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11. Hepatozoonosis in Dogs
Hepatozoonosis is a disease caused by a protozoan parasite and is most often diagnosed in the Southern United States. The parasite is transmitted by ticks and most often affects dogs that have ingested infected ticks.
12. Histoplasmosis in Dogs
Histoplasmosis is a non-contagious fungal infection of dogs, cats, other animals, and humans caused by inhalation of a fungus called **Histoplasma capsulatum** carried on dust. Treatment is expensive and prolonged, and the prognosis is poor.
13. Infectious Tracheobronchitis (Kennel Cough) in Dogs
Infectious tracheobronchitis is commonly called kennel cough. Affected dogs usually have a dry hacking cough. With treatment, most dogs rapidly improve and fully recover.
14. Leptospirosis in Dogs
Leptospirosis is a bacterial disease that can affect both humans and animals, caused by a spirochete (spiral shaped bacterium) called a leptospire. It primarily affects the kidneys but can also affect the liver and other organs.
15. Lyme Disease in Dogs
Lyme disease is a clinical disorder caused by a microscopic organism Borrelia burgdorferi and spread by ticks. Lyme disease is most common in dogs but has been reported in other species.
16. Mycoplasma in Dogs
Mycoplasma is a bacteria that can affect any age or breed of dog or cat. It is not unusual for pets to have no symptoms; Mycoplasma has been isolated from healthy dogs. Because the signs are so variable, many disorders must be considered initially.
17. Parvoviral Enteritis (Parvo) in Dogs
Parvovirus (parvoviral enteritis or “parvo,”) is a virus causing severe infection in puppies and dogs. It invades and destroys rapidly growing cells in the intestine, bone marrow and lymphoid tissue.
18. Pseudorabies (Aujeszky's Disease) in Dogs
Pseudorabies is a highly fatal viral disease caused by a herpes virus. Also referred to as Aujeszky’s disease, it is usually associated with contact with swine. This disease progresses rapidly, and death usually occurs within 48 hours.
19. Q Fever in Dogs (Coxiellosis)
Q fever is caused by a rickettsial organism called **Coxiella burnetii**. This organism has been known to cause illness in dogs, cats and even people and is transmitted by several different species of ticks.
20. Rabies in Dogs
Rabies is a virus that attacks the nervous system and is contagious to people and other animals through saliva. There is no treatment and once signs of rabies develop, the affected animal expires quickly.
 

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