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Common Dog Illnesses And How To Prevent And Treat Them

Skin issues

You may notice your good boy scratching away at a particular spot on his body.

Ear Infections

If your dog is shaking his head from side to side a lot and is trying to itch his ear, he may well have an ear infection.

Urinary tract infection

It is quite common for a dog to have a urinary tract infection.


Just like humans, there are a myriad of reasons that dogs might vomit.


Diarrhea is often the accompaniment to vomiting. Similar to vomiting, if your dog has diarrhea once, it is probably not an issue.


Given that dogs are prancing about in nature a lot, it is common for them to pick up some little friends along the way.


Fleas are a very common problem. To prevent them, you can buy protection products from a pet shop such as from the brands NexGard and Frontline.


Ticks are little insects that bite into the skin and suck out the blood. When they are big enough, they fall off.

Lyme disease

Lyme disease is a zoonotic disease passed along by ticks. Your dog might experience flu-like symptoms.

Intestinal worm

There are several kinds of intestinal worms such as roundworms, hookworms, whipworms, and tapeworms.