Congenital Deafness in Dalmatians

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Congenital deafness is a common occurrence in Dalmatians. 

But, There is Good News

The good news is that today we have a test that will tell us whether or not a puppy can hear.  The  BAER (brainstem auditory evoked response) test measure the hearing response in each puppy’s ear. The test can be performed once the puppies are 6 weeks old. 

Skin Disorders in Dalmatians

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Webster’s definition of skin disorders should be “Dalmatian.”

If you’re thinking about getting a Dalmatian, one thing you need to know is that they have a lot of skin disorders.  Skin disorders are usually worse in the summer and caused by allergies. Warmer weather brings out those pesky fleas and ticks which can make your Dalmatian itch and scratch. Products such as Frontline Plus for Dogs, K9 Advantix, and Advantage Flea Control for Dogs  will provide your dog with flea and tick protection.