Dogs have vomiting, diarrhea, and even stool pull blood. Is it possible that the dog has been infected with parvovirus? No! There is also a common infectious disease in dogs—canine coronavirus, which can also cause gastrointestinal symptoms!
What Is The Canine Coronavirus Disease?
Canine coronavirus disease (called CCoV) is a highly contagious intestinal infection in dogs (especially puppies). The virus comes from the coronavirus family. The virus got its name because it has a crown-like protruding ring when viewed from above under an electron microscope. There are many types of coronaviruses, each of which affects different animal species, including humans. Canine coronavirus disease mainly infects puppies within 3 months of age, and the infection rate of breed dogs is higher than that of hybrid dogs.
What is the manifestation of dogs infected with canine coronavirus?
The incubation period of the canine coronavirus is short, and the virus mainly exists in the feces and intestines of the dog, causing acute gastroenteritis in the dog, initially vomiting, then watery or porridge-like diarrhea, and the resulting electrolyte imbalance in the dog’s body, Physical weakness, and other symptoms.
How to confirm whether a dog is infected with canine coronavirus?
Use canine coronavirus test paper for detection, insert a cotton swab into the dog’s rectum, dip a small number of dog feces, after proper treatment, add a small number of dog feces to the test plate, and wait for 5 minutes to observe the results.
How to treat dogs infected with canine coronavirus?
Once a dog is infected with the canine coronavirus, the main focus is on symptomatic treatment, and the dog is given an infusion, antiemetic, antidiarrheal, and anti-inflammatory. Treatment can prevent the dog from dehydration or death from infection. Generally, 7-10 days of treatment can control the symptoms of diarrhea and vomiting in dogs.
2.Don’t give your dog food and water
Canine coronavirus mainly hides in the dog’s gastrointestinal tract. During treatment, be careful not to give your dog food and drink water to prevent food from further irritating the dog’s gastrointestinal tract and worsen the situation.
How to prevent dogs from contracting canine coronavirus?
1.Puppies drink breast milk
Studies have shown that puppies can obtain 97% of maternal antibodies through breast milk and that the newly born puppies can obtain maternal antibodies and immune protection by drinking breast milk. Drinking breast milk is currently an important measure to prevent canine coronavirus.
Vaccinating puppies on time (Pfizer Weijia, USA) is the main measure to prevent dogs from contracting canine coronavirus disease.