18 Incredibly Rare Dog Diseases You Need To Know

We often talk about dog diseases that are very common, and often, very curable. However, there are scary and rare dog diseases out there that we think every dog owner should know about. Even if the likelihood of your pup having one of these problems is small, it’s still smart to educate yourself like any good parent would. And, if sadly, your dog does end up with one of these diseases, you will at least have some familiarity of either the symptoms, causes or treatments. That’s why we have rounded up 18 incredibly rare dog disease you need to know.

Canine Tuberculosis

rare dog diseases

Tuberculosis is an infectious disease that is extremely rare in dogs, but can occur.  Some symptoms include fever, weight loss and anorexia. According to the New Jersey department of health, transmission of M. tuberculosis  can occur between humans and dogs. 


  1. My sweet pup had Degenerative Myelopathy. I was very lucky – I had three years with her after her diagnosis. Happily, we were able to find ways for her to live a comfortable life until the end when walking became too difficult. I miss you, my darling.


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