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10 Common Diseases for Dogs in Summer

Like most pet parents, I want and need my dog to live forever.Dogs are like kids — they can get sick anywhere — and in order to keep them around as long as possible, it’s important to know which diseases are prevalent in dogs, what symptoms to look for, and how to prevent your pup from contracting them.

Ear infection:


Symptoms:

1. Ear odor

2. Head tilting or head shaking

3. Lack of balance

4. Excess scratching

5. Redness of the ear canal

6. Swelling of the outer ear

7. Yellow, brown, or bloody discharge

There is no doubt the summer season is full of environmental allergens, bugs, parasites, mites and whatnot.These are all factors that can increase the risk of your dog getting a bad ear infection.

Dehydration:

Symptoms:

1. Sunken eyes

2. Decrease in desire to eat food

3. Weight loss

4. Excess urination

5. Weakness

6. A dry mouth



Low water content in the body leads to dehydration. However, this problem can also be caused by excessive vomiting, not eating enough food and water, high fever, and diarrhoea .

Leptospirosis:

Symptoms:

1. Body pain

2. High fever

3. Joint pain, weakness,

4. Vomiting

5. Discharge from eyes and nose

6. Diarrhoea

This disease is caused by contact – either directly or through a sick dog with Leptospira bacteria, which can be found in soil and natural water like streams, lakes, or rivers.

Seasonal allergies:


Symptoms:

1. Constant itching

2 .Allergic reactions like rashes and redness

3. Shedding coat

4. Excess sneezing



Itchy pets will lick and chew their paws and may develop skin and ear infections. If you see these symptoms in your pet, ask your veterinarian about allergy-relief medications and other treatment options.

Ticks:

Symptoms:

1. Rocky Mountain spotted fever

2. Joint inflammation

3. Paralysis

4. Anemia

5. Blood clotting

Tick activity picks up with warmer weather, as it’s the peak of their breeding season. Ticks carry many diseases that can harm both pets and people. Your pet provides an easy ride into your home where ticks can then find their way onto you. Diseases they can transmit include Lyme disease.

Lyme disease:


Symptoms:

1. Pain

2. loss of appetite

3. fever

4. limping





This disease is caused by a bacterium that comes from tick bites and once it’s in the blood stream, it spreads to the joints and causes pain for your pup.Lyme disease can be treated with antibiotics and prevented by getting him vaccinated and checking his body for ticks after outdoor exposure.

Canine parvovirus:


Symptoms:

1. Fever

2. Lethargy

3. Vomiting

4. Diarrhoea

5. Dehydration

6. Weight loss


Parvo is another highly contagious virus that infects dogs that come in contact with the fecal matter of a sick dog. And, sadly, parvo’s like gossip — easy to spread but hard to kill — once it attacks a dog’s internal organs.

Canine distemper:


Symptoms:

1. Runny eyes

2. Fever

3. Coughing

4. Vomiting

5. Paralysis



Canine distemper, sometimes called hardpad disease because it hardens dogs’ noses and footpads, is an extremely contagious viral disease that’s transmitted through airborne exposure or contact like shared food bowls.

Rabies:



Symptoms:

1. Fever

2. Pain

3. tingling or burning at the wound

hyperactivity



It’s caused by the rabies virus, spread by a bite or saliva from an infected animal, and fatal once an animal gets it and starts showing symptoms.

Heart worm:


Symptoms:

1. Lethargy

2. Coughing

3. respiratory problems

4. heart disease

5. weight loss

Heartworm is a parasitic worm that live in your dog’s heart, blood vessels, and lungs if he gets infected. Heartworm is spread by mosquitos and has been reported in all states, not just places with dry climates.


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