Alphabetical Listing of Dog Health Issues

The following is an alphabetical listing of some of the health issues found in dogs. Each link provides a brief description of the condition along with links to websites which cover the issues in further detail.

Note: The Health & Nutrition section of the Canada's Guide to Dogs website is intended as a source of information only. It is not intended as a substitute for professional care, but as an aid to those seeking health and nutrition information. Always consult with your Veterinarian and other professionals about health related matters and any concerns or questions you may have concerning your dog's diet and nutrition requirements. We do not endorse or recommend any one treatment or diet over another.

A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - I - J - K - L

M - N - O - P - Q - R - S - T - U - V - W - X - Y - Z

- A -

Acepromazine - WARNING (in the Boxer breed)
Acquired Myathenia Gravis
Acute Moist Pyoderma (Hot Spots)
Addison's Disease (also known as Hypoadrenocorticism)
Allergies Updated 17 Nov 2009
Anal Gland — The Importance Of The Dog's Anal Gland Added 28 July 2006
Anatomy for the Pet Owner
CPR for Dogs — from PetMD
Antifreeze is Dangerous to Pets — Take Special Care
Aortic Stenosis
Arthritis (Also see Degenrative Joint Disease and Osteoarthritis) (UPDATED: 25 April 2012)
The Pet Arthritis Resource Center
Aseptic Meningitis
ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center
Atrioventricular Valve Dysplasia
Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia (AIHA)
Autoimmune Thyroiditis

- B -

Back Pain - Oh, My Dog's Aching Back!(ADDED: 25 May 2012)
Brachycephalic Airway Obstruction Syndrome (BAOS)
Blind Dog And Canine Vision Resources
Bloat: Serious Abdominal Health Warning (NEW: 25 May 2012)
Bloat or Gastric Torsion
Bloat — First Aid for Bloat (Gastric Dilatation - Volvulous)
Bloat / Gastric Torsion: A Compilation of Available Information (or the lack thereof)

- C -

Canadian Poisonous Plants Information System
Cancer (UPDATED: 25 April 2012)
Canine Distemper Virus (CDV) In Dogs
Canine Eye Registration Foundation (CERF)
Canine Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
Car Sickness
Cervical Vertebral Instability (Wobbler's Syndrome)
Cherry Eye (Prolapsed Gland of the Third Eyelid)
Chocolate is Sweet...But Can be Deadly
Chocolate Poisoning In Dogs — Pet Health Alert!
Chondrodysplasia (CHD)
Chronic Hepatitis (Chronic Liver Disease/Copper Toxicosis in Bedlington Terriers)
Collapsed Trachea
Color Dilution Alopecia (CDA)
Copper Toxicosis in Bedlington Terriers (Chronic Liver Disease/Chronic Hepatitis)
Corneal Dystrophy
Corneal Ulcers
Coughing (NEW - 25/05/12)
Cranial Cruciate Ligament (CCL) Deficiency - New Surgery Repairs Dog Knees (NEW - 25/05/12)
Cushing's Disease

- D -

Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD) (Also see Arthritis and Osteoarthritis)
Degenerative Myelopathy (DM)
Dehydration — Treating Your Dog For Dehydration
Demodectic Mange (also known as Red Mange or Demodicosis)
Dental Hygiene — Is Pet Dental Health Really Important?
Dental Hygiene — They Call It "Dog Breath" For A Reason
Depression - Dog Depression: Causes and Cures (NEW - 25/04/12)
Dermoid Sinus
Diabetes Mellitus
Diabetes in Dogs: Symptoms and Treatment (NEW 25 April 2012)
Dilated Cardiomyopathy
Distemper — Canine Distemper Virus (CDV)

- E -

Ear Infections (Otitis Externa)
Elbow Dysplasia
Emergency Care
Emergency Preparedness — Hurricane Katrina: A Lesson in Emergency Preparedness for You and Your Dog
Canine Epilepsy Network
Exposure Keratopathy Syndrome
Eye Diseases
Eyes — Canine Eye Registration Foundation (CERF)

