Bacterial Infection, Campylobacteriosis in Dogs

Campylobacteriosis is caused by the Campylobacter bacterium – curved or spiral, motile, non–spore-forming, Gram-negative rod type bacteria. The strains involved in causing this disease are C. jejuni, C. coli, C. upsaliensis and C. lari. Campylobacter can be found in the GI tract of dogs, humans and many other mammals and birds.

Campylobacteriosis is an opportunistic bacterial infection prevalent in puppies younger than six months old.

Campylobacteriosis is very common in dogs and they usually shed it into their feces. Because of this, humans and other animals can contract the disease easily if proper hygiene is not practiced. 

It produces an inflammatory, sometimes bloody, diarrhea or dysentery syndrome, mostly including cramps, fever and pain.

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