Dog health care: Parvo Virus
Posted on October 15, 2010 under Pet Health & Safety
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.