What is Parvo Virus:

  • Mainly affects puppies
  • Parvo is a virus and can survive in the environment for up to a year.
  • Parvo causes severe diarrhea and vomiting. Dogs completely lose their appetite and become dehydrated quickly.
  • There is no cure for Parvo, only symptomatic treatment. That is why in this case prevention is better than treatment.
  • Make sure your puppies’ vaccinations are up to date.
  • Do not go to any parks or markets with an unvaccinated or ill puppy.
  • Vaccination schedule: 6 weeks, 9 weeks, 12 weeks, 6 months.
  • Do however take note that if your puppy is late for one of the revaccination dates they can fall ill.

Tips if your dog has Parvo Virus:

  • If your puppy shows signs and symptoms relating to Parvo, seek veterinary treatment immediately.
  • When phoning your vet to make an appointment or entering as an emergency, please take into consideration that Parvo is highly contagious and each Veterinary clinic has a protocol they follow to keep contamination to a minimum.
  • Make sure to purchase the F10 home hygiene pack to disinfect your home, especially if you have more pets at home.
  • Due to the fact that the environment (Nature) is difficult to disinfect after contaminated by Parvo it is not recommended to get another puppy for at least 1 year. Waiting a year however does not guarantee that the new puppy will not get ill.