The Art of Mastering Pets

Oct 11

Some Common Dog Health Problems And How To Treat Them

Dogs are as exposed to diseases as we all happen to be. The diseases your dogs will be exposed to will be a number. As a dog keeper and parent for that matter it is important that you have an understanding of these common dog health related problems and how to treat them. In this article we will have a mention of some of the most common dog diseases you will need to watch out for. This article also attempts at helping in giving some of the symptoms of these dog health problems for ease of identification of the conditions.

Diarrhea is one of the problems affecting the dogs’ health. The most common causes of the diarrhea condition are often food related. The dog is as sensitive to food poisoning as any other being. Intestinal parasites like the parvo virus are also other causes of diarrhea in your furry friend. When you happen to notice loose and watery stools and constant vomiting with the dog, then this is a telling sign that the dog could be suffering from diarrhea. Keep the dogs as hydrated as possible to check on the progress and effects of the diarrhea. However if the conditions remain persistent, then it is time you took the friend for a trip to the vet specialists

Have you ever noticed your dog itching and ever scratching? The constant itches with your dog and scratches are an indication of a problem with your dog. These are symptoms of hot spots. Hot spots are bacterial infections which cause the bare and inflamed areas on the dog’s fur which cause the itchy and scratchy effects. Fleas are the main causes of the hot spots and as such an easy preventive step is to eradicate fleas from the dog’s environment. You can treat them also by applying topical medications or use the antibiotics which may be relevant according to the cause. Another simple and easy way for the treatment of the hot spots is by simply shaving and cleaning the affected area.

The other common dog health problem are the worm infections. There are some worms which are quite fatal to the dogs. Hookworms are the type of worms which are often fatal when they affect the dogs. Generally, worm infections are simple in treatment requirements. Dogs are often in the habit of having all that they come across into their mouths and this is always the major cause of the worm infections in the dogs. The symptoms of a worm infection range from a change of appetite to weight loss. For serious worm infections, consider the vet services to ensure that t your fluffy dear is in proper health.