The Akita Inu Health

Forever with you, Loyal till the end I Am the Akita

Gentle as a kitten but fierce as the Samurai

The Akita Inu (秋田犬) is one of the oldest dog breeds in Japan, Akitas are large sized dogs that were originally bred to hunt bear and wild boar. They have a double coat with coarse outer fur and soft undercoat to provide protection from harsh winter weather. Akita’s can be distinguished by their thick neck, deep chest, long tail which curls up over the back when relaxed.

The Akita Inu breed has some specific health concerns that you should know about before adopting this beautiful dog! The following articles provide extended information on safeguarding your Akita’s health as well as Diseases in Akita Inu dog breed.

Akita Inu

Akita Joints And Spine Problems

A limping Akita is a sad sight to behold. It seems to need help but suddenly the limp disappears and the Akita acts fine. This is a warning sign that trouble is afoot and the Akita is about to develop an issue with its joints, spine or both. Here is an overview of joint and spine problems in Akita, with probable causes and suggested remedies.

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Communicable Diseases In Akita

Akitas might not like to mingle but they can still catch communicable diseases just like any dog breed that does. These diseases quickly spread through a litter, especially an unvaccinated one, even without physical contact; all it takes is an infected bowl, toy, or blanket to spread the disease.

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Eye Health Of The Akita Inu

Akita eye problems always happen because of a nutritional deficiency and a congenital defect. Diet fortified with nutrients and early eye exams are the simplest way to detect and manage eye problems in Akita

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