Common Doggy Ailments and How to Prevent Them

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Having a sick dog can be heartbreaking. Your canine companion is probably your best friend. They are part of the family. It’s like having a sick child; you just want to comfort them. As a dog owner, you want to make sure that your dog is in the best possible health. So, with this comes the need for education when it comes to doggy ailments.

Some dogs are more susceptible to illnesses and problems because of their breed. But, there are some general diseases that all dogs suffer from. The key is to make sure that you are in the know when it comes to these issues so that you can prevent them and tackle them head on.

After all, no one wants a sick dog. Just imagine those big puppy eyes staring at you.

Dog face Fleas and Ticks Dog face

Okay, so this isn’t technically an ailment of sorts. But, it is a problem that many dogs face. Fleas and ticks are not ordinarily dangerous for a dog’s health. If they are puppies, these pesky parasites can have a detrimental impact on their health. For older dogs, however, they can be an annoyance. They will start biting and clawing at their skin. This is because fleas and ticks lodge themselves into the skin and feed off their blood. For your dog, this can provoke an itching sensation that is often too much to bear. So, make sure that you are using regular flea and tick prevention methods like shampoo and tablets. Also take the time to speak to your vet. You can gain expert advice on any common problems that your dog may be suffering from. What is more, you can seek out the kind of treatment that is best suited to your puppy.

Dog face Arthritis Dog face

Arthritis affects a lot of older dogs. This can be painful and can render them immobile. While arthritis can be painful for your dog and cannot wholly be prevented, you can make sure that you are doing your best by them. Giving your dog a well-balanced diet is vital for their bones and muscles. You also need to make sure that they have a strict fitness regime. This can help combat the onset of arthritis in middle aged dogs. You can also give them a comfortable, warm space to sleep in so that they can rest their weary limbs. This is one of the most effective ways of combating the early signs of arthritis in your dog. Having a warm, comfortable space that isn’t the floor is essential for their health. Invest in a dog bed and see them happy and healthy.

Photo credit: Andy G

Dog face Ear Infections Dog face

If your dog has long drooping ears, they will be more susceptible to ear infections. This is because when they run they will clog up their ear canal with debris and dirt. You can make sure that pesky ear infections don’t impede on your dog’s health by giving them a weekly bath and spending some time cleaning their ears. Get medicated drops and make sure that their ears are dirt and debris free.

