Dog Health Problems and Solutions in the Miniature Schnauzer

Dog Health Problems
and Solutions in
the Miniature Schnauzer

In every breed of dog health problems peculiar to the breed exist. Miniature Schnauzers are no exception!



We take an honest look at Miniature Schnauzer health problems and, most importantly, how to avoid them happening to your pet!

Here you’ll find a wealth of Miniature Schnauzer health information.

We will go through tips on choosing a healthy puppy, plus guidance on how to feed and care for it.

If you follow these basic tips you will maximise your dogs chances of leading a long, healthy and trouble-free life.

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Genetic Schnauzer Health Issues

Miniature Schnauzer in snow

Mini Schnauzers are normally strong, robust and built to last – indeed, more so than most other breeds!

A hardy, healthy Mini Schnauzer, dashing through the snow. Image by Compromised Exposure, Flickr.
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But, like every other purebred there are a few genetic problems lurking in the Miniature Schnauzer gene pool.

The most common genetic problems are:

Progressive Retinal Atrophy


Liver Shunt

Those are the main genetic issues.

Pups are born with them and there is little you can do to prevent them happening if they are in the genetic blueprint of your dog.

Other Mini Schnauzer Health Problems

There are a few other health problems that sometimes affect the Miniature Schnauzer that may depend more on how you care for your dog. With these, a genetic link is sometimes suspected but not proven:

Canine Diabetes

Canine Pancreatitis

Schnauzer Bumps
We also provide information to help you understand , how genetics works and the risks involved in buying a line-bred  puppy.

You can also access great advice of what to feed your Schnauzer and how to raise her to promote great health, vitality and a long, trouble-free life of enjoyment for you and your pet.


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