Recently, there has been reports of Canine Influenza in Texas. This is spread from dog to dog, or by contaminated food bowls and surfaces. All Pets Veterinary Medical Center will discuss the recent developments to help you better understand what Canine Influenza is and how to protect your dog.
“DA2PLP” is a combination vaccine for your pup that protects against five primary canine diseases: Distemper, Adenovirus-2, Parvovirus, Leptospirosis and Parainfluenza. These diseases can be deadly and do not have cures. Therefore, we recommend regular vaccination to reduce your dog’s risk. We will discuss the importance of DA2PLP Vaccine for dogs.
In our article Canine Influenza Virus we discussed the symptoms and types, diagnosis and treatment, and living and management of the virus. This article will discuss the recent outbreaks and what you can do to help prevent the virus from affecting your pet.
Canine Rabies is a severe, and often fatal, viral polioencephalitis that specifically affects the gray matter of the dog’s brain and its central nervous system (CNS). The primary way the rabies virus is transmitted to dogs in the United States is through a bite from a disease carrier: foxes, raccoons, skunks, and bats. Infectious virus particles are retained in a rabid animal’s salivary glands to better disseminate the virus through their saliva.
Leptospirosis is a disease that can be transmitted to humans and a small amount of other animals. It is an infection of bacterial spirochetes, which dogs acquire when subspecies of the Leptospira interrogans penetrate the skin and spread through the body by way of the bloodstream. If untreated, the disease can be fatal. In this article, I am going to discuss the the treatment and management options for Leptospirosis in dogs.
The canine distemper vaccine is typically given in some variation of a combination vaccine that also protects your pet from several other serious diseases, such as parvovirus infection. Many of the diseases that are prevented by this combination vaccine have no effective treatment other than supportive care; however, vaccination can prevent these diseases or minimize the signs of illness. Other vaccines, such as the rabies and Bordetella vaccines, may be given in addition to the canine distemper/parvo combination vaccine.