This disease causes an infection in the digestive tract. It is transmitted by ingesting or licking feces of an infected dog or material that has come into contact with the feces of another infected dog. The virus is quite hardy and can remain infectious for long periods of time in the environment. Areas that an infected dog may have been located must be properly cleaned to prevent transmission.
Symptoms The main sign is sudden diarrhea that often has a bad odor and orange tinge. Vomiting, weakness and lack of appetite can appear.
Treatment If your pet develops a bacterial infection then antibiotics must be prescribed. Care must also be given to prevent dehydration.
Prevention Vaccinations are the only preventative.