Dog Diseases and Symptoms

Hereditary, infectious and structural diseases and health disorders of dogs: causes, symptoms and possible treatment. Dog owners should be aware of the fact that puppies are usually born with some immunity which soon wanes, that is why vaccinations are necessary. Some diseases are hereditary and cannot be detected until a dog becomes at least 18 months of age.

The domestic dog (Canis familiaris) has been bred for different purposes and characteristics for thousands of years [1]. The creation of modern dog breeds started around 200 years ago and was based on few founders and breeding strategies such as strong selection for certain traits, popular sires and inbreeding/backcrossing. This has led to enrichment of disease mutations in different breeds.

Occasionally, a dog's skin becomes itchy and inflamed for no apparent reason, especially when he has no history of allergies or flea-associated dermatitis. Parasitic skin infections are fairly common in dogs, but sometimes quite hard to diagnose.

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Signs of Disease in Dogs

AA Amyloidosis (Inflammatory)

Acanthosis Nigricans

Achondroplasia

Acral Lick Dermatitis

Acrochordonous Plaque

Cone Degeneration

Acromegaly

Actinomycosis

Acute Peritonitis

Addison's Disease (Hypoadrenocorticism)

Adrenal Cortical Atrophy

Congenital Afibrinogenemia (Factor I Deficiency)

Alexander disease

Allergic Dermatitis (Atopy)

Allergic Dermatitis Treatment

Allergic Otitis ( Ear Allergy)

Allergic Rhinitis

Allergies

Alloimmune hemolytic Anemia of the Newborn

Alopecia

Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency

American Canine Hepatozoonosis

Amyloidosis



Anal Sac Disease

Anemia (Congenital Hypoplastic)

Anhidrotic Ectodermal Dysplasia (X-linked Ectodermal Dysplasia, XHED)

Anodontia

Anterior Uveitis

Aphakia

Arnold-Chiari Malformation (Syringomyelia)

Arthritis

Ascarids and Hookworms

Atopic Dermatitis

Atrial Septal Defect

Auto Accidents and Care of Wounds

Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia (AIHA)

Autoimmune Thyroiditis (Lymphocytic Thyroiditis)

Autoimmune Thrombocytopenic Purpura

Progressive Axonopathy

Bacterial Endocarditis

Bacterial Infections: Leptospirosis, Brucellosis, Actinomycosis and Nocardiosis

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Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (BPH)

Black Hair Follicular Dysplasia

Bladder Stones

Blastomycosis

Bleeding

Blepharitis

Breathing Disorders

Botulism

Brachycephalic airway obstruction syndrome

Breed Predispotion to Orthopedic Problems

Breed Predisposition to Fragmented Coronoid Process

Breed Predisposition to Developing Canine Hip Dysplasia (CHD)

Breed Predisposition to Osteochondritis (OCD) of the Shoulder

Breed Predisposition to Panosteitis

Breed Predisposition to Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease

Breed Predisposition to Developing Ununited Anconeal Process

Brucellosis - Updated May 3, 2015: Brucella suis Infection in Dogs in Georgia, USA

Bullous Pemphigoid

Burns

Bursitis

C3 Deficiency

Calcinosis Circumscripta

Cancer

Candidiasis

Canine Babesiosis

Canine Degenerative Myelopathy

Canine Dermatomyositis

Canine Distemper

Canine Dysautonomia



Canine Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia (CIT)

Canine Infectious Hepatitis

Canine Hepacivirus

Canine Leukemia

Canine Influenza Virus

Canine Leishmaniasis

Canine Monocytic Ehrlichiosis (CME)

Canine Nasal Aspergillosis

Canine Parvovirus

Canine Protothecosis

Canine Pyoderma

Canine Uveodermatologic Syndrome

Canine Viral Hepatitis

Canine Wobbler Syndrome

Canine X-linked Muscular Dystrophy

Capillaria Infection

Caries

Cataracts

Cerebellar Abiotrophy

Inherited Myopathy of Great Danes (Central Core Myopathy)

Cerebellar hypoplasia

Cerebellar Purkinje cell degeneration

Cervical Vertebral Instability

Cesarean Section

Chemodectomas

Chagas' disease (American Trypanosomiasis)

Chewing Gums, Fights &amdp; Heat Stroke

Chest and Lung Conditions

Cheyletiellosis

Cladophialophora bantiana infections

Chondrosarcoma

Chronic Eosinophilic Leukemia, CEL

Cleft palate

Circulatory Disorders

Coccidioidomycosis

Coloboma

Color Dilution Alopecia

Comedo syndrome

Congenital Hypotrichosis

Congenital abnormalities of integumentary system

Conotruncal Heart Malformations

Conjunctivitis

Constipation

Copper-associated hepatitis (CAH)

