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Canine Dog Health - Information provided

We have provided info about the most common canine health problems. The information provided is presented in a clear format with basic, straight forward info and is uncluttered by complicated medical terminology wherever possible. The headings cover a description of the disease, causes, symptoms and treatments and will help to clarify any questions you may have regarding the illness.

Canine Dog Health - Information and Care Checklist

As the saying goes prevention is better than cure and detecting early signs of any potential dog health problems will obviously help to ensure the well being of your dog or puppy. Basic observation of a dog or puppy will alert its owner to changes in the normal behaviour of the dog and that something is amiss. A straightforward check of the dog will help to confirm any suspicions of ill health. We have therefore provided a simple Dog Health Care Checklistto assist in this process whenever you have worries or concerns about your dog or puppy's health. This section also provides recommendations for a Dog First Aid Kit.

Dog Health Advice - Individual Breeds

Each of our sections dedicated to an individual dog breed contains Dog & Puppies Health information together with potential problems relating to each breed.

Dog Breeds - ABC List
Miscellaneous Dogs
Sporting - Gun Dogs
Non-Sporting Dogs
Working Dogs
Herding Dogs
Terrier Dogs
Toy Dogs
Hound Dogs
Scent Hounds
Hunting Dogs
Rare & Other Breeds

Canine Dog Health - Online Encyclopaedia of Common Canine Dog Health Problems
Please click any of the following links for more information about the Common Canine Dog Health Problems and vaccinations - please remember that if you are in doubt about your Dog's Health please consult your Canine Health Specialist. Our Online Encyclopaedia of Canine Health Problems is listed in alphabetical order.

Online Encyclopaedia of Common Dog Health Problems

Dog Symptoms Sorter

Dog Health Care Checklist

Canine Dog Health
We love our dogs - they are part of the family and we often treat them as we would the younger child of the family. But just like children our dogs occasionally become sick and we need to be aware of some of the common canine dog health problems. An interesting but sober fact is that 85% of dogs visit an animal doctor in a year. We can help to prevent this by first ensuring that puppies are given adequate and appropriate vaccinations to assist  in boosting their immunity to the most common canine health problems.

Canine Dog Health Questions
Owners have various Dog Health questions - some of which may be answered by following the process detailed in the Dog Health Care Checklist. Other Dog Health Questions often arise following a visit to the Veterinary Surgeon and the Vets subsequent diagnosis. This situation frequently occurs as the attention of the owner is focussed on the dog as opposed to the Veterinary Surgeon. The owner therefore often has a variety of Dog Health questions that they need answers to. We have therefore identified the most common Dog Health Issues and included these in an Encyclopaedia of Common Canine Dog Health Problems. We hope that this will help in answering a range of common Canine Dog Health Questions.

Dog Health Advice - Chronic or Acute?
Some canine diseases are designated as chronic or acute:

  • Acute - the sudden onset of a disease characterized by sharpness or severity
  • Chronic - a slow and progressive form of disease marked by long duration or frequent recurrence
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Preventing Canine Health Problems - Puppy & Dog Vaccinations

Vaccinations for puppies generally include distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis, parainfluenza, parvovirus, rabies, and sometimes bordetella. A link to the section on Dog and Puppy Vaccinations is included in the Online Encyclopaedia offering information on each of the diseases, symptoms and effects  for which immunization vaccines are available. Canine vaccinations are the most important preventative measure you can take to reduce the risk of disease in your pet.

Dog Vaccinations

Dog Health Problems - A Dog Sickness Symptoms Sorter
It is really upsetting when your dog becomes sick. A dog or puppy cannot tell us what is wrong - health care is dependent on our observations. In many cases we may not know the name of the sickness and do not know where to look to find out about it. You will, however be more than aware of the illness symptoms that your dog is displaying. This is where the Dog Sickness Symptoms Sorter might be of some assistance - a really useful part of the Online Encyclopaedia of Common Dog Health Problems.

Online Encyclopaedia of Common Dog Health Problems
The sole purpose of the Online Encyclopaedia of Common Dog Health Problems is as a reference manual to provide useful information to dog and puppy owners. It is not intended to be used to diagnose or treat sick dogs or as a substitute for obtaining professional veterinary advice. Please remember that if you are in any doubt about your Dog's Health please consult your Canine Veterinary Specialist immediately.

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