Test your Canine Parvovirus IQ


1. Currently in the U.S. there are three canine parvovirus (CPV) “strains” causing clinical disease; CPV 2-A; CPV 2-B; and the newer CPV 2-C.

2. Feces involving Parvo virus infections have a characteristic smell.

3. A NEGATIVE parvo ELISA “site-test” rules-out canine parvovirus infection.

4. Determining the specific “strain” of canine parvovirus (CPV 2-A, CPV 2-B, or CPV 2-C) can be accomplished by most laboratories.

5. At necropsy, the gross appearance of the intestines and contents will confirm canine parvovirus infection.

6. When the completed final pathology report indicates the dog had CPV, then the dog definitely had parvovirus infection.

7. There is one BEST parvo vaccine on the market that will protect against all three CPV strains... so every dog should be immunized with that particular vaccine.

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