Parvovirus is a highly contagious virus affecting mainly canine puppies and immature species. The virus also commonly known as “Parvo” has the tendancy to rapidly attack reproducing cells, such as those lining the gastrointestinal tract.
Symptoms of this virus may include:
- bloody diarrhoea,
Parvovirus can lay dormant in the environment for a number of years. The disease can be transmitted by contact with infected faeces, and can spread on any item that has been contaminated with the virus. It can also be transmitted in the air and not broken down by frost or sunlight. So assume the virus is everywhere!
It is not recommended that you bring an unvaccinated young dog into a contaminated yard, kennels, or out in public.
It is possible to prevent and protect your beloved pet from this fatal virus by vaccinating puppies at 6,9 and 12wks of age, followed by a booster at 15 months old. Please note that your dog will not be protected until 10 days after the 12-week booster.
After the 15 month vaccination, we recommend a booster every 6 years.
If you have any further questions or would like to book an appointment to protect your beloved pooch please contact the clinic on 6771 2899