Do dogs get sick?

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You've heard of flu outbreaks making people sick, but they can happen to dogs, too.

Our doggie friends can catch "canine influenza," which not only makes them feel bad, but can be dangerous to them.

If you know the signs, you can help your dog feel better, or maybe keep him from getting sick at all.

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Typically, Capnocytophaga does not cause disease in humans, and most human contact with dogs and cats — even through bites — does not result in illness.

However, in rare cases, people can develop illness from this infection.

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You've heard of flu outbreaks making people sick, but they can happen to dogs, too.

Our doggie friends can catch "canine influenza," which not only makes them feel bad, but can be dangerous to them.

If you know the signs, you can help your dog feel better, or maybe keep him from getting sick at all.

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Your dog is smart and they know how to fake sickness in order to gain your sympathy and manipulate your reactions and emotions.

Dogs who are actually sick cannot turn off their symptoms and their symptoms will not suddenly appear as you are leaving for work.

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Your dog is smart and they know how to fake sickness in order to gain your sympathy and manipulate your reactions and emotions.

Dogs who are actually sick cannot turn off their symptoms and their symptoms will not suddenly appear as you are leaving for work.

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Other more serious reasons for a dog being sick include infection, worms, eating foreign bodies such as socks or toys, or swallowing or licking flowers, plants or toxins that are poisonous to dogs. More critical medical issues such as cancer or kidney, liver, or pancreatic disease could also be to blame.
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Our nature tells us to protect those who are weak and vulnerable, but human nature varies dramatically from that of what is instinctual in a dog.

It is troubling behavior for an owner to witness, but for your dog, it is quite normal and even appropriate.

Why do dogs attack other dogs that are old, sick, or injured?

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The toxic principle is unknown, but they do contain gallotanins, a combination of gallic acid and tannic acid which can be harmful to dogs causing stomach upset and even kidney disease.

While some dogs may ingest acorns without severe issues, acorns can commonly cause mild to moderate gastrointestinal upset.

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