Canine Parvovirus: A highly aggressive disease which attaches to the lining of the intestines causing serious, and often fatal, vomiting and diarrhoea. Treatment is limited and includes giving intravenous fluids and other supportive therapy. Young puppies and older or debilitated dogs are most affected.
Canine Distemper: A virus that attacks the gut, lungs and nervous system. Though relatively rare it is usually fatal.
Infectious Canine Hepatitis: An acute liver infection in dogs. The virus is spread in the faeces, urine, blood, saliva, and nasal discharge of infected dogs. It is contracted through the mouth or nose, where it replicates in the tonsils. The virus then infects the liver and kidneys.
Leptospirosis: Transferrable to humans and whilst antibiotics can help to treat it, cases can often be fatal or cause lifelong damage to the kidneys. If your dog contracts Leptospirosis, you should seek advice from your GP.
Kennel Cough (additional vaccine on request): The most common symptoms are a dry, hacking cough followed by retching, and coughing up a white foamy discharge. Some dogs also develop conjunctivitis, an inflamed nasal mucous membrane and nasal discharge. In more severe cases, a dog can become feverish and possibly develop pneumonia, and in the extreme, Kennel Cough can be fatal. Vaccination is often a requirement of boarding kennels, as Kennel Cough is easily spread and can be serious in young or older dogs, or those who already have a weak immune system.