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Most Common Diseases in Dogs from New York

Overview of Common Diseases in Dogs from New York (NY)

Some diseases are more common for some dogs than others. For example, injuries from being hit by a car are mostly seen in dogs that are allowed to roam or accidentally get off a leash. Certain infections such as parvovirus are common in non-vaccinated puppies. But what about by location; does it make a difference in what makes a dog sick? What are the most common canine diseases by state?

This article will review the most common diseases and conditions in dogs from New York (NY).

Most Common Diseases in New York Dogs

(in descending order) were:

  1. Diarrhea
  2. Vomiting
  3. Otitis/ear infections
  4. Cranial cruciate ligament tears
  5. Urinary tract infections
  6. Lameness
  7. Dermatitis
  8. Conjunctivitis
  9. Allergies
  10. Gastroenteritis (vomiting and diarrhea)
  11. Skin infection (AKA pyoderma; can be secondary to allergies)
  12. Hind limb lameness
  13. Giardiasis
  14. Corneal Ulcer
  15. Coughing
  16. Renal dysplasia
  17. Forelimb lameness
  18. Pruritus
  19. Skin masses
  20. Medial patellar luxation

Summary Of Illness in Dogs from NY:

As you can see from this list, a few major patterns exist in dogs from New York.

  1. Vomiting, diarrhea, and a combination of the two are very common. Between the different causes of these symptoms, this accounts for almost 29% of dog illness and vet visits. This number is similar to Pennsylvania and Ohio but higher than Florida, California, and Texas.
  2. Allergies are an issue! Allergies can present as ear infections, itching, skin infections (pyoderma), and skin parasites. These problems accounted for 29.4% of the top 20 dog illness and vet visits. This is similar to other nearby states including Ohio and Pennsylvania but lower than Texas, which averages about 41.2%.
  3. Lameness and other orthopedic causes of lameness such as cranial cruciate ligament injuries and patellar luxation are common problems across the country (including New York). These orthopedic problems account for approximately 19.6% of dog illness and vet visits.
  4. Lumps and tumors are common in canine New Yorkers but slightly less common than some other states. These two items account for approximately 2.3 % of New York vet visits as compared to 8.2% in Pennsylvania and 5.6% in Florida.
  5. Lastly, urinary tract infections represented 5.2% of vet visits, a number not greatly different from other states.

I hope this gives you a better understanding of possible problems that can occur in dogs from New York.

Prevention of Most Common Problems in New York Dogs

We hope these tips help keep your New York dog healthy.