Study Reveals Most Common Diseases in Dogs
Banfield report compares selected results to prior years to identify some surprising trends.
Banfield Pet Hospital has issued a report analyzing the most common diseases in dogs and cats. The State of Pet Health 2011 Report collected data from 2.1 million dogs seen at Banfields 770 veterinary hospitals in 2010. Some of the more interesting findings included increases in diabetes, dental disease, ear infections, and flea infestations since 2006. Hookworms and whipworms in dogs also increased during that time period.