Parvovirus Alert

parvovirus

There have been 3 confirmed cases of Parvovirus in Guildford in recent weeks. All three dogs were sadly euthanased. We have treated 2 cases of confirmed Parvovirus in recent months. Parvovirus is a deadly disease which can be prevented by vaccination. A lot of people are forgetting to keep their dogs vaccines up to date, which leaves their dog at risk of catching the virus. Parvovirus causes vomiting and diarrhoea (often bloody), progressing to shock and kidney failure. Treatment for Parvovirus is intensive and costly. The cost varies between £500 and £1800 depending on the severity of signs. If you are unsure whether your dog is up to date with their vaccines, please call the surgery and we can check for you.