8 Frequent Diseases in Dogs

Describe about Diseases in Dogs

Recognize the signs of pathologies is a fundamental issue to preserve the health of the dogs; even to ensure its survival, since there are cases that can be deadly

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Prevention and information are the best tools we have available to take care of our pets. If we know the symptoms and we take them quickly to the vet, there is a better chance that they will improve and heal. In the following article we will tell you what are the common diseases in dogs.

Frequent illnesses in dogs

It is essential that you pay attention to changes in your pet’s habits, since many times these signs indicate that something is not right.

The symptoms Dog Diseases are not always visible, such as vomiting or diarrhea; Sometimes it is an unusual tiredness or lack of energy or modifications at mealtime. Some of the frequent diseases in dogs are:

1. Otitis

This ear infection is more common in those breeds with long, drooping ears such as the cocker spaniel or the bloodhound, although it can appear in all dogs that have had contact with water or moisture.

If your pet scratches his ears and moves his head to the sides, or if you get close and have a bad smell in his ears and secrete some yellowish liquid, he is likely to have otitis.

2. Moquillo

A disease that, fortunately, has a vaccine to prevent it, but which is highly contagious and becomes deadly in animals not inoculated or only a few weeks old.

The distemper sometimes can not be diagnosed, that is why it is known as ‘the pathology of the thousand symptoms’: coughing, sneezing, secretions, fever, diarrhea and nervous tics are just some of them.

3. Scabies

It is a skin disease that can also appear in cats and even in people. The scab is caused by some parasites called mites pierce the dermis and infect.

There are two types of mange more frequent in dogs: sarcoptic – it is contagious on contact with an infected animal – and demodectic. The latter is related to immune or genetic problems.

4. Internal parasites

The most common group of ‘worms’ that affects dogs are tapeworms: flat and lodged in the intestine feeding on the food eaten by the animal. The contagion is through contaminated feces or raw or undercooked food.

It is essential to deworm your pet through the treatment indicated by the veterinarian: not only puppies should be controlled, since parasites can also affect adults. Sometimes they can be detected in the stool.

5. Osteoarthritis

This is one of the frequent diseases in elderly dogs and of certain dog breeds such as the German Shepherd or the Doberman. Arthrosis is the inflammation and degeneration of the joints, mainly of the hip and the elbow.

The risk of suffering from this problem increases if the animal is obese or does not exercise too much.

6. Parvovirus

This disease mainly affects the digestive system of the pet, but also causes the decrease in the number of red blood cells in the blood and prevents the proper functioning of the heart and intestines.

The symptoms of canine parvovirus include vomiting, lack of appetite, bloody stools, fatigue, diarrhea, depression, lack of energy and dehydration. The good news is that it can be prevented with a vaccine.

7. Gastritis

It is more common than we think and, in most cases, we do not realize that our pet is suffering from it. Gastritis is an inflammation or irritation of the gastric mucosa and is caused by a poor diet: inadequate food, too heavy rations or rapid swallowing of food.

The main symptoms are vomiting and abdominal distension (swollen belly), but canine gastritis can also include loss of appetite or weight, lack of energy and excessive production of saliva.

8. Leishmaniasis

This disease is transmitted by a mosquito and is frequent in certain areas of Spain and Europe. The symptoms of leishmaniasis are very diverse and the best way to avoid contagion is by eliminating the causative agent.

Do not leave containers with water in the open air (so the insect cannot deposit their eggs), put aerosol repellents on doors and windows – so you do not enter the home – and apply a pipette against mosquitoes in your pets.

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