Canine Parvovirus is released into the environment from infected puppies when they have a bowel movement. When unprotected dogs come into contact with the feces (stool), infection occurs when the virus is ingested. All dogs are at risk, but unvaccinated puppies are particularly susceptible to infection.
Most dogs with parvo have symptoms of lethargy; loss of appetite; fever; vomiting and severe, often bloody, diarrhea. Dehydration develops rapidly and can be fatal. Early detection and treatment by your veterinarian are essential to improve the chances of survival. Many factors are in play but even with the proper care, the puppy may not survive.
Vaccination and cleanliness are critical to preventing Parvovirus infection. We will design a vaccination schedule tailored to your pets particular needs.
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