Ever heard about the lethal parvo virus?

Dog Owners from Clacton and Jaywick Are Getting Warned with the Spread of Lethal Parvo Virus

Ever heard about the lethal parvo virus? Well, as a pet owner, you need to get familiar with this highly contagious disease that can cause your dog danger or worst, death. The breakout of this virus can alarmingly occur anywhere. And, dog owners from Clacton and Jaywick are now being warned to take extra care of their dogs due to the danger of the virus that can easily spread.

Dr. Matthew Redgewell, a veterinarian from Kinfauns Surgery in Little Calcton is now encouraging dog owners to be aware and familiar of the symptoms of lethal parvo virus and advised that is quite necessary to get their dogs vaccinated in order to prevent the spread of the highly contagious disease. Through one or two phone calls per day, Dr. Redgewell said that there are several cases noted weekly over the previous months.  Mostly, cases came from Jaywick area while there were some incidents from Clacton.

Usually, unvaccinated dogs are with the risk to be infected by the virus whre some of the symptoms include vomiting, diarrhea and lethargy. Lethal parvo virus can spread when your pet had a contact with feces and vomit or it can be carried to anything having contact with the substances including dog’s feet and fur, shoes and per carriers. In case that a dog licked any object having the contact with the virus, the dog acquire the disease.

Lethal parvo virus can actually affect dogs at any ages yet, most of the cases occur to puppies. Therefore, it is quite important for you to isolate your puppies from any other dogs until they have completed the series of parvo vaccination series within 16 weeks.

Breeds like Rottweilers and Doberman Pinschers are with lower resistance with lethal parvo virus where they can more easily acquire the virus as well as experience severe symptoms more.

Commonly, parvo begins from diarrhea, fatigue, and vomiting while some dogs are experiencing fever. Diarrhea may cause your dog rapidly get dehydrated so, your dog having the symptoms needs to be immediately bring to the nearest veterinarian. And, in order for you to avoid infections, your dog needs to be vaccinated while still a puppy and make it sure that it receives a yearly booster after having the series for initial vaccine and do revaccination every three years.

Moreover, Dr. Redgewell stated that there is a significant parvo outbreak where several cases have been seen over the previous few months and it is getting worse. According to him, early intervention is quite important since the treatment to this virus is can be very expensive with no guaranteed good outcome. Also the mortality rate can increase to 100% without an early intervention where if there is an infected litter the tendency is, the whole litter will be infected, too. Good thing is, when your dog received a vaccine, it reduces the chance of spreading the virus. So, vaccination is very viral and effective in preventing this highly contagious disease.

So, if you wanted to protect your pet from the life threatening virus, it is ideal for you to keep away from places like beach or park which has a high volume of dogs and you need to take advantage of vaccination.

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