Canine parvovirus (CPV) is an extremely contagious viral disease that attacks dogs and puppies. Pets that are contaminated or still in the recovery process can pass an awfully scary number of the virus in their stool. What’s scarier, virus particles have the ability to survive for several months in the environment.
Dogs can be easily infected if they come into contact with a contaminated place or object. Also, unvaccinated puppies and younger dogs are at an extremely high risk of developing parvovirus.
Fortunately, CPV doesn’t have to be fatal. Proper veterinary treatment can successfully save so many dogs. So what to look for in your dog to prevent CPV?