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This list of dog diseases is a continuously updated selection of diseases and other conditions found in the dog.

Main article: Dog health

Infectious diseases

  • Viral infections
  • Bacterial infections
    • Leptospirosis
    • Lyme disease
    • Ehrlichiosis
    • Rocky Mountain spotted fever
  • Fungal infections
    • Blastomycosis
    • Histoplasmosis
    • Coccidioidomycosis
    • Cryptococcosis
    • Ringworm
    • Sporotrichosis
    • Aspergillosis
    • Pythiosis
    • Phycomycosis
  • Protozoal diseases
    • Giardiasis
    • Coccidiosis
    • Leishmaniasis
    • Babesiosis
  • Other infections
    • Protothecosis

Parasites

  • Parasites, particularly intestinal worms such as hookworms, tapeworms and roundworms (see toxocariasis)
  • Fleas and ticks
  • Heartworm
  • Mites
    • Ear mite
    • Cheyletiellosis
    • Chiggers
  • Mange

Skeletal and muscular disorders

  • Arthritis and Osteoarthritis
  • Hip dysplasia and elbow dysplasia
  • Luxating patella
  • Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) [1]
  • Panosteitis (growing pains)
  • Perthes disease or Legg-Calvé-Perthes syndrome
  • Back pain, particularly in long-backed breeds, such as Basset Hounds and Dachshunds
  • Congenital vertebral anomaly (including butterfly, block, and transitional vertebrae, and hemivertebrae)
  • Craniomandibular osteopathy
  • Hypertrophic osteopathy
  • Hypertrophic osteodystrophy
  • Spondylosis
  • Temporomandibular joint luxation
  • Masticatory muscle myositis

Cardiovascular and circulatory

  • Platelet disorders
    • Thrombocytopathy such as von Willebrand disease
    • Thrombocytopenia
    • Thrombocytosis
  • Hemolytic anemia
  • Heart diseases
    • Heart murmur
    • Mitral valve disease
    • Dilated cardiomyopathy
    • Heart failure
    • Sick sinus syndrome
    • Various heart defects
      • Aortic stenosis
      • Pulmonic stenosis
      • Ventricular septal defect
      • Atrial septal defect
      • Tetralogy of Fallot
      • Patent ductus arteriosus
      • Heart valve dysplasia (including mitral and tricuspid valve dysplasia)
  • Splenic masses
  • Pericardial effusion

Nervous system

  • Syringomyelia
  • Epilepsy
  • Cerebellar hypoplasia
  • Seizure disorders
  • Inherited polyneuropathy
  • Scotty Cramp
  • Cauda equina syndrome
  • Coonhound paralysis
  • Tick paralysis
  • Dancing Dobermann disease
  • Granulomatous meningoencephalitis (GME) (including Pug Dog encephalitis)
  • Facial nerve paralysis
  • Laryngeal paralysis
  • White dog shaker syndrome
  • Wobbler disease (cervical instability)

Eyes

  • Eyelid diseases
    • Ectropion (eyelid folding outward)
    • Entropion (eyelid folding inward)
    • Distichiasis
    • Chalazion
    • Ectopic cilia
  • Lens diseases
    • Cataracts (juvenile and adult type)
    • Lens luxation
    • Nuclear sclerosis
  • Retinal diseases
    • Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
    • Retinal dysplasia
    • Retinal degeneration
    • Retinal detachment
  • Corneal diseases
    • Corneal dystrophy
    • Corneal ulcer
    • Florida keratopathy
    • Pannus
  • Collie eye anomaly (CEA)
  • Cherry eye
  • Glaucoma
  • Ocular Melanosis (OM)
  • Keratoconjunctivitis sicca (dry eye)
  • Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada syndrome
  • Blindness
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Proptosed globe
  • Horner's syndrome
  • Optic neuritis
  • Persistent pupillary membrane
  • Uveitis
  • Asteroid hyalosis
  • Synchysis scintillans
  • Iris cyst
  • Imperforate lacrimal punctum

Ears

  • Ear infections, particularly breeds with hanging ears, such as Beagles
  • Deafness
  • Fly strike dermatitis

Skin

Cancers

  • cancer
  • Canine transmissible venereal tumor
  • Hemangiosarcoma
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Malignant histiocytosis
  • Mastocytoma (mast cell tumor)
  • Lymphoma (lymphosarcoma)
  • Fibrosarcoma
  • Squamous cell carcinoma
  • Perianal gland tumor
  • Anal sac adenocarcinoma
  • Melanoma
  • Leukemias
  • Plasmacytoma
  • Prostate cancer
  • Mammary tumors
  • Insulinoma
  • Oral cancer
  • Eye cancer
  • Nasal cancer
  • Skin cancer
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Gastrointestinal cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Heart tumors
  • Testicular cancer
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Uterine cancer
  • Bladder cancer
  • Liver cancer
  • Brain tumors

Behavioral

Environmental

  • Sensitivity to anaesthesia
  • Heat stroke, especially flat-faced breeds, such as the Bulldog
  • Foxtails

Endocrine diseases

  • Diabetes
  • Thyroid diseases, including:
  • Addison's disease
  • Cushing's syndrome
  • Diabetes insipidus

Gastrointestinal diseases

  • Bloat (also known as gastric torsion or gatric dilatation-volvulus (GDV))
  • Megaesophagus
  • Volvulus (twisted intestines)
  • Foreign body
  • Anal fistula
  • Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency
  • Pancreatitis
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
  • Bilious vomiting syndrome
  • Intussusception
  • Lymphangiectasia
  • Hemorrhagic gastroenteritis

Urinary and reproductive systems

  • Kidney diseases
    • Fanconi syndrome
    • Renal failure (kidney failure)
    • Glomerulonephritis
    • Renal dysplasia
  • Urinary bladder diseases
    • Bladder stones
    • Urinary tract infection
    • Urinary incontinence
  • Reproductive diseases
    • Prostate disease
    • Cryptorchidism
    • False pregnancy
    • Pyometra
  • Umbilical hernia
  • Inguinal hernia

Poisons and overdoses

  • Acetaminophen (Tylenol)
  • Ibuprofen (Advil)
  • Naproxen (Aleve)
  • Antifreeze
  • Mouse and rat poison
  • Insecticide
  • Chocolate
  • Lead poisoning
  • Onions

Miscellaneous

  • Vertigo
  • Molera (hole in skull)
  • Inbreeding depression (see also Small population size)
  • Autoimmune disease
  • CECS (Canine Epileptoid Cramping Syndrome [2]
  • Anal gland disease
  • Shar Pei fever as a cause of amyloidosis
  • Liver failure
  • Dental disease
  • Portosystemic shunt (liver shunt)
  • Perineal hernia
  • Primary ciliary dyskinesia
  • Cleft palate
  • Congenital diaphragmatic hernia
  • Gingival hyperplasia
  • Salmon poisoning disease
  • Vaccine reaction
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Tetanus
  • Polydactyly

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