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Phaedra Zoe Stasyshyn

Lyric at three months came with us for our week trip to Wells Beach, Maine. She loved her morning and evening romps on the beach. This was the day we arrived and she zoomed up and down the beach with the kids.

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Common Aussie Health Problems

Hip Dysplasia – joint problems are not as common as eye problems, but they're still a major concern for Aussies. Hip dysplasia is a painful joint condition which is inherited genetically. Responsible breeders will screen for the genes that cause this problem, but there are still many cases of the disease out there. There's no cure, but the symptoms can be treated with medication.

Epilepsy – it might not be a typical health problem that comes to mind when you think of dogs, but epilepsy does affect Aussies. This causes quite shocking seizures in a dog and usually first appears somewhere between one and four years of age. It can be kept under control with medication, but often it will end up being the cause of death for a dog that suffers from it.

Cancer – there are various cancers which can affect a dog, some of which are inherited and some of which are caused by environmental factors. Cancer is the biggest cause of death for Aussies (apart from accidents). You can lower your dog's risk of cancer by ensuring you feed her a healthy, balanced diet in accordance with your vet's recommendations. You can also eliminate the risk of some cancers, like ovarian or testicular cancer, by having your dog neutered.

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