Canine Parvovirus (CPV)

One of the viruses that we vaccinate every puppy for is Canine Parvovirus (CPV).  Parvovirus, more often referred to as just Parvo, is a virus that affects the gastrointestinal tract of puppies and young dogs.  This disease primarily affects those who have not been vaccinated, but improper vaccinations and a lack of boosters can also lead to your dog or puppy contracting the disease.

Canine Parvo Prevention

It is important that your dog or puppy is vaccinated appropriately in order to prevent the disease.  AAHA (American Animal Hospital Association) recommends vaccines every three to four weeks starting at 6 to 8 weeks and boostering every three to four weeks until your pet is over 14 weeks old.  Older puppies without vaccine history should be given a vaccine when you initially bring him in and boostered three to four weeks later. Continue…

ACHOO! Updates on Canine Influenza Virus (CIV)

canine fluIf you’re like many Lone Star State pet owners, the latest outbreak of canine influenza virus (CIV) across the South, and now here in Texas, may have you concerned. The latest strain of canine influenza has been making its way across the states since early 2015. While CIV has been around for a few decades, the most recent strain infects almost all unvaccinated dogs who are exposed to it.