breed specific diseases

What Are the Different Types Of Dog Health Problems?

Dog health care is a vast area, mainly because there are so many canine diseases, but also because different breeds of dog are more susceptible to different types of diseases. Take for instance those breeds of dogs with large floppy ears like the Beagle, would you believe that they are prone to ear infections? Sometimes it’s just a matter of common sense, but often it’s not. Here’s a good site on breed specific diseases which lists different breeds of dog and the diseases to watch for,

The following article I chose because it enphasizes prevention over cure. Just looking after your dog’s diet and exercise needs will do wonders to keep him healthy and prevent a lot of canine diseases down the track.

A specific branch of veterinary medicine is specialized in treating dog health problems according to degrees of severity. The most serious ailments are infectious diseases, and the general procedure is to keep them under control by thorough periodic vaccination. Rabies is the best example here. There are also numerous genetic dog health problems generally due to over-breeding or to the attempt of maintaining breed purity.

Mixed breeds are much healthier. Nevertheless, they are not safe from viruses, obesity, diabetes and other nutrition-related ailments. It is interesting to mention the fact that such dog health problems overlap with those of humans, because diseases don’t have preferences. Ticks are also responsible for some very nasty diseases too. Bacteria also pose great dangers for animals and humans alike, and contamination occurs through food, soil, water and urine.

We’ve just mentioned a few of the potential dog health problems that can have a higher impact on the owner too. It is impossible to tackle with all the issues related to the topic of dog health problems in one article alone. What you should keep in mind is that PREVENTION of disease is what matters most. Follow the recommendations below to preserve your dog’s health.

Perform the vaccinations required from early age, and then continue with periodical medical check ups.

Periodically eliminate parasites: worms, ticks and flees. There are products with large spectrum action that eliminate all parasites in one.

Regularly wash and groom your dog!

Pay attention to nutrition. Don’t give your dog sweets! Use organic food! Respect the dog’s preferences and the specificity of age and breed.

Keep your dog fit and active.

Avoid dog exposure to chemicals and hazardous products around the house.

Reading informative materials about the prevention of dog health problems  allows you to correct mistakes and improve the living conditions of your pet. Neglecting your pet is a crime and some people have ended up in jailed because of mistreating their pets. The owner’s attitude also marks the dog’s well being. Love and affection are mutual and they grow together; their absence usually leads to behavior issues on the part of the animal.

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