Canine Parvo Virus

 

Parvo Virus (Parvovirus - CPV2)

The latest vaccination programs have helped to control this disease although even dogs who have been vaccinated against Parvo Virus have still been known to have contracted the disease.

There are several name variations of the disease but it is most commonly referred to as CPV-2 (Canine Parvo Virus - variation 2).

Dog Health Issues - Description of Canine Parvo Virus (Parvovirus)
Canine Parvo Virus is a highly contagious disease, characterized by bloody diarrhea, which can be fatal. Parvo Virus can over take a dog within hours of the first symptoms and result in death within 48 -72 hours. There are many misconceptions about  parvovirus and research and studies into the disease continue.

 

 

Dog Health Problems - The Spread of Canine Parvo Virus (Parvovirus)

Canine Parvovirus is a highly contagious disease which can be spread through contact with the feces of infected dogs and every day objects such as clothing, shoes, crates or equipment. It is also believed that the disease can also be transmitted via rodents and insects.

 

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Dog Health Problems - Symptoms of Canine Parvo Virus (Parvovirus)
Canine Parvo Virus (Parvovirus) is marked by a variety of symptoms which can include the following:

  • Severe diarrhea - sometimes dark or bloody
  • Vomiting
  • Lack of energy
  • Depression
  • Dehydration
  • Fever

Dog Health Questions - Dogs susceptible to Canine Parvo Virus (Parvovirus)
Canine Parvo Virus (Parvovirus) is usually associated with puppies under 6 months old. Studies and analysis has shown that the breeds of dogs more susceptible to Canine Parvo Virus (Parvovirus) are the larger breeds including Rottweilers, Dobermanns and Labradors.

 

Dog Health Information - Treatment of Canine Parvo Virus (Parvovirus)
There is no treatment that kills the virus. Treatment is geared towards reducing the effects of the disease such as replacing fluids, controlling vomiting and diarrhea and general good dog care. Antibiotics may be prescribed to prevent secondary infections. The virus can live for many months and it is therefore necessary to clean all surfaces thoroughly with a bleach solution.

Dog Health Advice
We hope that the canine health information and dog health advice has been of some assistance. But please remember that if you are in doubt about your Dog's Health please consult your Canine Health Specialist

 

Online Encyclopaedia of Common Dog Health Problems
The sole purpose of the Online Encyclopaedia of Common Dog Health Problems is as a reference manual to provide useful information to dog and puppy owners. It is not intended to be used to diagnose or treat sick dogs or as a substitute for obtaining professional veterinary advice. Please remember that if you are in any doubt about your Dog's Health please consult your Canine Veterinary Specialist immediately.

 

Canine Parvo Virus

 

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