Protect Our Pups from Parvo 

Simple Solution to Deadly Dog Virus

Our rangers are urging everyone to help in the fight against the highly contagious Canine Parvovirus with cases on the rise in Perth .

Parvo, as it is more commonly known, is a highly contagious gastrointestinal bug that affects all dogs, but is especially dangerous for unvaccinated dogs and pups younger than 4 months old. Symptoms include bloody diarrhea, lethargy, lack of appetite, vomiting, dehydration and severe weight loss. 

The virus is spread through direct contact with:

  • Infected dogs 
  • Infected faeces
  • Soil contaminated by infected faeces as well as
  • People who have been in contact with infected animals)

This means every little mess you leave behind can turn into a big problem for our furry friends!

To help stop the spread, the practice good hygiene and pick up after your dog and make sure your dog is properly vaccinated.  Remember puppies shouldn't socialize with other dogs until they have completed their entire vaccine course.

By scooping that poop, you’re not just keeping our parks and pathways clean, you’re helping to stop Parvo and keep our shire safe and healthy for all our four-legged friends.

23 May 2024 Topic Type
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