Addison’s disease, or “hypoadrenocorticism,” is a condition whereby a dog’s adrenal glands do not produce sufficient hormones, which the body requires, leading to health complications. Some signs to watch out for include alopecia hair loss, increased urination, increased thirst, dehydration, and shaking.
The common causes of ear mites include poor hygiene, close contact with an infected animal, or exposure to contaminated bedding or other objects. In addition, some pets may be more prone to ear mites due to their genetics.
One of the most common causes of steatitis in dogs is a deficiency in vitamin E. This vitamin plays an important role in maintaining healthy cell membranes, and its deficiency can lead to inflammation of the fat cells, or yellow fat disease, in dogs.
Yes, humans can get ear mites from dogs. But this rarely happens. When it does occur, it may be because these tiny parasites cling onto fabric and clothes and move to positions of the human body, like the ears. Mites may cause skin problems like canine scabies.
Coccidiosis is an intestinal infection caused by a single-celled protozoan parasite called coccidia. These are not worms but microscopic parasites that live in the walls of their intestines. It is most common among puppies but can also infect adult dogs.
Pancreatitis is the inflammation of the pancreas inside the dog’s body. It is a serious disease that can even lead to life-threatening conditions. However, recognizing the symptoms and early warning signs and having the right treatments can definitely save your Fido’s life.
Deracoxib is one of the few painkillers prescribed by veterinarians to dogs. Sometimes, aspirin may be recommended to your pooch for relieving pain, while glucosamine is usually for pain linked with hip and joint issues.
Yes, dogs can have heart attacks. Our fluffy friends are susceptible to heart diseases that can cause death if not treated quickly and correctly. Many dog owners are unaware of the symptoms of a heart attack in their furry companions, which can lead to tragedy.
No, veterinarians don’t recommend giving dogs Advil because of the risks involved. Advil contains ibuprofen, which dogs cannot digest properly. Hence, feeding Advil to a dog may cause stomach irritation or even lead to an ulcer. It may also lead to severe adverse reactions, such as diarrhea, vomiting, kidney problems, liver damage, and in extreme cases, death.