Our vets and nurses are as busy as ever during the Covid-19 pandemic, performing essential services and helping pets like Benji. Benji is a Shih-Tzu Cross Terrier, who is only a year and six months old.
Poor Benji was suffering from Parvo, a very serious virus that is highly contagious and can be life threatening (sound familiar?).
Parvo is highly contagious. It is spread in the faeces of dogs infected with the virus. The virus can be carried and spread by any person, animal or object that comes into contact with the virus. It can live and be carried in the hair of an infected pet, on our shoes or even on food bowls. It is a very robust virus that can live in the environment for a long time.
Dogs with parvo will usually be very sick. They will usually be vomiting and have bloody diarrhoea. Dogs with parvo will often stop eating, lose weight and be very lethargic.
Luckily our front line heroes, Una & Liane, were there to nurse him back to full health.
Vaccinating your pet against Parvo is the best way to try prevent them from getting the virus. It is extremely important that the first course of vaccinations are given correctly and that yearly booster vaccinations are given after that. For more information on Parvo virus, please click here.
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