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!

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Are Hot Spots on Dogs?

Hot spots on dogs are an itchy problem. A common canine skin condition, this problem gets worse the more your pooch scratches at it.

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 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.

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 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 Are Achondroplastic Dogs?

Smaller sized dogs come with many compact benefits - but they also have a few problems that come with their tiny size - what are achondraplastic dogs?

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.

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.

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.

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 Syringomyelia in Dogs?

An inherited disorder, syringomyelia in dogs affects the skull. A disease seen in smaller-breed dogs, here's what you need to be on the lookout for.

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.

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…

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…

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 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.

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.

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 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.

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.

What is Cushing’s Disease in Dogs?

Cushings disease in dogs is brought about by an excess of circulating cortisol hormone. This causes tumors to form on a dogs adrenal or pituitary glands.

Love Is In The Air, But So Are Canine STDs

Many pet owners are not even aware that dogs are able to get, carry and share Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs). Here's what you need to know.

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.

A Short Guide to Eye Diseases in Dogs

Vision loss can affects dog breeds of all ages. As a pet parent, keep an eye on your dog's peepers with this short guide to eye diseases in dogs.

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 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.

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.

Lyme Disease In Dogs Is On the Rise: Here's What You Need to Know

Regardless of whether you’re a seasoned dog parent or a first-time owner, you should brush up on the symptoms and methods of prevention of Lyme disease in dogs, to make sure you and your four-legged bestie have a great time this summer.

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.

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.

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?

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…

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 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.

Let’s Talk About Pancreatitis In Dogs

A disease that's hard to digest, pancreatitis in dogs requires a total change in lifestyle and careful monitoring. What you can do and how to treat it.

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 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 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.

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.

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 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.

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.