Canine Adenovirus type II

Canine Adenovirus type II causes inflammation of the respiratory system which leaves it vulnerable to bacterial infection.

Symptoms:

Dry hacking cough, retching, sore throat, and coughing up of white foam.

Communicability:

Canine Adenovirus type II is spread through bodily fluids. The infection is also airborne from infectious airborne respiratory droplets.

Effect:

Canine Adenovirus type II is similar to the hepatitis virus and is one of the causes of “kennel cough” or Infectious Tracheobronchitis. The virus leaves the dog susceptible to additional bacterial infection especially in the respiratory system.

Deadly:

Yes, due to other (secondary) infections that Canine Adenovirus type II makes the dog susceptible to.

Remedy:

There is no cure for Canine Adenovirus. Supportive treatment to prevent secondary infection is recommended as is treating secondary infections with antibiotics.

Prevention:

There is vaccination for both type I and type II Canine Adenovirus. Both types are similar so it is thought that vaccination for either type will provide protection from both. Vaccination does not prevent Adenovirus but reduces its severity and risk for additional infections. This vaccine carries risks and should not be used on dogs at low risk for Canine Adenovirus type II.

Dogs at high risk include any dog that is regularly boarded, shown, or is otherwise around other dogs. Sanitary practices and proper ventilation reduce this disease from spreading among dogs.

Danger to Humans:

Canine Adenovirus type II is currently specific to dogs but certain secondary infection caused by the virus can transfer to humans.

Danger to Other Animals:

Canine Adenovirus type II is currently specific to dogs but certain secondary infection caused by the virus can transfer to other animals.