Parvo treatment center opens at wellpet humane – Neighbor Newspapers

by Symptom Advice on May 17, 2012

Canine parvovirus is the most common infectious disease of dogs in the United States. WellPet Humane, a nonprofit animal charity clinic in Chamblee, has opened a Parvo Treatment Center dedicated to combating this deadly disease.

WellPet now offers parvo treatment to dog owners who are financially struggling at a nominal cost. Canine parvovirus is highly contagious, can live in the environment for years and can cause life-threatening disease to dogs, especially puppies. it can be especially severe in puppies that are not protected by maternal antibodies or a simple vaccination series.

About 80 percent of dogs that contract parvo will die if not treated. Fortunately, parvovirus can be successfully treated. Survival depends on how quickly the disease is diagnosed.

Studies indicate there is an 80 percent survival rate with quick and aggressive treatment.

The disease is commonly diagnosed by an evaluation of the clinical signs such as lethargy, bloody diarrhea and vomiting accompanied by a quick laboratory test.

Prevention, with a series of vaccines ensures that a puppy or dog remains healthy. Multiple pet owners who have a dog with parvo symptoms should take precaution and disinfect the whole household with bleach.

Many pet owners who come to WellPet cannot afford the low-cost treatments. for those who would like to sponsor a Parvo Treatment call or visit the website.

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