Local Animal Shelter Battles Parvo

By: Michael Wooten Email
By: Michael Wooten Email

The Cabell-Wayne animal shelter has confirmed several cases of the illness. The dogs were brought to the shelter showing the symptoms of parvo. Workers were forced to put those animals down.to keep it from spreading inside the crowded shelter.

Parvo is a disease that tears apart the lining of a dog's intestinal track.
If not treated: it certainly is deadly. It is more common this time of year: in the spring and summer months. Also: it occurs more in puppies because their immune systems aren't as strong.

When these sick animals are brought to a shelter, there is little workers can do to help with their limited budget.

Symptoms of parvo start with the dog being lethargic or lazy. After that, you'll notice severe, bloody diarrhea and vomiting. Vets say parvo can be prevented with regular vaccinations.

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