Rhodesian Ridgebacks are a hardy breed, generally keeping good health if given a good diet and plenty of exercise.

Puppies and adult dogs (of all breeds) must be innoculated against the common dog ailments such as Leptospirosis, Parvovirus, Kennel Cough, Distemper, Hepatitis, Coronavirus, Worm control and Parainfluenza.

In addition, the following common health issues are those that the Rhodesian Ridgeback breed is prone to:

– dermoid sinus
– hip & elbow displasia
– gastric torsion (bloat)
– cataracts and entropion

Further information on these health issues can be found in separate articles.