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Your dog may be exposed to many diseases and
parasites during its lifetime. Most are preventable,
and others may be treated or controlled. Routine
examinations and vaccinations may help to keep
your dog healthy and disease free.
Many dog owners do not know what vaccinations their dog received as a
puppy or during annual wellness appointments. This lack of understanding
puts many dogs at risk to deadly disease infection.
Be sure to take the time to discuss with your veterinarian what vaccines your
dog has received and what vaccines they recommend for your dog during
each visit. Your dog's health could depend upon asking questions and
discussing your dog's lifestyle with your veterinarian.
|Do you know what diseases your dog is vaccinated against?
If you can't answer that question in less than a minute
your dog is at risk.
Rabies is a fatal viral disease that
can infect all warm-blooded animals,
including dogs and humans.
Parvovirus produces a potentially
fatal disease of the gastrointestinal
tract and, less commonly, the
muscles of the heart.
Coronavirus infections is a highly
contagious gastrointestinal disease
Distemper is a highly contagious,
and potentially fatal, viral disease in
Lyme disease is acquired by both
dogs and humans form infected
deer ticks. It is the most commonly
diagnosed tick-borne disease in
humans in the United States.
Parainfluenza virus causes
respiratory disease. In
combination with other viral or
bacterial infections, the disease
is more serious. The virus is
spread through the cough of an
Bordetella is the most common
bacteria contributing to the
respiratory disease complex, or
"kennel cough" in dogs. When
the dog also has a viral
infection, the disease can be
much more severe.
Leptospirosis is caused by
bacteria that can damage your
dog's liver, kidneys, and other
major organs. Other dogs, and
even humans, can become ill
after contact with an infected
Source: Health Care Guide, 2008 Merial Limited