Dogs Common Diseases

Dogs common diseases and symptoms

Introduction

As a dog parent, it is important to notice the signs and symptoms of dogs common diseases. So you can seek clinical help for your canine friend as soon as possible. Below there are some common diseases and other medical inflictions that frequently impact dogs.

1: RABIES

Rabies is a viral infection of the nervous system that mainly affects dogs.

Rabies caused by the rabies virus. Spread by a bite or saliva from an infected animal. It is fatal once an animal gets it showing symptoms.

CURE: There is no cure for rabies, and it is almost always fatal. Once clinical signs occur, an infected animal usually dies within five days.

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Condition of dog in Rabbis Disease

2: CANINE DISTEMPER

Canine distemper is caused by a very contagious virus. Puppies and dogs usually become infected through virus. These virus particles are in the air or in the respiratory secretions of infected dogs. Infected dogs typically develop runny eyes, fever, snotty nose, coughing, vomiting, diarrheas seizures and paralysis.

CURE: It is often fatal but core is an effective vaccine to protect your dog from this deadly disease.

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Condition of dog in canine distemper

3: EXTERNAL PARASITES (Dogs common Diseases)

External parasites such as ticks, fleas and mange, are fairly common dogs diseases. Ticks from the environment, fleas from other dogs and the environment, and mange from other dogs pose risks at dog gatherings. Ticks can transmit diseases. Fleas can transmit some types of tapeworms as well as some diseases.

CURE: There are many approved products available to effectively prevent and treat external parasites on dogs. I will personally recommend “Duowin Topical Spray“.

Ticks are external parasites
Ticks are external parasite (Common disease in dogs)

4: OSTEOARTHRITIS

Also known as Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD). In this disease progressively worsening inflammation of the joint caused by the deterioration of cartilage. While any joint in the body can develop osteoarthritis. The condition most commonly affects the limbs and lower spine.

 CURE: Treatment of osteoarthritis is usually “multimodal. Several different therapies are used simultaneously in order to achieve the best outcome.

5: HEPATITIS

Hepatitis in dogs is classified into two categories.

-Infectious Canine Hepatitis

Infectious canine hepatitis is an acute contagious disease caused by the canine adenovirus. This targets different organs such as kidney, liver and stomach. Symptoms can be slight fever, thirst or apathy to death.

-Canine Chronic Hepatitis (Dogs common Diseases)

Canine chronic hepatitis is associated with infectious canine hepatitis. In this category at some point the liver has become inflamed and necrosis has occurred.

CURE: Treatment options can range from intravenous fluid therapy to hospitalization. Blood work will need to be taken on a regular basis.

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Hepatitis in dogs

6: HEARTWORMS (Dogs common Diseases)

Heartworm disease is a serious and sometimes fatal disease in dogs. Foot-long worms that are present in the body organs such as heart, lungs and associated blood vessels of affected dog. Heartworm causing severe lung disease, heart failure and damage to other organs in the body. If untreated, their (heartworm) number can increased by several hundred worms.

CURE : A drug called Melarsomine kills adult heartworms. Melarsomine kills the adult heartworms in the heart and adjacent vessels. This drug is actually injectable.

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Heartworm Life Cycle

Quality health care for your dog is one of the most important areas to love and support your dog. Throughout their life, from puppy to senior.

Let the experts examine your dog regularly. Screen them for any health issues and to provide you with the best, personalized information to keep your precious pup healthy for many years.

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