Common Dog Diseases

Common Dog Diseases

Your dog will become ill for a variety of causes. Although taking proper care of your dog will reduce their dangers, certain health problems will also arise. Taking precautions to keep your dog safe will help to reduce the likelihood of diseases like these occurring. In addition, visiting the veterinarian for annual wellness checks will help you detect health issues before they become severe.

Do keep an eye out for any signs of sickness in your puppy. Dogs may suffer from a variety of health problems. The below are a few of the most typical.

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1. Coronavirus

This is a particularly infectious intestinal virus that affects both wild and domesticated dogs. Just the top two-thirds of the small intestine was infected. Many times, there are no signs and the virus will go out on its own. However, puppies and dogs with other diseases, such as parvovirus, may be at risk from this infection. If you think your puppy has developed Coronavirus, take him to the doctor as soon as possible because it can be lethal to a puppy.

It is common in older dogs for there to be no symptoms, but when there are symptoms these include:

  • Vomiting,
  • Diarrhea, and
  • Dehydration.

Treatment will involve administering extra fluids and electrolytes.

2. Distemper

Canine distemper is a very serious viral disease. It can be transmitted through the air from dog to dog. It is highly contagious and there is no known cure, which is why it is very important that you get your dog vaccinated against it. Distemper in dogs is a very dangerous infectious infection. It can be passed from dog to dog through the breeze. Since it is extremely contagious and has no proven antidote, it is important that you have your dog vaccinated against it. If you think your dog has canine distemper, call your veterinarian right away.

The symptoms are include:

  • High temperature,
  • Coughing,
  • Lethargy,
  • Loss of appetite,
  • Heavy breathing,
  • Red eyes and a runny nose,
  • Diarrhea and vomiting.

Do not take your dog into the vets until you have notified the receptionist, otherwise you may infect other dogs

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3. Hepatitis

Canine hepatitis, also known as Rubarth Disease in dogs, is a bacterial infection that is often misdiagnosed as canine distemper. It is spread by faeces, vomit, blood, and saliva. Ask your veterinarian right away if you think your dog has contracted canine hepatitis. Make sure he doesn’t come into touch with any other dogs and that his faeces is cleaned up.

The symptoms are include: 

  • High temperature,
  • Coughing,
  • Loss of appetite,
  • Depression,
  • Vomiting,
  • Pale gums and abdominal pain.
  • Symptoms of jaundice may occur as this disease infects the liver and kidneys.

4. Dental Disease

Periodontal condition (a disease of the gums and tooth attachments) is a severe and frequently underestimated health problem in dogs. And worst, the bacteria will invade the bloodstream, causing severe health problems including heart attack and kidney failure. Prevention is the secret to keeping your dog safe.

The symptoms are include:

  • Bad breath
  • Plaque and tartar
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5. Parasites

In your dog’s habitat, parasites are everywhere. External parasites, such as fleas and mosquitoes, or internal parasites, such as heartworms and intestinal worms, are examples. Fortunately, parasites can be avoided by administering regular prevention medications to your dog. Get more information from the vet for your dog future.

6. Urinary Tract Infections

Urinary problems in dogs are very common. Dealing with a dog that pees in the house is very aggravating. Many pet owners blame it on bad conduct or a lack of preparation. Your dog, on the other hand, may be suffering from a urinary tract infection, particularly if they are puppies, or have other medical issues. Inappropriate urination, excessive urination, elevated appetite, and bloody urine are all symptoms of a urinary tract infection.

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