Parvovirus is a highly contagious virus that can infect dogs of all ages but is especially deadly to young puppies. The virus attacks the gastrointestinal tract, causing severe vomiting and diarrhea. This can lead to dehydration, electrolyte imbalances, and even death.
Parvovirus is spread through contact with infected feces, so it is essential to practice good hygiene when handling your dog and its waste. Vaccination is the best way to protect your dog from parvovirus, so keep up-to-date on your pet’s shots. If you think your dog may have parvovirus, take it to the vet immediately for treatment. Many dogs can recover from this potentially fatal disease with prompt medical care.