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Pet health information

Dog Health Information and Resources © Nina Carver
 

Welcome to our ever expanding pages on health and your pet. In the links below you will find a number of articles written by experts on health problems that may impact on your dog's life. 

The Kennel Club is not a veterinary organisation, so if you would like more information on any of the items below, then we recommend you speak to your local veterinary practice. If you have not yet registered with a veterinary practice, you can find the details of local veterinary practices here. 

Anal Gland Impaction
They're not the stuff of dinner party conversations, but knowing how to spot a problem could save your dog a lot of misery.
Arthritis
It can be as uncomfortable for our dogs as it is in humans - but there are ways of managing the disease to ease your pet's pain.
Bloat / Gastric Dilation Volvulus
Gastric torsion, or Gastric Dilation Volvulus (GDV) Syndrome, means twisting of the stomach, which usually occurs because the stomach has become filled with gas.
Broken Bones
Broken bones may occur for many reasons. Learn more about ways to spot a breakage and about the different types of fractures.
Cancer
Cancer means an abnormal growth of cells and, unfortunately, it's a common disease of all dogs.
Dental Care
Gum disease is probably the most common problem that affects a dog's mouth, but there are ways to help prevent it.
Emergencies
Owning a dog is mostly fun and stress-free, however, when things go wrong, what should you do? How do you even know if it's an emergency?
Epilepsy
Epilepsy is the most common neurological disorder in dogs, affecting between 0.6% and 0.7% of the UK population.
Grass Seeds injuries
Injuries by grass seeds are an extremely common seasonal problem, and can cause dogs much discomfort if they are not removed and, if recommended by your vet, treated.
Lungworm
A type of parasitic worm which lives in the heart and major blood vessels of the lung,and often cause dogs potentially serious problems.
Mange and Mites
Mange is the infestation of a dog's skin by tiny mites that usually result in hair loss and itching. There are various types of mange caused by different mites that have different effects.
Obesity
Obesity - or excessive body fat resulting in an overweight condition - is sadly an extremely common and preventable problem affecting our pets, with more and more cases seen every year.
Poisons
When we talk about poisons many people automatically think of dangerous chemicals such as cyanide or strychnine, but forget about substances that are more commonplace, such as plant leaves that cause skin irritation, or smoke from a cigarette.
Pyometra
One of the most well-known and serious life-threatening conditions of the womb for any bitch to endure.
Senior Dogs
As they get older, like us, dogs are less able to do the things they used to and become more vulnerable to infections. There are many ways owners can make their dogs feel more comfortable and make life a little easier for them in their old age.
Ticks
Small parasitic creatures that require a host to feed from and to breed. They spread infectious disease to both pets and people.
Worming and Parasites (external website)
Make sure your dog is protected against parasites, such as worms. ESCCAP UK provides practical advice to pet owners to protect pets from parasitic infections and to minimise the risk of their transmission between animals and humans.
Information Guides
A collection of guides designed to provide owners and breeders with key information and advice about a range of issues that may arise during their dog's lifetime.
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Info Guide - Managing your dog's weight

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