Thursday, July 7

Most Common Dog Health Problems

I read an interesting article in K-9 Magazine newsletter about the Most Common Dog Health Problems.  The study was done by a US pet insurance firm and the results indicate that pets visit the veterinarian for many of the same reasons humans visit the doctor, with ear infections the No. 1 condition for dogs and lower urinary tract disease No. 1 for cats. The top 10 conditions accounted for nearly 340,000, or close to 25 percent of all canine claims.

The Most Common Dog Health Problems are:

1. Ear Infections
2. Skin Allergies
3. Pyoderma/Hot Spots
4. Gastritis/Vomiting
5. Enteritis/Diarrhea
6. Urinary Tract Infections
7. Benign Skin Tumors
8. Osteoarthritis
9. Eye Inflammation
10. Hypothyroidism 

I have to say, none of these were a big surprise, as these are the things I am asked about the most.

It is a quick read with some interesting facts, to read it, bark on the link:  Bark!