Daily Doggie Tip #28

Parvovirus

Parvovirus is a nasty disease which spreads very quickly. It has no specific treatment and often results in the death of the dog. Puppies and older dogs are most at risk, and vaccination will stop many dogs catching it, but not all.

The number of cases of parvovirus is increasing again in the UK, the BBC recently reported that it is believed that the economic downturn is mainly responsible for this, as people are unable to neither vaccinate their dogs nor have veterinary treatment once infected due to the costs involved. It is essential that we all know how best to protect our dogs and what signs and symptoms to look out for. I have attached 2 links which explain parvovirus and its risks, signs and symptoms:

http://pets.webmd.com/dogs/parvovirus-in-dogs

http://www.petmd.com/dog/conditions/infectious-parasitic/c_dg_canine_parvovirus_infection

There is also a very informative group on Facebook called ‘parvo watch’. The group is full of information about the disease, plus regular updates on the latest outbreaks. I have attached the link to the group:

https://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/groups/parvowatch/

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3 thoughts on “Daily Doggie Tip #28

  1. Our female malamute had Parvo but it was caught quickly and with the right treatment she made a speedy recovery and is right as rain now, The vest said because she was healthy. on a good diet and all her injections up to date helped her. Don’t ignore the symptoms, see a vet and get advice.

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