Lichfield Road, Brownwhills, Walsall WS8 6LS
01543 373 033

Large Dogs

Tailored Care For Large Dogs

Larger breed dogs are prone to several specific health risks due to their size and genetics.

Preventive care, regular veterinary check-ups, a proper diet, and exercise are crucial in managing these health risks in large breed dogs.

Equipped For Large Dogs

We Are Well-Equipped to Provide Comprehensive Care for Your Large Dog:

Ensuring Safe Anaesthesia and Utilising a Laparoscopic Table Built to Support Up to 130 Kilos!

At our facility, we understand that large breed dogs have unique needs, especially when it comes to medical care.

Our team is fully prepared to cater to these specific requirements, ensuring the highest level of safety and comfort for your beloved pet.

Safe Anaesthesia for Large Breeds

Administering anaesthesia to large dogs requires specialised knowledge and equipment.

We use state-of-the-art anesthesia protocols and monitoring systems to ensure that your dog is safe and comfortable throughout any procedure. Our veterinary anesthesiologists are experienced in handling large breeds, allowing us to tailor anesthesia plans that account for their unique physiology and potential health risks.

Bloat (GDV) Prevention

This life-threatening condition involves the stomach twisting and filling with gas, which can cut off blood supply and lead to shock.

Laparoscopic Gastropexy

A laparoscopic gastropexy is a minimally invasive surgery to prevent bloat in dogs. It involves making small incisions in the abdomen to attach the stomach to the abdominal wall, reducing the risk of it twisting. Benefits include less pain, faster recovery, and smaller scars compared to traditional surgery.

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Timing of Neutering 

 Large breed dogs tend to grow and mature more slowly than smaller breeds. Early neutering (before 12-18 months) might affect their growth plates and lead to orthopedic issues.

We often recommend waiting until a large breed dog is fully grown (around 18-24 months) before neutering to ensure proper development.


Common Health Issues in Large Dogs:

Some of the common health issues include:

Hip Dysplasia
Elblow Dysplasia
Heart Problems


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