If your dog is sneezing, coughing, or exhibits abnormal behavior that lasts for a short period of time but is not tied to a major disease, he might be suffering from allergies. Some allergies can be temporary, seasonal or even require a lifestyle change for your dog. With that said, many of your dog's discomfort from his allergic reactions can be alleviated. Be aware of the typical allergens, what can trigger a reaction, and what you can do prevent allergic attacks. Some of the most common allergies include airborne irritants, allergies to food ingredients, contact dermatitis and parasitic dermatitis (fleas).
Dog cancer is a serious condition that can affect the bones, skin, brain and other organs of the dog. Some types of dog cancer are slow growing, while others can develop quickly, seemingly overnight.
The most likely candidates for dog arthritis are older overweight and inactive dogs, but younger dogs can develop the arthritis as well. Fortunately, there are a number of ways to help prevent your dog from getting it, lessen the symptoms, or help accommodate for this problem. Although arthritis is the most common dog bone and joint disease, your dog may also be susceptible to other bone and joint disease including lameness, hip dysplasia, or even a bone tumor.
Dogs are susceptible to periodontal gum disease. In fact, 80% of all dogs age three and up will develop some form of periodontosis. Issues that develop from poor dental hygiene are more than just bad breath.