Akita Inu are robust animals with good health. They live on average about 12 years. However, they are still predisposed to a number of hereditary diseases. Among the problems with the musculoskeletal system, hip dysplasia is quite common. To identify pathology in the early stages, at the age of 6 months, it is worth showing the dog to an orthopedist.
Sometimes you can find volvulus of the stomach – a life-threatening situation associated with the structural features of the ligamentous apparatus of the stomach. It is important to remember that you cannot walk with these dogs immediately after eating, so any feeding should be done after the next walk.
Eye diseases are also common among this breed: eyelid volvulus, progressive retinal atrophy, glaucoma, cataracts. Therefore, the condition of the dog’s eyes should be monitored regularly.