Diseases That Affect Both Dogs And Coyotes

There are numerous diseases found in California that can impact both coyotes and domestic dogs. Some require direct transmission through close contact, others are contracted indirectly through other hosts, and some come from environmental exposure. We have very little information on the prevalence of such disease in wild coyotes, and even less on how frequently disease transmission occurs between coyotes and dogs. But we do know that these diseases can affect both species.

Viral Diseases

■ Rabies*

■ Canine Distemper*

■ Canine Parvovirus*

■ Canine Infectious Hepatitis*

Bacterial Diseases

■ Leptospirosis*

■ Tularemia

Parasitic Diseases

■ Heartworms

■ Sarcoptic Mange

■ Demodectic Mange

■ Roundworms

■ Hookworms

■ Tapeworms

■ Ticks (and tick-born diseases)

■ Fleas

Fungal Diseases

■ Histoplasmosis

■ Coccidiodomycosis

*Vaccines are available for protection against these diseases.