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What Are the Most Common Diseases amongst Domestic Dogs

By Max. D Gray. Updated: March 1, 2017
What Are the Most Common Diseases amongst Domestic Dogs
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All living things can get sick, and pets are no exception. In OneHowTo.com we discuss what are the most common diseases amongst domestic cats, but if you have decided that you will have a pet dog or already have one at home you will probably also like to know what the most common diseases amongst them are. So at OneHowTo.com we explain what the most common diseases amongst domestic dogs are.

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Canine Otitis. The external canine otitis is an inflammation of the ear canal. You'll be able to tell your dog has canine otitis if it doesn't stop scratching its ear, accumulates a lot of earwax, its ear is swollen and read, and behaves aggressively due to the pain your dog is under.

If you think your dog has canine otitis, take your dog to the vet as soon as possible, as this condition can worsen and can provoke severe hearing loss.

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Skin problems. Whether it's dermatitis, specifi infections, allergies or other skin problems. If your dog scratches too often and you notice redness and dandruff, your dog may probably have a skin problem and should be treating accordingly.

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Intestinal problems. They may occur in gastritis or gastroenteritis, with vomiting or severe diarrhoea. In bigger dogs, gastric torsion is also a common intestinal disease. In all of these problems, you'll notice your dog's activity will diminish and drooling and vomiting will increase.

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Bladder infections or cystitis. Usually this condition occurs in older dogs. You may noticeyour dog starts urinating more often, vomits and starts losing weight. It is very important to take your dog to the doctor as these symptoms may also indicate a tumor or bladder stones that need removing.

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Canine Arthritis. This is a very common joint disorder. It is a developmental disorder characterized by the degeneration of articular cartilage and osteophyte formation. It usually affects older dogs.

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Canine distemper. This is a viral infection that usually affects younger dogs, being highly contagious and potentially fatal disease.

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Canine Parvoriosis. It is a viral infection which is severe and highly contagious. This disease affects the gastrointestinal tract of dogs of any age and race. It can also affect the heart muscles in puppies.

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Canine leishmaniasis. It is a parasitic disease that affects people and dogs. It manifests itself in many pathological situations, from asymptomatic infections to very serious conditions. The first symptom is hair loss, though symptoms may not appear at first sight, that's why it's important to take your dog for regular blood tests once a year.

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Filariasis. Also called Canine Heartworm, this is a parasitic disease caused by filariform parasites. There are 6 different species affecting dogs and it's important to detect this disease quickly as it can act between 85 to 120 days and it can even cause death.

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Kennel cough. This disease usually occurs in dogs that are or have been in canine communities. The severity of the infection depends on several factors, including the age of the animal, their state of health and hygiene or its breed, amongst other factors. This can be cured with antibiotics and with time. You can also help by using a humidifier.

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