Top 10 Health Problems in Dogs:
Ear infections must be treated by
a veterinarian in a timely manner. Two common signs are dizziness and awkward posture. Preventive care is the best defense.
Additional Resource: Proper Ear and Eye Care for Your Pet
Did you know one in seven dogs
suffers from allergies? Skin allergies
are a common reason pet owners
seek veterinarian care. Find out what
you can do to stop them.
Additional Resource: Don't Let Allergies Spoil the Fun
Skin Infection/Hot Spot
Hot spots and skin infections can be quite
painful for dogs. They can enlarge in only a matter of hours and need to be treated quickly. Avoid this type of skin infection and act now.
Additional Resource: Hot Spots
Dogs have a vomiting mechanism that rejects inedible substances they have attempted to eat. Owners must be aware that vomiting can be a symptom of a more serious illness. Puppies and older dogs are at a higher risk of dehydrating themselves and need special attention.
Whether an infection or change in diet is
causing diarrhea, the danger of dehydration is a serious concern. Owners must make sure their dog is not eating anything to cause this reaction. Persistent diarrhea must be checked out by a vet.
Additional Resource: Pet Diarrhea
A bladder infection can occur if a dog goes long periods of time without eliminating. If urine color is abnormal, a dog may be suffering from this type of condition. Watch out for painful
urination as another sign of bladder
There are many treatments available to
prevent joint problems in dogs. Arthritis is a common problem that can be inherited or caused by injury. Some types of joint problems are incurable so be proactive in your care.
Additional Resource: All-Time Best Joint & Arthritis
Every dog suffering an injury must
be taken to a vet for precaution. Even if your dog does not exhibit signs of pain, a soft tissue injury may have taken place and can go unnoticed.
Any type of tumor should be taken seriously
even though it may not be cancerous. Skin tumors do not have a uniform appearance and only a trained vet can decipher them. Genetics play a big role in this disease and certain breeds are more prone to develop them.
If you notice your dog's eyes are red and watering frequently, this may be a sign of an eye infection. Eye infections cause dogs to be in pain. Take your dog to the vet if you think he/she may be suffering from this condition.