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Signs of Coccidioidomycosis (Valley Fever) in Dogs

Signs of Coccidioidomycosis (Valley Fever) in Dogs

Coccidioidomycosis is primarily a chronic respiratory disease, but canine infections can spread to many tissues, especially eyes, joints, and bone. Dogs with generalized disease may have the following signs:

  • Chronic cough

  • Loss of appetite

  • General ill health and malnutrition

  • Lameness

  • Enlarged joints

  • Fever

  • Intermittent diarrhea

  • Spread to the skin with draining ulceration may occur (primary infection through the skin is rare)