Subvalvular Aortic Stenosis
Your Newfie Lab is prone to this disease as it is more commonly seen in its Newfoundland parents. Well, aortic stenosis is a blood-flow blockage inside the heart on the way from the left ventricle to the aorta blood vessel.
The term “subvalvular” here refers to the blockage specifically under the aortic valve, the opening to the aorta blood vessel. This kind of blockage leads to mild chest pain or severe pain sometimes, depending on how hard the heart needs to pump the blood.
Common among Newfoundland Labrador mixes, epilepsy is a brain disorder where the abnormality of neurons and electric signals affects the brain-working badly, consequently stopping brain-related body functions.
The brain of the pooch, in this condition, faces frequent epileptic seizures, which usually lead to unconsciousness. On-time surgeries, however, help to recover the specific damaged parts of your Newfie buddy’s brain.
During gastric torsion, the stomach of Newfoundland Lab Mix gets filled with excessive gas, consequently making it twisted or stretched. An uncomfortable posture is the most visible symptom.
The severe version of this disease, namely gastric dilation volvulus, may also occur. In that case, the condition becomes riskier than before. Proper treatments and surgeries, however, help to tackle this all. The disease is known for being common in both the Newfie Lab parents, so make sure you always get your pooch regular checkups.