The top 5 most common dog diseases! What are the most dangerous dog diseases? Remember, timely vaccination of pets is the best prevention of dangerous viral diseases of dogs. Also, do not forget that some dog diseases can be dangerous for humans, be careful! Contact your veterinarian as soon as something goes wrong! But some of those dog diseases require your immediate attention.
First of all:
Lameness in dogs or cats – the main causes and symptoms of the disease
Why limping you would ask? Because limping is the most visible of the symptoms. I for example see it a lot when I drive my Mobile Pet Spa truck to work along Mulholland drive or Ventura blvd in Studio City , or just walking my own dog in my neighborhood. It’s very common. And pet owners notice it immediately rushing their pet to a veterinarian. I want to emphasize: it is not a disease but a symptom.
There are a few dog diseases
- Its when it is painful for your pet to lean on the point in question. It’s painful to step with that paw, painful to carry the weight, so the pet is limping.
- The so called “suspended” type of limping. When your pet cannot control certain muscle groups of the legs. That could point to neurological disorder ( most of the time it is not even the limbs, but the brain of the animal that should be addressed).
- Then there is a biomechanic limp . When one limb is shorter than the other. Of course your pet will be limping, because the lengths of the extremities differ. Your pet can jump and run and won’t be feeling any discomfort or pain. Are you with me so far? Good.
Detecting Lameness ( dog diseases)
.. It’s not as easy as it seems. Why? The problem is of how would you be able to tell if its a lameness or a crouching in fast running pet? What does it mean! There are many dog diseases but, ss an example: if the right limb is in pain, your pet will try to transfer the weight to the left and the left will be crouching . And most of pet owners will think that it is limping . But, as it turns out the pet is “saving” the right paw but crouching on the left one. Complicated? I think it is not.
And it gets even more complicated. Maybe you have a small doggie, and to for the doggie to come along it needs move it’s feet really fast. In this case it’s a quite difficult to figure out which of the four feet is having a problem . Would it be a cool idea to make a video of it and the slow it down to look thru ? Great tip, right? That way it you can easily pinpoint the problem to your local veterinarian. Are you with me so far? Read some interesting finding below, especially prepared for you PET OWNER , you might find it very useful . .Next…
Parvo-Enteritis in Dogs ( common dog disease)
Its an acute infectious dog disease, characterized by a high mortality count in dogs. Yes, very high. The source you would ask? Well, it’s mostly sick or recovered dogs that have been in contact with your pet, ( Consider dog park, neighbor encounter or even a veterinarian’s office. Yes, it is true. ), they excrete the virus into surroundings make it sort of an airborne for a short time ( consider Covid-19 for humans). This virus can be easily transported by soles of your feet , as well as clothing , leashes, grocery bags, etc. That is why the close encounter is not necessary tha main source of the transmission of the disease.
High fever, diarrhea with blood , vomiting, discolored eyeballs. Discomfort and sharp pain when pressure applied to the belly. Parvo-Enteritis is very dangerous for puppies month to a year of life, and older animals since their immune system either is not fully developed or is to weak ( worn out) to handle such a stress.
Prevention is the key . Yes, you ve heard it before. Vaccinate your furry friend on time, don’t delay. I can tell you my personal experience dealing with the issue, as my own Great Dane Lord, died from parvo just before he reached the tenth month of his life…It was some 40 years ago…. I will never repeat that mistake again, as my dog was very vulnerable.
Even when your dog gets sick it’s very light form and quite an easy recovery.
That is all for now, we hope that our article on common dog diseases is useful to you.
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