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FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT DISEASES
FOR WHICH VACCINATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

 

 

CATS
 

 

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FELINE UPPER RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS
A complex of infections invoving Feline Pneumonitis (Chlamydia), Rhinotracheitis (Herpesvirus), Calicivirus, and a few others causes symptoms similar to those of a head cold.
 

 

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FELINE DISTEMPER
Feline distemper (also called "feline panleukopenia") is a generally lethal infection in kittens and young adult cats. It has no relationship to canine distemper, but is closely related to canine parvovirus.  This virus forms the basis of regular feline vaccination, and represents one of the most classical diseases in feline practice.
 

 

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FELINE LEUKEMIA VIRUS
Feline Leukemia Virus is a deadly virus of usually young cats and kittens. Mortality is high with 80% of infected cats dying within the first 3 years. No effective treatment has emerged but vaccination is preventive. We have assembled some external links to create an informative collection regarding this terrible infection.
 

 

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FELINE IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS
There is finally a vaccine for this disease, but our hospital chooses not to use it. Why not? This page explains why we donít think you should vaccinate your cat against FIV.
 

 

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FELINE INFECTIOUS PERITONITIS
FIP is a very serious disease with nearly 100% mortality.  Testing is extremely difficult and a tremendous amount of misinformation has circulated. We would like to present an FAQ to hopefully straighten out what is known about this condition.
 

 

 

THE RINGWORM VACCINE
 

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RABIES VACCINATION FOR CATS
Dogs are not the only animals susceptable to this deadly disease. Click here to check out the part of this page dealing specifically with our feline friends.
 

 

 

DOGS
 

 

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CANINE DISTEMPER
Canine Distemper was once the scourge of dog-owning communities but is now only common in rescue, shelter, and pet store situations.  What is the infection that ultimately formed the very basis of regular canine vaccination? This page has the details, plus an FAQ.
 

 

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CANINE PARVOVIRUS
This disease practically needs no introduction. Due to the large number of common questions on this subject, we have established an entire Parvo Information Center.
 

 

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CANINE LEPTOSPIROSIS
This is the ďLĒ in DHLPP. The disease is caused by a spirochete and has the potential to infect humans. Catch a glimpse of the little critter on our Leptospirosis page.
 

 

 

CANINE ADENOVIRUS/VIRAL HEPATITIS
 

 

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KENNEL COUGH
Because this disease is so easy to pick up from other dogs in close quarters, itís name is associated with kennels housing large numbers of dogs. In fact, it doesnít require a large number: exposure to one other dog with kennel cough is all it takes.
 

 

 

CANINE CORONAVIRUS
 

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RABIES VACCINATION FOR DOGS
After hundreds of years, this disease is still incurable once symptoms start. Visit this page to find out about the causes, symptoms and regulations.
 

 

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LYME DISEASE
Lyme disease has received so much press coverage that most people have some idea of what it is, but there is a tremendous confusion beyond the fact that it comes from tick bites. The disease situation in the dog is very different from that in humans, which makes matters even more confused. Should you vaccinate your dog? How worried should we be? The answers are not always black and white, but here is a summary of what is known.