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!

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.

Let’s Talk Tick Paralysis in Dogs: Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatmen

Ticks are more than just pests - they can cause serious damage. One such danger is tick paralysis - here's what you need to watch out for.

What is Dog Bloat?

For canines, dog bloat is a serious problem that can cause damaging and irreparable harm. There are things you can you do to stop and treat it.

What You Need to Know About Osteosarcoma in Dogs

Another name for bone cancer, osteosarcoma is the most common form of cancer in dogs - and the most aggressive. Here's what you need to know.

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.

What Is Mange In Dogs?

Mange in dogs isn't pretty. A skin disease caused by parasites, mange leads to more than just loss of fur and scratching. Here's how to prevent and treat.

Understanding Canine Parovirus

Knowing all the important details about Canine Parovirus can help you diagnose, seek treatment and prevent this deadly illness from affecting your dog.

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.

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.

Warning Signs: Heartworm Symptoms In Dogs

Do you know the warning signs? Pet parents need to know the heartworm symptoms in dogs in order to catch and treat this potentially fatal disease in time.

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…

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.

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.

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.

Study: Canine Cancers Linked To Common Lawn Chemicals

Alarming research links canine malignant lymphoma (CML) with lawn pesticides, and has may have implications to the impact of chemicals on humans as well.

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 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.

What is Chronic Sesamoiditis in Dogs?

Big dogs are wonderful, but because of their size, often come with their own set of health problems. One of these issues is chronic sesamoiditis.

What is Dermoid Sinus in Dogs?

An inherited condition, dermoid sinus can affect any dog breed. With symptoms that range from skin infections to nerve damage, here's what you need to know.

Doggie Depression: Understanding Depression in Dogs

Despite their happy-go-lucky temperament, depression in dogs is a recognized medical issue. Here's what to look for if your pooch has doggie depression.

Experts Share Lyme Forecast Maps To Help Prevent Disease

The warm winter has led to heavy parasitic infection forecasts for pets. Researchers released a forecasting map that predicts risk for Lyme disease in dogs.

What is Cerebellar Ataxia in Dogs?

Does your dog have a problem with coordination or falling down? He may not just be clumsy - it could be Cerebellar Ataxia.

Dog With Digestive Problems Dines in “High Chair” Style

A Grand Rapids, Michigan family gives their dog the best seat at the table. She sits in doggy high chair to ensure food and drink go to her stomach.

Warning: 6 Deadly Heartworm Myths

The truth about heartworm is out there - you just need to know the difference between fact and fiction. Here are 6 popular heartworm myths we dispel.

What You Need To Know About Glaucoma In Dogs

There are some diseases that have the potential of robbing your pooch of his eyesight - that's why you need to know about Glaucoma in dogs.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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 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.

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 Do You Know About Whipworms In Dogs?

As one of the most common - and treatable - parasites that your pooch can pick up, here's what you need to know about whipworms in dogs.

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.

Researchers Discover Biomarker Test For Degenerative Myelopathy in Dog

Researchers from the University of Missouri believe a test that helps diagnose ALS in humans can also be used for diagnosing canine cases of DM.

Researchers Look To Chinese Herbs To Treat Dog Cancer

A cancer diagnosis for our dogs can mean a shorter lifespan. A Detroit pet hospital is looking to use traditional Chinese medicine to treat spleen cancer.

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.

All About Bowel Obstruction in Dogs

We don't like to think about our dog's pooping, but you should take notice. This is especially important when it comes to bowel obstruction in dogs.

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.

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.

Data Shows Climate Change Endangers Dogs With New Diseases

The latest research points out the sudden rise of potentially deadly dog diseases that are transmitted by insects, in areas where they weren't seen before.

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.

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.

Warmer Winter Means Higher Risk of a Leptospirosis Outbreak

While many love this unseasonably warm weather, veterinarians are warning that a serious bacterial infection is on the rise, and could kill your dog.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Hemangiosarcoma in Dogs?

There are different kinds of canine cancers - one of the most serious is Hemangiosarcoma in dogs. But what breeds does it affect and how can it be treated?

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.

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.

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.

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 is Laryngeal Paralysis in Dogs?

A disease that can affect a dog's ability to eat and breathe, laryngeal paralysis can be deadly. Here's what you need to know and what symptoms to look for.

What Is Patellar Luxation In Dogs?

Patellar Luxation in dogs can be a pain in the knee - is your pooch at risk? Let's talk about go over the basics, its symptoms, and treatment options.