September 25th, 2016

Canine killer virus warning after disease found in Worcestershire

Canine killer virus warning after disease found in Worcestershire Canine killer virus warning after disease found in Worcestershire
Dog warden Pip Singleton

THE county’s Dog Warden is worried about a canine-killer disease spreading through Worcestershire after several confirmed cases.

Pip Singleton, who works for Worcestershire Regulatory Services, recently picked up two separate strays from the Wychavon area and found they had Parvovirus.

After speaking to vets across the county she discovered there had been several cases of the disease which can cause bloody diarrhoea, vomiting and lethargy and, if left untreated, death.

Pip said: “In this day and age when a simple vaccination and boosters would stop this suffering, I am mortified that we continue to see so many cases and it is probably down to owners not being able to afford the medications.

“Please remember before you buy a pet that they can cost a lot of money – and if you think your dog has Parvo, don’t ignore it, seek help from your vet.”

If you cannot cope with your pet or are concerned about the condition of an animal please contact the Dog Warden Service on 01905 822799.

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