10 Common Canine Medical Conditions


Like all other animals, dogs are susceptible to a variety of medical conditions. There are some medical issues that are more common than others, although the likelihood of being affected can vary from one breed to another. As a pet owner, it’s well worth knowing what some of the more common canine conditions are, as your pooch’s health can affect everything from your veterinary bills to his life expectancy.

1. Skin Allergies

Many dogs are affected by skin allergies, which are caused by a range of factors from dust and pollen to mould and even food.

2. Ear Infections

Ear infections are common amongst dogs, stemming from factors such as bacteria, parasites or a foreign body in the ear.

3. Skin Infections

One of the main culprits when it comes to skin infections is the common parasite. Fleas and ticks cause a lot of discomfort for your pup as well as causing infections.

4. Worms

There are a number of common types of worms that affect our beloved dogs. This includes tapeworm, hookworm, and roundworms. These common parasites cause a lot of discomfort in pups and can be very dangerous.

5. Kennel Cough

This canine infection is a bacterial one that is spread through fluids such as saliva, urine or nasal secretions. This leads to a severe hacking cough and a lot of discomfort for your dog.

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