If you want to take care of your pitbull's health read on please. Pitbulls can have hip dysplasia, hereditary cataracts, allergies, ataxia, elbow dysplasia, eye problems, thyroid disease, patella luxation, parvo, or congenital heart disease. They are very easy to groom. Pitbulls needs space but they are fine in apartments. Which means you have to give them long walks. If you get sort of sick or hurt let some one else give him walks and everything like that. They live for at least 12-14 years that's pretty long for medium sized dogs. Dogs can get parvo if they are vaccinated. It is highly contagious and very, very, very, very dangerous. It can strike a dog of any age or breed. the signs of elbow dysplasia are 1.Pathology involving the medial coronoid of the ulna (FCP) 2. Osteochondritis of the medial humeral condyle in the elbow joint(OCD). 3. Ununited anconeal process(UAP). The signs for hip dysplasia are reluctant to climb stairs, tired easily in playing, clunking noises while walking, bunny hopping while trying to increase speeds.