Generally speaking, Pitbull
is a healthy breed though may be affected by disease like any other breed
if not vaccinated.
puppies (or puppies of any breed ) need to be vaccinated against disease
according to the schedule provided by your veterinarian.
Your veterinarian may provide routine vaccinations for canine distemper,
infectious canine hepatitis, leptospirosis, parvovirus, coronavirus,
parainfluenza, Bordetella, Lyme disease and rabies. Remember, most
vaccines must be given over a period of time and require multiple
veterinary visits. So check with your veterinarian and get ready for a
happy, rewarding friendship with your pet.
A highly contagious, often fatal virus that affects a dog's respiratory,
gastrointestinal, and nervous system. Generally this virus spreads as an
airborne infection, so vaccination is the only effective control.
(Also know as infection hepatitis) A viral disease that affects the liver
and cells lining the blood vessels, causing high fever, thirst, loss of
appetite, abdominal pain, liver damage, and hemorrhage.
A highly contagious viral infection of the gastrointestinal tract.
Symptoms include vomiting, diarrhea, high fever and dehydration.
An extremely contagious disease that spreads through contact with nasal
secretions, urine or saliva of infected animals, and can affect humans as
well. The ailment causes inflamed kidneys, fever, vomiting and diarrhea.
Liver damage can also occur.
A common and deadly viral infection whose symptoms include diarrhea, fever
and vomiting. Parvovirus can kill puppies very quickly.
This virus is one of a number of infectious agents that cause what is
often called "kennel cough." The disease is highly contagious
and attacks the respiratory system.
A fatal infection of the central nervous system that affects all mammals,
especially raccoons, bats, skunks, foxes, domestic dogs and cats, and
humans. Since rabies poses a serious public health threat, it is
imperative that your puppy be vaccinated. Most states require it.
Newborn puppies receive disease-fighting antibodies from their mother's
milk. These antibodies normally last only six to sixteen weeks, however.
After that, your puppy needs vaccinations to help protect him from
and Allergy Problems
most common medical complaint we see in dogs is skin or ear related.
Unlike humans who react to allergens with nasal symptoms, dogs react with
skin problems. These problems may range from poor coat texture or length,
to itching and chewing, to hot spots and self mutilation. Allergies may
also play a part in chronic ear infections. To make matters more difficult
to diagnose and treat, thyroid disease may add to the problem as
- parasites that can live inside and rob your dog of vital nutrients.
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