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What to expect from the Mini Schnauzer
- Intelligent, energetic, and highly playful
- Watchdog alert with ready bark
- Hypoallergenic coat with very low shedding
- We are friendly and always willing to help
- Do not be docile.
- A small, yet sturdy vehicle
Also, keep these traits in mind:
- You can become irritable when you are nervous
- Standing off strangers
- Does not tolerate harsh reprimands or negative-reinforcement training
- Easily bored, she’ll find something to do.
- Other small animals including cats are also likely to be attacked
- You like to dig?
She has a high level of energy, is active, and very affectionate. Schnauzers can be fun loving and attentive members of the family when led by a patient, confident leader.
Miniature Schnauzers originated in Germany at the turn of the century. They were small farm dogs that helped rid their family property from vermin. They are intelligent and funny, but they can also get into mischief. The Mini Schnauzer is a highly social dog that thrives on frequent, close contact with its family. Mini Schnauzers can be spunky, playful, yet also loyal, loyal and sensitive. The breed does very well both in the country and urban environments. A Mini has an innate ability to learn, as well as a desire to pursue. This makes them a great choice for sports, such agility, earthdog trials and flyball. Miniature Schnauzers have an average lifespan between 14 and 15 years.
You Miniature Schnauzer’s Health
Because you are so concerned about your canine we understand that you will want to do everything you can for her. This is why we summarized some of the most important concerns that we will discuss with you throughout the lifespan of your Mini Schnauzer. We can create a health strategy to prevent and manage some of the risks that Miniature Schnauzers are susceptible to.
Genetic diseases are often linked to the breed of your pet. Researchers and veterinarians in the field of canine genetics are generally agreed that conditions described below have a high incidence rate and/or significant impact among this breed. It does not mean that you dog will develop these issues, but it means she’s more susceptible than most dogs. The most common Miniature Schnauzer issues will be described to help you understand what could happen in the future. Although we cannot cover everything, please let us know if there are any symptoms or signs that seem unusual.
This guide provides general information on canine health and genetics, as well the important predispositions of Miniature Schnauzers. Together, we can plan the medical care for your dog. You will also find a section at the end that describes what you can to do keep your Mini Schnauzer in top condition. It will help you to know what signs and symptoms to look out for. You’ll also feel much better about taking good care of her.
General Health Information on Your Miniature Schnauzer
A dental problem affects 80 percent of dogs before the age 2. Unfortunately, the Miniature Schnauzer will be more susceptible to dental issues than most other breeds. Tartar buildup is the first step in dental disease. This leads to an infection of the roots and gums. If you don’t take steps to prevent and treat dental diseases your friend could lose teeth, as well as be at risk of damaging her heart, kidneys, liver and joints. The life of your Miniature Schnauzer could be reduced by up to 3 years. You’ll learn how to clean your dog’s teeth at home and what we do.
All dogs are susceptible to viral and bacterial infections, including parvo and rabies. vaccination is a great way to prevent many infections.
obesity may be a major health concern for Miniature Schnauzers. The disease can worsen or cause heart problems, joint issues, metabolic and digestion disorders. It’s easy to “love to death” your pet when it looks up at you and has those beautiful eyes. But you don’t have to. You can give her a kiss, or brush her hair or teeth. Or, you could play with her or go for a short walk. Both of you will feel much better after a hug, a game or a brushing.
Many different bugs and worms may infest the Mini Schnauzer. fleas , ticks and even ear mites may infest the skin or ears of your Mini Schnauzer. The hookworms, heartworms and whipworms that can infect her body are spread by drinking contaminated water, walking through soil or being bitten. These parasites may be passed on to you, your family or friends and pose a major concern. It’s vital that your pet is regularly tested for parasites, as they can be painful, uncomfortable, and cause death. Vida Veterinary Care will prescribe preventive medications if necessary.
The best thing you can give your Mini Schnauzer to do is have it spayed. (Neutered for the males) For females this involves surgically removing the ovaries as well as the uterus. In males we do the same thing, but we also remove the testicles. Spaying and neutering can reduce the risk of some cancers. It also prevents unwanted pregnancy or puppies. This procedure allows us to diagnose and treat some diseases while the dog is asleep. This is a great time for your pet to have hip X rays, or get a puppy’s tooth removed. You can be more comfortable and it will also make the procedure easier on them. Performing routine blood tests in advance of surgery allows us to detect and prevent common conditions that may increase surgical or anesthetic risk. You don’t need to worry. We will discuss what we want to look for.
