Diseases of Dogs
Infectious canine diseases for which there is a vaccine include:
*Canine Distemper: Caused by paramyxovirus, which damages the brain.
Attacks: *Central nervous system *Respiratoy system *Gastrointestinal system *Skin Symptoms: *Loss of appeptite *Paralysis *Nasal & eye discharge *Diarrhoea & vomiting *Fever *Hardened footpads or nose *Epileptic-type fits (underlying brain dysfunction). Treatment: Vaccination gives good protection but is not lifelong so booster vaccinations are essential.
* Canine infectious tracheobronchitis (kennel cough syndrome): The Bordetella bacterium commonly causing this are very contagious and commonly present when dogs are housed together,
Infects: respiratory tracts in dogs of any age. Symptoms: *Dry cough *Retching/gagging *Sneezing/nasal discharge
* Canine parvovirus: