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The most common diseases and injuries of mixed breeds (and some not-so-common ones)

Find out what mixed breeds visit the vet for, and which diagnoses are more unusual. Our statistics show common diagnoses that affect mixed-breed dogs. Based on our damage statistics between 2016 and 2021.

Common reasons for vet visits in mixed-breed dogs

  • Stomach and intestinal symptoms – including vomiting and diarrhoea
  • Tumours of the skin
  • Pain symptoms from the musculoskeletal system

Mixed breeds compared to all breeds

Overall, mixed breed dogs tend to visit the vet less often than the comparison group ‘All breeds’.

Frequency of vet visits between 2016-2021 for mixed breeds compared to the ‘All Breeds’ group:

Rare diagnoses in mixed breeds

  • Ulcers on the cornea
  • Damage due to cool object
  • Inflammation of the eyelids

The statistics show that visits for corneal ulcers, injuries due to cold objects and inflammation of the eyelid are less common for mixed breeds compared to all breeds.

About Agria Breed Profiles

The number of veterinary visits for each dog breed is compared with how common the diagnosis is for the "All Breeds" group. The basis is based on the dogs that visited the vet and used their animal insurance during the period 2016-2021.

The frequency is calculated on dog-years-at-risk (YUR), which refers to the time that each dog was insured during the period 2016–2021. A dog that has been insured for a year generates 1.0 ÅUR, a dog insured for six months generates 0.5 ÅUR. Frequencies are given as the number of dogs that registered an event (veterinary care or death) per 10,000 YEARS. A dog that has more than one event within a diagnostic category is counted only once per category, but is counted separately within each new diagnostic category. Categories where fewer than 8 dogs suffered a compensable injury (veterinary care or death) are not reported. A breed can contain several coat type or size variants.

Agria Breed Profiles is based on data from Agria Djurförsäkring which reflects the health status of our Swedish dogs. The primary goal regarding Breed Profiles is to provide a basis for Swedish breed clubs in their health work within their breeds. The first profiles were submitted to the Swedish Kennel Club and the various breed clubs in 2002 and covered the years 1995–2002. Agria has since presented four updates; 1995–2006 (about 100 breeds), 2006–2011 (about 130 breeds), 2011–2016 (about 180 breeds) and this version 2016–2021 (about 180 breeds).

Agria Breed Profiles 2016-2021

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