Dog Diseases

Canine Parvovirus

Canine Parvovirus (CPV) prevention is part of the basic C3 vaccination.   This disease causes vomiting and bloody diarrhoea mainly in puppies, but in unvaccinated adult dogs as well.   CPV is a severe disease that can cause death if left untreated.   It is important that puppies are vaccinated against this disease and are kept inside/on their owners property until they are full vaccinated.

Infectious Canine Hepatitis (Canine adenovirus-1)

Infectious Canine Hepatitis prevention is also included in the basic C3 vaccination.  This disease results in infection of the liver and kidneys causing fever, depression, loss of appetite, coughing and a tender abdomen.  Death can occur due to liver disease.

Canine Distemper

Canine Distemper is the third disease that is covered by the basic C3 vaccination.  Incidence of this disease has greatly reduced since regular vaccination of dogs has become common protocol.   This virus affects alot of different body systems resulting in signs such as: high fever, eye inflammation and discharge, nose discharge, labored breathing and coughing, vomiting and diarrhea, loss of appetite and lethargy and (in severe cases) neurological signs.

Kennel Cough

C4 and C5 vaccinations include components to prevent kennel cough.   C4 vaccinates against parainfluenza virus while a C5 vaccination protects again parainfluenza and bordetella bronchiseptica (a bacterial cause).   Kennel cough in contracted through contact with infected dogs and can cause dry, hacking or productive cough in affected animals.   Most animals that contract kennel cough will recover without incident, however the secondary infections that occur with this disease can cause dogs to become very unwell.  

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