Dog Diseases and Health Problems
As dogs are highly sensitive to smell, police and military are using dogs as their working companion for detecting suspects, patrolling troubled areas or tracking criminals. Some people are using dogs as their securities or hunting partners. But in most of the cases, people domesticate this pet as their friend. So, if you are domesticating a dog for any of these purposes, you cannot avoid your responsibilities towards your dog. The best way you can do your responsibilities is you can provide a proper health care to your dog. Try to find out all the common dog diseases as well as dog problems that your dog may suffer from and take necessary remedies for that.
Here, I enlisted some common dog diseases and health problems that may help find out if your dog is suffering from any kind of health problems.
Distemper is a very contagious canine disease which has no proper treatment. This dangerous disease has a direct impact on the nervous system of a dog. It also affects the gastrointestinal and respiratory system of a dog. The early symptoms of this disease are fever, cough and diarrhea. A runny nose and eyes is another most common symptom of this disease. If this disease lasts long, it may cause nervous twitching, paralysis, and seizures.
This viral disease is highly contagious which can be transmitted by urine or saliva of the infected dogs. The early symptoms of this disease are fever, tissue swelling and hemorrhage. Blood transfusions and a very intensive care may cure this disease.
Canine leptospirosis is a contagious disease which caused by a specific bacteria. This disease may transmit to a dog with the nasal secretions, urine, or saliva of an infected dog. This disease has a very serious impact on the kidneys of a dog. Fever, vomiting, diarrhea, and jaundice are the primary symptoms of leptospirosis. Antibiotics and intravenous (IV) fluid therapy can cure this disease.
Rabies is a viral infection which directly affects the central nervous system and causes a fatal brain infection. This disease transmits to all the mammals by the bit of infected dog. The vaccine in time prevents this disease. But this disease has no cure.
Corona is a viral contagious disease that affects the gastrointestinal tract. Urine or saliva of infected animal transmits this disease. Fever, lethargy, vomiting, bloody diarrhea and rapid dehydration are the primary symptoms of the corona.
This disease is very much contagious which mainly attacks the respiratory system, causing a chronic, dry, hacking cough. Several viruses and bacteria are responsible for this disease. Though at the beginning this disease is not very dangerous, it may cause pneumonia.
This is a very contagious viral disease. This disease spreads by the contact of saliva of infected dogs. It normally attacks gastrointestinal system. Fever, vomiting, lethargy, bloody diarrhea and rapid dehydration are the primary symptoms of this disease. Intensive IV fluid and supportive therapy may be the good treatments for this disease.
Besides, there are some internal and external parasites that attack the dog. Tapeworms, roundworm, hookworms, heart worms and whip worms are some internal parasites that attack the dog and make it weak and sick. Fleas, ticks, lice, manage-mites and domestic-mites are some external parasites the attack almost all the dogs. However, ear infection, anal sac and some dental problems also attack the dogs very often.
Provide the proper care and comfort to your dog to keep your pet strong and healthy. Confirm regular check up and tests for your dog. Do not keep your dog in too hot or too cold place. Feed your dog twice a day in a proper amount. Contact a veterinarian immediately if you find anything abnormal behavior in your dog.