We’ve all been there at one time or another. We get home from a long day at work and realize our beloved Dane hasn’t eaten their meal. We might be …
Heartworms are both one of the most serious and preventable diseases affecting our canine friends. Learn how to prevent, identify, & treat them.
Specific to Great Danes, the OFA partnered with the Great Dane Club of America to create a specialized set of CHIC health testing requirements. The Great Dane screening requirements include: hip dysplasia, eye, thyroid, and cardiac evaluation.
The cost of pet insurance varies based on three primary factors: age, location, and type of coverage. In our testing, we found that the average cost of accident and illness coverage for Great Danes was $70 per month.
Cherry eye occurs when the nictitans gland starts to protrude onto the eyeball, giving a bright red, cherry-like appearance. Common treatment options include massage and surgery.
Great Danes drool more than most other breeds due to their facial composition. Their square jaw and loose lips are not well suited to containing drool i.e. saliva. The folds in the skin allow it to pool and easily run out of the mouth.
While this topic may appear to be mired in controversy, it’s clear that elevated feeders are beneficial for Great Danes under the right conditions.
If you notice that your Dane’s eyes are starting to droop or turn red, it could be a normal effect of aging. However, red eyes can also signal that your dog is experiencing irritation, developing an infection, or is suffering from a condition like entropion, ectropion, glaucoma, or cataracts.
Most Great Danes begin losing their puppy teeth around the age of 4 months. Don’t be alarmed if yours starts the process a little bit sooner or later as it’s not an exact science! From start to stop, it usually takes a month or two to lose all 28 puppy teeth.
Happy Tail Syndrome often affects larger dog breeds who also have thin coats, such as Great Danes. Luckily, there is an easy way to treat it when it does occur!