Serious and Fatal Disease
Deaths can occur in 48-72 hrs
What is Parvo
Highly contagious and serious diseased caused by a virus that attacks the gastrointestinal tract of puppies, dogs, and wild canids.
There are several parvovirus variants of CPV-2 (CPV-2a,CPV-2b, CPV-2c) The most common variant being the CPV-2b within the US as CPV-2c was first confirmed in 2006 becoming the second most common variant.
Signs of Parvo
Bloody Diarrhea Vomiting
Anorexia Weight loss
How Parvovirus spreads
CPV-2 is highly contagious and is spread by direct dog-to-dog contact and contact with contaminated feces(stool), environments or people. The virus can also contaminate kennels, surfaces, food and water bowls, collars and leashes, hands and clothing of people whom handled infected dog. After a clinical recovery Adult dogs will remain contagious for about 4-5 days as where puppies can remain contagious up to 10 days. Infected environments indoor and outdoors the virus can survive for many months and even a year under the right conditions. Which is why using a Parvo Disinfectant is so important!
Dogs at risk
All dogs are at risk but puppies less then 4 months old and dogs that have not been vaccinated against it are at increased risk of becoming infected and ill.
If you feel your pet has Parvi call your vet right away as you dont have much time.