Common Dog Diseases: Signs, Symptoms & Treatments. Keep your dog healthy by keeping yourself informed.
Learn about the warning signs and symptoms of many common dog diseases. You can also pick up a few recovery tips to help speed up the healing process. Choose from the items below to read about a certain disease. Allergic Dermatitis Is your dog scratching or licking more than usual, or is his skin rough, flaky or irritated?
Arthritis and Joint Pain, What is Arthritis? Arthritis is a general term for abnormal changes in a joint. Brain Ageing and Behavioural Changes in Dogs It's important to remember that ageing is a natural part of your dog's life. Cancer in Dogs In many ways, your dog is a lot like you. Dental Disease in Dogs Spending a lot of face time with your pooch is a fun time for both of you - until you get a whiff of his breath! Developmental Growth Disorders in Puppies Proper nutrition is the best opportunity to keep your puppy healthy throughout her life.
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Allergic Dermatitis / Skin Infections Due to Allergies.
Dogs can have allergic reactions to grooming products, food and irritation caused by pollen in the environment such as a flower or an insect bite. Dogs with allergies can scratch endlessly and cause skin infection. Korticosteroid can help overcome the itching at the wound, but the most effective is to identify and avoid trigger allergies in dogs. Fungus infection. If your dog can not seem to stop scratching the ear or lick her toes, then ask your vet to check if there is a fungal infection. Can Mange be Mistaken for Ringworm. (Vallejo, California) Comparison of Demodectic Dog Mange (left) and Ringworm (Right) Reader Question: Differentiating Ringworm From Mange in Dogs I took my 10 week old puppy to the vet because I noticed 3 patches of missing fur which looked like dry skin to me.
The doctor did a skin culture and said she thinks it is ringworm. I gave my puppy the lime dip bath, after it dried he lost lots of hair around where the spots first started, but he also looks like he has the mange - is there a big difference? Veterinarian Suggestion for Treating Ringworm or Mange Hi, It is impossible to tell the difference between ringworm and mange (demodectic or sarcoptic) just by looking at a dog. I suspect that the hair loss you saw was caused by the dipping process removing hair that was going to fall out anyway due to ringworm. Heartworms in Dogs: Facts and Myths. WebMD separates the facts from fiction about canine heartworms.
By Sandy EcksteinWebMD Pet Health Feature Heartworms in dogs are easy to prevent, but difficult and costly to cure. We asked Sheldon Rubin, 2007-2010 president of the American Heartworm Society, to separate facts from the myths about heartworm infestations in dogs. Q: How do dogs get heartworms? A: Only by the bite of an infected mosquito. Heartworm disease has been reported in all 50 states. Heartworm disease has not only spread throughout the United States, but it’s also now found in areas where veterinarians used to say “Oh, we don’t have heartworm disease.” Pet Health & Nutrition Information & Questions. Leptospirosis. Leptospirosis is a disease caused by infection with Leptospira bacteria.
These bacteria can be found worldwide in soil and water. There are many strains of Leptospira bacteria that can cause disease. Leptospirosis in Dogs (Signs,Diagnosis & Treatment) By Lianne McLeod, DVM Updated December 18, 2014.
About LeptospirosisLeptospirosis is a bacterial disease which can affect many animals. It is rare in cats, but more common in dogs. Leptospirosis is a zoonotic disease, meaning it can be passed from animals to humans. CauseLeptospirosis is caused by a complex group of closely related bacteria of the genus Leptospira. Symptoms and Treatment of Leptospirosis. By Dr.
Becker Canine leptospirosis, “lepto” for short, is an infection caused by at least four species of Leptospira bacteria, or serovars. We know there are actually over 20 different serovars in existence that could potentially infect dogs and hundreds of non-pathogenic serovars.Leptospira are found in both domesticated and wild animals, and the main carriers of the bacteria are rats, pigs, raccoons, cattle, fox, skunks and opossums. More Cases of Leptospirosis are Being Reported In recent years there has been an increase in canine lepto cases, probably due to better diagnostic testing methods and not necessarily because more infections are occurring.It’s important to understand that while leptospirosis is not a new disease, the number of cases being reported is likely increasing because humans are encroaching more and more into natural habitats – which means family pets are coming in contact with wildlife known to harbor the bacteria.
How the Bacteria is Transmitted. Why Do Cats Purr? Why Do Cats Purr?
Purring is the most common sound cats make.