Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Vaccinate your Pet!

Today we had two serious cases of canine parvovirus.
Prevention is the only way to ensure that your dog remains healthy because the disease is extremely virulent and contagious.
Survival rate depends on how quickly CPV is diagnosed, the age of the animal and how aggressive the treatment is. However, even with hospitalization, there is no guarantee that the dog will be cured and survive.

Signs of parvo are:
  • lethargy
  • vomiting
  • fever
  • diarrhea (usually bloody)
  • loss of appetite
Please check your pet certificate! If you are not sure bring your pet and the certificate to the clinic and let our doctors check on it. Prevention is far cheaper than a treatment.