Boston Terrier Health Problems - A Guide
However, as with all breeds, this breed are predisposed to certain health problems highlighted below.
- This breed have large ears that stick up vertically and a small snub like snout.
Their eyes also protrude slightly from the face.
Due to eyes protruding from the face they are more likely to get foreign objects irritating them and causing problems - such as grass and grass seed.
- This breed are also prone to Respiratory problems associated with their short snout - this is a similar problem experienced by other similar short muzzled breeds including the Pug and Shih Tzu.
The actual technical name for a breed of dog with a short muzzle is a Brachycephalic breed.
- This breed do not like extreme weather - i.
they don't respond well to extreme cold or extreme hot weather.
- Due again to the short muzzle they can have a tendency to snore when they are asleep.
They can also experience a reverse sneeze on occasions - this is when they will inhale quickly through their nose and then gag to clear the mucus.
- The Boston Terrier are also prone to a build up of gas in their stomach and small intestines so you need to keep a close eye on this.
- It is also reasonably common for this breed to get ear yeast infections mainly because their ears stick up and are more open to infection.
- Patella Luxation is another problem in this breed - this is when there is a rupture within the cruciate ligament.
This will cause lots of pain and limping.
- Cherry Eye
- Corneal Ulcers
- Dry Eye
So don't panic and don't let it put you off getting this wonderful breed.