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
According to VetInfo, dogs can get hemorrhoids even though it is rare for this to occur. The condition results from the enlargement of blood vessels in the anus because of pressure and unusually high blood flow.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 colds, as well as a number of upper-respiratory infections with symptoms that resemble colds. Dogs are also susceptible to H3N8, a strain of the flu virus that affects dogs. Milder strains of dog flu can resemble colds in canines.Full Answer >