Coprophagy (Eating Stool)

Cor Triatriatum Dexter

Corneal Dermoid

Cornification Disorders

Coronavirus Enteritis

Corneal Dystrophy

Cranioschisis

Craniomandibular Osteopathy (Lion Jaw, Westie Jaw)

Cricopharyngeal Dysfunction

Cryptorchidism

Canine and Feline Cryptococcosis

Cryptosporidiosis

Cushing's Disease (Hyperadrenocorticism)

Cutaneous Asthenia

Cuterebriasis

Cyclic Neutropenia

Cystitis

Cystinuria

Cysts

Defenses Against Infectious Diseases

Degenerative Myelopathy

Dehydration

Demodicosis

Dermatomyositis (DM)

Dermoid sinus

Dermatophilosis

Dermatophytosis (I)

Diabetes Insipidus (CDI)

Polyneuropathy, Distal Sensorimotor

Diet for dogs with diarrhea (Inflammatory Bowel Disease, IBD)

Digging, Barking, Chewing

Dilated Cardiomyopathy (CDM)

Diphyllobothriasis

Diseases Transmissible Between Dogs and People

Diseases Spread By Cockroaches

Disease of the Canine Penis and Internal Sheath of the Prepuce

Breed Predisposition to Developmental Orthopedic Diseases

Dog Circovirus

Dog Disease Symptoms

Dog Nutritional Needs

Dysautonomia

Dysplasia Epiphysealis Hemimelica

Dry Heaves

Ear Infections

Ear Margin Dermatosis

Eating non-food materials - pica

Eclampsia

Ectromelia

Eczema

Elliptocytosis

Encephalomyelitis

Endocardial fibroelastosis

Endocrine diseases

Endotoxin shock

Entropion

Epidermoid Cysts

Epidermolysis bullosa

Idiopathic Epilepsy (IE)

Epiphora

Epistaxis

Erythema multiforme

Esophageal Achalasia

Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency, EPI

Exostosis (multiple)

Eye Problems

Familial Renal Disease

Familial Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm

Female Reproductive Disorders

Fanconi Syndrome

Fibrodysplasia ossificans

Fibrosarcoma

Fish Poisoning (Tuna etc.)

Flea Allergy Dermatitis (FAD)

Flea Control

Fragile Site

Fucosidosis

Fungal Diseases

Congenital Abnormalities

Digestive System Diseases

Endocrine Diseases

Eye and Vision Disorders

Heart Diseases

Hematologic Diseases

Metabolic Diseases

Galactosialidosis

Gangliosidosis, GM1, GM2

Gastric dilatation-volvulus (Bloat)

Genetic Diseases

Genu valgum

Glossopharyngeal Defect

Glaucoma

Globoid Cell Leukodystrophy

Glomerulonephritis

Gluten-sensitive enteropathy

Glycogen storage disease

Goniodysplasia

Growth Hormone-Responsive Dermatosis

Health Risks and Benefits Associated with Spay/Neuter

Heart Failure

Heart Muscle Diseases

Heart Valve Diseases

Hemeralopia

Hemimelia

Hemivertebrae

Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome

Hemophagocytic Syndrome

Hemophilia A (Factor VIII Deficiency)

Hepatic Fibrosis

Hepatic Encephalopathy

Hereditary Sensory Neuropathy

Heterochromia

High Uric Acid Excretion

Hip Dysplasia

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Malignant Histiocytosis, Histiocytoma

Histiocytic ulcerative colitis

Histoplasmosis

Hookworm Dermatitis

Hormonal Skin Diseases

Horner Syndrome

Hydrocephalus

Hydromyelia

Hypergammaglobulinemia

Hyperlipoproteinemia

Hyperparathyroidism

Hypocatalasia

Hypoglycemia

Hypokalemia

Hypomyelination

Hypothyroidism

Ichthyosis

Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia (IMA, IMHA)

Infectious Canine Hepatitis (ICH)

Intussusception

Internal Parasites

Intervertebral Disk Disease (IVD) - Back Problem

Juvenile Cellulitis

Juvenile Osteoporosis (Osteogenesis Imperfecta)

Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca (KCS), Dry Eye Syndrome

Keratitis

Kartagener syndrome

Kidney Failure

Lafora Disease

L-2-Hydroxyglutaric Acidemia

Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease (LCP disease)

Lens Luxation

Leptospirosis

Lethal Acrodermatitis (LAD)