- F -

Fanconi Syndrome
First Aid Kit — Dog's First Aid Kit
The Flea Allergy In Dogs And Cats
Fleas: Safe, Effective Flea Control
Flu — Could you Recognize Dog Flu? (NEW - 13/04/12)
Fold Dermatitis
Follicular Dysplasia

- G -

Gastric Dilatation Volvulus (GDV) - Bloat

- H -

Heart Disease: A Silent Killer (NEW - 13/04/12)
Heart Disease - Dilated Cardiomyopathy
Hearing Problems
Heartworm - Is your Dog at Risk?
Heat Stroke
Heat — Will Your Dog Survive the Summer Sun?
Heat Stroke - How to Keep Your Dog Cool (NEW - 24/04/12)
Hemorrhagic Gastric Enteritis (HGE)
Hereditary Ataxia or Spinocerebellar
Hereditary Myopathy of Labrador Retrievers (HMLR)
Hip Dysplasia
"Hot Spots" (Acute Moist Pyoderma)
Hypoadrenocorticism (also known as Addison's Disease)
Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
Hypothyroidism (Low Thyroid Function)

- I -

Inherited Sudden Cardiac Death
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
Inherited Disorders — Canine Inherited Disorders Database
Internal Parasites - Unwanted Canine Guests (NEW - 25/05/12)
Intervertebral Disk Disease
Intestinal Parasites in Dogs

- J -

Juvenile Dilated Cardiomyopathy (JDC)

- K -

Kennel Cough
Kennel Cough Treatment and Prevention (NEW 25 April 2012)
Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca (KCS) (Dry eye)
Kidney Failure

- L -

Laryngeal Paralysis (LP)
Legg-Calve Perthes (LCPD)
(also known as Avascular Necrosis)
Limber Tail Syndrome
Liver Shunt (Portosystemic Shunt)

- M -

Mammary Disease - Dog 'Breast Cancer': Mammary Disease (NEW 25 April 2012)
Mange (Demodectic) (also known as Red Mange or Demodicosis)
Mast Cell Tumors

- N -

- O -

Obesity / Overweight Concerns in Dogs
Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA)
Osteoarthritis (OA) (Also see Degenrative Joint Disease and Arthritis )
Osteochondrosis Dissecans (OCD)
Otitis Externa (Ear Infections)

- P -

Panosteitis (Pano)
Parvovirus (Parvo)
Parvovirus — Protect your Dog from a Deadly Summer Virus (NEW 25 April 2012)
Patellar Luxation (also known as Kneecap Luxation and Slipped Stifles)
Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA)
Persistent Pupillary Membranes (PPM)
Pharyngeal Gag Reflex (Reverse Sneezing)
Toxins (Poisons) That Effect Dogs
List of Poisonous Plants — from the OVMA
(Poisonous) Toxic Plants — Canadian Poisonous Plants Information System
Portosystemic Shunt (Liver Shunt)
Primary Keratinization Disorder or Primary Seborrhea
Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)
Prolapsed Gland of the Third Eyelid (Cherry Eye)
Pulmonic Stenosis

- Q -

- R -

Retinal Dysplasia
Reverse Sneezing (Pharyngeal Gag Reflex)
Rimadyl: News, Views & Advisories
Rimadyl: A Review of Signs of a Potentially Life-threatening Reaction to Rimadyl
Ruptured Cruciate Ligaments

- S -

Skin-Fold Pyoderma
Spinocerebellar or Hereditary Ataxia
Storage Disease (GM1)
Sunburn: Is Your Dog at Risk for Sunburn? (NEW - 24/04/12)

- T -

Toxic Plants — Canadian Poisonous Plants Information System
Toxins (Poisons) That Effect Dogs
Tricuspid Valve Dysplasia (TVD)

- U -

Unique Juvenile-Onset Polyarthritis Syndrome of Akita Dogs
Urolithiasis (Urinary Stones)
Uveo-Dermatological Syndrome (VKH)

- V -

von Willebrand's Disease (vWD)

- W -

Wobbler's Syndrome (Cervical Vertebral Instability)

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