Virus making dogs sick


COUNTY ARE UNDER ATTACK BUT NOT FROM WHAT YOU MIGHT EXPECT. ANIMAL SHELTERS AND VETS.. SAY AN INCREASE IN THE PARVO VIRUS IS A DIRECT THREAT TO YOUR DOG. TONIGHT.. OUR KEVIN RADER EXPLAINS WHY JUST KEEPING THEM AT HOME.. ISN’T ENOUGH. .08 .31 .52 MARION COUNTY IS CURRENTLY SEEING AN INCREASE IN REPORTS OF THE PARVO VIRUS IN DOGS. “PARVO IS LIFE THREATENING FOR THE ANIMALS THAT ARE EXPOSED TO IT AND WE REALLY NEED PEOPLE TO GET THEIR ANIMALS VACCINATED.” FOR THE INDIANAPOLIS ANIMAL CARE SERVICE THE PROBLEM SEEMS TO BE WITH DOGS THAT ARE SURRENDERED. “WE DO SEE MORE OF IT THIS TIME OF YEAR BUT WE ALSO SEE MORE PUPPIES COMING IN THIS TIME OF YEAR. SO ANIMALS CAN GET PARVO YEAR AROUND. LIVES IN THE SOIL, IN YOUR HOUSE FOR A LONG TIME ONCE IT’S BEEN IN THE ENVIRONMENT.” “SO FAR WE HAVE BEEN LUCKY AND HAVEN’T SEEN ANY DEATHS IN THE COMMUNITY. ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO REQUEST HELP FROM URGENT CARE.” HOPSON STARTED SOAR FIVE YEARS AGO. SHE TAKES IN THE PETS OF HOMELESS WHO ARE SEEKING HELP UNTIL THEY CAN GET BACK ON THEIR FEET. DR. LESLIE BROOKS IS THE VETERANARIAN FOR SOAR. “IF YOU GO TO THE DOG PARK OR EVEN WALKING AROUND THE BLOCK THERE IS A CHANCE THEY COULD BE EXPOSED AS WELL.” THE GOOD NEWS IS THERE IS A SIMPLE VACCINE THE DOG CAN TAKE TO PREVENT THE VIRUS. “THERE ARE PLENTY OF LOW COST CLINICS IN INDIANAPOLIS AND SURROUNDING COUNTIES. IT CAN BE AS $10-15 DOLLARS OR LESS THAN THAT.” AND IT CAN SAVE OF LIFE OF SOMEONE’S BEST FRIEND. KEVIN RADER CHANNEL THIRTEEN EYEWITNESS NEWS. THERE ARE SEVERAL SYMPTOMS OF PARVO TO WATCH OUT FOR. PET M-D SAYS THE MAIN ONE IS BLOOD WHEN YOUR DOG GOES TO THE BATHROOM. ADD OR IF THEY ARE ACTING LETHARGIC.. HAVE A FEVER OR ADD SUFFER SEVERE

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