With our experience as a veterinary clinic in Mijas we know that applying vaccines and their respective reinforcements, maintaining a balanced nutrition, practicing physical exercises and good hygiene in the place where they sleep, are the best way to prevent diseases in dogs. Having the basic knowledge about the most common diseases and their symptoms will help you to recognize them easily and thus be able to act quickly avoiding that the disease advances. If your dog has some of these symptoms you should go immediately to a specialized clinic, where they will perform a checkup to be able to diagnose it and thus prevent future complications:
-It sleeps too much.
-Dificulty to walk.
-Scabs on the skin.
-Lack of appetite.
-Loss of hair.
Most common diseases in dogs
-Intestinal parasites. The symptoms are diarrhea, swollen belly, vomiting among others …
-Parvovirus. This disease attacks the digestive and circulatory system of the dog, decreasing the amount of red blood cells in the blood which affects the heart. Vomiting, dehydration, diarrhea, lack of appetite, tiredness and bloody stools are some of the symptoms of this disease.
– Distemper. It is a very painful and dangerous disease that affects the central nervous system, the respiratory tract and the digestive system. It is highly contagious and if not vaccinated against this disease it could become lethal. Its main symptoms are secretions in the eyes and nose, fever, diarrhea, fatigue, sneezing or coughing and phlegm.
-Allergies. Dogs can be allergic to many things such as pollen, fleas, dust, mites, chemicals and even some foods. One of the most notorious symptoms is the excessive itching of the skin that will cause the dog to scratch with great desperation, thus appearing areas without hair and scales.
-Mastitis. It is an inflammation in the breast that usually appears in bitches that are breastfeeding and is due to a bacterial infection. The symptoms are inflammation, redness, suppuration of fluid, abscesses among others …
-Cancer. If the cancer is detected in time, the greater the chances of recovery, this is why we must pay attention to the appearance of symptoms such as inflammation, lumps, blood in the stool, swollen glands, vomiting with blood or lethargy. If you suspect that your dog may be suffering from any of these or other diseases, at Royalvet we will be happy to help you, because the faster the disease is diagnosed and treated, the greater the chances of salvation. Here we offer all the help and advice you need to maintain the health of your dog and prevent diseases, by the hand of highly trained professionals in the area