I had wanted and waited for 10 years to get an EB and I knew the various and most common health problems that they could get. The breathing problems due to their cute smooshed in faces, the joint problems, allergies and sensitivity to foods, skin sensitivities, and cherry eye. I knew this going in, so obtained pet insurance on my two guys, and decided I would be proactive and start with healthy choices in their food, treats, vet care, and supplements. I think that there are certain traits that affect certain breeds, and each breed has their specific problems. We have no guarantees in life even with our own health, there are a whole host of issues and diseases that we potentially can get, and there are no guarantees when we have children that they are not going to have any problems either. We can make sure we start our pets on a high quality and nutritious food, which goes a long way in prolonging their life and health, we can give them preventative vet care to make sure they stay healthy, spay/neuter our pets to avoid unwanted traits, wandering, and certain cancers. We can give them healthy treats, and preventative supplements like yogurt, apple cider vinegar, salmon oil, all these boost the immune system which helps them to better stay healthy and fight diseases, and make sure they get adequate exercise, and lots of love. If we do our best by our pets, we will hopefully be able to enjoy them for a long time, and have that unconditional love that only a pet can provide. Unfortunately our pets don't have a life span of humans, and so we do eventuallly face that heartache of out living them and having to let them go one day, but if we didn't then we wouldn't have our precious babies and the opportunity of loving one of these beautiful animals. All we can do is love, care and enjoy them for as long as we are lucky to have them. Don't think about all the sad and difficult things that can happen, but focus on the time and love that you have, and enjoy them each and everyday.