Posts Tagged: Parvovirus
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…