In this article, we’ve put together a list of the most common canine health problems. The various disease and conditions listed below are the 10 most common canine health problems reported by vets during the previous year. Although each year, the order may change slightly, you will find that the same
Soft tissue trauma is amongst one of the most common injuries that pets can sustain. In our largely urbanised society, pets are at a high risk of injuring themselves. For example, debris left on the ground can prove to be one of many potential hazards for our pets. It can
Canine gastritis is an inflammation of the stomach lining, which may be caused by irritation, disease or damage. The condition is fairly common amongst dogs and rarely causes complications. Cases of canine gastritis are considered either acute or chronic. Acute canine gastritis has a rapid onset but will usually clear
Protein losing enteropathy in dogs is a condition that affects the ability of the intestines to absorb protein from the diet. Dogs with protein losing enteropathy have to deal with a net loss of protein, which means they lose more protein than they are able to take in from the
Just like humans, cats and dogs can get car sick. This can result in pets vomiting, feeling uncomfortable or becoming stressed. Although owners may feel they should avoid travel with motion sick pets, there are actually a number of effective ways to prevent motion sickness.
Canine benign tumours are non-cancerous masses of cells. Benign tumours (unlike malignant, cancerous tumours) generally do not spread and have a slow growth rate. Although canine benign tumours are not cancerous, they can still have negative health effects. The most obvious health issue caused by benign tumours is their ‘mass
We’ve been following the Pawtrack GPS Collar for cats for some time now here at PetSci. One year ago we reported the device was only a month away and the cost of the collar would be £100 with a monthly subscription for their online service. Unfortunately, for one reason or
Hot spots on dogs (also known as canine acute moist dermatitis) are bacterial skin infections caused by irritation. Hot spots usually occur on the paw, limbs, hip, chest or ears but can develop almost anywhere on the body. Hot spot related bacterial infections arise initially as a result of biting