breed health profile

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Breed Health Profile Samoyed The Samoyed is named for the tribe of nomadic herders that originally bred him, the Samoyede people of Siberia. He helped hunt, guard, herd reindeer and pull sleds through the formidable Siberian landscape, but the peaceful Samoyede people also treated him like a family member. Most of the Samoyeds in North America today are descended from dogs brought from Siberia to help with polar expeditions in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The Samoyed — or “Sammy” — ranges from 35 to 65 lbs. and has a fluffy, dense, weather-resistant coat that ranges from pure white to cream or biscuit-colored. His coat needs to be brushed weekly, and will need more attention during shedding season. He loves to display the wide grin and curling lips known as the distinctive “Sammy smile.” The Samoyed is happiest when he is with his people. His friendly, loyal disposition makes him a wonderful companion and faithful protector for children, though he may try to “herd” them to play! He also loves to run and bark, so channeling his energy with exercise will help keep him from finding mischievous ways to entertain himself. The Petplan Healthometer measures how healthy a particular breed is in 4 relation to other breeds. 1 = healthiest 10 = least healthy healthometer 10 0 For more details on these and other hereditary conditions, visit gopetplan.com/condition-check Glaucoma Glaucoma is characterized by an elevation of pressure inside the eye, which causes extreme discomfort and may lead to an enlarged, bulging eye and result in blindness. Treatment for glaucoma consists of lifelong medical therapy, and often requires surgical removal of the affected eye. Long-term prognosis for vision in the affected eye is poor. Cost of treatment: $1,000 to $10,000+ 28 the shiny happy pets issue


Shiny Happy Pets Issue
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