What is Parvo?
Signs of Parvo
- bloody diarrhea
- weight loss
- Rapid heart beat
- Can’t absorb nutrients
- Red eyes and mouth
- Pain/discomfort in abdominal
- Low body temperature
What causes it?
Parvo can be caused by genetics, direct contact with an infected dog or by Fido simply eating/sniffing fecal matter from an infected dog. The virus can thrive for up to a year and apparently weather conditions or cleaning products doesn’t kill the virus.
tip1: Studies have shown that bleach is the only cleanser that kills Parvo.
tip2: For unknown reasons certain breeds such as Labs, Pitt bulls, Dobermans, Rottweilers, and others are more vulnerable.
The best way to prevent this illness is to make sure your pup gets properly vaccinated at the ages of 6,9, and 12 weeks. Even after being vaccinated your puppy shouldn’t be around other dogs until at least two weeks after being vaccinated.
tip1: Dogs that are more vulnerable to the virus may need a longer vaccination period, up to 22 weeks.