Parvovirus is one of the most serious diseases that can affect the dog, to the point that it can be fatal. Knowing the symptoms is very important, especially if we have a puppy because having a developing immune system the virus unfortunately has it easier to harm your health.
Therefore, we are going to tell you how to know if my dog has parvovirus.
Symptoms of canine parvovirus
Parvovirus is a virus that attacks on several fronts, affecting the digestive system and the circulatory system, decreasing the level of red blood cells in the blood. It can also make the heart not work properly. Thus, the affected dog may have the following symptoms:
- Apathy, sadness: Loses interest in things he loved before, like playing or going for a walk. He prefers to spend more time in his bed.
- Loss of appetite: each time he eats less, without desire. Your weight may drop.
- Fever: When the organism is being attacked by a virus, the body has a tendency to increase its temperature. If your dog's is over 38.8 ° C, then he has a fever.
- Diarrhea: It is one of the most common symptoms of parvovirus.
- Dehydration: occurs as a result of diarrhea.
- Vomiting: You may vomit at any time of the day, especially after eating.
- Bloody stool: It is not always a sign of this disease, but it can occur.
When to consult a veterinarian?
Sooner, best. Parvovirus is a very serious disease, which acts quickly: in three days it can end the life of the animal. If your dog has any of the symptoms mentioned above, you should take it to the veterinarian as soon as possible to examine it and give it the most appropriate treatment as appropriate.
In any case, you should know that you can prevent it by giving the corresponding vaccine at 2 months of age.
Whenever you suspect that your dog is not well, do not hesitate to consult with a professional.
Are you worried about parvovirus? This canine disease is very contagious and can have serious consequences. Find out what symptoms you have and how it is treated.
He parvovirus It is one of the most feared diseases in dogs, Very contagious and life threatening. It affects the intestinal tract and white blood cells of the animal and can cause heart damage. It is a very resistant virus and can live in the environment for months. In another article we talk about how to care for a parakeet, today about parvovirus in dogs.
In Latin ‘parvo’ is translated as small, these viruses are chains of microorganisms. The animals that most risk they have are the puppies of six months or less and teenage dogs thatThey have not been vaccinated. The vaccination is carried out from 6-8 weeks of life. Then reinforcement is given again at four weeks until the puppy is between 16-20 weeks and again when it is one year old.
Symptoms cause dehydration thatIf left unchecked, it can be deadly.
- Liquid diarrhea with blood
- Loss of appetite
- Rapid dehydration
- Deterioration of the general state of the animal
If your pet has any of these symptoms go to the veterinarian, It is the best option if you were infected with parvovirus.
How is parvovirus transmitted?
We talk about a contagious microorganisms virus, they can be transmitted by people, animals or objects who have been in contact with feces of the infected animal, for example a carpet, the floor, some shoes, or some toys.
It is a very resistant virus and can live in the environment for months. It is very common for unvaccinated dogs to get parvovirus if they live in zurban onas where there are other dogs.
There are no drugs that end this virus, but if treatment to control the symptoms and strengthen the immune system, something that will help the animal. Dogs infected by this disease nthey need intensive veterinary treatment, in a canine clinic or hospital where vomiting is controlled. They are given fluids intravenously and other necessary therapies. The average hospital stay cAnino is 5-7 days.
Breeds more susceptible to parvovirus
This virus can affect any dog, but there are breeds that are more likely to have it. Among them the working dogs, Doberman, terriers or Rottweilers.
The best way to prevent this disease is to follow the vaccination schedule established for puppies. Parvovirus is a base vaccine for puppies and adult dogs. The vaccine is called 5 in 1 because it not only protects against parvovirus, but also from hepatitis, leptospirosis, distemper and parainfluenza.
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