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    Question Chronic Acute Hepatitis (CAH) Is it contagious to my bully?

    Hey everyone, I need a quick answer.

    Taking Chunk over to meet my Dad's Schnauzer that is about 8 years old and had a CAH flare up last week. I need to know if this is contagious to my little guy and am hoping someone knows. My vet says it isn't but can't speak for the diagnosis from the Schnauzer's vet since he doesn't know why they put him on an antibiotic as well.

    I just want to make sure this isn't communicable and regret it later on. Thanks for your help

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    Default Re: Chronic Acute Hepatitis (CAH) Is it contagious to my bully?

    Since Hepatitis is normally in the liver -- I would agree it should not be contagious. I looked it up on my vet's web site and there was nothing referring to being contagious
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    Default Re: Chronic Acute Hepatitis (CAH) Is it contagious to my bully?

    Found this too.... also antibiotics are given as a preventative measure to ward off any infections

    Infectious Canine Hepatitis Of Dogs (ICH, CAV-1)
    This disease is caused by a virus. It is part of a group called adenovirus (CAV-1). This disease is not infectious to people or cats, but foxes, wolves and bears also catch and carry it. Dogs catch this disease by inhaling or eating the virus that is present in the urine, nasal and eye secretions of other infected dogs. Dogs can carry and pass on the virus for up to a year after recovering. Canine Adenovirus is part of the [replacer_a] your puppy receives when it is 12 -16 weeks old. Although the virus in the vaccine is Canine Adenovirus 2, it protects against type 1 as well. After receiving this vaccination at 12 and 14 weeks of age, your dog will be immune to CAV-1and CAV-2 for many years - probably for life. So booster vaccinations are not needed. Because of the effectiveness of this vaccine, Canine Infectious Hepatitis has become very rare in dogs in the United States.
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    Default Re: Chronic Acute Hepatitis (CAH) Is it contagious to my bully?

    Ok, so even if it was contagious since he just had his second set of shots last week and only has one set left at 16 weeks he should be fine?

    I am probably being overly cautious but he is happy and healthy and don't wan't to mess that up.

    I think maybe CAH and ICH might be different.
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    Default Re: Chronic Acute Hepatitis (CAH) Is it contagious to my bully?

    @bigfwt04 I would NOT take your pup there. This disease is nothing to play with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigfwt04 View Post
    Ok, so even if it was contagious since he just had his second set of shots last week and only has one set left at 16 weeks he should be fine?

    I am probably being overly cautious but he is happy and healthy and don't wan't to mess that up.

    I think maybe CAH and ICH might be different.

    I would not take him over till after all his shots are done.
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    Default Re: Chronic Acute Hepatitis (CAH) Is it contagious to my bully?

    Agree with the others here. Not worth the risk.
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    Default Re: Chronic Acute Hepatitis (CAH) Is it contagious to my bully?

    So anyone have any good solid info on this or when he will be immune? I didn't take him tonight but that is where he will stay when we go out of town for work and I need him to get used to it.

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    Default Re: Chronic Acute Hepatitis (CAH) Is it contagious to my bully?

    y not call ur dads vet and speak to him? have ur dad call and give them permission to speak to u about his care

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    Default Re: Chronic Acute Hepatitis (CAH) Is it contagious to my bully?

    Quote Originally Posted by nyerathrt View Post
    y not call ur dads vet and speak to him? have ur dad call and give them permission to speak to u about his care
    I did and he said it wasn't contagious but I wanted to learn more about it and make sure.

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