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Germs and your dogs and cats

Microorganisms can also cause disease in our pets, but as with humans, some of these can be prevented or treated.

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Rover’s historyZoomZoom
© Barbara Bélanger

Rover’s history

Animal’s age: 5 years

Disease the animal is suffering from: rabies

Name of the microorganism responsible for the disease: The rabies virus, Family: Rhabdoviridae, Genus Lyssavirus

Fluffy is sick !ZoomZoom
© Caroline Labelle

Fluffy is sick !

Animal’s age: 14 weeks

Disease the animal is suffering from: Feline panleukopenia

Name of the microorganism responsible for the disease: The feline panleukopenia virus, Family: Parvoviridae

Poor Snowball !ZoomZoom
© Audrey Laforest

Poor Snowball !

Animal’s age: 2 years

Disease the animal is suffering from: Pasteurellosis

Name of the microorganism responsible for the disease: The bacteria Pasteurella multocida

Spot has an ear infection !ZoomZoom
© Barbara Bélanger

Spot has an ear infection !

Animal’s age: 1 year

Disease the animal is suffering from: External otitis

Name of the microorganism responsible for the disease: The main causes of otitis in dogs are external parasites, allergies (to pollen, molds, or food), bacteria such as Staphylococcus intermedius or Pseudomonas aeruginosa and yeasts such as Malassezia pachydermatis.

Nightingale has stopped singing !ZoomZoom
© Groupement Ornithologique Lyonnais

Nightingale has stopped singing !

Animal’s age: 2 months

Disease the animal is suffering from: Ornithosis also known as psittacosis

Name of the microorganism responsible for the disease: The bacteria Chlamydia psittaci