When caring for man’s best friend, there are many different medical complications that can threaten the health and prosperity of your canine. Dog diseases occur in the family pet just as frequent as their owners have to deal with specific health concerns. Just as humans receive shots and vaccinations to prevent the development of common diseases and conditions, dogs should also be given a regular set of immunizations to help prevent the heartache that comes with sickness, especially when preventable.
Adenovirus type-2 is often a component in upper respiratory disease. Adenovirus type-1 may cause severe kidney damage or death. Adenovirus type-2 is an important component in canine cough.
Canine parainfluenza is another cause of canine cough. This disease is easily spread to other pets. It can cause a severe infection in puppies or debilitated dogs.
Canine parvovirus affects the intestines and bone marrow often causing severe dehydrating diarrhea and the inability to fight infection. This disease is widespread and can be especially dangerous for young puppies.
Canine distemper is a wide-spread, often fatal disease affecting the respiratory and nervous systems.
Canine leptospirosis is a bacterial infection that can lead to kidney and liver damage. This disease is easily spread to other pets and humans.
Canine coronavirus infection is a highly contagious disease causing vomiting and diarrhea in dogs of all ages.
Canine bordetella is a bacterial infection. It is highly contagious and can occur alone or in conjunction with parainfluenza, adenovirus type-2, and other respiratory problems.
Lyme's disease is a bacterial infection transmitted by ticks. The disease often causes a fever, joints to be painful, and platelet numbers to drop. Dogs that spend any time outside, especially in grassy or wooded areas should be protected.
Rabies is one of the world's most publicized and feared diseases. It is caused by a virus and this disease is almost always fatal. It affects the nervous system and is transmissible to humans, usually through the bite of an affected animal.