Parvo Virus in Dogs


What are Parvovirus symptoms? ​Usually and primarily:


Lack of appetite, Weakness, Lethargy, Vomitting, and Bloody Diarrhea, and Bloody poop. The dog may or may not have a fever.


All of the above symptoms being present indicate a major health concern; it may or may not be Parvo. An immediate vet visit is in order and absolutely urgent. The dog will become quickly dehydrated.


Dogs infected with the Parvo virus need IMMEDIATE, intensive treatment in a veterinary hospital, where they receive antibiotics, drugs to control the vomiting, intravenous fluids and other supportive therapies. Even with the best veterinary care, Parvo can be  fatal.The Parvo virus attacks rapidly dividing cells in a dog’s body, most severely affecting the intestinal tract. It also attacks the white blood cells and can affect the heart.


Parvo is HIGHLY contagious to other dogs. The majority of cases are seen in puppies that are between six weeks and six months old. The incidence of Parvo has been radically reduced by following the correct protocol for vaccination. Parvo is a CORE vaccination for dog wellness. Young puppies should be vaccinated at six, nine, and twelve weeks, and should not be socialized with outside dogs until at least two weeks after their last vaccinations. Adult dogs also need to be vaccinated. The danger of the virus and the cost of the treatment far outweighs the cost of the vaccination.