Dog Disease

A complex subject like Dog Disease can often be confusing. More often than not, you can’t even pronounce the name of the illness, much less know anything about it. At PetGuide.com, we keep that in mind when we research this important topic, making sure to list symptoms, treatments and what you can expect with each medical condition and issue. Armed with knowledge, you’ll be able to make an informed decision about your dog’s health.

In the Dog Disease section, you will find everything you need to know about your dog’s health. We have articles on everything from periodontal disease to doggy STDs (yes, those do exist). You will find out all about breed-specific illnesses, hereditary conditions, and chronic health issues. Worried about parasite infections? Discover how to recognize the symptoms of mange, heartworm or whipworm infestations early on. Noticed some weird bumps and lumps on your dog’s skin? We’ve got you covered!

Having a sick dog or suspecting an illness is no light matter. That’s why we created the best resource on canine health issues. Whether you’re trying to find information on a specific disease or need to check out if your dog’s symptoms warrant a visit to the vet, you will find it all in our articles. For dog owners who like to stay in the loop with the newest medical studies by dog experts around the world, you’ll be happy to know we have the scoop on that, too!

PetGuide.com’s Dog Disease section is a one-stop guide for all the worried pet parents out there. If you’re suspecting your best friend is not feeling well or just need some reassurance while you wait for the scheduled visit to the pet, our blog is the place to be. Learn all about how to prevent and treat dog illnesses, and keep your pooch healthy and happy!

What You Need To Know About Lymphoma In Dogs

The most common form of canine cancer, pet parents need to know about lymphoma in dogs, treatment options available and the survival rate of this disease.

What Diseases Can Dogs Get From Water?

Contaminated water can harbor a variety of pathogens, and it can potentially lead to serious illnesses. That’s why all dog owners should be familiar with the dangers that grimy water brings – here’s what you need to know.

Parvo Outbreak Worries UK Puppy Parents

A spike in the number of Parvovirus cases seen in puppies across England has owners on alert for signs of the deadly disease. In the United Kingdom, the dead…

What is Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome?

Flat-faced breeds have a look all their own - they also have unique health problems. One of them is Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome.

What is Hemolytic Anemia in Dogs?

Although your immune system is supposed to protect you, it can sometimes have the opposite effect. That's what can happen if your dog has hemolytic anemia.

Are Anti-Vaxxers To Blame for Rise in Canine Parvo Cases?

Vets are worried about the increased rates of confirmed canine disease parvo cases, and believe it's due to a growing anti-vax movement in pet owners.

Ehrlichiosis in Dogs: What It Is and How To Prevent It

Ticks are more than just a pest - they can actually transmit deadly diseases such as Ehrlichiosis. Let's talk about what this is and how to prevent it.

What Are the 7 Most Common Musculoskeletal Issues in Dogs?

Seen in large-breed dogs, musculoskeletal problems can put a lot of stress on your dog's bones or joints. Here are the 7 most common issues to look out for.

What You Need to Know About Canine Disk Disease

Canine Disk Disease is a serious health issue that can affect a dog's movement and can cause a great deal of pain. Know the risks and the symptoms.

What is Canine Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)?

Humans aren't the only species that suffers from OCD. Dogs can also feel the effects of Canine Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.

Leptospirosis in Dogs: What Every Dog Owner Needs to Know

There are many water-borne illnesses canines can unwillingly pick up. Pet parents need to know about leptospirosis in dogs and how to treat this disease.

Learning About Collapsed Trachea in Dogs

Let's talk about collapsed trachea in dogs, what you should know, and what your options are. The most common symptom is a dry, honking cough.

Study: French Bulldogs Prone To Health Problems

A new study released by researchers in the United Kingdom suggests that the French Bulldog is vulnerable to a host of health conditions and disorders, and th…

Study: Dogs’ Immune Systems Leave Them Vulnerable As They Age

A recent study shows that a dog's immune system changes as they age, and much like humans, they may have less ability to deal with infection or stress.

What is Progressive Retinal Atrophy in Dogs

Dogs can suffer from a variety of vision problems. One of the most serious is called Progressive Retinal Atrophy, which can cause blindness in dogs.

