written by: Kenna Halford, DVM
What is it?
If your puppy has been treated for Parvovirus it may shed the virus for an addtional month or so. Therefore, continued isolation away from other dogs once you have your pup home is important.
Only one gram of feces from a newly infected dog is thought to contain enough of the virus to infect over 10 million dogs.
Please speak to your primary care veterinarian in regards to vaccination schedules. If you have a puppy exhibiting symptoms the sooner a diagnosis is made, the sooner appropriate supportive care can begin. Guardian Veterinary Centre is open 24 hours a day and has a fully equipped isolation ward.
Sources: Clinical Vet Advisor 2, Small Animal Critical Care Medicine, Veterinary Information Network.
These pictures are of a sweet pup owned by one of our employees. His name is Parker. He had Parvovirus when he was a very young boy. He was very sick. After some time in the hospital he recovered enough to go home and since then hasn't stopped growing! As you can see, he is loving the snow!