Published on: December 20, 2021




Nearly 2,000 pet and stray dogs in Amravati city were affected by canine parvovirus virus


  • Highly contagious viral disease
  • Life-threatening in puppies and dogs
  • Affects the intestinal tract of canines
  • Puppies being more susceptible
  • Symptoms – Bloody diarrhoea, vomiting, drastic weight loss, dehydration and lethargy 90 per cent mortality rate.
  • Highly contagious virus
  • Spreads through
    • Direct contact with an infected dog
    • Indirect contact with a contaminated
    • Dogs can get exposed to the parvovirus every time it sniffs, licks, or consume infected faeces
    • Indirect transmission occurs when a person who has recently been exposed to an infected dog touches the puppy, or when a puppy encounters a contaminated object, like food or water bowl, collars and leashes.
  • Safety
    • No cure
    • Inoculating a puppy or a dog gives them a fighting chance against the infection
    • First dose is given at 45 days old and the second 21 days after the first dose