The common saying “Prevention is better than cure” stands true for our pets, just like it is for the humans. These vaccinations play a critical role in protecting pets against preventable disease, some of them even fatal ones. In this blog, we bring to you the top dog diseases you can combat with vaccination and deworming. So, let’s dig deep into the topic.
– Rabies is one of the most dangerous diseases that has been a major concern worldwide, killing millions of people. When you have pets in home, it makes sense to get them vaccinated for rabies, to keep your pet as well as your family protected against this deadly disease. There is no cure for this disease and vaccination in age-appropriated pets is required by law.
Canine parvovirus is another commonly found disease in the pets and can be prevented with the help of vaccinations. This is a highly contagious virus and can affect other dogs and can transmit from place to place on their hair, feet, or other objects. This is one of the most fatal diseases in puppies.
Another disease that can be prevented with the help of vaccines is the Canine distemper, which is caused by a virus that affects the respiratory, gastrointestinal, and nervous systems of puppies and dogs. It is also found in the wildlife animals like coyotes, raccoons, skunks, mink, etc. This is another fatal disease in puppies and may cause permanent damages to the body leading to some symptoms for life.
Canine adenovirus type 2, or CAV-2 is related to the hepatitis virus, canine adenovirus type 1. Although this is a dangerous disease, but it can be easily prevented if the vaccination is done on time and at the early years of a dog’s life.
This is a virus that also causes symptoms of kennel cough, low-grade fever, nasal discharge, lack of energy, vomiting and loss of appetite. This mostly happens due to close proximity to the other dogs hence it is important to avoid proximity with the other dogs.
This disease causes due to the commonly found bacterium (Bordetella bronchiseptica) that is associated with respiratory disease in dogs. This causes various health issues like canine infectious respiratory complex, sometimes referred as kennel cough, upper respiratory infection, etc.
This is a very common disease that is caused due to the infection with Leptospira bacteria that is found worldwide in soil and water. Leptospira bacteria has many strains. It can spread from animals to people. It can cause fatal kidney and liver diseases.
Canine enteric coronavirus or CECoV is one of the commonly found viral infections that occurs in dogs across the world. It is important to know that this is not the virus that causes COVID-19, which causes predominately human respiratory disease. CECoV causes self-limiting Diarrhea in puppies but may cause extended diarrheal symptoms if co-infected with other GI parasites.
Another commonly found dig disease that can be prevented with timely vaccination is the Canine influenza, which is caused by the canine influenza virus. This easily spreads from infected dogs and is highly contagious, making it important to get the dog vaccinated for it.
This is a one of its kind diseases that affects both animals and humans and it’s also known as zoonotic disease. Lyme disease is the most commonly reported vector-borne illness in the United States, which is transmitted through tick bites and can cause serious and recurring health problems.
Not many people know, but Heartworm disease is a preventable disease, but a serious one that primarily infects dogs, cats and ferrets. It is very important to get the pet on life long preventive medicine to avoid this life-threatening infection.
There are various types of worms that can be prevented. Some of these preventable worms include roundworms, hookworms, whipworms, tapeworms, etc., some of which can also infect people.
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