There have been a number of cases of Parvovirus among dogs in Squamish recently.
This potentially deadly disease is one of the diseases that we vaccinate for.
Parvovirus is extremely contagious. It can be transmitted from dog to dog by direct contact, contact with feces or even indirect contact with objects or an environment contaminated by an infected dog’s feces. The virus is very hardy and can persist on inanimate objects such as food bowls, carpeting, shoes or floors for several months!! (navigate to this link for more information about Parvovirus)
If your dog seems lethargic, is off its food, has diarrhea or is vomiting, contact us right away. These signs could be telling us your dog has Parvovirus. The earlier that treatment is started, the better the chance of a successful outcome.
Vaccination is the best tool we have for protecting dogs from Parvovirus. If your dog is not current for Parvovirus vaccination (or if you are not sure) contact us right away. We will schedule a time to get your pets’ vaccine current.
Also, make sure your pet has no opportunity to come in contact with other dog’s stool or with dogs who are ill.
Please be in touch if you have any questions!
Dr. Tom Honey and everyone at GVH.
Together, let's maintain and maximize your pet’s health... for life!
DR. TOM HONEY
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine / Hospital Director
Dr. Tom Honey hails from Campbellford, Ontario. His veterinary education took him to the esteemed Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph, followed by several years in Toronto area practices.
Dr. Honey believes his role is to advocate for pet health, starting with illness prevention. At the same time, he is committed to developing leading edge diagnostic and treatment techniques. He engages in countless hours of continued education in dental care, diagnostic ultrasound and internal medicine. These tools help him diagnose and best treat patients suffering from health problems ranging from the common to extremely obscure.