Canine cognitive dysfunction, or CCD, is caused by chemical and physical changes that affect the brain function of older dogs. Like people with Alzheimer’s, CCD usually comes on slowly and gradually gets worse.
Cushing’s syndrome, also called hyperadrenocorticism, occurs when your dog’s adrenal glands produce too much cortisol.
As with humans, dogs can get fungal infections. They are fairly common and can be caused by several different types of fungi–one being a yeast-like fungus called cryptococcus.
If you have ever seen the Alien movies, you can relate to a Cuterebra infestation. Cuterebra are large flies who use dogs, cats, squirrels, rodents, and rabbits as hosts in which to procreate.
Pannus, also known as chronic superficial keratitis, is a condition affecting the cornea and third eyelid of a dog’s eye(s).
A dog’s ear is the perfect incubator for all sorts of nasty organisms, which is why ear infections are one of the most common reasons our dog friends visit the vet!
Chylothorax is a condition caused by a buildup of lymph fluid in the chest cavity.
A dog's eye can become inflamed due to conjunctivitis, glaucoma, allergies, entropion, or a scratched cornea and commonly causes irritation and redness.
Valvular heart disease (VHD) is a condition caused by the breakdown and thickening of the valves of the heart.
Dogs with chronic pancreatitis essentially have multiple attacks of acute pancreatitis. In some situations, the symptoms can be less severe but because the condition is chronic, the long-term impact can be more severe. Find out what you need to know to protect your dog from this long-term, painful condition.