The health of a dog is very important to his owner, but there will always be illnesses that cannot be controlled. For example, overbreeding can cause problems in the bones that tend to manifest in the hip and back. Blindness due to old age is another condition beyond our influence.
Nevertheless, the best way to prevent these and other illnesses is to visit the veterinarian on a regular basis. This provides a comprehensive picture of your pet's overall health. The vet should also be contacted in case of an emergency, or when the dog shows unusual symptoms.
|Ringworm||Hair loss, scaling||Specific ringworm medication|
|Food allergies||Skin inflammation, itching||Alternative diet|
|Kennel cough||Barking cough||Vaccination and/or antibiotics|