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Canine Parvo Virus Q&A

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How would my pet acquire these diseases?

Canine Parvo Virus is the most fatal disease that young dogs die from. Parvo can be very difficult and costly to treat once one has acquired it. It can be spread to your pet in several ways. They can contract this disease by direct contact with an infected animal through feces, urine, and other bodily fluids. You can also obtain the virus on your own clothes, shoes, skin, etc. then which your dog can acquire it. This virus can live in the environment for up to a year and takes drastic measures to ensure that your pets environment and surroundings are free of this disease.

Should I vaccinate my pet for the Parvo virus?

YES! As puppies they need to have an initial vaccine plus 3 boosters of DHPP, which will provide protection against Parvo and other critical diseases. (Distemper, Hepatitis and Parainfluenza).

At what age can my pet receive this vaccination?

Your pet can receive their initial vaccine at 6-8 weeks old then every 3-4 weeks after for the additional boosters (4 vaccines total). Your pet needs to receive all boosters to ensure they are fully protected from these fatal diseases.

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