Parvovirus, a deadly disease in dogs

 Parvovirus, a deadly disease in dogs

Parvovirus, a deadly disease in dogs

What is Parvovirus? How does Parvovirus spread? Why is canine disease a killer? What are the symptoms of parvovirus? How is this deadly virus diagnosed? How can Parvovirus be prevented, the deadly canine disease?

Parvovirus Parvovirus is a deadly canine disease

Parvovirus Parvovirus The deadly canine disease is classified as one of the most dangerous viral diseases that can kill dogs. It is a contagious virus and spreads rapidly. It spreads not only because a dog approaches an infected dog, but even from the shoes of residents with dogs or dogs sniffing a place where the droppings of an infected dog and lethal targeting of puppies that did not complete the necessary vaccination.

I went through many of these cases, and the educators said:

I didn't take the dog out of the house.
  • My dog never mixes with other dogs.
  • No one has ever touched my dog.
  • No one has ever entered my dog's place...
  • And there are those who also say I have immunized my dog from the virus
In this article, we will discuss all the details and possibilities.
Puppies who are not immunized with all vaccinations are most susceptible to infection with this deadly virus, but the parvo virus infects all dogs and is the most deadly and the fastest in spreading.

How does Parvovirus spread?

This virus targets the digestive system and the process of spreading is as follows:
  • It is transmitted by direct contact from an infected dog to an uninfected dog
  • It is also transmitted through the droppings of infected dogs.
  • It is also transmitted through the surrounding contaminated environment.
  • It is also transmitted by people who come into contact with infected dogs by touching their contaminated clothing or shoes.
  • It is also transmitted by people who step on a litter and enter the puppy's place.
  • It is also transmitted through food utensils.

What is Parvovirus?

Parvovirus Parvovirus, a deadly canine disease, is a virus that is resistant to cold, heat and drought, meaning that it coexists with all natural conditions
It lives on surfaces and places where it was found through excrement for long periods of time.
Even if the amount of feces is very small from a dog infected with the virus, it leads to the spread of infection in dogs passing from the same place. Yes, it is a deadly virus in the fullest sense of the word.
It causes damage to the intestines and a severe weakening of the immune  system, which causes a bacterial infection that leads to death.

Parvovirus Symptoms Parvovirus

  • vomiting
  • Diarrhea and dehydration
  • Stools mixed with blood or large amounts of blood
  • Complete cessation of appetite for eating and drinking
  • Hyperthermia
  • Total failure of the dog's body
  • high heart rate
  • Immobility of the whole dog's body
The time period is between 48 hours to 72 hours in which most of the deaths occur after the onset of symptoms, and there are those who die in less than twenty-four hours, especially those who breastfeed their mother, who is without vaccinations and neglected, because he has less immunity that he derives from his mother’s milk.
If one of the mentioned symptoms appears, the breeder must contact the veterinarian directly without any delay, whatever happens.
Inform the doctor to come to the clinic so that the veterinarian takes all preventive measures so that the virus is not transmitted to other dogs in the clinic.

How is this deadly virus diagnosed?

It is the veterinarian who diagnoses this fatal disease in dogs by means of a comprehensive examination of the whole body of the dog suspected of infection through clinical signs and symptoms.
It is very important for the breeder to mention all previous
vaccinations and diseases that the dog has had.
It is very important laboratory tests of blood and stool to confirm infection with this virus.
The veterinarian specialized in dogs and cats is the first destination for diagnosing the disease, so every breeder whose dog has had the above symptoms or even suspects them should go to the vet as we mentioned previously.
The problem is that there is no specific treatment for this virus to eliminate it, and all the treatments offered are aimed at supporting the immune system and the dog's body and enhancing resistance from viral infection.

Canine Parvovirus - what you need to know

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The doctor performas immediate treatment under intensive care and combats dehydration by replacing electrolytes, proteins and fluids lost during vomiting and diarrhea.
Diarrhea and vomiting should be controlled and secondary infection prevented.
It is also very important to provide warmth for the dog.
Treatment is expensive, and the success rate in overcoming the difficult stage is very low. Early detection of parvovirus infection and robust and appropriate treatment is very important in dog debris.
Infected dogs must be completely isolated from the rest in terms of place and who cares for healthy dogs other than the one who takes care of sick dogs even after the danger phase has passed, as the dog remains carrier of the virus for a long period of time.
Prevention of Parvovirus Parvovirus is a deadly canine disease.
As we know, this virus infects and kills puppies. The breeder at birth must:
He is the only shepherd of puppies or whoever takes care of puppies with him is bound by the following instructions.
He himself provides food for the nursing mother.

Wash hands thoroughly with disinfectant before touching mother's utensils.

Put a container of water and a disinfectant, such as bleach, at the entrance to the place where the puppies are, and dip the bottom of the shoe in it.
If necessary, put on special clothes before entering.
If there are injuries in the place and this is directed to educators or training and education centers.
Speed up the placement of healthy dogs.
Isolation of infected dogs and comprehensive sterilization with concentrated sterile materials, and if necessary, the use of sterilization companies.
Hurry up to call the vet if the number of injuries is large.
Immunization from viral diseases

The breeder should vaccinate the puppies on their exact dates

here is the vaccination guide:

The so-called triple vaccination can be given to puppies from the age of three to four weeks, and this vaccination protects against three bacterial diseases.
 The most important vaccination is the eight vaccination with which puppies are injected from the age of 45 days. This vaccination protects puppies from 8 bacterial and viral diseases, the most dangerous of which are Parvovirus and distemper. It is reinforced with a second dose at the latest, 28 days from the date of the first vaccination and the dog shows the following symptoms: diarrhea and vomiting And the high temperature, but between the interval from the first vaccination and the booster dose or what is called the confirmed vaccination of these diseases, the dog’s body becomes more vulnerable and receives the virus and here it must be careful not to take the dog out at all and take the highest levels of vigilance.

Vaccination against insects

 "determined by the veterinarian", the most dangerous of which are ticks and fleas, such as "Revolution", a basic treatment for puppies, given at the age of eight weeks, one tube per 10 kg of the puppy's weight. A treatment that the doctor prescribes.
The antihelminthic vaccination is prescribed by the doctor in the prescription.

A summary

Dogs are highly contagious and spread from dog to dog by direct or indirect contact with their faeces. Vaccines can prevent this infection, but deaths can be as high as 91% in untreated cases. Treatment often includes admission to the vet. Parvovirus can infect dogs and some other mammals, including foxes, wolves, cats, and skunks. Felids are susceptible to cat plague, a different strain of parvovirus.


Parvovirus in dogs with Dr Katherine Nova

achraf ben ammar

About the blogger: An expert in breeding and training dogs. He obtained his certificate in this specialty in 2012 from the Military School. He developed his field from the specialty of dogs to an expert in raising pets in general.

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