Dog: Coronavirus

An infectious disease caused by canine coronavirus which typically affects the cells lining the intestinal tract. Vomiting, diarrhea and lack of appetite are clinical signs. Coronavirus is spread by ingestion of material contaminated by feces from infected dogs. This virus can be shed in the feces of infected dogs for months. Treatment will depend on the severity of clinical signs and may include antibiotics, medication for nausea and intravenous fluid therapy. Unvaccinated puppies are most susceptible to this disease. Outbreaks are seen in kennels and at dog shows. Vaccination can prevent or lessen the signs of coronavirus.

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