I've seen so many posts lately about Cockers with ruptured disks, or some sort of back/spinal issues. What causes this? Can someone please enlighten me? Maybe I'm not alone with this thought! It seems to be fairly popular with Cockers these past few days....should we be doing something to prevent it? Rudy is 2.5 years old and I know thats young, but it seems like cockers of all ages are dealing with these issues.
Why is it so popular in Cockers? Do you guys think it has something to do with the sloping topline? I know I read something about back issues in German Shepherds (Henry is thought to be partiallly GSD) and it had to do a lot with their sloped back and small back legs. Its just food for thought. I'm curious as to what you guys think...especially those of you who show and breed.