Signs Of Common Diseases in Dogs

The following is a list of most common diseases and in a dog and signs that characterize them. However, this list is not intended to be used to diagnose and treat your dog, but rather as a tool to tell when your dog is ill. Communicating with your veterinarian is a key part of ensuring good health care for your dog..

Abscesses (according to site) - difficulty moving, fever, loss of appetite, pus.

Arthritis - painful to touch.

Burns - rapid breathing, shedding coat, ulceration.

Cystitis (inflammation of the bladder) - abdominal pain, blood in the urine, difficult or no urination, painful urination, urinary incontinence.

Dermatitis (skin inflammation) - shedding coat, skin irritation, ulceration.

Diabetes Insipidus - intense thirst, urinary incontinence, urinary incontinence, voracious appetite.

Diabetes Mellitus - bad breath, coma, frequent urination, intense thirst, urinary incontinence, voracious appetite.

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Distemper - abdominal pain, convulsions, cough, diarrhea (normal), loss of appetite, fever, low spirits, poor appetite, rapid breathing, trembling, vomiting.

Eclampsia - changes in behavior, convulsions, bedsores, fever, lethargy, loss of appetite, loss of balance, painful breathing, trembling.

Eczema - shedding coat, skin irritation.

Enteritis (inflammation of the intestines) - abdominal pain, diarrhea (normal), loss of appetite, vomiting, weight loss.

External Parasites - scratching of the ears, shedding, skin irritation.

Foreign Bodies - abdominal pain, constipation, cough, cyanosis, diarrhea (normal), difficulty swallowing, intense thirst, loss of appetite, painful to touch, scratching of the ears, swelling of the abdomen, vomiting.

Gastritis - abdominal pain, bad breath, loss of appetite, swelling of the abdomen, vomiting.

Hemorrhage - conspicuous inner eyelid, painful breathing, rapid breathing, shock.

Heart Disease - abdominal distension, convulsions, cough, lethargy, mucous tissues pale, painful breathing.

Heat Stroke - changes in behavior, coma, bedsores, fever, intense thirst, loss of appetite, loss of balance, low spirits, painful breathing, painful to touch, rapid breathing, shock, ulceration.

Infectious Hepatitis - abdominal pain, diarrhea (with blood), fever, intense thirst, jaundice, lethargy, loss of appetite, painful breathing, rapid breathing, vomiting.

Internal Parasites - cough, diarrhea (with blood), diarrhea (normal), mucous tissues pale, swelling of the abdomen, vomiting, voracious appetite, weight loss.

Intestinal Blockage - abdominal pain, constipation, convulsions, lethargy, loss of appetite, poor appetite, vomiting.

Leptospirosis - abdominal pain, blood in the urine, cyanosis, diarrhea (normal), difficult or no urination, fever, jaundice, lethargy, loss of appetite, painful urination, poor appetite, rapid breathing, vomiting.

Leukemia - lethargy, loss of appetite, low spirits, mucous tissues pale, conspicuous inner eyelid, painful breathing, rapid breathing, vomiting.

Metritis (inflammation of the uterus) - abdominal pain, convulsions, cyanosis (low blood oxygen), lethargy, loss of appetite, conspicuous inner eyelid, pus, swelling of the abdomen, vomiting.

Nephritis - abdominal distension, abdominal pain, bad breath, cyanosis (low blood oxygen), difficult or no urination, fever, frequent urination, lethargy, low spirits, painful urination, swelling of the abdomen.



Otitis - convulsions, loss of balance, pus, ear scratching, skin irritation.

Para-Influenza - cough, painful breathing.

Parvovirus - convulsions, diarrhea with blood, diarrhea (normal), fever, lethargy, loss of appetite, low spirits, conspicuous inner eyelid, poor appetite, rapid breathing, vomiting, weight loss.

Poisoning - changes in behavior, convulsions, cyanosis (low blood oxygen), diarrhea (with blood), diarrhea (normal), poor appetite, rapid breathing, shedding coat, shock, trembling, vomiting.

Protein losing nephropathy - diarrhea, vomiting, muscle tremors and seizures because of low calcium, magnesium and protein levels, hypoglycemia, and low blood vitamin D concentration.

Fatal ethanol intoxication was reported in the case of a dog, following the massive ingestion of rotten apples. The dog developed vomiting, poor movement coordination, tremors, and dehydration, and died 48 h later. However, liver damage due to the chronic ingestion of rotten apples was suspected as a factor in the death of this dog.1

Rabies - changes in behavior, convulsions, fever, intense thirst, loss of balance, low spirits, mucous tissues pale, conspicuous inner eyelid, poor appetite, trembling, weight loss .

Ringworm - shedding coat.

Stones - abdominal pain, blood in the urine, difficult or no urination, painful urination, urinary incontinence.

Tartar - bad breath.

Tonsillitis - cough, difficulty swallowing, fever, loss of appetite, vomiting.

Toothache - bad breath, difficulty swallowing, intense thirst, loss of appetite.

Torsion of the Stomach - abdominal pain, changes in behavior, coma, convulsions, difficulty swallowing, intense thirst, loss of appetite, conspicuous inner eyelid, mucous tissues pale, painful breathing, painful to touch, poor appetite, rapid breathing, swelling of the abdomen, vomiting.

Tuberculosis - cough, loss of appetite, low spirits, conspicuous inner eyelid, painful breathing, rapid breathing, trembling, weight loss.

Tumors - abdominal distension, loss of appetite, mucous tissues pale, conspicuous inner eyelid, painful to touch, weight loss.

References

  1. Front Vet Sci. 2016; 3: 26. Published online 2016 Mar 22. doi: 10.3389/fvets.2016.00026 Household Food Items Toxic to Dogs and Cats. Cristina Cortinovis and Francesca Caloni

 

 


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