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Issue number 26.1 Other Scientific

Occurrence of congenital conditions in puppies

Published 15/03/2021

Written by Emi Kate Saito and Catherine Rhoads

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The addition of a puppy into a household is a fun and exciting time for new pet owners. Young, playful pets present to the veterinary clinic for routine vaccinations and deworming, and most of these visits are routine and uneventful. 

Occurrence of congenital conditions in puppies

Introduction

The addition of a puppy into a household is a fun and exciting time for new pet owners. Young, playful pets present to the veterinary clinic for routine vaccinations and deworming, and most of these visits are routine and uneventful. However, on occasion the veterinarian may find something out of the ordinary, a congenital condition that may need to be managed or treated. In this report, commonly diagnosed congenital disorders are reviewed and an analysis of the temporal trends for these conditions is presented.
 

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