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Some Common Dog Health Problems And How To Treat Them

Dogs are as exposed to diseases as we all happen to be. Dogs suffer from a number of diseases. As such, you will need a bit of information on some of the most common dog health related problems. We give some of these common dog health problems for you to look out for. The tell tale signs of these conditions are also briefly highlighted to help us with ease of identification of these conditions.

One of the common dog health problems is diarrhea. It is usually caused by food related problems. The dog is as sensitive to food poisoning as any other being. 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 symptoms do not die out, then you can opt to take them to the vet lab for check up.

Have you ever noticed your dog itching and ever scratching? If the dog has any of these symptoms, they are a telling sign the dog has a 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. 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. Weight loss and loss of appetite are some of the common signs telling a worm infection in the dogs. Should the worm infection get serious and uncontrollable, then you will need an appointment with your vet specialist to restore your dog’s health.