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Integument

This is a skin & connective tissue condition.

Ehlers Danlos (Doberman)

What is Ehlers Danlos (Doberman)?

A disorder of collagen production that leads to stretchy and loose skin and hyper-mobile joints. This disease tends to be diagnosed at a young age as affected puppies can suffer major wounds from minimal trauma.

What are the signs & symptoms that develop in affected dogs?

Affected puppies have very elastic and stretchy skin and hyper-mobile joints. They are injury prone and skin can be severely torn following even minor injuries.

When do signs and symptoms develop?

Signs are first recognized in puppies.

How do vets diagnose this condition?

Genetic testing, clinical signs, and skin biopsy can all be used to diagnose this condition.

How is this condition treated?

Unfortunately, there is no treatment for this condition.

What actions should I take if my dog is affected?

  • Follow your veterinarian's recommendations and give any medications as prescribed.
  • Try to minimize the potential for injury or trauma as much as possible.