I recently moved from Montana to South Carolina. In Montana, there is no heartworm. I took all dogs to vet when we got here for a heartworm test and they are now on preventitive. Coronavirus is also something new to me. Is it a "south thing" ? My vet has vaccinated two of my dogs for it, but I have heard that it is not dangerous, only lasts 2 or 3 days, and there is really no need to vaccinate against it. That many vets are over vaccinating dogs and coronavirus should not be vaccinated. Anybody know anything about it?
i just found on the internet things saying most dogs can recover, it is intestinal- vomiting, diarrhea- but nothing about vaccinating for it, or not. it's passed on in stool and saliva to other dogs. puppies can have a real hard time with it. i'm not real up on canine diseases.
well i found this- guess i better give credit to where i found it----ccv=canine coronavirus. here's the link: vetgate.ac.uk/ browse/cabi/detail/1b6f242331860caa70ac0b6c166af411.html "Vaccines - Although the value of CCV vaccines is controversial, inactived CCV vaccines have been licensed in the USA. Their efficacy, however, has yet to be fully determined. Experiments have demonstrated limited protection against clinical disease, but not infection, at 3 weeks post-vaccination. Whether vaccine provides adequate immunity under field conditions is still controversial. In order to prevent infection, intraluminal antibodies (mucosal immunity) are essential since serum antibodies do not protect against infection. A live virus CCV vaccine licensed for use in the USA in 1983 was rapidly withdrawn due to a high rate (approximately 5%) of serious reactions, especially when the CCV vaccine was given in combination with distemper and CPV-2 vaccine. Adverse reactions consisted primarily of neurologic signs and subsequent death, but some dogs had a generalized illness ("pancreatitis-meningitis-syndrome") growth retardation of pups, or sudden death. On the other hand, a modified live vaccine was developed by a company in California (USA) which was claimed to be safe and effective under field conditions. However, that strain was licensed for use in dogs by another company in 1994 and post-vaccinal reactions occurred within a few weeks of introduction of that combined CCV-CPV-CDV vaccine. Recently, a feline enteric coronavirus (FeCV) vaccine was licensed in the USA, but data on that vaccine are limited. At the present time it is important to note that vaccine efficacy, i.e., the prevention of infection, is related to the production of protective levels of IgA in the intestine. This has not been clearly demonstrated, and the value of vaccination for CCV infections remains highly controversial."
Kennel cough is not dangerous, but if you plan to kennel your dog within the next six months, you should definatley get it. Oh, wait. I know what you mean. You aren't talking about bordatella, you mean the actual coronavirus vaccine. My mistake, sorry. Coronavirus is an intestinal virus. I will have to look at the pamplets my vet gave me. Ok, the pamplet says that Canine Coronavirus (CCV) is a cause of sporadic outbreaks of enteritis in dogs. Canine Coronavirus is a member of group 1 coronaviruses. Upon entry of virus into the cell via endocytosis, coronaviruses replicate entirely in the cytoplasm. CCV replicates in several types of canine and feline cell structures; primary dog kidney, cell lines of dog thymus and skin fimbroma, feline lung cells, and whole feline embryo cells. I hope this information helps a little bit. I will go on. Coronaviruses currently compromise four antigentic groups which have been defined by host-range, immunoflourecense, seroneuteralization, ELISA and immuno-electromiscropy. As far as prevention, just keep your dogs away from infected dogs.