Common Dog Diseases


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Parvovirus

Canine Parvovirus is a dangerous and highly contagious life-threatening disease in dogs. The disease divides the cells in the dog’s body and also attacks the white blood cells. The symptoms of the disease include vomiting, lethargy, appetite loss etc. Dogs not vaccinated against the virus are most likely to get infected. The virus can live in an environment for months so pet owners need to be careful if there was an infected dog in the house.

Kennel Cough

Kennel Cough is the disease pertaining to respiratory infections. The infection can be viral or bacterial and affects the dog’s voice box and windpipe. The symptoms of the disease are persistent dry cough and coughing, fever, nasal discharge etc. The disease can spread rapidly in closed areas with limited air circulation. Preventing the exposure of dogs to infected animals is the Most Unexceptional preventive care.

Ringworm

Ringworm is caused by a fungal infection which affects the skin, hair, and nails of the dogs. The disease can lead to bald patches on the skin, and appearance of lesions on the head, ears, limbs etc. It is a contagious disease and can spread to other animals and humans also. Generally, puppies aged under one year are most prone to the infection.

Diabetes

Diabetes in dogs is caused by lack of insulin (Type I Diabetes) or an inappropriate response to insulin *Type II Diabetes). In such a situation the blood sugar levels in the dog rises and hyperglycemia, which can again result in many complicated health problems. The disease has symptoms including weight loss, loss in appetite, increased urination, lethargy, dehydration etc. Dogs should be taken to the veterinarian immediately if such symptoms persist.


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