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PICTURED ABOVE: Our patients, Abbi & Rocky, enjoying the outdoors.
DISTEMPER is a widespread and often fatal disease which can cause vomiting, diarrhea, pneumonia, and neurological problems.
PARVOVIRUS is a highly contagious and potentially fatal disease which may cause severe vomiting and bloody diarrhea. It is especially dangerous in young dogs but all unvaccinated dogs are at risk of contracting this severe disease.
CORONAVIRUS is a contagious viral infection of the gastrointestinal tract which causes vomiting and diarrhea. Puppies are particularly susceptible to this disease.
KENNEL COUGH is an extremely contagious infection of the upper respiratory tract that is characterized by a persistent dry hacking cough. Contributing infectious agents include adenovirus (CAV-2), parainfluenza (CPI), distemper (CDV) and the bacterium Bordetella bronchiseptica (see above). While easily spread to other dogs kennel cough is not contagious to humans.
LYME DISEASE is a disease transmitted by ticks which infects both humans and dogs. This disease can damage joints, kidneys and other tissues.
HEPATITIS is a viral disease which may lead to severe damage of the liver, kidneys, spleen and lungs.
LEPTOSPIROSIS is a bacterial infection that may lead to permanent kidney and liver damage. Leptospirosis is found in cattle, pigs, horses, rodents and wild animals. It is contagious to humans and dogs and is spread through contact with infected urine in contaminated soil or water.
RABIES is a fatal viral infection of the central nervous system that can affect all mammals, including humans. The virus is transmitted through the bite of an infected animal. Routine vaccination is the key to controlling this dreaded disease. Rabies is a very high profile, reportable disease causing public health concern in most countries of the world due to its severe zoonotic (transmissible from animal to man) potential and for which there is no cure. Rabies, alyssavirus, causes acute encephalomyelitis with nearly 100% mortality.