The Daily Puppy states that dogs get a canine eczema also called pyotraumatic dermatitis, acute moist dermatitis, wet eczema and hot spot. Canine eczema occurs when a skin irritation makes a dog lick and bite the area, causing a lesion.
According to The Daily Puppy, dogs with more hair are susceptible to canine eczema due to dense hair on the body blocking airflow. Regular haircuts, brushing and bathing during warmer weather prevent hot spots. Veterinarians treat canine eczema with topical and oral antibiotics along with shaving the hair around a lesion. An Elizabethan collar is sometimes applied to dogs suffering with eczema to prevent them from further infecting the lesion with more chewing and licking.Learn More
Dogs cannot get the herpes virus from humans, according to WebMD. Canine Herpes Virus, also known as "fading puppy syndrome," lives in an adult dog's reproductive and respiratory systems. It is transmitted through aerosol droplets in the air, or through direct contact with infected dogs, according to the ASPCA.Full Answer >
According to WebMD, the only way for a dog to get heartworms is through the bite of an infected mosquito. Until the larvae mature, there is no way to determine whether or not a mosquito is infected, which leads WebMD to emphasize the importance of heartworm disease prevention. Heartworm disease prevention takes the form of periodic administration of injections, pills or topical ointments.Full Answer >
Dogs can get pinkeye, the medical term for which is conjunctivitis. One of the most common eye problems to afflict dogs, pinkeye occurs when the conjunctiva, which covers the eyeball and back side of the eyelid, becomes inflamed.Full Answer >
Dogs can get the flu, but it is a different strain than the flu viruses that infect people. Canine influenza virus is highly contagious, but veterinarians offer preventative vaccines.Full Answer >