Can dogs get herpes? How does canine herpes carry the infection?
Can dogs get herpes
Canine herpes is a viral infection, to be exact, and its scientific name is canine herpes virus infection. It is an acute, nonfebrile and extremely lethal infection, also known as puppy fading syndrome. If infected with this virus, puppies under 21 days of age will have a very high rate of death from the infection, while dogs born over 21 days of age will primarily develop upper respiratory infections. Adult female dogs can show signs of sterility, abortion and stillbirth, and infected male dogs can develop priapism and prepuce. Canine herpes can be contagious in dogs, but it does not cause infection in humans.
Symptoms of canine herpes
The incubation period for canine herpes is 4-6 days, and the disease does not appear until some time after infection. If not treated promptly, the disease can deteriorate rapidly, and severe fatal cases more often occur in puppies less than 2 weeks old.
Adult dogs: When an adult dog is infected, the female dog's reproductive tract will become infected, with bruising and blood spots on the vaginal mucosa, resulting in miscarriage, stillbirth and sterility. Male dogs may have chronic inflammation of the penis and foreskin, and there may be a large amount of purulent discharge from the foreskin.
How does canine herpes carry the infection?
The disease is mainly contracted through droplets and can be contracted if a dog eats infected feed or touches the nose of a sick dog. Pregnant female dogs are also at risk if the fetus comes into contact with the vaginal secretions of the mother during delivery. In addition, puppies can be infected by contact with each other.
Why do dogs get canine herpes?
Herpes virus, as a virus-like organism, has its fundamental source in the natural environment. There is a wide variety of bacteria, viruses and microorganisms in the natural environment. Dogs can also be found in places where there is a high concentration of dogs, such as dog breeding farms, animal shelters and pet stores, which provide a breeding ground for the virus to flourish. Puppies with low immunity and underdeveloped body functions can easily be invaded by viruses and thus become a new source of infection. With the cover of the dog's body, the virus will spread more rapidly and penetrate more.
Precautions for canine herpesvirus
There is no effective vaccine to prevent this infection, and prevention of the disease relies on comprehensive precautions, such as the owner knowing the dog's physical condition before purchasing the dog, taking it for a medical examination, and signing the appropriate terms and conditions with the store so that he can guarantee the dog's health. If the dog is already suffering from canine herpes, it should be fed with New Sensitive Fast and Hoocham Clean Oral Solution, and it should be isolated and treated to avoid secondary infection. It is also important to clean and disinfect the place where it lives and strengthen feeding management.
Newborn puppies with canine herpes have a mortality rate of up to 80%
We know that it is a terrible thing for people to have an infectious disease because there are many cases that are telling us that if we have an infectious disease it is not easy to be treated, but of course it depends on what the disease is. When it comes to herpes shovel should think of skin diseases, for us people, clinically common diseases such as chicken pox, shingles, genital herpes.
In fact, herpes can also appear in dogs and can affect the same kind. The first question about dogs suffering from infectious diseases, the pooper scooper will certainly ask is whether it is contagious to people?
Today, the veterinarian Ming will talk to you about canine herpes virus, this virus in the end does not infect people? And what are the symptoms that can tell that your dog is suffering from this disease? And how do we usually do a good job of prevention for our dogs? Let's talk about it!
What is canine herpesvirus infection?
Canine herpesvirus infection is a viral infection that is caused by canine herpesvirus in newborn puppies as an acute, fatal infection. It can be up to 80% fatal in puppies under 21 days old, while dogs over 21 days old will exhibit respiratory symptoms such as bronchitis and bronchiectasis. Infection in adult female dogs in general may cause infertility, miscarriage and stillbirth; male dogs are characterized by penile foreskin infection and inflammation of the spermatic cord. However, although canine herpes is a contagious disease, it is not contagious to humans and is only spread among the dog population.
What are the ways in which canine herpes is transmitted?
Canine herpes disease is generally transmitted by both sick and recovered dogs as the primary source of infection. The saliva, nasal secretions and urine of infected dogs are the means of transmission of the virus. Puppies are usually born fresh, and if the mother herself has canine herpes, the puppies contract the disease through vaginal contact with the venomous mother during delivery or by inhaling the mother's venomous droplets. Puppies can also be transmitted to each other through the mouth and throat.
