Canine Cough (Previously known as Kennel Cough)
Canine cough is a condition produced by several highly infectious viruses and bacteria, spreading wherever dogs congregate, such as parks, grooming salons, doggy day-care, shows, obedience schools and boarding kennels. Among the infectious agents associated with canine cough is the bacterium known as Bordetella bronchiseptica and the canine viruses' parainfluenza, adenovirus type 2 and distemper virus.
Affected dogs have a dry hacking cough which can persist for several weeks, particularly in unvaccinated or immunocompromised dogs. It is distressing for pet dogs and their owners. It is a major problem for working and sporting dogs. Pneumonia can also be a consequence of infection, particularly in young animals.
Infectious canine Hepatitis (also known as Canine Adenovirus type1)
Infectious canine hepatitis is a viral disease that, like distemper, is extremely contagious and often fatal. Dogs of any age can become infected; however, severe cases are rare in dogs over two years of age.
Symptoms include high fever, depression, loss of appetite, vomiting, diarrhoea and acute abdominal pain. In severe cases, death can occur within 24 to 36 hours. Dogs that recover may develop long-term liver and kidney problems and can act as carriers spreading the disease to other dogs for many months.