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Parvo in California
There has been a confirmed report of a Havanese getting Parvo after the Gridley show in California. Here is some information for everyone to have.
If your dog, especially your new puppy, begins exhibiting any of these symptoms, see a veterinarian right away. When parvo is involved, every hour counts. The secret of survival is quick treatment, so donít ignore these symptoms! One or all of these will usually being showing after 3 - 10 days of infection.
Lethargic. If your dog normally likes to play and has high energy, this is the clearest sign that something is wrong. You could say they act depressed.
Lack of Appetite. The more common strains attack the digestive system.
Vomiting with no change in diet. It usually looks clear and foamy.
Stronger Feces Odor. Itís unmistakable and you will never forget it.
The vomiting and diarrhea are the most dangerous, as they can quickly lead to dehydration and malnutrition. This leads to other problems that eventually compound on top of each other to finally kill the dog. And fast.
Always be on the lookout these symptoms of parvo, especially if your puppy is over 10 weeks old.