Most common health problems in dogs
infections of the ear
pyoderma / Hotspots
Gastritis / Vomiting
infections of the urinary tract
tumors benign skin
These problems represent 25% of dog health problems.
Other canine problems of high prevalence are parasites (worms, fleas, ticks), gastric volvulus dilation (“GDV”) – commonly known as swelling, and obesity.
It is recommended that you make a list of these health problems and take them with you to appointments with your veterinarian for more information about these diseases and their symptoms.
Preventive care can significantly reduce or eliminate the risk of many of these health problems. Obesity can be avoided by properly feeding your dog as well as safe and appropriate exercises. Parasites can be prevented by keeping your dog’s immune system strong through proper diet, keeping your dog clean, and using preventive methods, which include a wide range of products against fleas and ticks. Ear infections can be significantly avoided or reduced with proper and periodic cleaning of the ears.
All the health problems mentioned can affect a dog of any breed, some tend to appear more frequently in certain breeds and types. Fattening is more common in dogs with a deep chest, and occurs more commonly in Great Dane, followed by St. Bernard and the Weimaraner. Since swelling is a medical emergency and can affect a dog of any breed or mixture, it is worth consulting with your veterinarian about advice to prevent it and how to recognize the symptoms in the case, despite their efforts it happens.
Similarly, ear infections are more common in dogs with droopy ears and appear less frequently in dogs with erect ears. However, any dog can have an ear infection, so it is worthwhile for every dog owner to learn the correct method of ear cleaning. You should periodically clean your dog’s ears, and keep an eye on the symptoms of ear infections (shaking of the head, sensitivity near the ears, if your dog constantly scratches the ears, etc.)
You should also consider your dog’s age – older dogs are more likely to swell and have arthritis. Certain parasites usually appear more frequently in puppies than in adult dogs.
Certain health problems on the list may increase the risk factor for other canine diseases by generating a domino effect. Skin allergies and flea bites can contribute to the development of hot spots. Obesity is a contributing factor to the development of arthritis. Hypothyroidism can contribute to obesity and skin problems. Ear infections, if left untreated, can lead to disorientation and vomiting. Diarrhea and vomiting can be a symptom of internal parasites.
External parasites can cause internal parasites (fleas can transmit worms, mosquitoes can transmit the heart parasite). In addition, some common parasites in dogs can be transmitted to humans, such as worms and worms.
Some of the health problems on the list (diarrhea, vomiting, urinary tract infection) are also a reason for visiting the veterinarian. If you suspect that your pet has a urinary tract infection (symptoms include: discomfort when urinating, urinating very often, blood in the urine, excessive water intake), your veterinarian will probably ask you to take a urine sample from your Dog to do tests. As with humans, a general prescription antibiotic is advised in the treatment of urinary infections.
There are a dozen reasons why a dog can develop diarrhea. Your dog may have eaten food from the trash, it may have recently changed his food and he is having difficulty adapting to the new diet, having eaten too much, or too fast. Dogs may have diarrhea when they are very nervous or vomit due to dizziness when traveling by car. Vomiting and diarrhea are not diseases, they are symptoms of another problem.
Wellness Plan: Work closely with your veterinarian to make a plan for total well-being that should include a high-quality diet, adequate and adequate exercise, visits to the veterinarian at least once a year and mental stimulation. The happiest dogs are the healthiest.