The Effects Of Parvo

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If you were asked what would be the worst thing your dog could attract most people would say cancer or Parvovirus. Parvo is considered one of the most dangerous viruses your pet can obtain if not currently vaccinated. In this passage you will learn all about parvo, how to prevent it treatments, and who gets pravo.

What is Parvovirus? Parvovirus is a highly contagious life threatening disease that attacks a dog’s body system. It can affect the cardiac muscle and the digestive tract. Pulmonary edema is a major effect with the cardiac muscle. It is a result of excessive fluid in the lungs which could potentially kill the dog. Most common effect of parvo is how it attacks the gastrointestinal tract which causes them to have bloody feces and excessive vomiting.
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Rottweilers, German Shepherds, Labrador Retrievers, American Staffordshire Terriers and Doberman Pinschers. Puppies are also big. It happens mostly in puppies between six weeks and six months of age. This is because puppies are building there immune system at this age and are easily susceptible to getting parvo. Also most puppies are not vaccinated because either they are too young or the owner doesn't feel comfortable yet to do vaccinations on their puppy.

This virus can be easily contracted if not careful because it is bacterial disease. When a dog comes in contact with another dog's stool then it can easily obtain Parvo. Your dog could easily catch parvo at the park, going for walks and you come in contact with a dog walking down the same street as you. Since Parvo is a bacteria it can also lay upon your dog bowls, shoes, carpet and even your clothes. People could even transmit parvo! It also doesn't necessarily transfer through direct contact

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