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Parvovirus can be deadly, especially to very young dogs, dogs with weakened immune systems, and dogs who have never been vaccinated.
Hospitalizing infected dogs for supportive care is the best option for this life threatening disease. Young puppies receive a series of 3-4 vaccines to make sure we get them protected as antibodies from their mother wear off.
Parvovirus, also called “parvo”, is a highly contagious virus that affects dogs.
It causes lethargy, fever, vomiting and severe diarrhea.
Once the puppy series is complete, dogs receive a booster yearly.
It is important to keep dogs who are not fully vaccinated out of the dog park.Parvovirus is also a very resilient virus in that it can survive even the harsh winter conditions here in Marshall, MN as well as live on objects, clothing and shoes.If your dog is showing any signs of parvovirus (lethargy, fever, vomiting, diarrhea) call your veterinarian right away.Treatment for parvo includes supportive care such as IV fluids, anti-nausea medication, and antibiotics.While antibiotics do not treat parvovirus, they help avoid secondary infections from taking advantage of the immune system while your dog is sick.We’re exploring love in many forms with first-hand accounts from the frontlines of dating, marriage, intimacy and friendship, all with people living—and loving—with disabilities or challenges like long-distance romance. ) But they all agreed that once people talk and get past questions or concerns, love is love—sometimes it’s messy but mostly it’s marvelous. Dating and disability Our favorite proposals Love and marriage Military couples, military separations Friendship Siblings Sex, intimacy, and more on our blog Take Me As I Am: Dating and Disability Etiquette Social worker and disability rights consultant Vilissa Thompson shares her experience dating as a women with a disability and offers tips for potential suiters unfamiliar with disability.