Dogs are as exposed to diseases as we all happen to be. They are prone to a host of diseases. 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. We give some of these common dog health problems for you to look 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. Just like any other creatures, dogs are equally sensitive to food poisoning. Diarrhea can also be caused in your fluffy friend by intestinal infections and parasites like the parvo virus. It is commonly associated with symptoms like loose and watery stools and vomiting. 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
Did you notice at any one point the fluffy friend itching and scratching? When your dog has these symptoms, then that is an indication of another dog’s health problem. These are symptoms of hot spots. They are the bacterial infections which cause the inflamed and patchy areas on the dog’s fur which are always itchy and scratchy. Fleas being the most common cause of the hot spots, it becomes an easy preventive measure to rid the dog of fleas. Depending on the cause of the hot spot condition, you can use other measures for treatment like application of topical medications or antibiotic use. One simple and easy way of treating hot spots is by simply shaving and cleaning the affected areas.
The other common dog health problem are the worm infections. Some worm infections are quite fatal to the dogs. The type of worms which are rather fatal are the hookworms. However worm infections are rather simple to treat. The major cause of worm problems in the dogs is the curiosity of dogs to have all that come their way into their mouths. The symptoms of a worm infection range from a change of appetite to weight loss. If the worm infection gets serious, then you can take your dog for a vet lab check up for the sake of ensuring that your dear pet is kept in good health.