3 Common Dog Illnesses and Diseases

Health related problems are a part of life. Although it’s something we’d all rather avoid thinking about, this doesn’t apply to only humans but to your dog as well. There are many illnesses and conditions dogs can suffer from in life and it’s surprising to learn just how common these illnesses can be. Some are unique to certain types of dogs, for instance large dogs have hip problems more often, and others are common to all canines. Let’s look at some of the most common:

#1 Arthritis is very common amongst older dogs. In fact, 1 in 5 dogs suffer from arthritis at some point in their life. You’ll notice that your dog is slower to get onto their feet and will be far less active than they used to be.

#2 Ear infections are very common in dogs that spend a lot of time outside. Dirt, dust, or something like a grass seed can become lodged inside your dog’s ear, causing it to become irritated and infected. You’ll know if your dog has an ear infection if they’re pawing at their ears a lot.

#3 Kennel cough is very common among dogs that have been at the animal shelter, vet or in pet accommodation. Although kennel cough sounds bad, it is equivalent to the common cold for us.

Give him or her rest and plenty of good food and water and possibly an antibiotic if it is severe. Just because a disease or illness is common does not mean you want your furry friend to suffer. Exercise, weight control, and medications can all lead to helping your dog overcome these issues.

That is where Prana Pets can help! We have products for these dog illnesses and many, many others.