Why do dogs get canine herpes?
Canine herpes, as a viral organism, is inherently found in nature. There are a variety of microorganisms, bacteria and viruses that are found in the natural environment. And some places where dogs gather, such as breeding farms, animal shelters and some other places with a high concentration of dogs, can provide a breeding ground for canine herpes virus, which is especially widespread in breeding dog populations. And like some immunocompromised puppies, their bodies are not fully developed and the virus can easily attack them, leading to rapid death of the puppy within 24 to 48 hours.
So if you don't pay much attention to your dog, it's likely that your dog will be dead by the time you see it the next day. For dogs with poor immunity, veterinarian Ming suggests that it's good to give them supplemental nutrition.
What are the symptoms of canine herpes in dogs
Symptoms of canine herpes in dogs are generally divided into dogs that are less than 21 days old and dogs that are older than 21 to 35 days old.
Newborn puppies less than 21 days old.
They can cause a lethal infection. In the early stages of the disease, dogs show signs of dementia, depression, anorexia, weakness, difficulty breathing, and pain when pressure is applied to the abdomen. The feces that are excreted are yellow and thin. However, some dogs exhibit symptoms rhinitis, plagioid rhinorrhea, and extensive patchy bleeding on the surface of the nasal mucosa. And dogs with herpes virus infections can have red papules found in their groin, in the vagina and vagina of female dogs, and in the foreskin and mouth of male dogs. Affected dogs can eventually lose consciousness, have corns and seizures. Recovering dogs may also show signs of permanent corns and epilepsy.
Puppies older than 21 to 35 days.
Dogs older than 21 to 35 days will mainly exhibit upper respiratory symptoms such as runny nose, sneezing, and dry cough, which will last for about 14 days, and then the symptoms will gradually decrease. However, if a dog develops a mixed infection, it can cause lethal pneumonia. Pregnant female dogs can cause abortion and stillbirths, and male dogs can see penile and foreskin lesions and increased discharge.
What precautions can pooper scoopers usually do?
1. The place where the dog lives should be cleaned and disinfected regularly, including their food bowl, water bowl and other utensils that need to be cleaned regularly by the pooper scooper.
2. It is not recommended to take your dog to a densely populated area before vaccination, the above veterinarian Ming also said that puppies are very susceptible to infection, and it is a lethal infection.
If the dog has canine herpes, the pooper scooper should take the dog to the hospital in time for treatment and isolate the dog to prevent secondary infection.
4. improve the resistance of the dog's body, increase the temperature of the environment to do a good job of keeping the dog warm. You can also help them through diet to supplement their nutrition. Of course, proper exercise is also not missing.
The mortality rate of puppies with canine herpes is very high and the cure rate is low. The actual fact is that you can get to the hospital for proper treatment, but of course veterinarian Ming thinks that the usual protection work is still more important, try not to let the puppy catch a cold and cold, because the low resistance will also lead to dog infection. And to keep pets have to pay attention to the ways and means, so that a good pooper scooper Oh!
The incubation period of canine herpes is 4 to 6 days, after being infected for a period of time, the disease will appear, if not treated in time the condition will deteriorate quickly, serious fatal cases more often occur in puppies within 2 weeks of age.
Adult dogs: When an adult dog is infected, the female dog's reproductive tract will become infected, with bruising and blood spots on the vaginal mucosa, resulting in miscarriage, stillbirth and sterility. Male dogs will have chronic inflammation of the penis and foreskin and may have a large amount of purulent discharge from the foreskin.
Puppies under 21 days of age: Infection has a high lethality rate. In the early stages of the disease, the dog will have mental depression, difficulty breathing, abdominal pain, yellow, diluted feces, and even weakness to eat milk. The dog will not have fever at this time, some nasal mucosa will have spots of blood, and the skin will have red papules. In the later stages of the disease, the puppy will develop epilepsy, loss of consciousness, and the serious phenomenon of corkscrew (head and neck stiffened and tilted back, chest held forward, and lower limbs bent).
Puppies over 21 days of age: mainly upper respiratory infections, dogs will sneeze and cough a lot, and if a mixed infection occurs, they will develop pneumonia.
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