Canine parvovirus increasing in Casey, Australia
2012-06-18 23:19:00 -0700
Where: Casey, ACT, 2913, Australia
Vet clinics across Casey, Australia are seeing an increase of canine parvovirus. Local vets are urging dog owners to vaccinate against the highly contagious disease, fatal in almost all untreated cases.
Puppies are particularly susceptible to contracting the virus. Dogs will vomit and have severe diarrhoea and dehydrate quickly.
It is also highly contagious and can live in the soil for years.
The vaccination is inexpensive and is the only way to stop the spread and was almost 100 per cent effective.
Read more about Canine Parvovirus Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention.