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Puppy Diseases

A SHORT LIST OF PUPPY DISEASES

BELOW ARE SOME BRIEF DESCRIPTIONS OF THE COMMON AND OFTEN DEADLY DISEASES THAT EFFECT DOGS: THESE ARE PREVENTABLE BY FOLLOWING THE VACCINATION PROGRAM RECOMMENDED. THESE DISEASES ARE WHY YOU SHOULD PROVIDE YOUR PUPS A WITH A VACCINE PROGRAM.

CANINE DISTEMPER: IS A VERY CONTAGIOUS AND FATAL VIRAL DISEASE OF DOGS. IT EFFECTS THE RESPIRATORY, GASTROINTESTINAL, AND NERVOUS SYSTEMS. BODY FLUIDS OR CONTACT WITH INFECTED DOGS TRANSMITS DISTEMPER,CONTAMINATED SOIL OR OBJECTS.

HEPATITIS: IS A VIRAL DISEASE AFFECTING THE LIVER OF DOGS. HEPATITIS CAUSES LIVER FAILURE, BLEEDING, FEVER, AND DEATH. BODY FLUIDS AND OTHER CONTACT WITH CONTAMINATED OBJECTS SPREAD THIS DISEASE.

LEPTOSPIROSIS: IS A VERY CONTAGIOUS DISEASE OF ANIMALS AND MAN. LEPTOSPIROSIS AFFECTS THE KIDNEY, AND CAUSES FEVER, VOMITING, AND PERMANENT KIDNEY DAMAGE. URINE OF INFECTED ANIMALS IS THE SOURCE OF INFECTION.

PARVOVIRUS: IS THE MOST DEADLY CANINE DISEASE. PARVOVIRUS CAUSES SEVERE DIARRHEA, VOMITING, AND DESTRUCTION OF THE DOGS IMMUNE SYSTEM. THIS DISEASE STRIKES QUICKLY AND SPREADS THROUGH STOOL AND OTHER BODY FLUIDS.

CORONAVIRUS: IS ANOTHER VIRAL DISEASE CAUSING VOMITING AND DIARRHEA. THIS PROBLEM RARELY CAUSES DEATH, BUT PRODUCES A VERY SICK ANIMAL.

CANINE COUGH COMPLEX: IS A BACTERIAL INFECTION BY BORDETELLA BRONCHISEPTICA AND PARAINFLUENZA VIRUS. BOTH CAUSE A SEVERE AND CONTAGIOUS COUGH PROBLEM.

LYME DISEASE: IS A BACTERIAL DISEASE SPREAD BY TICKS TO BOTH HUMANS AND ANIMALS. IT CAN CAUSE FEVER, ARTHRITIS, NERVOUS DISEASE, AND DEATH.

RABIES: IS A 100% FATAL VIRAL DISEASE, SPREAD BY SALIVA AND OTHER BODY FLUIDS. RABIES OR HYDROPHOVIA EFFECTS THE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM AND CAUSES PARALYSIS AND DEATH.

HEARTWORM DISEASE: IS A PARASITIC DISEASE SPREAD BY MOSQUITOS. THIS INFESTATION CAUSES HEART FAILURE AND DEATH IF UNTREATED






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