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FOX 10: Parvo Season is Here
- Treating Parvo in a shelter setting is very rare, but last year AHS’ Parvo Puppy ICU was able to treat and save nearly 300 dogs and puppies that had contracted Parvo.
- Parvo is a highly-contagious, often fatal, viral disease in dogs that attacks the intestines. Parvo is commonly spread via feces of infected dogs and symptoms can include diarrhea, vomiting, high fever, depression and loss of appetite.
- These symptoms can also be signs of another highly-contagious, often fatal disease, known as Distemper which can also be spread via feces and inhalation. Distemper also presents itself with respiratory symptoms such as nasal discharge and callusing of nose/footpads and also has the potential for neurological symptoms such as seizures and twitching.
- Viruses like Parvo and Distemper spread more easily during the spring, because of this, AHS wants to educate owners on the importance of vaccinating your pet.