Last updated on September 7th, 2023 at 08:52 pm
7 Most Common Dog Diseases
The causes, symptoms, and treatments of the seven most fatal canine diseases are as follows:
1. Parvovirus (Parvo)
Parvovirus is a highly contagious viral disease that affects the canine family. It is common in puppies and dogs with compromised immune systems.
Parvovirus is often transmitted through direct contact with an infected dog’s feces.
Dogs with parvo usually exhibit:
- Severe vomiting
- Diarrhea (often bloody)
- Loss of appetite
Dehydration and shock can quickly follow due to fluid loss.
Hospitalization is crucial for:
- Administering intravenous fluids
- Medications to control vomiting and diarrhea
- Supportive care
Prevention through vaccinations is the most effective strategy.