Dog pox

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Dog pox is an infection of canines which may be caused by the canine herpes virus, and can result in symptoms ranging from no symptoms to inflammation of the respiratory or digestive tract to skin inflammation and lesions. Over 60% of adult male dogs exhibit lesions as a result of this infection.[1] Because of the variance in the symptoms, it is often mistaken for allergies, however the infection can be severe in puppies even causing death.[2]


  1. ^ Joshua, J.O. (Apr 5, 1975). ""Dog pox": some clinical aspects of an eruptive condition of certain mucous surfaces in dogs". The Veterinary Record. 96 (14): 300–2. PMID 165610.
  2. ^ Braconnier, Deborah. "Will My Chicken Pox Affect My Dog?". The Daily Puppy. The Daily Pupp. Retrieved January 15, 2014.