Always ask your veterinarian for advice on prevention and healthcare and be sure to seek medical advice if you think your dog is ill or hurt!
Your dog will rely on you to keep him in good healh. A proper diet, regular exercise and grooming, and routine check-ups at the veterinarian will keep a dog in a good form. It is important to get to know your dog's habits - eating, drinking, playing, sleeping and so on - since sometimes slight variations in those habits can be an indication that the dog is not feeling well.
Normal physiological indicators of a dog:
You will find the following sub-sections on our website about health issues:
Useful resources about health of Rhodesian ridgebacks
Information about different health conditions and diseases, collected and developed by Rhodesian Ridgeback Club of the United States
The most common health issues that might affect Rhodesian Ridgebacks, information prepared by The South African Rhodesian Ridgeback Club
Signs of a healthy dog – video: