Health related problems are part of life. Although it’s something we’d all rather avoid thinking about, it’s important to educate ourselves about what conditions, illnesses or diseases are out there. Our dogs are faithful companions and they depend on us for good care.
To help your canine friend live a healthy life, you should know some of the most common health problems dogs face, their signs, and what you can do about them.
Vomiting and diarrhea are among the most common causes to visit the vet. Diarrhea in dogs, as with vomiting, can have lots of causes, including stress, infections, intestinal parasites, and food problems.
If your dog is vomiting, you should go to the vet. Especially if your dog is a puppy, since they are very sensitive to these problems and they can dehydrated very quickly.
A large part of being a good dog owner means taking care of your pet’s health. That means making sure your dog’s food is healthful. Improving your dog’s diet can add years to your dog’s life and save you a fortune.
It just requires a little knowledge and the desire to give your dog the healthy body he or she deserves. From my experience, the best dog food is Purina One SmartBlend Lamb & Rice, because it’s tastefully rich in protein. And just like puzzle pieces that fit perfectly together, lamb blends with grains and other ingredients to create a complete protein profile.
I have two dogs, and they both love this product! Purina One SmartBlend Lamb & Rice is an excellent food for my huskies. I love my dogs and I always give them food of the highest quality.
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Arthritis is often seen as a rite of passage for our older pets. They may seem slow to rise in the morning, or a bit reluctant to jump up to their favorite spot on the couch.
Your veterinarian can diagnose most forms of arthritis during a routine exam, but they may also recommend an x-ray to rule out other issues or evaluate how seriously inflamed the joints are. While there is no cure for arthritis, there are joint supplements and even treatments like acupuncture, to help keep your pet as mobile as possible for as long as possible.
This is a big one, especially with older dogs. Cataracts for dogs, just like humans can really affect the way we see.
It’s not only old age that will bring about these growths on the eye, often cataracts will develop after the eye has been through a trauma or can be caused by disease. Cataracts in dogs may even be present when the dog is first born, or may develop in the first few weeks of a puppy’s life.
Otitis or ear infection
Ear infections are very common in dogs, especially in dogs that spend a lot of time outside.
Ear infections can be caused by allergies or by a poor hygiene. If your dog scratches his ear, has bad smell or discharge, you should go to the vet. Remember not to get their ears wet when you give him a bath.
Flea – and Tick-Borne Diseases
Dogs go outside, which means they’re susceptible to painful bites from fleas and ticks. But fleas and ticks also carry disease. Dogs that have sudden fevers or diarrhea, vomiting and reduced appetite, may have caught something from a pest.
Untreated, fleas not only make your dog intensely uncomfortable, they can also cause allergic reactions, infections, and even lead to anemia from blood loss.
If your dogs are obese then they risk developing all sorts of conditions such as heart disease, kidney disease, arthritis and much more.
A large part of being a good dog owner means taking care of your pet’s health. That means making sure your dog’s food is healthful and nutritious, going for long walks every day, playing at the dog park, and of course giving your pup plenty of love and attention.
I hope all this information are useful for you and please take care of your dog. With a few simple precautions – vaccinations, preventive medications and hygienic care – you can prevent these common dog diseases and avoid much more serious complications.
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