• Rabies—Rabies virus attacks the central nervous system and is typically fatal. The disease can be transmitted to humans and pets through the bite of an infected animal. Vaccination of all dogs and cats is the most effective means of control.
• Canine Distemper—This highly contagious viral disease affects the respiratory and nervous systems. Primary vaccination should begin at 6 to 12 weeks of age since dogs often contract the disease at an early age.
• Canine Parvovirus (CPV)—This contagious viral disease usually causes severe diarrhea and vomiting in dogs of all ages but is especially deadly in puppies.
• Canine Coronavirus (CCV)—It is highly contagious and can weaken dogs by causing diarrhea and vomiting. The disease is sometimes mistaken as parvovirus.
• Canine Parainfluenza—The viral respiratory disease is often partly responsible for “kennel cough” in dogs. Infection can be severe in young puppies.
• Canine Andenovirus Type 1 and Type 2—Causes severe liver, kidney, spleen, and lung damage.
• Canine Bordetella—This bacteria is frequently involved in kennel cough complex. It may occur with distemper, adenovirus type 2, parainfluenza, and other respiratory infections.
• Canine Borreliosis (Lyme Disease)—This is caused by bacteria which are spread primarily by the painless bite of an infected tick. Symptoms of Borreliosis include fever, lethargy, muscle stiffness, depression and lack of appetite.