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Kennel cough, or canine Infectious Tracheobronchitis (ITB), is a common upper respiratory tract infection caused by infection with several different pathogens.

Feb 7, 2021 · 7 min read
Condition · Dog

Canine Coronavirus, also known as CCoV, is a viral infection of the intestines. This disease is short-lived and typically not fatal, but causes abdominal discomfort and pain for a few days. There are different types of coronavirus that each infect different animal species.

Feb 7, 2021 · 1 min read
Condition · Dog

Lyme disease is an infectious disease spread by ticks. Typical symptoms in dogs include lameness, fever, fatigue, swollen lymph nodes and joints and loss of appetite.

Feb 10, 2021 · 4 min read
Condition · Dog

Rabies is a virus transmitted in the saliva of infected animals. It is passed by bite wounds inflicted between mammals

Jun 13, 2022 · 7 min read
Condition · Dog

Fleas are parasitic insects: they live on the skin and eat the blood of their hosts.

Jul 29, 2022 · 8 min read
Condition · Dog

Heatstroke is a type of heat related illness, and is always a  life-threatening emergency. It is the direct result of thermal injury to the organs and systems within a dog’s body.

Aug 12, 2022 · 5 min read
Condition · Dog

Poisoning as a result of exposure to flea and tick products is one of the most common types of poisoning in dogs. Symptoms of poisoning from flea and tick medication range from drooling,

Aug 16, 2022 · 6 min read
Condition · Dog

Heartworm disease is caused by a roundworm parasite, Dirofilaria immitis. Dogs are exposed to the parasite through mosquito bites. Mosquitoes feed on an infected animal and pick up immature worms, then pass them to other animals they feed on later.

Aug 19, 2022 · 6 min read
Condition · Dog

Obesity in dogs is the excessive accumulation of fat (adipose) tissue due to caloric intake exceeding caloric expenditure.

Oct 11, 2022 · 6 min read
Symptom · Dog

Undescended testicles (cryptorchidism) is observed when one or both testicles are not present in the scrotum after 4 months of age.

Oct 24, 2022 · 4 min read
Condition · Dog

Sarcoptic mange is a specific type of mange that occurs in dogs with an infestation of Sarcoptes scabiei - a parasitic mite that burrows along the surface of the skin in places with sparse hair including the outer ears, abdomen, and elbows.

Nov 8, 2022 · 6 min read
Condition · Dog

Cheyletiellosic mange, or walking dandruff, is an uncommon parasitic infestation of Cheyletiella sp. mites in dogs.

Nov 10, 2022 · 4 min read
Condition · Dog

Canine Parvovirus (CPV) is a life threatening viral infection of the gastrointestinal system in dogs. It primarily affects dogs under 2 years old but is most common in puppies between 3-8 months old.

Dec 12, 2022 · 5 min read
Condition · Dog

Whipworm (Trichuris vulpis) is a parasitic intestinal worm of dogs. Whipworms live embedded in the lining of the large intestine. The worms are transmitted between hosts via ingestion of eggs passed in the feces, which can live -and continue to be contagious- in soil for years.

Jan 13, 2023 · 4 min read
Condition · Dog

Dental diseases are  a variety of conditions affecting the mouth, teeth, gums, and tooth support structure. This is incredibly common in dogs with approximately 80% of dogs experiencing some form of dental disease by the age of two.

Feb 1, 2023 · 3 min read
Condition · Dog

Testicular cancers arise from uncontrolled production of testicular cells and are the most common type of genital tumor in dogs. They are the second most common type of tumor affecting intact males overall.

Feb 2, 2023 · 4 min read
Condition · Dog

Hookworm disease describes infection with Ancylostoma or Uncinaria parasites. Hookworms are intestinal parasites and symptoms vary depending on the different species, age of onset, and severity of the worm burden.

Feb 3, 2023 · 4 min read
Condition · Dog

Roundworms are a common type of intestinal parasite in dogs, acquired from consumption or contact with contaminated soil or prey species. Pets are often asymptomatic but when present symptoms include coughing, vomiting, diarrhea, or a swollen belly, and sometimes worms are visible in the feces.

Feb 9, 2023 · 5 min read
Condition · Dog

Giardiasis is an infection caused in dogs by species of Giardia, a microscopic protozoan parasite. Giardia pass in host fecal matter and contaminate dirt, water, fur, and other surfaces, allowing for infection of dogs in contact with contaminated environments

Mar 2, 2023 · 3 min read
Condition · Dog

Distemper is a highly contagious and common viral disease that affects dogs worldwide. Unvaccinated and immunocompromised dogs are at greatest risk. Distemper commonly causes coughing, nasal and eye discharge, vomiting, diarrhea, and incoordination.

Mar 20, 2023 · 5 min read
Condition · Dog

Tapeworms or *Cestoda*are a class of flat intestinal parasites commonly found in dogs. Dipylidium caninum is the most common species of tapeworm found in dogs and transmission occurs as a result of ingesting infected fleas.

Mar 24, 2023 · 6 min read
Condition · Dog

A dental abscess is a pocket of pus-like fluid that forms in or around the tooth root, usually as the result of periodontal disease or a broken tooth. Dogs may be asymptomatic, or exhibit symptoms such as halitosis, drooling, chewing on only one side of the mouth, rubbing one side of their face, a visible bump on the cheek under the eye which may be scabbed.

Apr 22, 2023 · 5 min read

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