Canine ehrlichiosis, also known as hemorrhagic fever, is an infectious tick-borne illness that affects a dog’s blood cells.
Elbow dysplasia (ED) describes a group of developmental conditions which results in the bones of the elbow joint not fitting together perfectly.
Enteritis refers to inflammation of the intestines, while gastroenteritis refers to inflammation of both the intestines and the stomach
Ear mites (Otodectes cynotis) are a contagious parasite that live in the ears of their hosts. This parasite resembles a small tick, but is much smaller; too small to distinguish with the naked eye.
Canine epilepsy is a disorder where abnormal, uncontrolled electrical activity in the brain causes seizures.
A tumor is an abnormal and uncontrolled cell growth that can appear anywhere in the body. The eyelid is a very common site for tumors in dogs, especially as they age.
Eyelash and eyelid disorders in dogs are a group of conditions affecting the area around the eyes. These disorders may be congenital (present from birth) or be the result of injuries or infections.
Ethanol or ethyl alcohol is an organic compound formed as the result of sugar fermentation and is toxic to dogs. Common sources of ethanol include alcoholic beverages, rising raw bread dough, fermenting or rotting fruits, and household cleaning products
Blepharitis describes inflammation of the eyelids affecting one or both eyes. Eyelid inflammation is a common presentation in dogs with a variety of underlying triggers.
The nasopharyngeal tract is a conduit that connects the throat with the nasal cavities and the middle ear. Sometimes pinkish-white masses, known as polyps, grow in the nasopharyngeal tract in dogs.
Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI) is a condition where the pancreas fails to produce sufficient enzymes for food digestion. EPI results from a lack of the pancreatic cells that are responsible for releasing digestive enzymes.
Injuries caused by biting electric cords occur when a dog chews through the protective sheath and the electricity either burns its mouth or enters its body. In some cases, the injuries are mild and local with symptoms including burns and singed hair around the mouth.
Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in dogs is a progressive heart disease in which the muscle weakens and stretches, losing the ability to pump blood effectively. Blood buildup causes further weakening, stretching, and congestive heart failure.
Ectopic ureter is a congenital disorder in dogs in which the tubes that carry urine from the kidneys to the bladder connect to an abnormal location (urethra, vagina, colon, or uterus). Most often, the ureter connects below the bladder, bypassing the bladder sphincter and causing urinary leakage.
Dogs develop many different types of eye infections. When the eyelid, conjunctiva, cornea, or structures within the eye are affected, those are called blepharitis, conjunctivitis, keratitis, or uveitis respectively.
Ear canal tumors in dogs are abnormal growths that can arise from any part of the ear canal.
Proptosis in dogs is the forward displacement of the globe of the eye relative to the eye socket, **which is an emergency requiring urgent treatment to save the eye.**
The formation of masses from the glands in a dog’s eyelids is a common condition in middle-aged and old dogs. The most common type is a meibomian gland cyst (chalazion) along the margin of the eyelid.