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 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.

Tapeworms In Dogs Are More Than A Sticky Situation

Yep, it's gross! You may not want to bring up the subject of tapeworms in dogs at the dinner table, but you need to know about how they affect your pooch.

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.

6 Types of Bacteria That Can Make Your Dog Sick

You never know when your dog can pick up an illness. These are the six most common types of bacteria that can make your dog sick.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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 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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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 is Lipoma in Dogs?

Not all tumors are cancerous, and lipoma in dogs is one of the more common types your dog can suffer from. Here's what you need to know about.

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.

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.

Can Dogs Get Dementia?

Also known as Canine Cognitive Dysfunction, dogs can get dementia. A gradual process, here are the signs to watch out for in your senior dog.

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.

What You Need to Know About Hemophilia in Dogs

When your dog suffers from this disease, a small cut can cause big problems. Here's what all pet parents should know about Hemophilia in dogs.

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 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.

Bordatella: Kennel Cough Symptoms And Treatments

Also referred to as Bordatella, this illness is not just a common cold. Be on the lookout for these kennel cough symptoms and know what to do about it.

Leptospirosis in Dogs

With the weather warming up, our dogs are in danger of picking up serious illnesses. Let's talk about Leptospirosis in dogs and how to prevent it.

Living Well With Your Blind Dog

Loss of vision doesn't mean your pooch can't enjoy his life - we've outlined a few tips on how to help your blind dog cope with vision loss.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Stomach Churning Effects Of Salmonella Poisoning In Dogs

Something doesn't taste right... it could be a nasty case of salmonella. Just like with humans, salmonella poisoning in dogs comes with serious side effects.

What Is Hip Dysplasia In Dogs?

It’s hip to be square – learn the facts about hip dysplasia in dogs When it comes to keeping your dog healthy, there is only so much that you can…

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.

What Is Giardia In Dogs?

Does your dog have a belly ache? The cause may be from an intestinal infection called Giardia. Learn more about the parasite behind giardia in dogs.

What You Need To Know About Hookworms In Dogs

They may be small, but hookworms in dogs can lead to big health problems. As pet parents, we love to indulge our furry best friends with the best – fro…

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.

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.

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.

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 Pythiosis in Dogs?

Most dogs love to swim. But there are hidden dangers in the water, in the form of microscopic spores called pythiosis, that can harm your pooch.

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 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.

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.

How Do Dogs Get Heartworm?

It's a potentially deadly disease that can be prevented... but how do dogs get heartworm? It'll be one more reason to hate those little blood suckers!

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.

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.

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.

5 Heartworm Facts You Need To Know

April is Heartworm Awareness Month, and we wanted to start it off with these interesting and important heartworm facts that all pet parents should know.

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…

What Are the 6 Most Common Illnesses in Dogs?

At any age, dogs can suffer from canine ailments. Here are the six most common illnesses in dogs and what symptoms to look out for.

What is Canine Blastomycosis?

If you go out to the woods today, you may be in for a big surprise. Canine blastomycosis is a fungal infection your dog can pick up in the great outdoors.

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.

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 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.

Tetanus in Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments

Although it's uncommon, there's still a chance that tetanus can affect your dog. Here's what you need to know about tetanus in dogs.