This is a condition where the kneecap (patella) moves out of its normal position, causing lameness and discomfort. It can be genetic and may require surgical correction in severe cases.
Hip dysplasia is a hereditary condition where the hip joint doesn't develop properly, leading to arthritis and pain. It can be managed with medication and lifestyle modifications but may also require surgery.
This is a condition that affects the hip joint and results in the degeneration of the femoral head. It can cause lameness and pain and often requires surgery to correct.
This condition involves the displacement of the lens of the eye, which can lead to vision problems and eye discomfort. It often requires surgical intervention.
Some Jack Russell Terriers may be prone to congenital deafness, which can be detected through a hearing test. While deafness can't be cured, dogs can adapt well with proper training and care.
Cataracts are common in many dog breeds, including Jack Russells. They can impair vision and may require surgical removal.
These dogs can be prone to various skin issues, including allergies, dermatitis, and hot spots. Regular grooming, a healthy diet, and appropriate flea control can help prevent and manage these problems.
While not a physical health problem, Jack Russell Terriers are known for their high energy levels and strong-willed nature.