Parvovirus can be a life-threatening illness for a dog. It is highly recommended that every dog owner get their dog the parvovirus vaccine.
Generally, the first vaccine is given at 6-8 weeks of age and a booster is given at four-week intervals until the puppy is 16-20 weeks of age, and then again at one year of age. A puppy’s vaccination program is not complete before four months of age.
Highly contagious, parvovirus attacks a dogs rapidly dividing cells and white blood cells. This will severely affect a dogs intestinal tract, and can even affect a dogs heart, creating life long heart problems.
Symptoms of the parvovirus include:
- severe vomiting
- loss of appetite
To be sure your dog is protected from this harmful virus, book an appointment at Breslau Animal Hospital in Kitchener Waterloo, Ontario today.