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Diseases & Organ Systems
Here is where you can find out some diseases and all of a dogs organ systems. Have fun!! :)
Cancer in Dogs:
This disease is rare but fatal in dogs and if you want to specialize in treating cancer in dogs you should consider going to Colorado State to get your college degree. Cancer in dogs affects the skin, bone, and other organs. Some are slow growing and some progress very rapidly. There are effective treatments for many types of cancers, and research is regularly identifying new ones. Early diagnosis has a significant effect on the success of treatment.
There are many types of infectious diseases in dogs and they can be caused by bacteria, viruses, and fungi. Some of the infections can be fatal but not all of then are, so if your dog does get an infection dont worry just conntact your vet.
Metabolic & Hormonal (Endocrine) Disorders:
Endocrine glands produce hormones which affect many body processes. These processes can be severely affected, or death can occur, if a hormone is produced in too large or too small a quantity.
Dog digestive system is a lot like humans, but the parts are aranged diffrently. The digestive system includes the mouth, esophagus, stomach, intestines, liver, and pancreas.
Disorders of the eye can be congenital, infectious, neoplastic, traumatic, immunologic, or idiopathic (of unknown cause). Some have no health implications, others can cause blindness.
Heart & Respiratory Systems:
The heart and respiratory system are responsible for taking oxygen to all of the tissues of the body, and carrying carbon dioxide out of the body. They are very integrated: one cannot function without the other.
Immune & Blood Systems:
The immune system consists of lymph nodes, other organs, and many different types of cells. Learn more about the anatomy and function of the immune and lymphatic systems; red and white blood cells; and other components of blood in the dog.
Liver Disease in Dogs & the Canine Pancreas:
The liver and pancreas are two essential organs that have multiple functions. Both have ducts that secrete special chemicals into the intestine that aid in digestion. They are next to each other anatomically and a disease of one can sometimes affect the health of the other.
Skeletal & Nervous Systems & Muscles in Dogs:
Jumping, running, fetching, digging... all specialties of dogs and puppies because of their nervous and musculoskeletal systems. This system also helps the dog with motor skill
Skin Diseases in Dogs: Allergies & Dog Ear Care:
Skin diseases in dogs such as ear infections and allergies, are some of the most common health problems in dogs. They are often very difficult to diagnose because many diseases can cause the same symptoms. But a correct diagnosis is essential to determine the correct treatment.
Teeth, Diseases of the Mouth & Dental Care in Dogs: Pet dentistry has become an established aspect of good veterinary care. And for good reason! One of the best things a pet owner can do to insure the overall health of their pet is to do routine checking of the teeth, gums and oral cavity.
Urinary Tract Infections, Kidney
Disease & Other Urinary Problems in Dogs:The urinary system consists of the kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra. Learn more about common urinary diseases and developmental disorders of the urinary tract in dogs including parasites, infections, and congenital defects.
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