When your dog gets sick, the first thing everyone wants to do is find out what they are. Then we want to know how we can help them become better. We will explain some of the common diseases of dogs and what you can do to help them in their recovery.
What are Some Common Dog Diseases?
Some common diseases in dogs;
- Ear infections
Dog Ear Infections
Dogs can easily catch ear infections. You will notice an odor in the ear canal and sometimes you will notice discharge from the ears. Your dog may be shaking his head or holding his head to one side. Ear infections can be very painful. Floppy ears and long haired dogs are more prone to ear infections.
Vomiting in dogs
Some dogs can vomit when they vomit because they eat the wrong food. There are other serious reasons for vomiting. Vomiting is usually one of the first signs you will see if your pet has accidentally eaten, poisoned, or has an underlying medical condition that it should not eat. Your veterinarian will perform a blood test to rule out another possible disease. If your dog has vomited for more than 1 day or has vomited several times a day, it is best to see your veterinarian. The sooner you catch a disease, the better the outcome.
Diarrhea in dogs
Diarrhea can be as simple as highlighting your dog from a new condition or parasites to gastroenteritis. If your dog has young and bloody diarrhea, most veterinarians are concerned. Some diseases that can cause your dog to have diarrhea are very serious. If your dog has diarrhea, it is best to take them to a vet. A dog, especially a small dog, can become dehydrated quickly from diarrhea alone.