Canine Parvovirus

Canine parvovirus is a very communicable viral disease in dogs that often leads to death, most likely in pets that have not been vaccinated. The infection has a tendency to hit younger puppies in the two- to the five-month-old range, because during this stage, the puppy’s immune system is in development, and vaccinations have not yet been completed. Symptoms are likely to happen overnight, as a healthy puppy all of a sudden has severe vomiting and diarrhea. Then the puppy would refuse to eat and become depressed. The parvovirus infection can be detected through a blood test. The disease will attack different cells in the puppy’s body, particularly the intestines and the immune system cells. Damaged blood vessels located in the gut can also be an effect of the virus, and this causes bloody diarrhea. Extreme diarrhea can lead to severe dehydration. Dogs afflicted with the parvovirus disease are given intensive care, but still, the death rate is fairly high. As with other health problems, prevention is always better than having to need a cure. But unfortunately, there currently is no known cure against parvovirus. Your vets Acupuncture can provide the information you need to safeguard your dog against this disease.


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