Behind the Scenes Thursday: Parvo – What you need to know

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Parvo is a disease that affects dogs and is more common than it should be. In this week’s Behind the Scenes Thursday, we’re sharing our podcast with Dave Wilson, talking about parvovirus.

Dave Wilson is the director of Shelter Health & Wellness for the Ontario SPCA and retired vet. He joined us in this Animals’ Voice Podcast  to talk about Parvo and how you can protect your pets.

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“The canine parvovirus (CPV) infection is a highly contagious viral illness that affects dogs. The virus manifests itself in two different forms. The more common form is the intestinal form, which is characterized by vomiting, diarrhea, weight loss, and lack of appetite (anorexia). The less common form is the cardiac form, which attacks the heart muscles of very young puppies, often leading to death. The majority of cases are seen in puppies that are between six weeks and six months old. The incidence of canine parvovirus infections has been reduced radically by early vaccination in young puppies.” – PetMD.

Dave Wilson breaks this definition down for us into simple terms all pet owners can understand.

Learn how to note the symptoms of Parvo, as well as what your response should be to help your animal overcome the virus.

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