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What You Need To Know Before Getting A Pet

The most important thing you can do for your pet is to make sure they’re healthy, happy, and in good shape at all times. The best veterinary hospitals and pet stores in the United States still require pet owners to fill out a formal report and medical history form that is required for all pet owners that are not already members of an AAHA-accredited vet clinic, but the form is often outdated and difficult to use.

Some dogs are born with medical conditions and certain genetic health features which cannot be detected at a routine physical examination until a few years after they are born, yet they require veterinary hospitalization at an early age. Other dogs are born without such health issues, but they need veterinary care when their conditions are diagnosed. Veterinarians are still learning the proper methods and methods of veterinary treatment for these health conditions as they are now diagnosed in other pet-related health conditions.

For example:

Cancer or cancer metastasis: A cancer, or cancer metastasis, in a dog’s stomach, bladder, lung, heart, or brain (called cancer of the central nervous system, CNS) can cause cancerous tumors to spread throughout such areas as the kidneys, liver, spleen, testicles, adrenal glands, and pancreas.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome : In some dogs, the condition that causes pain and stiffness along the dog’s spine due to arthritis of the carpal tunnel system. 

Liver Cancer: Cancer is another way that the body can take a toll on a dog.   In this example, a dog’s liver cancer is often caused by the formation of the wrong type of a blood vessel in the liver. This type of cancer results in inflammation and pain in the livers of some dogs.  

Hepatitis B : Hepatitis B is not contagious but dogs that have the virus can spread it to a person, especially a small children. Hepatitis B virus can cause chronic inflammation, pain, weakness, and organ failure. Hepatitis B is sometimes called “the dog virus”, because most dogs can carry hepatitis B. A pet owner or an individual vaccinated with the hepatitis B vaccine can still get it from a dog.

Herpes – Herpes virus which causes cold sores, cold sores, eczema, warts, or genital herpes, can affect both dogs and people. It is most common in children, teenagers, and adults. It is the most common cause of dog bite injuries.  The most common symptom is a white, crusty or bumpy skin sore called blisters (hemophiliac rash), which often appears between the ears. Some dogs also develop a crust or scab around the infected skin. Other symptoms are itching, bleeding sores, inflammation, fever, chills, muscle pain, and diarrhea.  Dog owners should be alert, so if a bite or scratch results in itching or bleeding, it is something serious.

Diseases of the Skin : Dermatitis. These include: allergic reactions to pet hair, solvents, or cleaning products, fungal infection, eczema, dermatitis herpetiformis, and dermatitis spp. 

Diseases of the Skin and the Liver : Infection of the liver, including liver tumors of the hepatic and bile ducts, which is a condition causing the liver to bleed and become thick and enlarged. 

Diseases of the Skin and Kidneys : Infection of the skin and kidneys usually is the result of a yeast infection or a bacterial infection. 

Diseases of the Eyes : Infection or inflammation of the eyes can cause pain, eye irritation, or a yellowing of the eye, among other symptoms. 

Diseases of the Eyes and Liver : Infection of the eyes and liver may result from bacteria (such as a yeast infection or a bacterial infection) or from infection by viruses (such as hepatitis B or the hepatitis virus.