Rottweiler Health


Rottweiler health should be your number one priority as a Rottie owner.  Keeping your dog healthy will not only help him live a long and pain free life with you, but it will save you money on vet bills too!

I must say that my Rottweiler's health actually comes before my own.

Now, that could be because I love my dog so much, or because I hate going to the doctor myself – perhaps a little of both :0)   One thing I know for sure is that the saying "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" may be a cliché, but it’s absolutely true.

When it comes to keeping your Rottie healthy, they’re essentially like any other dog, which means there are just certain things that you’ll have to deal with in order to keep her healthy. Things like vaccinations for diseases, proper nutrition and age-related things like Arthritis.

Rotties are a pretty healthy breed of dog, although poor breeding practices during the 80’s and early 90's, at least in America helped perpetuate some Rottweiler health problems, and there are a few diseases that they seem to be either more prone to or at least more susceptible than other breeds.

For the most part, getting your dog from a reputable breeder and proper care on your part will mean your Rottie should have a long and healthy life.

As you'll find throughout all of my site, there are links to more detailed information on each specific health topic, and more being added every day. Make sure to click on each for more information regarding your Rotties health.

Rottweiler Health - Life Span

I wish that our babies could live as long as us, but unfortunately they don't. However, the better you care for your best friend will increase the longevity of the Rottweiler life span.

One of the best things you can do to keep your Rottie healthy, and live a long life is to make sure he gets the proper nutrition.

If you're not feeding high quality Rottweiler food, then you are really short-changing your friend. Making sure your dog gets proper nutrition can have a big effect on lowering your vet bills as well.

Rottweiler Health - Weight

Along with proper nutrition, keeping your Rotties weight under control is very important. Rotties can really be gluttons, and those cute brown eyes can be so hard to resist.

. . . But, resist you must because if don't keep your Rottweiler's weight at a healthy level, it can contribute to some serious health issues -- just like people.

Excessive weight can damage not only a dogs joints, but also put extra stress on their other bones such as vertebrae, and muscles like the heart.


Rottweiler Health - Vaccinations

A very important part of giving your Rottie a fair start in life is ensuring that she's had all the necessary puppy vaccinations.

Vaccinations help to guard against diseases such as the following:

Vaccines to do not absolutely guarantee that your dog won't get sick with one of the above diseases, but they do help prevent them as much as possible.

Puppy diarrhea is a symptom of most of the illnesses above, but really can be caused by many different things -- If your puppy or dog has diarrhea, take a look at this page to find some of the causes and what can be done about it.

Rottweiler Health - Arthritis

Most people understand how painful arthritis can be, especially if they have it themselves. It is a connective tissue disorder that only gets worse with time if nothing is done to help stop it.

Arthritis in dogs is no different, they are subject to the same joint damage and feel the same pain that we do.

It would seem that there's never been any real relief or prevention for dogs with arthritis (or people for that matter) from the veterinarian or medical community.

If you think your Rottie has arthritis, or you would like to help prevent it, then I urge you to click on the above link and read about more options to consider.





Common Spelling errors & Synonyms

When you're searching for information it will help to know these common spelling errors such as Rotweiler, Rottweiller, or Rotwiler. Some common synonyms are Rottie and Rott

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