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Ireland

Dogs

Common diseases of dogs in Ireland

Canine Distemper Virus

Canine Distemper VirusDistemper is a very contagious disease of dogs. Outbreaks are uncommon these days because so many dogs are now vaccinated. However it still exists, so individual unvaccinated dogs and kennels occasion...

Canine Parvovirus

Canine Parvovirus Dog ImageParvovirus is a very contagious disease which can cause severe disease and even death.  As treatment is not always successful prevention with vaccination is recommended....

Flea Infestations

Flea infestationFlea infestation can be extremely unpleasant and may cause severe discomfort for pets.  Flea bites may lead to more serious allergies resulting in itchy, crusty lesions, (Flea Allergic Derma...

Ear Mites

Ear mites Ear Mites (Otodectes cynotis) are very common ectoparasites which can cause inflammation of the external ear canal.  Mites can be transmitted very easily between dogs and cats so all pets in a h...

Infectious Canine Hepatitis

Infectious Canine HepatitisCanine viral hepatitis is a disease of dogs and does not affect humans. Fortunately the illness is far less common nowadays due to effective vaccination. However, this highly contagious and sometimes ...

Itchy Dogs

Dogs very commonly present to vets for itchy skin. There are 3 main reasons for dogs to scratch; infection, ectoparasites and skin allergies, and often a combination of conditions occur. Skin allergi...

Diseases transmitted by ticks (Tick Borne Diseases) are becoming of increasing concern recently in Ireland and worldwide. With the potential to affect both people and their pets, symptoms can be sever...