This is a disease that affects the hip joints of the Pitbull Boston Terrier Mix, causing it to become lame or even unable to walk properly. If this condition goes untreated, it can lead to arthritis and probable kidney problems later on.
This hormonal disease affects your Boston Terrier Pitbull Mix’s adrenal gland, resulting in weight loss and vomiting. It can also lead to organ failure and seizures.
Known to be “short-headed”, Boston Terrier is a classic example of brachycephalic dog breed. If the Boston Terrier Pitbull Mix has inherited this brachycephalic feature from its Boston Terrier parent, you will notice that this mixed breed has a relatively flat face and a short nose.
Thus, this mixed breed often has difficulty breathing or regulating its temperature because of its shortened muzzle. Prolonged exercise sessions, longer than 1.5 hours, may cause the mixed breed to face severe breathing difficulties.
Corneal ulcers are common among Boston Terriers, and Boston Terrier Pitbull Mixes are likely to face this similar issue with their eyes.
The mixed breed also has prominent eyes, making them vulnerable to dust, sand, and objects. If your dog develops this condition, it can lead to blindness for the more severe cases.
Dog Ear Infections
Dog ear infections are also quite common with the Boston Terrier Pitbull Mix breed due to their droopy ears. They’re usually caused by bacteria which is why you’ll notice them appearing from time to time on your pooch.
Besides infections, this breed is vulnerable to sunburns. Like humans, dogs also need a balanced diet to stay healthy. You should take note of the ingredients included in your dog’s food because some can cause allergies or other health problems.