Last updated on September 7th, 2023 at 08:52 pm
5. Canine Parainfluenza
Canine parainfluenza is a highly contagious respiratory virus that affects dogs.
While it’s usually not fatal, it can weaken the immune system and lead to more severe infections.
Canine parainfluenza spreads in dogs through direct contact and airborne exposure.
It is one of the most common causes of kennel cough, a combination of respiratory infections.
Dogs show persistent coughing, nasal discharge, sneezing, and fever.
Symptoms are minor in healthy dogs.
Vaccination, especially in high-risk environments like boarding facilities, is essential.
The most effective strategies include:
- Isolation from other dogs
- Antibiotics to prevent secondary infections
- Supportive care