Parvo, or Canine Parvovirus is a very serious and contagious disease in dogs.
To give you a little information about it, it is spread through fecal matter. Your dog can even be playing in a park or walking down the sidewalk with you and step in leftover fecal matter. Later he may start licking his paws and unfortunately eat some of it. This is how the disease is transmitted. Your dog will get the disease if any infected fecal matter comes into contact with him or her orally.
Symptoms of your dog having this disease are depression, diarrhea and vomiting. They can even have high fevers.
Dr. Adney can test your dog for having this deadly disease by getting a stool sample.
If your dog does have Parvo, it can be treated. It will require top-quality, intensive care. For this reason, in most cases your dog will be required to stay at the clinic so he or she can be monitored. Your dog will need fluids to correct the dehydration, help with controlling the vomiting, etc.
There are preventative steps you can take to ensure your dog does not get this horrible disease. If you have a puppy, getting him the vaccinations that he needs routinely while his immune system builds up will prevent most chances of infection. You can also make an appointment with one of our staff. The Parvo vaccination is very important. We can check your dog’s records to see when his last one was and if it’s time for a new one.
We are a low-cost vaccination clinic. We do this so you can get your family member what they need, while still giving top-quality care. Please come in or make an appointment for this very important preventative step.