Top 5 Deadly Dog Diseases

Although keeping Dogs is a very famous and ardor habit yet, it is quite expensive and attention seeking. Dogs are as like kids and they need full attention and care. We should be very conscious about their health. They can sick any time, to enjoy long term relation with dog you must know which kind of disease may attack your dog. By determining following symptoms you can easily judge the disease and easily do treatment at home or may consult a Veterinary Doctor

Deadly Dog Diseases

There are different kinds of diseases according to their carrier. In the following we will discuss what are the different sources of diseases? along with their symptoms and treatment. Here is the list of Top 5 Dog Diseases.

  • Rabies

This disease is also called hydrophobiais a fatal viral diseasethat can affect any mammal. Rabies caused by the rabies virus, spread by a bite or saliva from an infected animal, and fatal once an animal gets it and starts showing symptoms. 


 Fever, pain, tingling or burning at the wound and hyperactivity are major symptoms.


There is no proper treatment for Rabies, only solution is to get the dog proper vaccinated and keep away from wild animals

  • Canine distemper

Canine distemper, sometimes called hard pad disease because it hardens dogs’ noses and footpads, is an extremely contagious viral disease that’s transmitted through airborne exposure or contact like shared food bowls.


Runny eyes, fever, coughing, vomiting and paralysis are major symptoms.


If you think your dog has distemper, take her to the veterinary Doctor. The best way to prevent your dog is to get him vaccinated and keep away from sick ones.

  • Lyme Disease

This disease is Bacterial disease caused byBorrelia burgdorferi, comes from tick bites.  Once it’s in the blood stream, it spreads to the joints and causes pain for your pup. And if left untreated, Lyme disease can be fatal.


Pain, loss of appetite, fever and limping are some common symptoms.


Lyme disease can be treated with antibiotics and prevented by getting him vaccinated.

  • Heart Worm

This disease is Parasitic and caused byDirofileria immitis, which uses the mosquito as its     vector. Heartworms are parasites that live in your dog’s heart, wreaking havoc on his heart, blood vessels and lungs if he gets infected. 


Lethargy, coughing, respiratory problems, heart disease and weight loss are common symptoms.


If your dog has Heart worm than easiest and cheapest way to prevent him from contracting it is by taking preventive measures with annual Blood tests, regular pills or may be shots.

  • Kennel Cough

This is a highly contagiousrespiratory infectionthat causes inflammation to respiratory organs. It spreads easily in animals by direct contactwith an infected animal, coughing or sharing of contaminated bowls or blankets that are why it is named Kennel.


Heavy coughing, gagging and lethargy are major symptoms


If yourdog has Kennel Coughyou should make sure the proper rest of dog along with supplements and medicines prescribed by doctor. You can also get your dog vaccined.