Local Parvovirus outbreak

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?

  • Fever
  • Lethargy
  • Sickness
  • Diarrhoea, often containing blood
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weakness
  • Increased heart rate
  • Dehydration

If your pet is displaying any of these symptoms, please contact us immediately. Parvovirus cannot be treated at home and requires urgent medical assistance.