Canine coronavirus infection (CCV) also seems intimidating as it is a highly contagious disease that occurs in dogs around the world. It is specific to dogs and reproduces in the small intestine. In most cases, the condition is treatable and is not serious. In fact, some dogs don’t even show symptoms. However, if CCV infection coexists with parvovirus viral infection in dogs, the consequences can be more serious.
Most adult dogs with canine cornavirus do not show any symptoms, but dogs that do show symptoms have the following symptoms:
• loss of appetite
• Vomiting and diarrhea
• Mild breathing problems
• Inflammation of the small intestine
How Do Dogs Get CCV?
The most common way for dogs to get CCV is when exposed to the feces of an infected dog. Dogs who are overly stressed by excessive grain, overcrowding and in unsanitary conditions and who live in unsanitary conditions are more susceptible to the virus. Places where dogs congregate, such as dog parks or animal shelters, are the places most likely to spread the virus.
How is CCV diagnosed?
A veterinarian should do tests before diagnosing your dog with CCV. This is because the virus generally presents certain symptoms as well as other illnesses such as food poisoning or intolerance.
How is CCV treated?
When treating CCV, puppies need the most intensive care as they are more sensitive. Most healthy adult dogs will recover from an infection on their own without medication. Antibiotics can be given to dogs with complications such as breathing problems or blood poisoning. Some dogs may experience severe vomiting or diarrhea due to CCV, which usually results in additional fluid and electrolyte processing. If a dog has diarrhea or is taking an antibiotic, it’s a good idea to give a probiotic to help rebalance the gut. No further monitoring of your dog is necessary after it has healed. However, if you have another pet, it is important to keep it away from the feces of the previously infected dog, as there may still be virus in the dog’s feces.
How can you prevent CCV?
The best way to prevent corona virus in dogs is to keep your dog away from other dogs who have been diagnosed with it. Keep your home clean and hygienic and always clean after your dog has been infected with CCV to make sure that other dogs are not infected. If CCV is very important to you, a vaccine is available. It is generally reserved for dogs most at risk, such as puppies, show dogs and guard dogs. Your veterinarian can also give you advice on how to keep your dog free of CCV.