We have recently received reports of confirmed parvovirus cases in the Dartford and Streatham areas. We are advising all clients whose dog/puppy’s vaccinations are not up to date to please contact us so that we can discuss preventative measures.
What is parvovirus?
Canine parvovirus is a serious and highly contagious disease that affects dogs. The parvovirus damages cells inside the small intestines of a dog, which can affect its ability to absorb the necessary nutrients. The result of this means that dogs, including puppies, will become very weak.
What are the parvovirus symptoms?
- Diarrhoea, often containing blood
- Loss of appetite
- Increased heart rate
If your pet is displaying any of these symptoms, please contact us immediately. Parvovirus cannot be treated at home and requires urgent medical assistance.