Category Archives: Viruses

Canine Coronavirus

Canine coronavirus is a viral infection that normally targets young puppies. The infection causes problems with the intestinal lining. Some dogs infected by the virus will show few if any symptoms, while others may develop a severe case of it. Coronavirus in dogs usually occurs whenever they come into contact with contaminated feces. They may lick it or simply stick

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Canine Parvovirus

Canine parvovirus is a disease that attacks the intestines. The condition is caused by a highly contagious virus. Infected dogs shed the virus in their stool. Dogs can then become infected if they sniff or consume the infected feces. Dogs can shed the virus even if they show no symptoms themselves. The virus particles can also be spread to your

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Infectious Canine Hepatitis

Like its name suggests, infectious canine hepatitis is a very contagious disease. It is caused by a virus that affects the liver, spleen, lungs, kidneys, and eyes. The disease usually infects dogs under a year old, but can target dogs of any age. Domesticated dogs usually aren’t affected thanks to vaccination. Therefore, most cases occur in wild dogs. Hepatitis in

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Canine Distemper

Canine distemper is a viral disease that can affect many different body systems. It can affect the central nervous, gastrointestinal, and respiratory systems of your dog. The disease, which usually affects young puppies, is most often fatal. The virus that causes distemper in dogs is mainly transmitted through the air. After breathing the airborne particles in, your dog will become

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