Published on Wednesday, 6 January 2021 at 9:36:45 AM

The Shire is issuing a  warning to dog owners, after a case of parvovirus was reported in Town.

Canine Parvovirus or ‘parvo’ is a highly infectious virus of the gastrointestinal tract and cardiovascular system. CPV is a     contagious virus mainly affecting dogs. It is highly contagious and is spread from dog to dog by direct or indirect contact with their faeces. Vaccines can prevent this infection, but  mortality can reach 91% in untreated cases. Treatment often involves veterinary hospitalization. 

Although many dogs may not show every clinical sign, the symptoms can include bloody diarrhea, lethargy, loss of appetite and repeated episodes of vomiting.

The Shire strongly advises that the best method of protection against the infection is by vaccinating your dogs.

Northam Veterinary Centre will next be in town Tuesday 12th January 2021. Please contact them on 9622 1000 to make an  appointment.


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