Hepatitis is a viral disease which attacks the liver, eyes and kidneys and inner linings of blood vessels throughout the body. Dogs acquire this disease by inhaling or ingesting the virus present in the urine, nasal and eye secretions of infected animals. It is not infectious to people.
Symptoms Signs of Hepatitis include diarrhea, vomiting, jaundice and weight loss.
Treatment There is no cure. Antibiotics can be used to treat infections that may occur.
Prevention Vaccination is the only means of preventing this disease.