🔺Top ten facts about viral diseases of dogs
Below here are ten important facts about viral diseases in dogs:
1. **Canine Parvovirus:** Highly contagious and often deadly, parvovirus causes severe vomiting, diarrhea, and dehydration in dogs, especially puppies.
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2. **Canine Distemper:** A serious viral disease affecting the respiratory, gastrointestinal, and nervous systems, leading to fever, coughing, nasal discharge, and neurological symptoms.
3. **Canine Adenovirus:** Both types 1 and 2 can cause respiratory and gastrointestinal issues. Type 2 is also a component of the combination vaccine.
4. **Rabies:** A fatal viral disease affecting the nervous system, it can be transmitted to humans through bites. Vaccination is crucial to prevent rabies.
5. **Canine Influenza Virus:** Similar to human flu, it causes coughing, sneezing, and fever. Canine influenza can spread quickly in areas with high dog populations.
6. **Canine Coronavirus:** Causes mild gastrointestinal symptoms, but severe cases can lead to dehydration, especially in puppies.
7. **Papillomavirus:** Canine oral papillomatosis causes benign growths in a dog’s mouth and on other areas of the body.
8. **Canine Herpesvirus:** Primarily affects newborn puppies, causing respiratory distress and often fatal infections.
9. **Canine Parainfluenza Virus:** A common cause of kennel cough, this virus contributes to respiratory infections.
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10. **Canine Poxviruses:** These viruses cause skin lesions and sores, with localized or generalized pox-like eruptions.
Vaccination, proper hygiene, quarantine practices, and regular veterinary check-ups are essential for preventing and managing viral diseases in dogs.
🧩CREATED BY DR JOSEPH DEJI-FOLUTILE
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