Diseases and Disorders By System in Dogs: Complete List

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Skeletal and Muscular Disorders

  • Congenital Vertebral Anomalities
  • Craniomandibular Osteopathy: Also known as Westie Jaw, this condition effects the lower jaw. The jaw swells, which causes pain.
  • Elbow Dysplasia: This condition is an abnormal development in the elbow joint.
  • Hip Dysplasia: This condition is when the socket joint in the hip isn’t large enough, or more often too shallow, for the femoral head.
  • Hypertrophic osteopathy
  • Hypertrophic osteodystrophy
  • Intervertebral disk disease: The spine is broken into three sections, the lumbar, thoracic, and the cervical. The cervical is the top of the spine (neck area). There are 7 vertebra and 6 disks in this section.
  • Legg Calve Perthes Syndrome: This disease occurs at the head of the femur (the ball and socket joint in your dog’s hips. Here, the femur degenerates which can cause the hip to collapse and can cause arthritis.
  • Luxating Patella: Luxating simply means out of place or dislocated. Patella is a kneecap. A Luxating patella is a kneecap that chronically moves out of its normal position.
  • Masticatory Muscle Myositis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteochondritis dissecans (ODC)
  • Panosteitis
  • Skeletal Deformities: This condition can be hereditary, but it can also happen due to dietary imbalances. This condition has the bones to not grow correctly.
  • Spondylosis

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Cardiovascular and Circulatory

  • Platelet Disorders
    • von Willebrand disease
    • Thrombocytopenia
    • Thrombocytosis
  • Hemolytic anemia
  • Heart Diseases
    • Mitral valve disease
    • Dilated cardiomyopathy
    • Congestive heart failure
    • Sick sinus syndrome
    • Heart Defects
      • Subvalvular aortic stenosis
      • Pulmonic stenosis
      • Ventricular septal defect
      • Atrial septal defect
      • Tetralogy of Fallot
      • Patent ductus arteriosus
      • Heart valve dysplasia
      • Cor triatriatum
  • Pericardial effusion
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Trapped neutrophil syndrome

Nervous System

  • Canine cognitive dysfunction
  • Cauda equina syndrome
  • Cerebellar abiotrophy
  • Cerebellar hypoplasia
  • Coonhound paralysis
  • Dancing Dobermann disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Facial nerve paralysis
  • Granulomatous meningoencephalitis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Laryngeal paralysis
  • Scotty cramp
  • Syringomyelia
  • Tick paralysis
  • White dog shaker syndrome
  • Wobbler disease

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Eyes

  • Eyelid Diseases
    • Ectropion
    • Entropion
    • Distichia
    • Chalazion
    • Trichiasis
  • Lens Diseases
    • Cataracts
    • Lens Luxation
    • Nuclear sclerosis
  • Retinal Diseases
    • Progressive retinal atrophy
    • Retinal dysplasia
    • Sudden acquired retinal degeneration
    • Retinal detachment
  • Corneal Diseases
    • Corneal Dystrophy
    • Corneal ulcer
    • Florida keratopathy
    • Chronic superficial keratitis
  • Collie eye anomaly (CEA)
  • Cherry eye
  • Canine glaucoma
  • Ocular melanosis (OM)
  • Keratoconjunctivitis sicca (dry eye)
  • Vogt-Koyangi-Harada syndrome
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Eye proptosis
  • Horner’s syndrome
  • Optic neuritis
  • Persistent pupillary membrane
  • Uveitis
  • Asteroid hyalosis
  • Synchysis scintillans
  • Iris cysts
  • Imperforate lacrimal punctum
  • Exophthalmos

Ears

  • Ear infections
  • Deafness
  • Fly strike dermatitis

Skin

  • Allergies
    • Atropy
    • Flea allergy dermatitis
    • Food allergy
  • Follicular dysplasia
  • Dermoid sinus
  • Lick granuloma
  • Pemphigus
  • Sebaceous adenitis
  • Dermal fragility syndrome
  • Discoid lupus erythematosus
  • Juvenile cellulitis

Endocrine Diseases

  • Diabetes mellitus
    • Pancreatitis
    • Cushing’s Disease
    • Glucocorticoid
    • Progestin
  • Thyroid diseases
    • Hyperthyroidism
    • Hypothyroidism
  • Hypoadrenocorticism
  • Cushings Syndrome
  • Diabetes insipidus
  • Acromegaly

Gastrointestinal Diseases

  • Megaesophagus
  • Gastric dilation volvulus
  • Foreign body
  • Anal fistulae
  • Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency
  • Pancreatitis
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Bilious vomiting syndrome
  • Intussusception
  • Lymphangiectasia
  • Hemorrhagic gastroenteritis
  • Gallbladder mucocele

Urinary and Reproductive Systems

  • Kidney Diseases
    • Fanconi syndrome
    • Kidney failure
    • Glomerulonephritis
    • Familial renal disease
    • Saymoyed hereditary glomerulopathy
  • Urinary tract infections
    • Bladder stones
    • Urinary tract infection
    • Urinary incontinence
  • Reproductive Disease
    • Prostate disease
    • Cryptorchidism
    • False pregnancy
    • Pyometra
  • Umbilical hernia
  • Inguinal hernia

Note: The advice provided in this post is intended for informational purposes and does not constitute medical advice regarding pets. For an accurate diagnosis of your pup’s condition, please make an appointment with your veterinarian. Or, consult a virtual vet here.

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