Some of this breed's most common health concerns are elbow dysplasia
, hemangiosarcoma (a fatal form of cancer), lymphoma (a disease that causes immune system cancer), and progressive retinal atrophy (deterioration of the retina).
is a hereditary, degenerative disease believed to be caused by abnormal growth and development of bones that make up the elbow, resulting in a malformed and weakened joint subject to arthritis, according to the website DogTime.
Canine and equine Bowen can be very useful for arthritis, muscular sprains/strains, allergies and skin conditions, lameness and gait problems, hip and elbow dysplasia
, back problems, muscle atrophy, stress and anxiety disorders, circulation/ lymphatic systems and behavioural/ performance problems.
Schulz, co-author of "Canine Arthritis and Joint Problems" and a board-certified practitioner in New Hampshire who speaks internationally on arthroscopy, canine elbow dysplasia
, and joint replacement.
It can also help with hip and elbow dysplasia
, back problems, muscle atrophy, stress and anxiety disorders, circulation/weakened immune system and aggression/behavioural problems.