Lipidosis

Lipomatosis, multiple

Lyme Disease

Malassezia Pachydermatis Dermatitis

Male Reproductive Disorders

Malignant Hyperthermia

Malignant Mammary Tumors

Mast Cell Tumor

Masticatory Muscle Myositis

Mastocytoma

Megaesophagus

Menkes Syndrome

Metabolic Acidosis

Microphthalmia

Microsporidian Infection

Mitral Stenosis

Motor Neuron Disease

Musculoskeletal Disorders

Myasthenia Gravis

Mitochondrial Myopathy

Mucopolysaccharidosis

Myositis

Mycosis Fungoides (Epitheliotropic Cutaneous Lymphoma )

Natural Dog Feeding

Nasal Mites (Pneumonyssoides caninum)

Nasal Parakeratosis

Necrotising Myelopathy

Nematodes

Nephritis, X-linked

Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis (NCL)

Neuronopathy, progressive

Nervous System Disorders

Nodular Dermatofibrosis

Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug Risks in Dogs and Cats

Nystagmus, congenital

Oligodendroglioma

Optic Nerve Hypoplasia

Orchitis

Osteoarthritis

Osteochondrodysplasia

Osteochondrosis

Osteogenesis Imperfecta

Osteomyelitis

Osteopetrosis

Osteosarcoma

Pancreatic Disease, Pancreatitis

Panniculitis

Pannus

Panosteitis

Papillomavirus (Canine)

Patellar Luxation

Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA)

Patent urachus

Treatment of Infectious Diseases

Infectious diseases

Pediculosis (Lice)

Pelger-Huet Anomaly

Pelodera Dermatitis

Pemphigus foliaceuos

Perianal Fistulas

Peripheral Nerve Conditions

Persistent Pupillary Membrane

Pheochromocytoma

Pneumothorax

Poisoning, Plants Poisonous for Dogs

Polycythemia

Polymicrogyria and Asymmetrical Ventricular Dilation

Polyneuropathy

Porcupine Quills & Snake Bites

Portosystemic Shunt (PSS)

Postpartum Care

Prekallikrein deficiency

Primary Idiopathic Seborrhea

Prognathism

Progressive Retinal Atrophy - PRA

Protein-losing Nephropathy

Protozoal parasitic infections

Pseudoachondroplastic Dysplasia

Pseudorabies

Pug Dog Encephalitis

Pulmonary Adenomatosis

Pulmonic Stenosis

Pyloric Stenosis

Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency

Pyruvate Dehydrogenase Complex Deficiency (PDCD)

Pyometra

Pythiosis

Rabies

Reduced Glutathione Deficiency

Renal cystadenocarcinoma and nodular dermatofibrosis

Renal Dysplasia

Respiratory System Parasites in Dogs

Retinal Dysplasia

Retinoschisis

Rhabdomyolysis

Rickettsial Diseases: Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Ehrlichiosis, Infectious Cyclic Thrombocytopenia, Salmon Disease

Round Cell Tumors

Sarcoptic Mange

Scleritis

Scoliosis

Sebaceous Adenitis

Selective IgA Deficiency

Skin Disorders

Sodium-potassium-ATPase High Activity

Special Nutrients for Arthritis

Spina Bifida

Spherocytosis

Spondylosis deformans

Sporotrichosis

Stomatocytosis

Stroke

Subaortic stenosis

Sudden Death: Causes & Prevention

Sudden Weakness

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)

Syringomyelia

Tachycardia

Taenia Tapeworms

Tapetal Degeneration

Tetralogy of Fallot

Third eyelid (nictitating membrane) abnormalities - "cherry eye"

Thrombasthenia

Thromboxane Responsiveness of Platelets

Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TEN)

Toxocariasis

Toxoplasmosis and Neosporosis in Dogs

Tracheal Collapse

Transitional Vertebral Segments

Transmissible Venereal Tumor

Trapped Neutrophil Syndrome

Trichuris Whipworm Infection

Tricuspid Valve Dysplasia

Ulcerative keratitis

Urinary Incontinence

Urinary Tract Infections

Urolithiasis

Vaccination and Vaccinosis

Vasculopathy

Vitamin A-Responsive Dermatosis

Viral Diseases

Vitiligo

Vomiting

von Willebrand's Disease

Wilms tumor

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Whelping or Delivery (Parturition), Difficult Birth

Xanthinuria

Tremor, X-linked (Congenital Tremor)

Zinc-responsive Dermatosis

Zygomycosis

Musculoskeletal Diseases

Neoplasms

Nervous System Diseases

Parasitic Diseases

Respiratory Diseases

Skin and Connective Tissue Diseases

Urologic Diseases

Dog Genetics


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