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List of 7 Most Common Dog Health Issues & Treatments

 05/14/2019

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A dog is a bundle of love, gift wrapped in fur. If you are a novice pet parent or have adopted a pup since years, the common health issues can be an impediment to your dog’s well-being is a major concern. Sometimes, even your dog suffers in silence. They may behave normal even with the mild disturbance in the health, but it is a pet parent's duty to be punctilious about their furry pal’s well-being and be vigilant about the symptoms they show.

Dogs can suffer from a variety of health problems. The common health issues when ignored are prone to ignite many other serious illnesses. Therefore, it is crucial for pet parents to know some of the most common health problems in dogs before they take a serious turn.

Where everyone in the world is ready to discuss problems, we have put together a list of dog’s common health problems along with the pioneering treatments that pet-parents need to know.

 

Fleas & Ticks

For your dogs, fleas and ticks are always in the air more than love. Fleas are the rigid quirky creatures that are easiest for your dog to pick up. These fleas, if ignored, can cause allergic reactions and intense irritation to the dogs and may also lead to anemia through the loss of blood. Ticks are far more dangerous. Paralysis ticks found in dogs may cause serious tick-borne diseases such as Lyme disease if left untreated for the long run.

Treatment: With the availability of a plethora of flea and tick treatments including topical and oral treatments and collars, you can go with any that comforts your pooch.

 

Worms

These parasites accidentally infect dogs and can be a common condition among them. Roundworms, hookworms, tapeworms, and whipworms are internal parasites in dogs. This parasites detriment the dog’s health, when left untreated over the longer period of time. Moreover, the other parasites such as heartworms are dangerous that migrates into and harm the dog’s heart gradually.

Treatment: The best way to protect your dogs from various types of worm infections is to prevent them from occurring. You can protect your pup with the help of available wide-range of dewormer in the market.

 

Dental Disease

Dental disease is among the prevalent disease that can disrupt your pet’s health. This may affect dogs over 3 to 4 years of ages. If left untreated, the dental disease can cause infections that make their way into other systems of the dog’s body. It can eventually reach the liver, kidney, heart and also cause cancer.

Treatment: Pet parents can maintain the oral hygiene of their pets by using good quality dental products in daily life. Moreover, regular check-ups with the vet will help greatly.

 

Vomiting & Diarrhea

Stress, flea and tick infestation, intestinal parasites and food problems can be the reasons for vomiting and diarrhea in your pet. Persistent diarrhea and vomiting in your pet is a major concern and you should be vigilant about other symptoms such as fever, blood in the vomit, odd behavior, etc.

Treatment: Before the vomiting and diarrhea take a serious turn, it is imperative for pet-parents to consult a vet immediately.

 

Ear Infections

Dogs are curious creatures. They like to roam around in the house, backyard and outdoors. So, there are high chances of dirt, dust, grass seed, ear mites or any other object to enter your dog’s ear. This causes severe irritation which can eventually result in an ear infection. If you notice your pet rigorously scratching the ear, ear odor, brown or yellow discharge from the ear, then rush at that moment to your vet.

Treatment: Always give more emphasis on cleaning and maintaining your pet’s ear with the help of effective products available online. In case of ear infection, always take your dog to the veterinarian.

 

Kennel Cough

Kennel cough is most common amongst dogs. Just as the common cold in humans, the dog kennel cough also includes symptoms such as the runny nose, coughing, and dizziness in your Fido. The best way to treat kennel cough in a dog is to provide them plenty of water, suitable food and rest.

Treatment: The best way to cure kennel cough is to get your pet checked by the vet and follow the instructions.

 

Obesity

Fitness is one of the best preventives to keep your pooch away from several health problems. Spoiling your pet with treats is good sometimes but not at the cost of their health. Unusual diet routine of your pet and lack of exercise can be the main reason that makes them obese. Those extra pounds in your Fido can add fuel to host conditions of heart disease and diabetes.

Treatment: Daily exercise and healthy food is the best combination to keep your pet away from obesity borne disease for a lifetime.

There are many vets out there to cure diseases in your pet. But, you cannot always wait for the diseases to take a serious turn in a way that causes pain to your pet. Therefore, these are the most common health problems that pet-parents should be aware of in order to deal with each situation. There are many preventives and products out in the online market, which you can always make a place in your home as pet essentials.

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