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Common Dog Diseases and Health Problems You’ll Want to Know About

Common dog diseases and health problems explained

As a dog owner, you’ll probably need some information on common dog diseases and health problems and how to prevent them. There are many diseases in dogs and some we can prevent by vaccination. However puppies can’t be vaccinated against most diseases until they reach a certain age, so be sure to keep your puppy away from other dogs until they have been fully immunized from most of the common and infectious canine diseases.

The following video explains how human diseases and canine diseases have a lot in common and how to prevent many health disorders in your dog.

People and Pets: Common Diseases – Disease Prevention

The spectrum of diseases that affect the human body is vast. Companion pets, particularly dogs, experience many of these same diseases, and more that are specific to canines. Disease prevention and preventive care is better than cure. This program is…

For a list of common dog diseases and health problems, go to Wikipedia and click on the blue links for a detailed explanation on each disease.

Canine distemper is a particularly nasty viral disease which has similar symptoms to the flu and also effects the dog’s central nervous system. Unfortunately it may be on the increase, according to this article.

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There is no data to back up claims that the disease is on the rise on a national level, but there have been many outbreaks of distemper covered in the local news media. Genetic studies of the canine distemper viruses in the

Parvovirus or dog parvo is another nasty canine disease which requires fast diagnosis and treatment, or it can become fatal. You can immunize your dog against parvovirus and this should be done as soon as he’s old enough.

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In the long list of dog diseases, dog parvo is one of very few which can become fatal if not treated quickly. Parvo or canine parvovirus is an illness which is highly contagious animal to another through indirect contact with an infected dog’s feces. Though Dog parvo can be found in both young and adult dogs it most commonly affects puppies who at birth are not protected by natural immunity antibodies. A male Golden Retriever named Tucker. Image via Wikipedia

Parvovirus is extremly contagious disease. In the following video Dr Kwane tells us how we can protect our dog against parvo.

Parvo; The Most Common & Deadly Dog Disease Do you have a question about your pet, Ask Dr Kwane! Your pup can catch it in the park, in the street, or even your own front yard… Dr. Kwane tells you how to protect your pooch from this common and deadly dog disease. ASK DR. KWANE…

Canine influenza or dog flu is an extremely contagious viral disease which can be spread via contact with infected dogs. It is reasonably new compared with other common dog diseases and health problems, only recognized in 2004. Read about prevention and treatment here…

Canine influenza virus (CIV) is caused by a highly contagious


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Canine influenza can be prevented and this video shows how.

How To Protect Your Dog from Dog Flu: Canine Influenza (CIV) In Dogs

In this pet care video we learn about dog flu (Canine Influenza). Yes, just like people, dogs can get the flu. Canine influenza has emerged as a serious cause of canine infectious respiratory disease (CIRD) complex in recent years. Dr. Mike explains …

Dog owners frequently worry about catching a disease from their dog. Can pets transmit viral or bacterial diseases to human. Yes they can and here are some examples…

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I hope the above information has helped you to find out more about common dog diseases and health problems, so that you can more easily identify health problems in your dogs and what to do about them.

Dog Diseases : Diabetic Diets for Dogs (Video)

If a dog has diabetes it can sometimes be controlled with diet. This is particularly relevant if your dog is overweight. Canned dog food and commercial dog food can perpetuate obesity in dogs. Watch this video to discover the best diabetic diet for dogs

If a dog has diabetes, they usually need to be treated with insulin twice a day, and they need to eat a diet that has digestible fiber and low carbohydrates. Learn how a weight-loss diet is necessary for diabetic dogs with help from a staff veterinarian in this free video on dog health and pet care. Expert: Dr. James Talbott Bio: Dr. James R. Talbott is a staff veterinarian at Belle Forest Animal Hospital and Kennel in Nashville, Tenn. Filmmaker: Dimitri LaBarge

Knowing Your Dog’s Infectious Diseases

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Health is always an important factor in all of our lives. It is everyone’s prority to maintain a good health. This is also true with other animals. Like humans, they too, have health to take care of and diseases to prevent. Disease is any undesirable condition that is occurring in the organism’s body. 
Good examples of disease are: infectious, hereditary, skin, orthopaedic eye illnesses and many more. Infectious diseases are those diseases that can easily be transmitted and contracted. I chose to discuss this type of disease simply because since they are easily contracted, this kind is the most common occurring disease.

Dog’s Typical Infectious Diseases

1.      Coronavirus-The method of transmission and symptoms are same as that of Parvovirus. Gastro-intestinal tract is the one that is mainly affected.
2.       Parvovirus- a disease that is spread via infected dogs’ feces, throw-up or blood. Signs and symptoms include bloody diarrhea, lethargy, vomiting, fever, loss of appetite and dehydration. Their feces have distinct odor.
3.       Canine Distemper- a disease spread via air or direct contact with an infected dog. It has gastrointestinal, nervous and respiratory effect. Indications and symptoms consist of loss of appetite, diarrhea, coughing, sneezing and seizures. Systematic treatment is done for this disease. It has no definite treatment.
4.       Lyme disease- a illness transmitted via infected insect’s bite. Signs include arthritis, lethargy, pain and loss of appetite.
5.       Leptospirosis- bacterial infection that is transmitted through nasal secretions, urine or saliva of an infected dog. It may lead to kidney and liver harm.
6.       Rabies- the most dreadful disease of all. It affects the dog’s central nervous system. It may lead to paralysis and death. It is also called hydrophobia because when dogs get this infection, they become afraid of water. Symptoms include, sensitivity to noise, uncalled-for biting,  and paralysis.
7.       Bordatella- this is an airborne disease commonly associated with Kennel cough. Signs and symptoms include persistent hacking and coughing, nasal discharge and sneezing. If you think that your dog has this infection, try pressing the dog’s  adam apple gently, if he coughs instantly, he is most likely to have this disease. In puppies, this may lead to pneumonia when not treated. Antibiotics are sometimes used for this infection.
8.       Infectious Canine Hepatitis or Adenovirus- is spread via direct contact with the infected animal. Liver, kidney, cell lining and blood vessels are some parts that this affects. Symptoms include thirst, loss of appetite, liver damage, lethargy and inflammation of nose and mouth.

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 These infections are actually don’t have treatment. Our only approach regarding these infections  are supportive or palliative therapy. Help them relieve the pain they suffer from through giving something for their symptoms.

These are only some of the most common dog infectious diseases. Being educated about your pet’s health helps your and the veterinarian diagnose for his possible illnesses. But of course, knowing this information alone wouldn’t help you treat your pet, you also have to consult your vet regarding these matters. There is also another way to prevent your dog from getting this infections: Vaccination. It is better if you have them vaccinated in good time.

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