Gene Predispositions in Miniature Schnauzers
Diabetes in dogs is quite common. Mini Schnauzers, however, have a higher incidence than the average. The dogs with diabetes cannot regulate sugar metabolism in their body and must receive daily insulin injections. It is vital to treat diabetes as early as you can. The symptoms include weight loss, increased urination and drinking as well as an increase in eating. When he exhibits signs of this disorder, lab tests will be conducted to confirm the diagnosis and we can discuss with you treatment options. Time and money are required to treat the condition. Diabetes-affected dogs have the same longevity as all other dogs.
It is likely that your Mini Schnauzer will have portosystemic (PSS), a liver condition more common in Mini Schnauzers than others. Blood that would normally go around the liver instead is diverted to other organs, preventing the liver from receiving the necessary blood to grow and work properly. When your friend is suffering from PSS, the liver can’t remove toxins effectively. Every time your friend undergoes anesthesia, we will conduct a liver-function test as well as a normal pre-anesthetic screening. In the event of symptoms, such as seizures or stunted growth, his blood will be tested and we might even perform an ultrasound scan on his liver. We may need to perform surgery, but we also have the option of treating with medications and diets.
Cushing’s Disease results from a malfunctioning adrenal gland that produces too much hormone steroid. Schnauzers have a higher risk of being affected than other breeds. It is a condition that usually takes time to develop, so the first signs can be easily overlooked. There are several symptoms, including increased thirst and urination, decreased activity levels, and an elevated appetite. Later, a large potbelly will appear, as well as thin skin and hair loss. Oral medications are usually prescribed and require close coordination to ensure proper dosing.
In dogs, there are a number of different inherited bleeding conditions. These disorders range in severity, from very mild up to extremely severe. Often, the pet appears normal up until an injury is sustained or a surgery performed. Then severe bleeding may occur. The blood of Mini Schnauzers is prone to certain relatively rare disorders.
- The immune system can go haywire, attacking your pet’s platelets or red blood cell. When the immune systems destroys red cells, it can cause your dog to become weak and anemic. He will have a whitish color or a yellowish tint to his gums instead of their normal pink. The immune system can destroy platelets and cause his blood to not clot normally. This will result in bruises or unusual bleeding. To check for any problems, we’ll do diagnostic blood-clotting testing before performing surgery. In order to stop or slow the immune system from destroying cells, steroids and immune suppressing drugs are prescribed. An emergency transfusion may be required.
- Von Willebrand’s Disease is a common blood-clotting disorder in Mini Schnauzers. To check for Von Willebrand disease or other disorders, we’ll perform diagnostic testing on blood clotting speeds and DNA tests.
It is possible for Miniature Schinauzers to develop heart diseases at an early age or later on in their lives. We will check for abnormal heartbeats and heart murmurs during the examination of your pet. Depending on the risk factors of your dog, we may perform a heart check annually. This could include an ECG or an Echocardiogram. The early detection of heart diseases allows us to prescribe medication which can extend your pet’s lifespan. Preventing heart disease is also possible with veterinary dental care and weight management.
- Miniature Schnauzers that are approaching their Golden Years can suffer from heart failure. Heart disease is most commonly caused in dogs by a weakening of the valves. When the valves are not closed tightly, blood leaks out. This strains the hearts. A heart murmur is present in dogs with mitral or heart valve disease. Tests will be performed if your dog shows signs or a murmur that suggests heart issues. For monitoring, the tests must be performed at least annually. Early diagnosis of heart valve diseases may allow us to prescribe drugs that can prolong your pet’s life. Dental care, fatty acids and weight management can all help to prevent heart problems.
- A sick sinus syndrome can occur when the sinus, a part of your body’s electric system, that is responsible for signaling the heartbeat, does not function correctly. This condition can cause your Schnauzer to have a low heart rate, and he may even faint during exercise. In mild cases, medication can help. However, if the condition is more serious then other treatments may be required. Each year, and just before anesthesia is administered to him, an ECG will be performed. This test measures the electrical activity in his heart.
Kidney and Bladder Stones
Mini Schnauzers tend to be more susceptible than other breeds to developing kidney and bladder stones. The presence of kidney or bladder stones can be painful and we will periodically check his urine. You should call us immediately if you see blood in your buddy’s urine, he can’t or won’t urinate and is straining. Please call us as soon as possible!
Glomerulonephropathy affects your Mini Schnauzers’ kidneys over time, eventually causing their death. This can happen at an earlier age. The damaged kidneys can leak proteins, so we might be able diagnose this condition by testing the urine of your pet annually. An early diagnosis leads to happier pets and more affordable treatments. A special diet may be recommended as part of your pet’s therapy.
