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Contagious Diseases & Vaccinations

Distemper, Parvovirus, Kennel Cough, Rabies and other contagious but preventable diseases + information about vaccinations

A Shot in Time - Dog Vaccination Recommendations star[offsite link]
Most vets follow a schedules like this, although there may be some variation from state to state. Some vaccines are given separately, while others may be combined into a single shot, which makes things easier.

Bordetella (Kennel Cough) star[offsite link]
Bordetella, otherwise known as kennel cough, is caused by a bacterial organism (which is what bordetella is), or it can be caused by a virus or it can spread through the upper respiratory fluids of coughing dogs

Canine Flu - Is Your Dog at Risk? star
How serious is this disease? How concerned should you be?

Coronavirus star[offsite link]
The coronavirus, which causes diarrhea and related symptoms, is transmitted when a dog ingests feces from another dog that has the virus. Because it is highly contagious, animals that live in kennels or participate in dog shows are at a high risk for contracting it and should be vaccinated.

Distemper star[offsite link]
Canine distemper is the greatest single disease threat to the worldīs dog population. Over half of the adult dogs that contract the disease die from it. Among puppies, the death rate from distemper often reaches 80%. Even if a dog does not die from the disease, it can can leave a dogīs nervous system irreparably damaged,

Dog Vaccines and Vaccinations star[offsite link]
Dr. Mike answers questions about vaccination benefits and risks, vaccination schedules, and the diseases they can prevent.

Kennel Cough-Tracheobronchitis star[offsite link]
Canine infectious tracheobronchitis (kennel cough) is one of the most prevalent infectious diseases in dogs. Fortunately, the majority of cases are not serious resolving on their own in 1 to 2 weeks . But because some dogs develop life- threatening complications, you should take precautions to prevent your pooch from becoming infected with this highly contagious disease.

Leptospirosis In Dogs star[offsite link]
Leptospirosis is a bacterial disease of dogs that can affect the blood, liver, or kidneys. It is caused by spirochete... bacteria that are spiral shaped. Sick animals or those who have recovered from the disease may spread the infection, most commonly in their urine. A good vaccination program for your dog can prevent Leptospirosis.

Lyme Disease in Dogs star[offsite link]
Lyme disease is caused by the bite of an infected ticks carrying the bacteria. Dogs can be vaccinated against lyme disease.

Parvovirus star[offsite link]
Parvovirus is a serious, deadly threat to an unvaccinated dog. It is so infectious that virtually anyone or any moving object can become a parvovirus carrier simply by coming in contact with an infected dogīs feces. Read more...

Parvovirus Infection - What You Should Know star[offsite link]
Since 1978 dogs of all ages and breeds have been victims of a highly contagious viral disease that attacks the intestinal track, white blood cells, Itīs spread by dog-to-dog contact and has been diagnosed wherever dogs congregate, including dog shows, obedience trials, breeding and boarding kennels, pet shops, humane shelters, parks and playgrounds.

Rabies star[offsite link]
A complete source of information about this most dreaded disease.

Rabies: Symptoms - Diagnosis - Treatment & Vaccination star[offsite link]
From the Drs. Foster & Smith, hereīs facts about rabies. Who is at risk? Also, information about transmission, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, vaccination and prevention.

Vaccinations star[offsite link]
Pet health care providers who truly have your petīs best interest at heart, do not all agree on what is the ideal vaccination protocol to follow. Vaccines have undoubtedly prevented countless millions of disease related deaths; unfortunately, a few individuals may have been harmed along the way. Read more...

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