Parvovirus enteritis is a highly contagious and potentially
lethal disease in dogs. The symptoms of haemorrhagic vomiting
and diarrhoea are an assault on the senses and once witnessed
are rarely forgotten.
Fortunately, for some years, there has been available a
very effective, licensed vaccine which fully protects against
this debilitating condition. However in the current economic
climate vaccination numbers have lapsed leading to further
outbreaks of disease.
What is equally frustrating is that there are some unscrupulous
individuals pedalling "homeopathic" remedies which
are worthless. A subject gauranteed to raise my blood pressure
let alone my patients! Owners are then left assuming mistakenly
that their pet is adequately protected. Consequently, patients
like "Teddy" succumb to this preventable problem
and his owners are left "footing the bill" for
intensive care and fluid therapy.
Fortunately, in this instance "Teddy" has been
nursed back to good health but it is not uncommon for owners
to be left with a four figure bill and no patient because
of this false economy. Proper vaccination, with a product
which is proven to be effective, should be seen as a wise
investment in the future of your pet's good health!