7 Types of Cancer in Dogs

There's more than one type of cancer that can affect your dog. Let's talk about the seven most common types of cancer that a dog can suffer from.

Top 10 Things to Know About Hip Dysplasia in Dogs

Hip Dysplasia is a common ailment in dog. We've put together 10 facts about this common skeletal condition you may not have known.

What You Don’t Know About Addison’s Disease In Dogs

Were going to go over Addisons Disease in dogs, so you can better understand it and help your dog live a normal, active life.

What Is Puppy Strangles?

Puppy strangles is a rare skin condition that affects mostly young dogs. Read on to learn more about this disease and how to treat it.

Frauds Sell ‘Anti-Vax’ Pills Made From Diseased Flesh, Endangering

RSPCA warns that anti-vax remedies that are being offered online can cause numerous issues and that there is no alternative when it comes to vaccines.

What is Collie Eye Anomaly?

All types of collies can suffer from Collie Eye Anomaly, a mutation that leads to blindness. Here's what you need to know about the disease.

What Is Dog Folliculitis and How to Treat It?

Folliculitis in dogs is a disease which causes infection or inflammation of hair follicles. It is one of the more common skin diseases amongst dogs and is caused by bacteria, fungal infections, skin irritations, or parasites.

Common Diseases Spread by Fleas and Ticks

When these pests leave their mark on your pet, it may Lyme disease, rabbit fever... even the plague! We've got fleas and ticks to thank for spreading them.

7 Common Symptoms Of Diabetes In Dogs

It's important that owners are able to recognize the symptoms of diabetes in dogs in order to get their pooch into the veterinarian and treated right away.

Just As Gross As Is Sounds: The Low-Down On Roundworms In Dogs

We've got the poop-scoop on roundworms in dogs - and it ain't a pretty sight! Found in animal feces, it can be passed along from dog to human.

6 Frequently Asked Questions About Canine Osteoarthritis

Degenerative joint disease is a common problem affecting many senior dogs. Here are six of the most FAQs about canine osteoarthritis.

Reverse Zoonosis: Can You Make Your Dog Sick?

You share almost everything with your dog - but can you get him sick? This is reverse zoonosis, and there's a risk you can pass something to an animal.

Humans Are Getting Their Pets Sick – Here's What You Need To Know

Viruses like coronavirus or influenza have a much higher chance of cross-species transmission, and to make matters worse the highest chances for this to happen is with pets such as dogs, cats, horses, and ferrets.

What is Alabama Rot?

A disease that first made an appearance in the 1980s, Alabama Rot can be fatal is not treated early. Keep an eye out for the symptoms to catch and treat it.

The Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments of Alopecia in Dogs

Any dog can suffer from hair loss, otherwise known as alopecia. If you start to notice bald spots on your dog, here's what you can do about them.

Understanding Testicular and Ovotesticular Disorder in Dogs

Did you know that hermaphroditism also occurs in dogs? It's called testicular or ovotesticular disorder, and although rare, does occur in dogs.

Early Neutering May Be Bad For Larger Mixed-Breed Dogs

Researchers from the University of California, Davis just released study results that show heavier mixed-breed dogs may be at higher risks for joint disorder…

The 411 On Colitis In Dogs

A disease that can be a serious pain in the behind, learn what you can do about Colitis in dogs. This condition affects the dog's colon, or large intestine.

The Shocking Truth About Canine Distemper

A disease that's similar to the measles that humans can get, Canine Distemper is a virus that's highly contagious and could kill your dog.

What Is Von Willebrand in Dogs?

Von Willebrand in dogs occurs because of a deficiency of von Willebrand Factor. It is responsible for blood clotting, a carrier protein for coagulation Factor VIII.

Toothy Trouble: Periodontal Disease in Dogs

Bad breath is the least of your worries when it comes to periodontal disease in dogs. Brush up on how to keep tooth and gum infections away from your dog.

Does Your Dog Have A Sleep Problem?

Since dogs spend a big portion of their day sleeping it away, it stands to reason that just like humans–our furry friends may have sleep issues as well…

Can Dogs Get Pink Eye?

Conjunctivitis, commonly known as pink eye, is one of the more common ailments that affects the eyes and can happen to any of us. But can it affect dogs as well?

