There are many diseases / illnesses that can befall our beloved pets – most of which can be prevented by 5 in 1 vaccination. Young puppies need 3 or 4 shots of this ( depending on the vaccine manufacturer).
Shots start at 6 weeks then every 2 – 3 weeks after this until all shots have been completed.
Parvovirus is one of the diseases that the 5-in-1 Vaccination prevents.
Parvovirus kills puppies very quickly, often within 48 hours so its really important to know the signs and get treatment ASAP. The signs of parvo virus are:
- Loss of appetite
- Severe vomiting
- Severe diarrhea (foul smelling and often with blood)
- Abdominal cramps.
There is a test for Parvovirus which is important to get if you can as other diseases have similar symptoms. It is essential to have an accurate diagnosis so appropriate treatment can be given immediately. Usually your pup will need an intravenous (IV) drip to prevent death by dehydration and malnutrition – without care, puppies usually die from dehydration or shock.
If you have previously had a puppy with Parvovirus it’s important to know that the virus can live on surfaces for a while, and in the soil for at least a year. It is spread through direct contact with an infected dog but can also be carried on shoes and clothing. For this reason, unvaccinated puppies should be kept indoors until all vaccinations are complete.
Waggin Tails can provide the 5-in-1 vaccine to keep your pup safe. You may think you can’t afford the vaccine – but treatment for Parvovirus is much more expensive – and death from Parvovirus is very painful. Call us now on 0999 885 1219 / 035 528 5015 or message us on Facebook.
Remember, all profits from Waggin Tails Vet Clinic go directly to the Dumaguete Animal Sanctuary to help them with the financial burden of saving strays in Dumaguete.