10 Diseases Dogs Can Pick Up - Pets and Animals Health Care Tips

Dogs are known to be man’s best friend. One can share their feeling with them and play with them. Dogs are always by your side no matter what. The adorable animals also have feelings just like humans. In the same ways dogs are prone to a number of diseases like humans. The only way to prevent your dogs to pick up such disease is to immunize them. Below we list some of the most common diseases found in dogs. However, there are many but we jot down ten of them.

1- Obesity

Obesity is one of the most common diseases in dogs just like their owners. To prevent your dogs from becoming a bag of fats, do not feed him anything and anytime. You can contact a vet to prepare a diet chart for your dog. Also take him for walks and play with him to keep his weight in check.

2- Rabies

Rabies is a fatal disease for both humans as well as the dogs. The disease is not curable and hydrophobia is one of the most common symptoms of the disease. You must get your dogs vaccinated each year. You will need to send your dog to the rabies center if your dog shows the symptoms.

3- Kennel Cough

Kennel Cough is a contagious disease and is also known as bortadella. The dogs that reside in kennels, boarding houses and shelters usually pick up the disease. The early symptom includes hacking cough along with inflammation of trachea. You can get your dog vaccinated twice a year to prevent your dog from it.

4- Parvovirus (Parvo)

Parvo virus can be found in dogs anywhere across the globe. Puppies are more prone to the disease. The disease is contagious and can affect a healthy dog too. The most common symptoms of the disease include diarrhea, vomiting, loss of appetite and depression. It is inevitable to get your pet vaccinated against Parvo.

5- Corona virus

The disease shows almost all the symptoms that parvo shows i.e. diarrhea and vomiting. Other than that if your pet shows symptoms like dehydration. Loss of appetite or acts lethargic get it checked immediately. Vaccination is not required in case of corona virus and the treatment includes control over vomiting and diarrhea along with serving enough liquids.

6- Heartworm

The disease is caused by a third agent. The heart, arteries and lungs of dogs are infected by a parasite called heartworm. Hence, the name of the disease. Early signs include reduce energy levels of your dog. The pet will get tired very easily and will act lethargic all day long along with a soft cough. The disease must be treated immediately or else can prove to be fatal.

7- Leptospirosis

The leptospirosis is common disease in dogs as well as humans. It is caused by a bacterium. The signs of the disease include fever, conjunctiva and vomiting. Apart from that it your pet may also suffer from blood clotting disorders, the disease can be prevented through vaccination. Still if your dog picks up the disease it is easily curable through antibiotics.

8- Distemper

It is one of the most dangerous diseases that can affect the well being of your pet. Caused by the distemper virus the survival rate of the disease is very less. The only way to prevent your dog from it is to get him vaccinated. Along with that also get him injected with the necessary boosters.

9- Lyme Disease

One of the most common problems that dog owners face is ticks. Dogs can pick up ticks from anywhere. Lyme disease is caused by specific ticks. Vaccines are advisable but are not necessary. The diseases can be cured with the help of antibiotics.

10- Tetanus

It is the most common disease amongst disease that occurs due to the presence of soil or bacteria in a deep wound. If not treated on time it can lead other infections  and may also be fatal.

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