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It’s All Too Clear! You Must Vaccinate For These Canine Diseases

Canine VaccinationCanine Distemper
Transmitted by direct or indirect contact with the discharges from an infected dogs’s eyes nose or urine. Widespread, highly contagious and usually deadly, even among older dogs. A primary killer of puppies.

Canine Parvo
Highly resistant virus withstands extreme temperature changes and exposure to most disinfectants. May cause severe diarrhea and vomiting. A highly contagious disease and especially dangerous for puppies.

Canine Corona
A highly contagious, but mild and self-limiting intestinal disease that occasionally will cause death. Causes vomiting and diarrhea in dogs of all ages, but is seen most often in young puppies.

Canine Leptospirosis
Lepto is an infectious bacterial disease transmitted by contact with infected urine from rodents and other animals. Can be spread to humans as well as other animals and may cause permanent kidney damage.

Canine Bordetalla Bronchiseptica (Kennel Cough)
A bacterial respiratory tract infection transmitted by nasal secretions. Harsh, non-productive cough may last 1-3 weeks. Bordetella infections can occur alone or in combination with other respiratory problems.

Canine Parainfluenza
Mild respiratory tract infection transmitted through contact with nasal secretions. Infection is more severe in young puppies.

Canine Adenovirus Type 1 & 2
Hepatitis is caused by Adenovirus type 1 and attacks the liver. Transmitted through contact with objects contaminated by urine, saliva and feces. Early signs are similar to distemper. Adenovirus type-2 is a respiratory infection that may be associated with kennel cough.

Canine Borreliosis (Lyme Disease)
Bacterial infection spread by a bite from an infected tick. Symptoms include fever, lethargy and muscle stiffness. Lameness can occur in more severe cases.

Canine Giardia
A waterborne protozoal parasite found in rivers, streams, ponds, puddles and even swimming pools. Infected animals contaminate water sources by their feces. Symptoms can include persistant diarrhea, weight loss, abdominal pain and vomiting. Re-infection is common.

Rabies
The most popular and feared disease and is almost always fatal. Attacks the brain and central nervous system. Transmitted to humans through a bite or scratch by an infected animal.

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