Canine Parvovirus (Parvo) is something that should not be treated lightly.  The fact is,  it is deadly and lack of action on your behalf will result in the death of your dog.

A healthy puppy is a happy puppy

A healthy puppy is a happy puppy

The intended purpose of is to raise awareness of this fatal infection and recommend actions you should take if you suspect your dog is suffering from it.

If you have found this page because you have noticed your dog appears to be unwell:

      1. check the Symptoms page A.S.A.P.
      2. isolate your Dog
      3. contact your Veterinarian.

Do not fall into the trap of thinking “My dog is safe because it never leaves my yard or house”, (though hopefully it gets taken for a walk and socialises sometimes!) because you can introduce the virus to your own environment simply by bringing it in on your shoes. Yes, it can be as simple as that!

The key to protecting your dog and helping to prevent the spread of Parvo in the environment is Vaccination.  Yes, this is an additional cost to your dog ownership, BUT the expenses associated with treating Parvo infection are immense. Besides, you don’t want to see your pet experience the trauma Parvo will cause it do you?

Parvo is found everywhere and has the ability to survive in the environment for a long time. Listed below are the known cases that have been reported in Australia. Keep in mind, this does not include all the cases that go unreported !!  In country areas it is common for dogs not to be vaccinated and not reported when they die.

Reported Parvo Cases in Australia @ 29 August 2015
State Last 2 Months Last 3 Months Last 6 Months Last 12 Months
ACT 0 0 0 1
NSW 23 33 95 399
NT 0 0 1 50
QLD 2 5 33 196
SA 0 0 0 2
TAS 0 1 2 19
VIC 6 7 13 93
WA 8 16 25 66

These figures were obtained from the Disease Watchdog website. If you go there and register, you can check for reported Dog Disease cases in your local area.