Multiple inherited conditions may cause your Mini Schnauzer to experience recurring diarrhea, vomiting or loss of weight. Some of these conditions are pancreatic disease or intestinal problems, food sensitivities and allergies. Some of these conditions can begin as early as childhood. You can prevent this by feeding only high-quality food for pets ( We will help you select the best diet ) and, more importantly, by avoiding snacks and table foods. It is best to avoid treats high in sodium, fat or artificial additives (like table food).
- By contracting downward, the esophagus moves food down to the stomach. When the esophagus doesn’t work properly, it can cause food to remain inside the esophagus and stretch it out “mega-sized”. The Schnauzer will throw tube-shaped food portions if affected. To manage the problem, you may need to use special feeding postures and dietary changes, as well as medications. Dogs with Megaesophagus often inhale food pieces while eating, which can lead to severe pneumonia. Please let us know if your pet exhibits any strange eating habits or a tendency to vomit immediately after eating. This condition can be diagnosed with an easy scan.
- HGE is more common in smaller and toy-sized dogs like the Mini Schnauzer. The symptoms include bloody diarrhea, severe dehydration and vomiting. Dogs with hemorrhagic gastrointestinal disease may require extensive treatment. Some dogs will not survive, especially if the condition is not treated promptly. Dogs can suffer from gastrointestinal problems for many reasons. If your dog is showing these symptoms, you should consult a veterinarian immediately.
Allergies to mold or pollen can cause people to sneeze. allergens cause dogs’ skin to itch, instead of causing them to sneeze. Mini Schnauzers have a common skin condition called “atopy”. Feet, ears, abdomen, and folds in the skin are commonly affected. Most symptoms begin between the age of 1 and 3 and worsen every year. Allergic reactions include licking paws and rubbing faces, as well as frequent ear infections. These conditions can be treated in a variety of ways.
Problems with the eyes
Few things can have such a profound impact on the quality of your dog’s life as his eye health. Miniature Schnauzers may inherit or develop different eye disorders. Many of them can be very painful and can even cause blindness. Every time we examine him, his eyes will be evaluated to check for signs of concern.
Take Care of your Miniature Schinauzers at Home
As with people, a lot of things that you can to do keep your dog healthy and happy are just common sense. Watch your dog’s diet, ensure she gets enough exercise, brush her coat and teeth frequently, and give us a call or contact a local pet emergency clinic if something is unusual. (See “What to Watch for” below). Follow the recommended schedule for vaccinations and exams. Then we will give her the required “check-ups”, and check for common diseases in Mini Schnauzers. Pet health insurance is a very important part of caring for your dog. pet insurance helps you pay for the medical costs that she may need in her lifetime.
The importance of routine care, diet, and exercise
Include her routine in your daily schedule so that she can live longer and stay happier. A healthy diet and exercise regimen are essential.
- As you would supervise a young child, watch your pet. You should keep doors shut, tidy up and close off certain rooms when necessary. It will help her stay out of harm’s way and keep objects from being put into her mouth.
- As needed, brush it at least every week. A professional haircut twice a yearly will maintain the double-coated, wiry hair.
- Brush your Miniature Schnauzer’s teeth three times every week.
- You should clean her ear weekly even when she was a puppy. You don’t have to worry, we’ll show how.
- If you want her to stay active and smart, keep both mind and body busy. This is when she starts to do naughty things.
- It is important to walk her on a leash and have a fence around the yard.
- If she gets daily walks, and is allowed to play frequently in the apartment setting, then it is a good fit.
- Do not give your dog people food.
- You should feed her an appropriate diet for age.
- Don’t exercise your dog too much at first.
What to watch for
It is important to know that any abnormal symptoms could either be an indication of a severe disease or just a minor, temporary issue. You need to understand when you should seek medical attention and at what urgency. A characteristic set of symptoms can indicate that your Miniature Schnauzer is in need of help.
Make Office Calls
Contact us for an appointment if any of the signs below are present:
- Changes in the appetite or consumption of water
- Tartar, bad odor, red gums or broken teeth
- Skin itchiness (scratching or chewing); Hair loss
- The symptoms of excessive sleep, such as lethargy and mental dullness
- Fear, aggression, and other changes in behavior
- Increased appetite and thirst weight loss
- Slowed or stunted development; may sometimes be seized after eating
- Drinks, urinates, and eats more. Potbelly. Poor haircoat
- On-going vomiting, weight loss, and/or diarrhea
Get medical help immediately when you observe any of the signs below:
- Head smacking or shaking, tender ears or ear discharge
- Unable to urinate easily or with strain; urine discolored
- The eyes may be affected by cloudiness, dryness, itchiness or other symptoms.
- Colored gums other than the bright pink variety
- Rapid breathing, coughing and exercise intolerance
- Tremors or abnormal shaking that occurs involuntarily