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Everything you need to know about the Canine Parvovirus

If you are a new dog owner or don’t know much about canines, then you should be made aware of the parvovirus as soon as possible! The parvovirus is a highly infectious disease that can prove to be fatal for canines. The death rate for the canines that get this virus is extremely high, and it is highly unlikely that your dog will survive it if it contracts the virus.

The virus causes a direct attack on the intestines of the dog and this stops them from being able to absorb the vital nutrients. Your puppy will become severely malnourished and dehydrated. Canine parvovirus or CPV is not hard to detect as it comes with serious symptoms.

Symptoms of CPV

The symptoms include vomiting, loss of appetite, depression, diarrhea with blood, and even sudden death!

It can take around a week for dogs to show that they have contracted the virus, or to show symptoms if they have it.


Dogs that are not vaccinated, young canines, and those that have not had booster injections are most at risk of getting the virus.

To prevent your dog from getting the virus, you need to ensure that your dog is fully vaccinated. The dogs you will breed should have completed the course of vaccine. Do not let your dog interact with other canines that are not vaccinated. Make sure all the dogs you own have their vaccine.

Allow your dog to socialize but be very careful about it. Boarding facilities, puppy classes, and other canine services require proof of vaccination, hence you can always easily leave your dog in such areas.

If you are still concerned, have a detailed discussion with the vet about the disease and how to prevent it. It is a highly contagious disease, if your dog does get it, immediately visit a vet that will give medicines that might help your dog recover.

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