Go Back   Pet forum for dogs cats and humans - Pets.ca > Discussion Groups - mainly cats and dogs > Pet encyclopedia - Dog - cat - pet encyclopedia

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old November 15th, 2006, 04:19 PM
erykah1310's Avatar
erykah1310 erykah1310 is offline
Blue eyed funny farm
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Canada
Posts: 5,595
Parvovirus in dogs

Parvovirus, commonly known as Parvo is a devistating illness which can affect any unvaccinated dog. Especially puppy.

Parvovirus attacks the gastrointestinal tract, once symptoms occur time is of the essence, most deaths occur 2-3 days after symptoms show.

The signs of Parvo are vomiting and diarreah ( usually bloody) which results in weightloss and dehydration, if not diagnosed or treated, death will soon follow.

The virus is very hardy and can survive cold, hot, moist environments.
It is typically spread through the feces of an infected dog, shed after 2 weeks of infection.
The virus can be brought into your home by your shoes,friends shoes ect. So not vaccinating because "your dog stays home" is NO guaratee that they will not come in contact with the virus.

Some breeds are said to be more suseptical to the virus than others, these breeds are the Rottweiler, Doberman, German Shepherd, Pitbull, Labrador Retreivers ect... Although it is important to remember that ANY dog can be infected if not vaccinated.

Once parvo has been diagnosed by your veterinarian there are treatment options that can end up being quite costly. Your puppy could be hooked up to an IV for upwards of a week at the vet clinic. You could be looking at bills that could be easily upward of $1000.00 treatment. Depending on the stage your dog is in chances of survival can be slim. Which is again why you must act immediately if your dog is displaying any of these symptoms. Immediate trip to the vet is nessecary.

It is important to have your puppy ( regardless of breed) vaccinated against this and other viruses and diseases.
It is always better to Prevent than rely on a cure.
Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyways. ~John Wayne
Reply With Quote
Old May 27th, 2015, 08:36 AM
alexpaul007 alexpaul007 is offline
Junior Member
Join Date: May 2015
Location: perth
Posts: 4
Thanks for sharing the information.
Reply With Quote
Old May 26th, 2016, 03:22 AM
Patchie's Avatar
Patchie Patchie is offline
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 58
Had experience fighting with parvo, but unfortunately, we lost to it. I miss my girl so much.
Reply With Quote
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Terms of Use

  • All Bulletin Board Posts are for personal/non-commercial use only.
  • Self-promotion and/or promotion in general is prohibited.
  • Debate is healthy but profane and deliberately rude posts will be deleted.
  • Posters not following the rules will be banned at the Admins' discretion.
  • Read the Full Forum Rules

Forum Details

  • Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
    Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
    vBulletin Optimisation by vB Optimise (Reduced on this page: MySQL 0%).
  • All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:59 AM.