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Infectious Diseases in Dogs

Includes information about: Rabies, Distemper, Hepatitis, Kennel Cough, Leptospirosis, Salmonellosis, Parvovirus, Herpesvirus, Coronovirus, and Brucellosis.

Amanda Haase

on 24 April 2012

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Infectious Diseases in Dogs
Rabies, Distemper, Hepatitis, Kennel cough, Leptospirosis, Salmonellosis, Parvovirus, Coronavirus, and Brucellosis.
Attacks Central Nervous System
Transmitted through a bite or scratch
Severe nervous system damage or death
Spread through urine and saliva
Refuse to eat, have extreme thirst
Kennel Cough
Respiratory disease
Coughing, fever, not eating and pheumonia
Common in confined areas like: Kenels, shops, shows, pounds, and shelters
Occurrs from contact or ingestion of contaminated food and water.
High fever, loss of appetite vomiting, diarrhea
Attacks kidneys, intestines and liver
Young Puppies < 1 year old
This virus is a resilient virus able to survive outside of the host for weeks or months and may only be killed using certain disinfectants.
Generally, if your dog is not boarded or going to field trials or dog shows, you may not have a high level of need for vaccinating your dog against Kennel Cough.
Symptons include dirrhea, vomiting, fever
Fecies contaminated in food will cause humans to get salmonella
(a) Isolation of infected animals from healthy dogs
(b) Don’t feed raw or undercooked meat to your dog
(c) Store dogs food properly
(d) Don’t allow dogs to drink water from stagnant
pool or pond water
Ho can you prevent/
Control Salmonellosis?
No Vaccination
Treatable with
Caused by bacteria that can be transmitted through fecies and saliva
Herpes virus
Brucellos s
Corona V rus
Vaccinations at 8 weeks. Proper disinfection of kennel or dog house.This virus is capable of living in the in the environment for many months
Diarrhea, refusal to eat, yellow feces with streaks of blood. Most dogs will die within 48 hours of symptoms.
Can follow intestinal form or occur without any other symptoms. Virus strikes heart tissue. Pups stop suckling and collapses gasping for breath.
Infects young puppies
Spread through contaminated fecies
Virus spread through saliva, feces, or urine.
Puppies <6 weeks Old
Death and severe illness
such as respiritory problems
Decreased fertility
Puppies lack interest in nursing
Severe vomiting and diarrhea
Contagious virus
Spread through feces.
Orange and foul smelling.
Sometimes streaked with blood
auses abortions
nlargement of lymphnodes,
testicles swell,
passed on through
Treat with
Ways diseases are passed on
What diseases are specific to puppies
What are the main signes your animal
may have a disease?
What is the deffinition of an infectious disease?
5 Common Ailments

infectious diseases
noninfectious diseases
internal parasites
external parasites
fungus diseases
What is a parasite?
internal vs. external?
Why are parasites such a big deal?
How can internal parasites be passed on?
Fecies, saliva, intercource, milk
Diharia, discolored stool, vomiting,
not eating, not drining
Disease that
can be spread
dog to dog,
cat to cat,
human to human
An organism that grows, feeds, and is sheltered
on or in a different organism while contributing nothing to the survival of its host.
Those living off the
dog’s internal organs
Those living off the
outside of the dog
Contact with or ingesting the eggs forom the following:
food or water dishes
Passed on through milk from the mother
or the placenta
They migrate, and or lay eggs within body organs or other tissues that can cause severe damage to them.

They may ingest food intended for the animal, causing the animal to starve.
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