Health and Nutrition


Campylobacteriosis is a bacterial imbalance in the digestive tract and produces acute infectious diarrhea in puppies and kittens. Commonly mistaken for Parvovirus, this disease, however, requires different treatment. If you suspect that your dog is affected, have him specifically tested for “Camby”. It should also be noted that the disease can be transferred between humans, cats, dogs and other livestock. Initial signs include fecal mucus sheath and gets progessively softer until watery and may also contain blood. Symptoms may also be accompanied by vomiting which may or may not also contain blood. Feces are usually mustard in colour and have a sweet/flowery aroma.

References & Additional Information:

Bacterial Infection (Campylobacteriosis) in Dogs – PetMD
Overview of Enteric Campylobacteriosis – The Merck Veterinary Manual

Note: This section of the Canada’s Guide to Dogs website is intended as a source of information only. It is not intended as a substitute for professional care. Always consult with your Veterinarian about health related matters.

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