Dog lovers warned to search for symptoms as Canine Parvovirus confirmed in Shropshire


Park Issa vets in Oswestry. Photo: Google

Park Issa Vets in Oswestry has today announced it has confirmed cases of “horrible” Canine Parvovirus (CPV) within the Oswestry area.

In accordance with the Blue Cross website, Parvovirus is a highly infectious disease that could be fatal to dogs.

It attacks cells within the intestines which prevents dogs and puppies from digesting nutrients and could cause them to grow to be weak and dehydrated.

A spokesperson for Park Issa Vets said: “This virus may be very serious and could be fatal with the perfect possibilities depending on immediate treatment.

“Direct contact with one other dog will not be obligatory for the reason that virus can live within the environment for a considerable period of time, and will also be transmitted by foxes.

“Normally the dogs most in danger are those which might be unvaccinated, especially puppies even in the event that they are in the midst of a vaccine course.

“We might recommend that every one dogs are fully vaccinated as this may reduce the severity of the disease.

“In case your pets usually are not up so far with their vaccines we’d beneficial that they’ve a booster or restart the vaccination course as soon as possible.”

Symptoms of Parvovirus to look out for

  • Fever/ temperature fluctuation

Not all symptoms should be present – a pet may show one or many.

For advice, or to examine a vaccination status, contact Park Issa Vets on 01691 670067.