DA2P-CPV vaccination a combination vaccine that protects against several viruses (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvo virus, Parainfluenza, Corona virus) that cause life threatening respiratory, neurological and intestinal disease.
1. Canine Distemper Virus: is a disease of dogs only (although dogs can infect ferrets). The disease causes a variety of clinical signs from purulent (pus) nasal discharge and eye discharge with coughing to vomiting, diarrhea and seizures. Infected pets are often febrile (fever >103F) and very depressed/lethargic. The prognosis is very poor.
2. Canine adenovirus type 2: is also called canine infectious hepatitis and is a very serious disease that often isn't seen in our area due to vaccination, but once was very common. There is also a type I vaccine that we don't use because type 2 will protect against both types and type I vaccine causes eye inflammation commonly called blue eye.
3. Parainfluenza: is a dog disease that is part of the kennel cough complex. The virus works with the bordetella bacteria to cause a harsh unproductive cough. These pets typically have a history of exposure to other dogs (often in a kennel situation) and are typically normal except for a cough. They often respond well to treatment and supportive care.
4. Canine Parvo Virus: Is a life threatening disease of puppies and potentially of unvaccinated adults. The virus infects the rapidly growing cells of the intestine and causes severe liquid bloody diarrhea, frequent vomiting and very depressed/lethargic puppies. Puppies that are not treated will usually die. This disease can be prevented by vaccination.
5. Corona Virus: This is given twice to puppies 3 weeks apart. The virus causes a disease of vomiting and diarrhea in very young puppies. This vaccine is typically not given to adult dogs.
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