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.
- 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