This section is from the book "The Dogs Of Great Britain, America, And Other Countries. Their Breeding, Training, and Management in Health and Disease", by John Henry Walsh (Stonehenge). Also available from Amazon: The Dogs Of Great Britain, America And Other Countries.
Morea. - Shaking Palsy. - Fits. - Worms. - General Dropsy Or Anasaroa. Inflammation is attended by increased action of the heart and arteries. The above class of diseases is, on the contrary, accompanied by a want of tone (atony) in these organs, as well as by an irritability of the nervous system. None of them require lowering measures, but, tonics and generous living are demanded. I have included worms in the classification, because these parasites produce a lowering effect, and rarely infest to any extent a strong healthy subject, preferring the delicate and half starved puppy, to the full-grown and hardy dog.