Glaucoma in the Lhasa Apso
By Jenny Drastura

Lhasa Apsos are susceptible to a number of eye conditions, including dry eye, cataracts and progressive retinal atrophy (PRA). There is one condition, however, that is often overlooked until it is too late. That is glaucoma, the most devastating eye disease a Lhasa, or any dog, can develop.

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Hemorrhagic Gastroenteritis (HGE)
By Jenny Drastura

HGE is a life-threatening disease that can occur in small and medium-sized breeds, but has an excellent cure rate. Seeing our dogs with bloody diarrhea can give us a real scare. It can be a sign of a minor gastrointestinal upset or the dog swallowing bits of a hard toy. It can also signal a more serious illness.

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Reverse Sneezing in the Lhasa Apso
By Jenny Drastura

It can be frightening to see your Lhasa suddenly begin wheezing and snorting, seemingly unable to breathe. Fortunately, it may not be quite as serious as it looks.

This “snorting” is called reverse sneezing, or inspiratory paroxysmal respiration. With this condition, the dog rapidly pulls air into the nose, whereas in a normal sneeze, the air is rapidly pushed out through the nose.

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