Dog Sicknesses Symptoms & Diagnosis

The dog in the world is treated not only as a pet but like a family member as well. Any physical complication emerging over its body gets all the family members affected, thus enhancing their anxiety and keeping them all on their toes unless it is removed completely.

Being an animal the dog cant communicate its health related problems so it’s up to the owner of the dog to keep a regular watch over it and diagnose its sickness or any health related problem just after observing a few of its symptoms.

Your dog sometimes may exhibit a few signs of health related problems which may prove to be of a grave concern if not treated on time, thus requiring your quick attention and consultation with a veterinary without any dormancy on your part. If you notice the following symptoms, contact immediately your local veterinary department for the diagnosis.

A veterinarian can study the symptoms and give a best diagnosis of the sickness by prescribing the right treatment. Following symptoms should not be taken lightly and your dog should be taken immediately to a veterinary hospital as soon as possible-

  • Nose bleeding
  • Behavior Changes (Depression, Anxiety etc)
  • Blood in Urine
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Change in body weight
  • Coughing
  • Drinking excessively
  • Eating abnormalities
  • Evidence of parasites
  • Facial twitching and flinching
  • Fainting
  • Falling
  • Genital bleeding
  • Hair loss
  • Lethargy
  • Mouth bleeding
  • Pain when moving
  • Persistent Constipation
  • Projectile Vomiting
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Seizure
  • Shaking
  • Stumbling
  • Trauma
  • Trembling
  • Urinating problems
  • Vomiting
  • Wounds

Sick dog

Apart from the aforesaid visible complications there are many other sicknesses or ailments as well which your dog may suffer from. Such sicknesses or ailments can be identified by their symptoms your dog may develop over its body. If you manage to identify the cause of a sickness, complication or ailments by noticing its symptom, you will easily administer the required treatment assessing its gravity. Following are a few symptoms exhibiting their causes in the brackets-

 Dog Symptoms (Their Possible Causes)

  • Abdominal Swelling(Canine Bloat, Roundworms -affecting puppies)  
  • Anaemia(Roundworms, Tapeworms, Whip worms)
  • Bad Breath(Canine Bad Breath)
  • Behavior Changes(Hookworms, Canine Arthritis, Canine Heart Disease, Rabies, Red Mange, Canine Parvovirusm, Tapeworms, Whipworms)
  • Bloating(Canine Bloat)
  • Blood in Urine(Canine Kidney Disease)
  • Blood in Feces(Dog Constipation)
  • Bloodshot Eye(Canine Eye Infections, Entropion)
  • Breathing difficulties(Canine Heart Disease, Heartworms, Rabies, Canine, Parvovirus, Dog Allergies, Ruptured Diaphragm, Obstructed Airway, Lungworm, Bronchitis, Pneumonia, Heatstroke and Poisoning)
  • Change in body weight(Canine Heart Disease, Heartworms, Hookworms, Roundworms andWhipworms)
  • Coma(Rabies)
  • Constipation(Dog Constipation, Intestinal Obstruction and Hernia)
  • Convulsions(Canine Epilepsy)
  • Coughing (Distemper, Canine Heart Disease, Heartworms, Canine Hepatitis, Kennel Cough, Roundworms, Canine Parvovirus, Dog Allergies, Lungworm, TB
    and Pneumonia)
  • Deafness (Canine Deafness)
  • Dehydration(Canine Parvovirus)
  • Depression(Canine Parvovirus)
  • Diarrhoea(Canine Diarrhoea, Distemper, Canine Enteritis, Canine Hepatitis, Hookworms, Canine Kidney Disease, Canine Parvovirus, Roundworms (Puppies), Whipworms, Dog Allergies, Food Poisoning, IBS, Addisons Disease, Pancreatic and Disorder)
  • Drinking excessively(Canine Kidney Disease)
  • Ear Scratching(Dog Ear Infections, Fleas and Dog Allergies)
  • Eye Infections / Problems / Discharge (Distemper, Canine Eye Infections, Conjunctivitis, Entropion, Kennel Cough and Dog Allergies)
  • Fainting(Canine Heart Disease and Heartworms)
  • Falling(Canine Epilepsy and Wobbler Syndrome)
  • Fever(Kennel Cough, Rabies, Red Mange, Canine Parvovirus, Distemper, Canine, Hepatitis, Lyme Disease, Canine Kidney Disease, Heatstroke, Food Poisoning / Toxic Poisoning, Diabetes and Heart Disease)
  • Fits(Canine Epilepsy)
  • Hair loss(Mange, Red Mange, Scabies, Walking Dandruff, Dog Allergies, Cushings Syndrome, Over-Active Thyroid, Fleas, Ringworm and Allergy)
  • Head Shaking(Dog Ear Infections and Fleas)
  • Inflamation(Canine Arthritis and Mange)
  • Inflamed Joints(Canine Arthritis and Lyme Disease)
  • Itching(Fleas, Mange, Scabies, Tapeworms, Ticks, Walking Dandruff and Dog Allergies)
  • Lack of Appetite(Canine Heart Disease, Heartworms, Kennel Cough, Lyme Disease, Rabies and Red Mange)
  • Lack of coordination(Wobbler Syndrome)
  • Lack of Response to voice commands(Canine Deafness)
  • Lameness(Canine Arthritis, Hip Dysplasia, Lyme Disease, Patellar Luxation, Rabies, Wobbler Syndrome, Interdigital Cysts, Poisoning and Aortic Thrombosis)
  • Lethargy(Canine Arthritis, Canine Heart Disease, Hookworms, Kennel Cough, Canine Kidney Disease, Lyme Disease, Canine Parvovirus, Roundworms, Scabies, Tapeworms and Whipworms)
  • Nasal Discharge(Distemper, Kennel Cough and Dog Allergies)
  • Pain on movement (Canine Arthritis and Hip Dysplasia)
  • Panting(Canine Heart Disease and See Breathing Difficulties)
  • Paralysis (Rabies)
  • Rectal bleeding(Dog Constipation)
  • Retching(Canine Bloat and Kennel Cough)
  • Salivation(Canine Bloat, Rabies, Heatstroke, Poisoning and Epilepsy)
  • Scabs(Scabies, Walking Dandruff and Dog Allergies)
  • Scaly Skin(Red Mange and Scabies)
  • Scratching(Fleas, Mange, Red Mange, Scabies, Tapeworms, Ticks, Walking Dandruff and Dog Allergies)
  • Seizure(Distemper, Canine Epilepsy, Canine Hepatitis, Canine Kidney Disease and Rabies)
  • Shaking Head(Dog Ear Infections and Fleas)
  • Squinting(Entropion and Canine Eye Infections)
  • Stiffness(Canine Arthritis)
  • Stumbling(Canine Kidney Disease and Wobbler Syndrome)
  • Swelling(Canine Arthritis)
  • Twitching(Distemper)
  • Urinating problems(Canine Kidney Disease)
  • Vomiting(Canine Bloat, Distemper, Canine Enteritis, Canine Hepatitis, Canine Kidney Disease, Canine Parvovirus, Tapeworms, Roundworms, Dog Allergies, Food / Toxic Poisoning, Diabetes, Addisons Disease, IBS, Over-eating and Food Allergy)
  • Weight Loss(Canine Heart Disease, Heartworms, Hookworms, Roundworms and
  • Wheezing(Kennel Cough)

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