Distemper: A viral infection characterized by fever, gastrointestinal, respiratory, and neurological signs. Often fatal.
Adenovirus Type 2: Associated with upper respiratory disease and pneumonia. Highly infectious and spread by aerosol. Closely related to a virus (adenovirus type 1) which causes Infectious Canine Hepatitis. Hepatitis is characterized by fever, lethargy, abdominal pain, and liver disease. Can be fatal. Vaccination with adenovirus type 2 provides immunity against type 1.
Parvo Virus: A disease characterized by anorexia, vomiting, diarrhea, and weight loss. Can be fatal.
Leptospirosis: A bacterial disease which can be affect both liver and kidneys. Can be characterized by signs of fever, anorexia, gastrointestinal signs, reproductive signs or abortion, respiratory signs, or chronic renal failure. This can be spread to humans. The organism is shed in urine and they can live in soil or water. We vaccinate for 4 types of Lepto including canicola, grippotyphosa, icterohaemorrhagiae, and pomona.
Rabies: A severe, fatal, viral neurological disease of all warm-blooded animals, including humans.
Bordetella: A bacteria which can cause infectious canine tracheobronchitis or kennel cough in dogs. Characterized by coughing. Dogs often have a recent history of being boarded, groomed, or at a shelter. Spread by aerosol and highly contagious. Any dog with suspect kennel cough should be evaluated either outside the clinic or in a an isolated area.
Lyme: A disease caused by a spirochete and transmitted by ticks. Characterized by acute lameness, anorexia, depression and may develop cardiac, neurological, or kidney disease. Can occur in humans but source of infections is ticks.