Parvovirus Strains

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What should I do for an older dog during a Parvo outbreak?

Parvovirus Strains

If you're taking an older dog to a place where she will come into contact with a lot of other dogs and there has been a recent parvovirus outbreak, there is cause for concern as parvovirus is a deadly disease. However, there are also a few other things to keep in mind. There are published reports that state that an older dog has a diminished immune system and therefore would be more susceptible to getting parvovirus. However, a great deal of evidence suggests that the parvo vaccine lasts a very long time and that an older dog is not likely to get parvo. That having been said, it is always best to assess the situation for yourself as to the likelihood that your dog will get sick and to consult your veterinarian for advice.

   

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