Friday, December 30, 2022

Common Dog Health Conditions To Know

  5 Dog Conditions

Regular veterinary check-ups and preventive care can help detect and treat health problems early. It is important to keep an eye on all aspects of your dog's health (diet, weight, activity, etc.) and to seek veterinary care if you notice any changes or unusual symptoms.

The five most commonly diagnosed health conditions in dogs are:

  • Allergies - Dogs can develop allergies just like people. They can be sensitive to certain foods (poultry, grains, etc.) or airborne allergens like pollens or dust. Dog allergies can cause skin irritation, redness, itching, scratching and other uncomfortable symptoms. Using natural remedies such as quercetin, nettles and olive leaf can help to calm the inflammation and reduce the histamine response.
  • Arthritis Nobody wants to get old. With age, about 80% of our canine companions will develop some sort of arthritis. It can affect the hips, legs, spine or cause overall stiffness. Starting dogs on joint support supplements early can help to support healthy joint function and keep your dog comfortable as they age. Ingredients like glucosaminecollagen, curcumin and hemp extract can help relieve the painful symptoms of arthritis in dogs.
  • Obesity - Is your dog always hungry? Does your dog give you sad eyes that you simply can't resist? Just one more treat! Overweight dogs have an increased risk of developing many serious health conditions such as: diabetes, heart disease and arthritis. Regular exercise can keep your pup mentally and physically healthy. A high-protein diet with added vegetables can help your dog feel more satisfied.
  • Cancer - A cancer diagnosis can seem overwhelming. There isn't an instruction manual to tell you how you can help your dog. Some pet parents seek out a veterinary oncologist and others use a natural treatment plan and work with their holistic veterinarian. Every dog is different. Using science-based immune support supplements, such as medicinal mushrooms and plant sterols, along with feeding a cancer diet, can help strengthen your dog's immune system to help them fight any type of cancer.
  • Kennel Cough - Kennel cough is a highly contagious canine respiratory disease. It is usually spread when dogs are in close contact, in places like shelters, boarding facilities, dog parks or even the vet clinic. Bordetella vaccines can help prevent the spread of the bacterial infection. Kennel cough can cause dry, deep, hacking coughs that can flare up when your pup gets excited or exercises. Natural olive leaf extract can be combined with kennel cough treatment from your veterinarian.