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Parvovirus Outbreak Kills 300 Dogs In Pontiac, Michigan

Parvovirus should be taken very seriously. If your dog comes in contact with other dogs, than The Dog Files strongly recommend getting your pup the parvovirus vaccine. For more info, please speak with your veterinarian.

— Kenn

The Associated Press

PONTIAC, Mich. – Animal shelter workers in Michigan say hundreds of dogs have died this summer from an outbreak of parvovirus.

Pam Porteous, manager of the Animal Care Network, says 300 dogs have died in Pontiac alone.

The Detroit Free Press reports Monday that shelter workers in Detroit and Flint also have reported outbreaks to Porteous, who says the Pontiac outbreak is the worst she’s seen in two decades.

Parvo is a highly contagious and deadly dog virus that can be prevented with vaccination. Infected dogs first stop eating and by the second day begin vomiting and experiencing diarrhea. An infected puppy can die within 72 hours without treatment.

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andykraft
13 years ago

The Detroit area is getting hit hard with bad dog related PR lately!

Dog Gifts
13 years ago

NB parvovirus can be spread indirectly (through faeces) as well as directly.

andykraft
13 years ago

The Detroit area is getting hit hard with bad dog related PR lately!

Dog Gifts
13 years ago

NB parvovirus can be spread indirectly (through faeces) as well as directly.

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