Common Illnesses In Dogs

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Common Illnesses In Dogs

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A hematoma is caused by bleeding between the cartilage and skin of the ear flap.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Allergies to pollen, dust, mold, flea bites, flea collars, and food can cause itchy, red, irritated skin.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Arthritis causes pain, lameness, and stiffness of the joints and is not uncommon in larger, older dogs.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Bloat can rapidly kill an otherwise healthy dog, especially large deep-chested dogs.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Calluses typically appear where skin rubs against hard or rough surfaces, such as concrete.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Canine Parvovirus attacks rapidly reproducing cells of the bone marrow, lymph nodes, heart (in very young dogs), and gastrointestinal tract.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Cataracts are any opacity that occurs on the lens (an internal structure of the eye).
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Diabetic dogs typically drink and urinate excessively.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Drugs, poisons, local irritation or inflammation, nervousness or fear, infectious disease, or a problem with salivary glands may cause abnormal drooling.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    During a typical seizure, dogs will: collapse, paddle their limbs, twitch, vocalize, urinate, or defecate.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Hip dysphasia is a congenital inherited defect, most common in small dogs.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Hot spots are a common problem, especially in light-coated breeds.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Hot spots need to be clipped, cleaned, and medicated promptly.  The source of the problem (fleas or impacted anal glands, for example) must be identified and resolved.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    If the tear gland on the inner surface of the dog’s nictitating membrane (third eyelid) becomes displaced, it can appear as a cherry-like growth in the inner corner of the eye.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    It is common for both male and female dogs to have bladder infections.  Common symptoms are frequent urination and blood in the urine.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Kennel cough symptoms include an intermittent dry, hacking cough, sometimes accompanied by nasal discharge.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Microscopic heartworms enter a dog’s bloodstream via a mosquito bite and develop in the dog’s tissues.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Rabies is transmitted by direct contact with the saliva of an infected animal, commonly a cow, rabbit, chicken, or cat.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Ringworm is actually a fungal infection.  Hair loss is seen in association with circular, scaly lesions.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    Ringworm, which is transmissible to humans, is diagnosed via skin scrapings and bacterial cultures.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    Seborrhea is usually incurable, but it can be controlled by regular bathing with a special shampoo.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    Seborrheic skin is flaky or covered with greasy, yellow-brown scales.  This problem is caused by abnormal diet.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    Signs that may indicate a respiratory problem are: coughing, voice change or loss, nasal discharge, sneezing, noisy or difficult breathing, and abnormal sounds within the chest.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    The skin is an insignificant organ and protects the internal organs and tissues from invasion, changing temperatures, and dehydration.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    Tracheal collapse occurs most often in large breeds.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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