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Q. What are the risks if any of siblings mating

A. Mating of siblings is never a good idea. Just like in humans the risk of genetic abnormalities increases greatly. These could be things like hernias to more severe like neurologic defects. I would strongly advise against it.

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DR. JENNIFER LADD, DVM

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A. In some cases siblingmating can cause reproductive issues such as small litter sizes and high mortality rate of newborns.

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DAVID ELBEZE, DVM, MRCVS

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