Dog Diseases - Canine Coronavirus Infection

 
Dog Canine Coronavirus Infection
  • A canine coronavirus infection (CCV) is a highly contagious intestinal disease that can be found in dogs all around the world.
  • It is very similar to Parvo, but less severe.
  • However, it can be severe in young puppies and dogs who are stressed by concurrent infections.
  • It is thought that CCV sometimes strikes together with canine parvovirus, causing an illness that is more deadly than that triggered by either virus alone.
  • The mode of infection is through the infected faeces.

Symptoms:
  • Lack of appetite
  • Dog depression
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea with soft faeces that maybe yellow or mixed with blood.
  • Mild respiratory problems
  • Inflammation of the small intestine

Prevention:
  • The keys to preventing CCV infection are vaccinations and avoidance.
  • Unvaccinated puppies and adult dogs should be kept away from public places where many dogs are likely to be present.
  • It is also important to keep kennels clean and hygienic at all times.

Treatment:
  • Treatment is supportive, and includes maintaining hydration and controlling vomiting and diarrhea, as described for the treatment of parvovirus.
  • Antibiotics are not prescribed because of the mild nature of most infections.
  • Most adult dogs will recover from a CCV infection on their own and without the need for medication.