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Canine Herpies - In Puppies


Canine herpies is in 80% of dogs in the USA

written by: Rosann Bentley

How do dogs catch CHV

Your dog can get canine herpes virus from contact with the nose, mouth, or vaginal fluids from a dog that has the virus. Sexual contact between dogs can cause transmission. It can also transfer through licking, sniffing, and spitting salavia.

The dog must be stressed to allow the CHV cells to come out and spread it. It can cause eye disease, upper respiratory infection, and inflammation in the vagina or foreskin of the penis in adult dogs

Pregnant dogs that develop canine herpes in the last few weeks of a pregnancy can experience stillbirth. They can also pass herpes to the litter before or during birth. Dog herpes is serious for puppies and can result in death and litter loss. Puppies born to an infected mother get the virus after birth from the mother’s vaginal, nose, or mouth fluids. Another way it when the puppies break through the sack in the canal it is applied on the puppies fur and skin.

It is easily and highly contageous.

There a serology test to see if your dog carries the cells.

A titer test can also show if the dog is a carrier of CHV

Adult Symptoms include:

Eye discharge
Eye inflammation
Nasal discharge
Inflamed penis foreskin
Genital sores
Vaginal discharge

Symptoms of canine herpes in puppies include:

without doing a necropsy

Less nursing
Eye discharge 
Eye swelling
Nasal discharge
Gray or yellow soft stool
Shallow breathing
Abdominal bloating
Cold body temperature
Red speckles on the skin

Nose bleeding (from the lungs)

Mouth bleeding (from the lungs)