction to a short, loud, handclap. However, most puppies are born with some hearing capabilities which degenerate during the first few months of life so this identification process can be quite difficult.

Hereditary Canine Deafness - Cause
The deafness is due to a degeneration of the nerves within the ear.

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.

~~~ Acquired Canine Deafness ~~~

 

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Dog Health Problems - Acquired Canine Deafness
Dogs with acquired deafness are born with normal hearing but hearing is lost as the animal ages. Dogs with acquired deafness are born with the capability of developing and maintaining normal hearing, but hearing is lost as the animal ages or is due to an accident or a secondary effect of another canine disease including the treatment. Deafness is resultant of damage to the ear components such as the eardrum, middle or inner ear. Finally deafness can be the result of an untreated canine disease such as Distemper.

Dog Health Questions - Dogs Susceptible to Acquired Canine Deafness
Studies have shown that there are no dog breeds that are susceptible to acquired deafness.

 

Dog Health Information - Treatment of Acquired Canine Deafness
As with Hereditary deafness there is no treatment for Acquired 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.

 

Dog Health Advice
We hope that the canine health information and dog health advice has been of some assistance. But please remember that if you are in doubt about your Dog's Health please consult your Canine Health Specialist.
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