Parvo is a disease that can affect dogs. It’s a viral infection and is highly contagious. It’s also one of the most common diseases in dogs, affecting millions of dogs every year. The name of the disease comes from the Latin word for a puppy.
Parvo can be fatal if left untreated. The disease is caused by a virus called canine distemper virus (CDV). This virus is very contagious. It can be transmitted to other dogs through direct contact or through an infected carrier. It can also be passed on to humans through direct contact or through an animal that has been exposed to the virus.
There are four types of parvo virus: type 1, type 2, type 3, and type 4. Type 1 and type 2 are found in North America. Type 3 and type 4 are found in Europe. Types 1 and 2 are usually only found in young dogs. Type 3 and type 4 can affect both adult and young dogs.
Symptoms of Parvo
When a dog is infected with parvo, it will begin to show signs of the disease within 5-7 days. Signs of the disease include fever, depression, vomiting, diarrhea, lack of energy, dehydration, excessive salivation, coughing, lethargy, seizures, muscle tremors, blindness, and paralysis.
If your dog has these symptoms, you should take him to the vet right away. If you notice any of these symptoms in your pet, you should call your veterinarian immediately. Your veterinarian will test your dog for the virus and determine how severe the symptoms are. If your dog has mild symptoms, he may not need to be treated. If your dog has more severe symptoms, he may need to be hospitalized for treatment.
How Do Dogs Get Parvo?
A dog can get parvo by coming into contact with the virus or by eating food that has come in contact with the virus. A dog can also get parvo by drinking water that has been contaminated with the virus. In order for a dog to contract the virus, he must first be exposed to the virus.
Some of the ways that a dog can become exposed to the virus are:
1. By being around other infected dogs
2. By consuming infected food
3. By drinking contaminated water
Parvo Dog Symptoms
The symptoms of parvo in dogs vary depending on the severity of the infection. The most common symptoms of parvo are:
1. High fever
5. Excessive salivation
7. Lack of energy
9. Muscle tremors
Treatment for Parvo
In most cases, a dog who has been diagnosed with parvo will need to be treated with antibiotics and supportive care. Antibiotics will help fight the virus and keep the body strong. Supportive care will help the body heal. There are several different types of antibiotics available to treat parvo. Some of the antibiotics that have been used successfully to treat parvo are:
In addition to antibiotics, parvo can also be treated with other medicines. These medicines will help control the symptoms of parvo and keep your pet comfortable. Some of the medicines that have been used successfully to control the symptoms of parvo are:
* Calcium gluconate
* Lactated Ringer’s Solution
* Potassium chloride
* Isosorbide dinitrate
* Dopamine hydrochloride
* Atropine sulfate
* Dopamine bitartrate
* Dopamine chloride