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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Canine Parvovirus in Bradford

The McKean County SPCA says three cases of canine parvovirus have been reported in Bradford in the last three weeks, and are asking that dog owners make sure their pets are up to date on their shots.

The disease is highly contagious and is spread from dog to dog by direct or indirect contact with their feces. It can either be in cardiac or intestinal form, with the cardiac form causing respiratory or cardiovascular failure in puppies, and the intestinal form causing severe vomiting and dysentery.

Canine parvovirus will not infect humans.

The SPCA suggests that anyone with questions or concerns contact their veterinarian.

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