Pet wellness has broad relevance to Canadians
56% of Canadian household have a pet
The subject of pet wellness has broad relevance to Canadians. It is estimated that there are approximately 7.9 million cats and 5.9 million dogs in Canada. Approximately 35% of Canadian house holed have a dog, while 38% have a cat.
Most Common Canine Disease
Transmitted by contact with secretions from an infected dog’s nose. Distemper is the leading cause of infectious disease death in dogs.
Transmitted by exposure to contaminated feces. Cause vomiting and diarrhea.
Transmitted by nasal secretions. It is a relatively new disease in dogs.
External parasites, such as ticks, fleas and mange are fairly common dog problems.
Heartworms are spread by mosquitoes.
Transmitted by bites from infected animals.
Kennel cough can be caused by a combination of viruses and bacteria.
Pets affected by parvovirus or canine distemper die without any treatment
The most widespread causes of infectious diseases are parvovirus and distemper and lots of dogs will die if not treated.
As a dog parent, it is important to recognize the illnesses. The causes are mostly preventable and we can help prevent and control with early diagnosis.