Category Archives: Infections

Canine Parainfluenza

There are plenty of respiratory diseases that can affect dogs, caused by both viruses and bacteria. Canine parainfluenza is a viral disease. Another not usually a life-threatening illness, most dogs are vaccinated against it anyway. It is very common for people to confuse parainfluenza with the canine influenza virus. They are both respiratory diseases that cause similar symptoms. However, they

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Canine Influenza

Dogs can experience symptoms of kennel cough for various reasons. One of them is the canine influenza virus. Most diseases have been around for quite a while. This allows for vaccinations to be made and for dogs to build up a natural immunity. This particular virus however has just emerged in recent years. Dogs have no immunity or vaccination to

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Canine Rabies

Most people have at least a little bit of knowledge regarding rabies. Canine rabies is a very serious condition that is fatal to virtually all dogs that contract it. It is important to get your pet vaccinated because he can easily contract the disease if he comes across a rabid animal in the wild. In fact, vaccination is required by

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Canine Ringworm

Canine ringworm is a very contagious disorder of the skin. Many owners think that it infection is caused because of a worm because of its name, but it is really a fungal infection. The fungus lives deep inside the hair follicles and causes the hair shafts to break off eventually. After being exposed to the fungus, dogs typically show signs

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Canine Leptospirosis

Dog owners and dogs alike go about their daily lives likely unaware of the presence of leptospira in the environment. There are many different types of leptospira and some of them can cause disease in dogs known as canine leptospirosis. Leptospira are present in the environment because they’re harbored by animals such as skunks, raccoons, and rats. Harbored in the

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