The top three most common health problems in dogs are with the digestive system, the musculoskeletal system, and the immune system.
By far the most common question of dog owners about the health of their dog is from vomitting or diarrhea - problems with the digestive system. Most cases are caused from eating something different than what they are used to such as changing food too rapidly or the dog getting into the garbage or eating something dead found in the yard. Also most cases resolve in 24 hours. Occassionally it is from the food that the dog is actually eating to prevent this a good quality dog food with meat being the first ingredient or feeding a raw diet will prevent the majority of digestive disorders.
The second most common dog health problem is with the immune system, specifically skin infections and ear infections or more exactly allergies. Allergies are extremely common in dogs and the majority of them could also be tempered or even “cured” by reducing or eliminating the amount of vaccinations and feeding an appropriate diet - a good quality dog food with meat being the first ingredient or feeding a raw diet (sound familiar).
The third most common dog health problem is with the musculo skeletal system, either injuries or arthritis. Now injuries are many times not preventable, even the healthiest dog can injure itself; however with that said we talked about how the three of the most common injuries in a performance dog are Cranial Cruciate Rupture (blown knee), Supraspinatus/Infraspinatus Strains (shoulder muscle strain), and the Psoas group muscle strain
here —->.One of the most common muscle injuries in a dog and prevention could easily be the appropriate exercises and stretching. Arthritis has many different causes from injury to genetics to again proper diet and exercise. (common theme here)
I am going to cover how I prevent these most common dog health problems by telling you if it were my dog what would I do. And that is the title of my new ebook coming soon - “If it was your dog…what would you do?” It is the story of my own two dogs and how I raise them. Stay tuned.dog health, dog health care, dog health problem