You Might Also Like

0 kommentarer


4-Slice Toaster AC Accessories Air Air Conditioners Air Purifiers Air Quality Animals Animals - Horses Apartments Apartments - College Appliances Architecture Attic Auction - Home Australia Away from Home Babies Baby Furniture Baby Shower Backyard Activities Backyard Revamp Baking Baptismal Basements Bathroom Bathroom Pampering Tips Bathtubs Beat the Heat Bedroom Bedroom - Luxury Bedroom Ideas Bedroom Mistakes Beds Bidets Bills Blinds and Curtains Blogs Boilers Budget Style Buying a Home Cakes Canine Canopies Car Maintenance Care Homes Carpets Carpets and Rugs Cars Cars - Uses Cats Ceiling Fans Celebrations Children Chores Christening Ideas Christmas Christmas lighting ideas City Life Claims Cleaning Cleaning Services Coffee Tables Comfortable Living Commercial Lease Common Problems Community Spaces Concrete Condo Condominium Conservatories Cool Stuff Cooling Ideas Cost of Living Costumes Couch Credit Scores Curbs Curtains Curtains - Scalloped DA Dates Decking Dining Room Dining Table Dishwashers Display Racks DIY DIY - Carpet Cleaning DIY - Cleaning Products DIY - Soundproofing DIY Addiction DIY Schools Dog Breeds Dogs Dogs - Diet Dogs - Health Dogs - Hygiene Doors Dream Home Dreams and Hopes Earning Tips Eco Friendly Ideas Eco-Friendly Eco-Houses Electric Bills Energy Saving Tips Energy System Entertainment Room Entertainment Space Ethical Living European Inspired Expo Extra Rooms Family Family Room Fans Few Things in Between Filters Fireplace - Outdoor Fireproofing First Time Homeowners Flags Flooding Flooring Flooring - Bamboo Flooring - Tiles Florida France Furnace Furnished Properties Furniture Furniture - Dining Sets Furniture - Shopping Guide Gadgets Garage Garden Gardening Gardening - Allotments Germ-free Home Gift Ideas Gift Ideas - Babies Gift Ideas - Christmas Gift Ideas - Him Gift Ideas - Home Gift Ideas - House Warming Gift Ideas - Kids Gift Ideas - Parents Gift Ideas - Personalized Gift Ideas - Valentine's Day Gifts for collectors Gifts for her Go Green Living Grass Green Living Halloween Health and Home Health and Lifestyle Heater - Heat Pumps Heaters Heaters - Parts Heating Hen Parties Holiday Homes hom home Home - Building Home - Gadgets Home - Luxury Home - Technology Home Accessories Home Appliances Home Builders Home Buying Home Cooking Home Decorating Home Decorating - Christmas Home Designs Home Disasters Home Essentials Home Extensions Home Flooring Home Heating Home Hunting home imp Home Improvement Ideas Home Insurance Home Investing Home Maintenance Home Office Home Organizing Home Projects Home Reconstruction Home Redesigning Home Remodeling Home Renovation Home Repair Home Repair - Foundation Home Repair - Professional Home Restoration Home Safety Home Security Home Spas Home Tech Ideas Home Theater Home Upgrades House Problems House Warming Household Chores Housewarming Gifts Housewarming Party HVAC Hygiene IKEA Indonesia Indoor Designs Insulation Insurance Insurance - Car Insurance - House Insurance - Pets Interesting Architecture Interior Additions Interior Design Interior Design - Modern Interior Ideas Jewelry Jewelry Organizer Keeping Warm Kitchen Kitchen - Cabinets Kitchen - Spanish Inspired Kitchen Designs Kitchen Flooring Knives Landscaping Lawn Mowers LED Lights Lifestyle Lighting Lighting - Chandeliers Lighting - Garden Lighting - Lamps Lighting Options Lights Living Room Living Room - Designs Loans Loans - Home Loft London Luxury Home Luxury Houses Maintenance Malls Minimalist Mirrors Mitigation Mobile Apps Modern Home Designs Money Saving Tips Morphy Richards Mortgage Moving Moving Tips New Home Nursery Online Shopping Orangeries Organizer Organizing tips Outdoor Designs Outdoor Living Outdoor Living - Furniture Outdoor Living - Patio Outdoor Room Outdoor Spas Ovens and Cooktops Painting Paintings Parenting Parties Passion Patio Pest Control Pets Pets - Ailments Pets - Cats Pets - Dogs Pets - Health Pets - Sitters Pets - Toys Phones Pillows Plans and Visions Planting Ideas Plastering Plumbing Plumbing Issues Pool Accessories Pools Power Cut Quilts Quotes Rabbits Real Estate Recycling Relationships rent Renting a Home Retirement Reviews Rodent Problems Romantic Dates Roofing Roofing Contractors Safety tips Saving - for a Home Saving Tips Saving Tips - Water Security Self Improvement Selling Your Home Septic Tanks Shaving System Shaving System - for Men Shopping Shutters Sinks and Countertops Skincare Sleep Small Spaces Sofa Soft Furnishings Solar Energy Solar Panels Soundproofing Space Saving Ideas Spring Ideas SR Stains Steel Storage Ideas Student Life Study Room Summer Survival Tips Taps the UK the USA Toaster Toilet Toolbox Tools Travel Treehouses Trends Trimmer Trimmer - Cordless Trimmer Tubing TV Bench Urban Living Vacation Preparation Valentine's Day Ventilation Video Surveillance Vine Covered Homes Vineyard Vintage-Inspired Walk in Wardrobes Wall Decorations Wallpaper Wardrobes Washing - Clothes Water Water Damage Water Heaters Water Softeners Water Usage Weather Welding Windows Wine Racks Winter Tips Wish List Wood Work Area