Helping You Get the Most From Your Hunting Dogs
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|Canine Coronavirus (CCV)|
Canine Coranavirus (A.K.A. "Corona") is a highly contagious viral infection, which like Parvo, can cause severe vomiting and diarrhea. Because of the similarities, the diseases are sometimes confused with one another and they can also occur simultaneously, in which case the symptoms will be more severe.
Canine Parainfluenza (A.K.A. "Kennel Cough") or Canine Tracheobronchitis is a highly contagious viral respiratory infection in canines. The disease can be more severe in young puppies. Kennel Cough affects the upper respiratory system; it is spread through direct or indirect contact with infected dogs. However, the disease is self-limiting, lasting usually no more than 4 weeks. Symptoms include high fever and an intense harsh cough, which brings up flem. With prompt treatment, a full recovery can be expected.
Canine Adenovirus (Type 1 and 2)
Canine Adenovirus Type 1 is a viral infection, which causes infectious Hepatitis and can lead to severe kidney damage. Canine Adenovirus Type 2 can be a complicating factor in "kennel cough".
Leptospirosis is a bacterial infection carried by many wild animals. Canines may become infected in several ways including being bitten by an infected animal, drinking contaminated water or by exposing an open wound in contaminated water such as by swimming or wading. Humans can also contract this disease. Symptoms include diarrhea and high fever. A yellowish-brown discoloration of the jaw, teeth and tongue may also be present which is caused by kidney inflammation.
Canine Bordetella is also frequently involved in "Kennel Cough" complex. Bordetella is a bacterial infection which can occur simultaneously with Distemper, Adenovirious Type2, Parainfluenza or other respiratory infections.
Canine Borreliosis (Lyme Disease)
Canine Borreliosis (A.K.A. "Lyme Disease") is caused by a bacterial infection that is primarily spread by the bite of an infected tick. Symptoms of Lyme Disease include fever, lethargy, muscle pain and stiffness, depression and lack of appetite. In severe or untreated cases, lameness occurs as a result of severe musculoskeletal or arthritic type joint pain. Humans can contract Lyme Disease.
Canine Giardiasis (A.K.A. "Giardia") is a waterborne parasite called Giardia Lamblia. The parasite is found in untreated water sources and is usually ingested. Symptoms include severe diarrhea, weight loss, dehydration, fever, vomiting and nausea.
Canine Hepatitis can strike quickly and death may occur within a few hours. The initial symptoms include drowsiness, loss of appetite, high fever and constant thirst. Other symptoms may include swelling of the head, neck and abdomen.
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