What Experts Say You Need To Know About COVID-19 And Your Dog

There's so much news out there about CoVid-19 and pets, and some of it seems conflicting. That's why we asked the expert - Dr. Jerry Klein, Chief Veterinary Officer of the American Kennel Club.

Gastritis in Dogs: Everything You Need to Know

A serious digestive issue, gastritis in dogs can be acute or chronic. Do you think that your dog suffers from these disease? Read on to find out more about gastritis.

What Causes Heartworm in Dogs?

Most people are not even aware of the illness, until it is too late for treatment and the damage has already been done. In fact, many dog owners are not at all familiar with heartworm, how it occurs, how it progresses, and what causes it in the first place.

The Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments of Pneumonia in Dogs

It's more than just a cold - it's a respiratory illness that affects canines and humans. Here's what you need to know about pneumonia in dogs.

Seeing Cross-Eyed: What is Strabismus in Dogs?

You've probably heard this condition called cross-eyed or walleyed. Strabismus in dogs affects certain breeds, but your vet may be able to correct it.

SAD: Seasonal Affective Disorder in Dogs

Dogs do get SAD. Shorter days and less sunlight can cause Seasonal Affective Disorder in dogs. Here's what to look for and how to treat it.

What is Hypothyroidism in Dogs?

Let's talk facts. In this article you will learn the basics about what hypothyroidism in dogs is, how it affects dogs, and what can be done to treat it.

5 Serious Illnesses Caused by Canine Dental Disease

You don't just keep your dog's teeth to keep them pearly white. Here are five serious illnesses caused by canine dental disease.

Researchers at Virginia Tech May Have Hope For Brain Cancer Patients

As the United States mourns the death of beloved Senator John McCain, researchers at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech ar…

New Hope for Children With Epilepsy Thanks to Miniature Dachshunds

A collaboration between miniature wirehaired dachshunds and scientists has advanced research into a rare and deadly form of epilepsy in children and dogs.

What Should You Know About Pythiosis in Dogs?

Standing water is a breeding ground for a fungal infection that's dangerous to canines. Here's what you need to know about pythiosis in dogs.

All About Kidney Stones In Dogs

Kidney and bladder stones in dogs can be painful and even life-threatening if not properly treated. Let's go over the basics about kidney stones in dogs.

Parvo Cases On The Rise During COVID-19

As if 2020 hasn’t already presented us all with some challenges, pet hospitals nationwide are saying they are seeing an increase in puppy Parvo during…

What is Digital Squamous Cell Carcinoma in Dogs?

Cancer can attack any part of a dog's body - ever their toes. Digital Squamous Cell Carcinoma starts at the toes, but can spread throughout the body.

What is Legg-Calve-Perthes In Dogs?

Legg-Calve-Perthes in dogs is a hip joint disorder that affects blood supply to the femoral head. Commonly seen in miniature, toy, and small-breed dogs.

Study: No Way To Predict Potential Breathing Problems in Brachycephali

Around half of all dogs with flatter faces develop breathing difficulties. Scientists say there is no way to tell in advance which dogs will be affected.

What is Ventral Comedo Syndrome in Dogs?

A disease that only affects Schnauzers, ventral comedo syndrome or Schnauzer comedo syndrome, can be a real irritation for dogs.

Autumn Outbreak of a Mysterious Woodland Disease Keeps Dog Owners Worr

Pet parents, be warned: seasonal canine illness is at peak this autumn- if not treated on time, it can be fatal for your pet.

Study: Discovery Made to Genetic Link in Dog Disc Disease

Disc disease, known as chondrodystrophy, in some breeds is a common cause of back pain and paralysis. New research now may change that understanding.

Autism in Dogs: Myth or Reason for Concern?

It's no secret that we share a lot of similarities with our four-legged best friends. But what about mental illnesses? Can dogs have autism?

Understanding Lyme Disease Symptoms in Dogs

Ticks are harbingers of disease and illness. During tick season, be on the lookout for these Lyme Disease symptoms in dogs.

What You Need To Know About Inflammatory Bowel Disease In Dogs

Painful and dangerous, Inflammatory Bowel Disease is a serious condition that can affect dogs. Know the signs and symptoms - it could save your dog's life.