Communicable Dog Diseases That Pet Owners Should Be On the Lookout For

communicable-dog-diseases-that-pet-owners-should-be-on-the-lookout-forSome health conditions can easily be transmitted from dog to dog, thus pet owners should all be aware of them, including their symptoms so immediate veterinary attention can be sought. Most of these conditions can prove to be fatal if left untreated. Fortunately, dogs can be adequately protected with vaccinations and annual boosters.

Canine Distemper

It is a highly contagious disease that is caused by a virus. It primarily affects the upper respiratory system, which can later lead to seizures.

Canine Parvovirus

It is an extremely serious problem that often proves fatal, especially in young dogs and puppies. In fact, it is considered to be the most contagious canine disease. Unvaccinated dogs can get the disease by contact with contaminated feces.

Kennel Cough

Also a viral infection, kennel cough is a highly contagious disease. It can easily spread among dogs kept in close quarters, such as in kennels, dog shows, dog parks, etc. Affected dogs suffer from severe coughing spells that usually lead to gagging.

Work with your pet care to help ensure that your dog is protected against these contagious disease conditions.

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