LIONS FOUNDATION OF CANADA DOG GUIDES
Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides and its founding program, Canine Vision Canada, was established in 1983. It’s the largest school of its kind in Canada with its training school in Oakville and breeding facility in Breslau.
Protect Your Dog from Serious Diseases with Vaccines
CALLING ALL DOG PARENTS
You can help protect your dog from serious diseases by following a routine vaccination program.
The following important canine diseases can be prevented.
CANINE CORONAVIRUS (not to be confused with parvovirus) attacks the intestinal system and results in vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite and depression.
Highly contagious CANINE COUGH or TRACHEOBRONCHITIS (previously known as kennel cough) can be caused by different airborne viruses or bacteria and is characterized by a dry, nonproductive cough.
CANINE DISTEMPER is often fatal so vaccination is essential. The virus attacks many organs including the nervous system. Symptoms include listlessness, fever, coughing, diarrhea, vomiting and discharge from the eyes and nose.
INFECTIOUS CANINE HEPATITIS primarily affects the liver and spreads between dogs by contact with urine, feces or other secretions. The result of exposure can range from mild infection to death.
The major source of LEPTOSPIROSIS, a serious disease, is thought to be surface water contaminated by the urine of carrier animals such as infected livestock, rodents and wildlife. Possible symptoms include fever, increased urination, vomiting, abdominal pain, cough, bloody stool and paralysis. Organs affected include the kidneys, liver, lungs, circulatory system, nervous system and eyes. Urine from infected pets is a human health hazard as well.
LYME DISEASE is caused by the bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi transmitted through the bite of an infected tick. The disease is serious and may vary from acute joint or limb disease to a severe and generally fatal protein-losing nephropathy.
The highly contagious and debilitating PARVOVIRUS is particularly resistant and spreads mainly through infected feces. Symptoms can include high fever, listlessness, vomiting and diarrhea. It may lead to shock and death.
Another preventable virus is RABIES which attacks the nervous system resulting in a fatal disease. Rabies is a major health hazard to animals and humans.
Vaccines significantly increase a dog’s likelihood of living a normal, healthy life. So, for proper protection, please follow your veterinarian’s advice and don’t let your dog miss scheduled vaccinations and boosters.