Veterinarians weigh in on the Siberian Husky, Persian, Siamese, and other breeds. We love our pets and want to ensure that they are always at their healthiest. However, that’s not always the case. “In humans, genetics play a major role in our vulnerability to disease and developmental disorders. The same goes for our pets,” explains Dr. Katy Nelson, senior veterinarian at Chewy. “Certain breeds are genetically predisposed to hereditary diseases, orthopedic disorders, and even to more severe forms of infectious diseases—such as Rottweilers and canine parvovirus. Whether this is due to inherited immunity, issues with anatomical development, or environmental influences, the fact remains that there are problems that recur in some of our favorite breeds of pups. “