Features August 2011 Issue

Study Reveals Most Common Diseases in Dogs

The incidence of flea infestations has increased 16 percent in dogs since 2006. We have to wonder: Is is a growing resistance among fleas? A symptom of the economy (preventives can be expensive)? Something to do with the climate?

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 Banfield’s 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.

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