Dog Parvo Symptoms And Prevention
There are many different types of illness in do but worst one among them is dog parvo.
Parvo in dog is caused by Canine parvovirus which is the highly infectious diseases that causes intestinal infections and kill millions of puppies and dogs in the United State.
Since this disease is a virus, it cannot be completely cured and the only things the dog owner can do is to treat their pet from being dehydrate until the disease is in mild condition.
Most puppies arte infected by parvo virus because of low immune system. Canine parvovirus is contagious among dogs by contact with the feces so if you are one of those woner that usually take your dog for a walk then you should look out not to let your dog near other dog remain.
Dog parvo symptoms
The initial signs to show that your dog is infected are:
- loss of appetite
- loss of water inside the body (dehydration)
When the condition is worsen dog will begin to vomit violently and have diarrhea. The stool will be yellow or grey color mixed with blood in most case. This condition is quiet serious and should be taken to the veterinarian immediately and need close medical attention.
The parvo virus will start attacking the immune and digestive system. Your dog will show symptoms of eating less and rapidly lose weight.
For serious parvo infection conditions your dog can have congestive heart failure which result in death. Even if your pet recover after a few years but the infection can happen again.
Dog parvo prevention
There are vaccine protection available which can be inject when your dog aged 8, 12 and 16 weeks old. During the vaccination period owner must keep their dog indoor for a few months. Since parvo virus can be spread to other animal easily so you must keepfood and drinking waterclean including the outdoor area.