Ringworm; it sounds like a parasite, but it’s not. Ringworm is actually a fungus—a particularly yucky fungus because it is zoonotic, meaning it can be passed from one species to another.
A sebaceous cyst can develop when a hair follicle or skin pore gets blocked by dirt, debris, or scar tissue, or as the result of an infection. Our pets, like us, have microscopic oil glands that produce sebum.
Bladder stones are very painful for dogs, and some breeds are genetically prone to bladder stones such as beagles, dachshunds, bulldogs, and pugs.
Platelets play a vital role in the blood-clotting process. One of the most common veterinary problems encountered with regard to platelets is von Willebrand’s disease (vWD), a disorder in dogs that is characterized by excessive bleeding due to a defect in platelet function.
If you spin around in circles as fast as you can and then attempt to walk in a straight line, you’ll experience what your dog probably feels like if he’s suffering with vestibular disease.
Some dogs are unwittingly sharing meals with a nasty parasite.
Canine distemper is a very contagious and deadly disease caused by a virus.
Hypoglycemia is also known as low blood sugar. When a dog’s body is deprived of sugar, weakness, loss of consciousness, or death can result.
Let’s face it. Dogs like to play—and with play sometimes comes scrapes and cuts. Most often, minor cuts and scrapes are kept clean by your pooch. They lick them and care for them as they heal. Sometimes, that is not enough and an abscess can occur because bacteria set in, infecting the wound.
Scratch scratch…shake shake…. If your best friend is doing this constantly, or if you smell something less than pleasant coming from her ears, the culprit may be ear mites.