Luckily, this recent and frightening Parvovirus outbreak is not being reported in our Warminster/Salisbury area, but could potentially become widespread.
There has been an an outbreak of a highly virulent strain of parvovirus near one of the UK’s most densely populated dog walking areas.
Please make sure your dog is up to date with their vaccinations.
More about Parvovirus
This is a highly contagious, potentially fatal viral disease. It is spread through infected faeces and can survive in the environment for several years. Symptoms include severe fever, vomiting and severe diarrhoea.
Vaccination is the ONLY certain method of preventing this devastating disease.
Unfortunately, we still regularly treat unvaccinated dogs with this disease but treatment is very costly and a number of dogs die despite the best treatment.
Treatment can involve environmental management, behavioural therapy, pheromone therapy and medications
Just a reminder to everyone travelling with your pets, that the rules will be changing after Brexit
Mavis was in for a repeat laser treatment on her spine following spinal surgery