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Dog health care: Parvo Virus

Posted on: October 15th, 2010 by

A puppy waits to receive dog health care.Let’s face it, if you have a puppy, your little ball of fluff will experience a bout of puppy diarrhea at some point.

But what can somtimes just be an upset tummy can actually be a dire dog health care issue– or even death. Suddenly your puppy not only has diarrhea but has now begun to vomit.

Your normally playful puppy has become lethargic and you know something serious is going on. A simple puppy diarrhea treatment has turned into a hospital stay with a vet bill that can be very pricey without the help of pet insurance. With a diagnosis of parvo virus, your world can be turned upside down.

Parvo virus is a serious, life-threatening illness that primarily affects dog health care in puppies. The symptoms of parvo usually come on suddenly with the onset of diarrhea that is usually accompanied by vomiting. The puppy will become very ill quickly. Puppies with diarrhea and vomiting need urgent care and should be checked out by a veterinarian immediately.

Parvo is a highly contagious virus that is passed on to other puppies and even onto adult dogs that have not been vaccinated against it. The virus has the ability to contaminate an area for several months. The virus can remain on the surfaces in the house and in the soil in which the stool has come into contact with.

Getting pet insurance for your puppy as soon as you get her can save you the heartache of having to deal with a sick puppy and having to worry about how you are going to afford treatment.

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2 Comments

  1. Sarah Meredith says:

    Hi my name is Sarah Meredith i have a Jack Russell which is about 5 months old. I found out today that he has parvo and i have no health insurance for him or my other 2 dogs. Am just wondering if i was to get insurance tomorrow would that cover him to go into hospital tomorrow as iam currently not working and would really struggle to come up with the vet bill.
    So could someone please get back to me with the information i require
    Thank you
    Sincerely
    Sarah

    • crich says:

      Hi Sarah, I’m sorry to hear your dog is sick. Pet insurance plans don’t cover pre-exisiting conditions, so purchasing a plan today from us (or anyone else) wouldn’t offer coverage for this particular illness for your dog. However, we hope your dog recovers and encourage you to look into purchasing plans for all your dogs – we offer a 7% discount when you insure more than one pet (in most states.) Please call us at 877-738-7237 if you have any questions.

      Chryssa
      Pets Best Insurance

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