Category Archives: Infections

Canine Brucellosis

Brucellosis in dogs occurs because of a bacterial infection. The condition isn’t life-threatening, at least for the canine suffering from it. Pregnant dogs suffering from the condition will abort their litter, while their male counterparts will experience infertility. The bacteria Brucella canis is responsible for causing canine brucellosis. Dogs all over the world are at risk of getting it. The

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Canine Pneumonia

Pneumonia in dogs occurs whenever the lungs and bronchi, the tubes responsible for transporting air into the lungs, become infected and inflamed. Canine pneumonia is fatal if left untreated. Adult dogs in relatively good health are usually not affected. Instead, pneumonia usually affects younger or older dogs who have a weakened immune system. The immune system can be weakened for

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Canine Lyme Disease

Canine Lyme disease is one of the most common diseases transmitted by ticks. It can be very debilitated if left untreated. Dogs develop this condition whenever a tick bites them and passes along the Borrelia burgdorferi bacteria. However, the tick can’t pass the bacteria immediately. He needs to stay attached to your dog for more than a day in order

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Canine Conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis is a condition that affects the eye’s conjunctiva. It causes it to become irritated and sometimes swollen. Canine conjunctivitis is the same condition that can affect humans and is more commonly known as pink eye. There are various things that can cause conjunctivitis in dogs. Sometimes, a foreign object can get in the eye and irritate it causing inflammation.

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Canine Parvovirus

Canine parvovirus is a disease that attacks the intestines. The condition is caused by a highly contagious virus. Infected dogs shed the virus in their stool. Dogs can then become infected if they sniff or consume the infected feces. Dogs can shed the virus even if they show no symptoms themselves. The virus particles can also be spread to your

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