On 11th March 2020, the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the outbreak of COVID-19 a global pandemic. Nations across the world faced orders from country leaders demanding they stay home to prevent coronavirus spread.
Few excuses for leaving home were deemed valid; children fled school, parents escaped work, and medical staff faced arguably more stress than ever before.
Communities across the globe entered a state of shock, with many refusing to leave the house, even for essential shopping. Terms such as ‘furlough’ and ‘social distancing’ became more prominent than ever.
Yet, amongst the feared, shocked, and bored communities were pet owners.
At the time, scientists knew very little about the coronavirus.
‘Can dogs contract coronavirus?’
‘Is my cat vulnerable to the virus?’
‘Is it safe to walk my dog?’
However, the hysteria surrounding animal-related coronavirus cases only suffocated the numerous other infections, diseases and misinformation that animals may face.
Below are the most common diseases and infections that a dog can face.
But before we discuss them, we must understand the root cause of disease, infection and allergies to treat them.