Puppy Killer Epidemic Runs Rampant

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In Texas, there is a epidemic of the parvo virus spreading amoung dogs. Learn what the symptoms are, how to treat it and help save a puppy.

The Texas state Department of Agriculture is investigating and reported “Suspected Parvo outbreak killed 13 Donovan Pinschers, seven Jack Russell terriers, nine Belgian Malinois and five German Shepherds.”

The highly contagious parvovirus causes flulike symptoms, including severe diarrhea and vomiting. It attacks the intestines and can infect the heart, causing sudden death. It is most commonly fatal in puppies, which have lesser developed immune systems.

According to District Judge James Tupper’s office, several citations have been filed against the owners of the Dallas Pet Care Associates kennel where the puppies contracted the Parvo virus. Tests confirmed the dead dogs were infected with Parvo.

Co-owner Dominic Donovan, “I tried to obtain veterinary care, but local vets won’t help once they hear Parvo is suspected. The humane society came here to confirm what we reported to them,” Donovan said. “We showed them all the dogs that passed away. We have them in a freezer.”

Additonally, for second time in as many months, the Georgia Department of Agriculture has quarantined a large population of dogs after the canine parovirus (parvo) was detected in a dog that was recently adopted out of a shelter and subsequently died of the viral disease. Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin stated, “You’re going to have this risk every time you pick up strays.”

Parvo is highly contagious, spreads at almost epidemic proportions, and causes sudden death. Your puppy could contract it whether you’ve picked up a stray, paid good money from a kennel or breeder, or even when you’ve taken your puppy on walks where another infected dog has been.

A Memphis, TN, Healthcare Company claims that a failed human cancer treatment proves to be the missing-link in the cure of the puppy-killing parvo. For more information on Parvo facts you need to know, a checklist of symptoms to see if your puppy has contracted Parvo, and clinical facts on Parvo, visit http://www.parvoguard.com.

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Rachelle Ross