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Common Illnesses

Common Pet Health Issues


Why We Here at IndulgeYourPet Choose to Write About Pet Illnesses.

Having spent years in the world of finance and insurance, one thing that we here at IndulgeYourPet learned is that often times when an individual finds themselves struggling, it’s because of some kind of medical emergency that caused them to incur a massive amount of debt!

And while…

Medical debt does account for an enormous amount of personal bankruptcies within the United States (1), the debt that goes largely unreported is the amount that is accumulated while caring for our 4 legged family members.

After all, pet health care costs can surpass human medical bills. (2)

This is why…

We here at IndulgeYourPet choose to write articles focusing on some of the more common aliments that certain dogs and cats can develop to try to shed some light on what it might cost to help treat these conditions.

Now are we veterinarians?

Nope!  Nor do we have any medical experience or veterinarian training at all.

All we are is a bunch of folks who really care about animals and hate to see others have to put themselves in a position where they may have to choose whether or not they’ll be able to afford to pay for the care that their “furry” family member may need.

This is why…

You’ll often see us refer to our article about Pet Insurance Companies throughout the following articles so that if you do have any animals that might still qualify for coverage, you’ll at least consider the idea of purchasing such a policy if it looks like one may be a good fit for you.


A.

Acral Lick Granuloma

Acute Life Failure

Acute Moist Dermatitis

Addison’s Disease

Alopecia (Hair Loss)

Allergic Conjunctivitis

Anal Sacculitis (Infected Anal Glands)

Anaplasmosis

Aortic Stenosis

Aortic Thromboembolism

Arachnoid Cysts

Areata Alopecia

Atopic Dermatitis

Atrial Septal Defect


B.

Bloat

Blood Clot

Brachycephalic Syndrome (BOAS)

Bufo Toad Envenomation


C.

Canine Brucellosis

Canine Hepatitis

Canine Neurodermatitis

Cardiomyopathy

Caries

Cataracts

Cerebellar Hypoplasia

Cervical Line Erosions

Cervical Neck Lesions

Chiari Malformations

Chocolate Toxicity

Chronic Active Hepatitis

Cleft Palate

Colitis

Color Dilution Alopecia

Complicated Dental Fractures

Compulsive Behavior

Conjunctivitis

Constipation

Copper Hepatopathy

Corneal Dystrophy

Corns

Craniomandibular Osteopathy

Cruciate Ligament Injury

Cryptorchidism

Cushing’s Disease

Cystitis


D.

Deafness

Degenerative Myelopathy

Demodectic Mange

Demodicosis

Dental Epulis

Dental Fracture

Dermatomyositis

Dermatophytosis (“Ringworm”)

Dialated Cardiomyopathy (DCM)

Diabetes Mellitus

Diaphragmatic Hernia

Diarrhea

Discospondylitis

Distichiasis

Dry Eye (Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca)


E.

Ectopic Cilia

Edema

Elbow Dysplasia

Entropion

Eosinophilic Meningoencephalitis

Epidermal Dysplasia

Epilepsy and Seizures

Exercise Induced Collapse

Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency

External Root Resorption

Eye Infection (Cat)

Eye Infection (Dog)


F.

Feline Asthma

Feline Oral Resorptive Lesions (FORL)

Feline Tooth Resorption Syndrome

Feline Viral Conjunctivitis

Fibrosarcoma

Flea Allergy Dermatitis

Fold Dermatitis

Follicular Dysplasia

Folliculitis

Foot Pad Keratosis

Foxtail Foreign Body


G.

Gangliosidosis

Gastric Dilatation Volvulus (GVD)

Gastric Torsion

Gastric Ulcer

Granulomatous Meningoencephalitis (GME)


H.

Hearing Loss

Hemivertebrae

Hemangiosarcoma

Hepatic Failure – Acute

Hernia

Hiatal Hernia

Hip Dysplasia

Histiocytoma

Horner’s Syndrome

Hot Spots

Hydrocephalus

Hyperparathyroidism

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM)

Hypertrophic Osteodystrophy

Hyperadrenocoricism

Hypercortisolism 

Hypoadrenocorticism

Hypoplastic Vulva

Hypothyroidism


I.

Ichthyosis

Immunoglobulin (IgA) Deficiency

Inappropriate Elimination (Cats and Dogs)

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Inguinal Hernia

Internal Root Absorption

Intervertebral Disc Disease


K.

Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca (Dry Eye)

Keratomas

Krabbe’s Disease


L.  

Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease

Leukodystrophy

Lick Granuloma

Lion’s Jaw

Lipoma

Liver Cancer

Liver Failure (Acute)

Lumbosacral Stenosis

Lupoid Hepatitis 

Lyme Disease

Lymphoma


M.

Malassezia Dermatitis

Malignant Histiocytosis

Malocclusions

Marijuana Intoxication

Mast Cell Tumor

Megacolon

Megaesophagus

Melanoma

Meningitis

Meningoencephalitis

Metaphyseal Osteopathy

Mitral Valve Disease

Muscular Dystrophy

Myasthenia Gravis

Myelopathy


N.

Necrotizing Leukoencephalitis Meningoencephalitis

Non-complicated Dental Fracture

NSAID Toxicity


O.

Obstipation

Ocular Proptosis

Odontoclastic Resorptions

Optic Nerve Coloboma

Optic Nerve Hypoplasia

Oral Papillomatosis

Orthokeratotic Hyperkeratosis

Osteoarthritis

Osteochondrosis of the Elbow/Shoulder

Osteochondrosis of the Knee/Ankle/Spine

Osteosarcoma

Otitis


P.

Pancreatitis

Panniculitis

Panosteitis

Patellar Luxation

Patent Ductus Arteriosus

Pattern Baldness Alopecia

Pemphigus

Perennial Hernia

Perianal AdenocarcinomaPerianal Adenoma

Perinanal Fistula

perineal Hernia

Perisistent Right Aortic Arch

Pinnal Alopecia

Portosystemic Shunt

Post-Clipping Alopecia

Post Injection Alopecia

Progranulomatous Meningoencephalitis

Pug Dog Encephalitis Meningoencephalitis

Pulmonary Edema

Pulmonic Stenosis

Pyloric Stenosis

Pyoderma

Pyrotraumatic Dermatitis


R.

Rattlesnake Envenomation

Recessed Vulva

Red Mange

Resource Guarding

Retained Deciduous Teeth

Reverse Sneezing

Ringworm (Dermatophytosis)

Rodenticide Toxicity


S.

Sacrocaudal Dysgenesis

Saddle Thrombus (aortic thromboembolism)

Sebaceous Adentitis

Seborrhea

Seizures

Seminoma

Sesamoid Disease

Selective immunoglobulin Deficiency (SIGA)

Shaker Syndrome

Sick Sinus Syndrome

Skin Cancer

Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth

Spina Bifida

Spondylosis Deformans

Steroid Responsive Meningoencephalitis

Stomach Twisting

Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Syringomyelia


T.

Testicular Tumors

Thunderstorm Phobia

Tracheal Collapse

Tricuspid Valve Dysplasia


U.

Umbilical Hernia

Uncomplicated Dental Fractures

Urinary Tract Infection

Uveodermatologic Syndrome


V.

Ventricular Septal Defect

Vestibular Disease

Vomiting


X.

Xylitol Toxicity