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March 10, 2016

Carpal Laxity

Carpal laxity syndrome is a common issue in the Neapolitan Mastiff. The predisposition for laxity is undoubtably genetic although environmental factors clearly determine the degree of manifestation of the condition. Signs typically begin begin between 4 and 8¬†months with a gradual plantigrade stance being the most common manifestation of the condition in the Neapolitan Mastiff,…   Continue

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August 26, 2014

Top 5 Health Issues

In a recent poll the top 5 health concerns among Neapolitan Mastiff breeders included: Cardiac: Dilated Cardiomyopathy Hip Dysplasia: Elbow Dysplasia: Bloat Prolapse of the gland of the third eyelid: Cherry Eye Autoimmune Deficiency/Disease: Skin: (Demodicosis) Although at BluHouse Mastini we perform health tests on all of our dogs to try to minimize the chances…   Continue

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