The most affected by the canine coronavirus are the puppies -mainly up to 3 months of age-, due to the lack of development of their immune system and digestive system. Canine coronavirus causes an acute, self-limiting infection that does not become chronic. The virus is expelled by the feces and its transmission is through oro-fecal contact.
Within 24 to 36 hours of incubating the virus, the puppy may begin to show the first symptoms such as fever, vomiting, tremors, diarrhea, lack of appetite, dehydration, and blood and mucus in the stool.
It is very common for vaccines in dogs to be polyvalent, that is, they provide immunity to various viruses and diseases. In the case of canine coronavirus, the vaccine that protects them from this virus is an Octovalent, which also acts against distemper, adenovirus 1 and 2 (hepatitis and kennel cough), 2 strains that cause leptospirosis, parvovirus and parainfluenza.