Laddie's World
Health Concerns

   Oh how I wish I could say that we collies were free from all the health problems and ailments of the rest of the canine world! But sadly, this could not be further from the truth. In fact, collies seem to have a few health issues that are almost only ever seen in collies and two of the issues mentioned in this section start with "Collie" in their names! To be fair folks, I need to mention that there are many breeds of dogs out there with more health issues than us and yes, there are many breeds out there with fewer health issues. But every breed is susceptible to something. Mixed breeds too. It is my hope that this section will help make you aware of what is out there and what you should guard your collie against.

   I've divided it into six sections to make it a little easier for you to find what you are looking for.

Preventative Medicine
This includes a typical Vet visit and general schedule of vet visits.

Common Accidents, Problems and General First Aid
This is a general guide to accidents in and out of the home, information on common canine ailments and some basic canine first aid.

Summer Safety and Care Tips
Summertime tips for safe fun in the sun with your canine friend.

Parasites and Parasitic Diseases

Infectious Diseases

Inherited or "Genetic" Diseases and Disorders
This page targets Genetic Collie issues and relatively common Collie disorders.