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Common Health Problems in Dogs
HeartwormsHeartworms are transmitted through mosquito bites. It might be years before this is detected and it could be deadly. It’s important to prevent this from happening from June through November with a monthly product.
Ticks and Lyme DiseaseTicks are parasites that latch onto you. Lyme disease is something that ticks pass on. This is a very serious health risks for dogs. There is a topical treatment you can apply in between your pup’s shoulder blades.
Heart Disease and DogsJust like humans, dogs can suffer from heart disease. Try to avoid exercising in super hot and humid weather with your dog if you pet has heart problems. Keep an eye on some symptoms: if your dog is easily out of breath, consult a vet.
CancerYou could notice a tumor on your dog. In that case, there are treatments to help your pet manage the tumor’s size and prolong its life in comfortable situation.
ArthritisIf you have a dog that is born with some abnormalities, this could show up later in life with arthritis. The one common cure? Make sure your dog stays at a healthy weight. Overweight dogs will suffer from this issue a lot more.
Kennel CoughIf left untreated, this disease can turn into pneumonia. There are vaccines for that every 6 months or every year to avoid that.
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