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Canine parvovirus is a highly contagious viral disease that is found among
dogs. The disease is considered to be the fastest spreading disease among
dogs. It is often fatal. A vaccine to prevent Parvo is available through a
veterinarian but doesn’t guarantee a dog won’t still contract the
virus. Just the same as human vaccines, it just gives the patient a lower
chance of the virus penetrating the body. Puppies are often more
susceptible to the disease since they are more likely to not yet have
received the vaccine.

Given the rapid speed at which the virus multiples in the blood stream
there is no know cure for parvo. However, knowing how dogs contract the
disease can help your pet avoid the virus altogether.

-Contracting Parvo from Fecal Matter-

The most common way a dog catches the serious virus is by interaction with
an infected dog’s fecal matter (poop). This can be a disturbing thought
given the amount of humans that don’t pick up after their dog has had a
bowel movement. Think of how many time you have seen dog feces at the park
and just walked around it. Well dogs are naturally curious creatures and
may not avoid the mess but rather unknowingly approach an infected pile. If
your pet ingests even a tiny particle of the virus they can be infected.

To help your dog not contract Parvo from another dog’s feces try to keep


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Canine parvovirus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


** Canine parvovirus **

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This article is about canine parvovirus type 2. For canine parvovirus type
1, see canine minute virus.

/Canine parvovirus 2/

Electron micrograph of canine parvovirus
Virus classification
Group: Group II (ssDNA)
Family: /Parvoviridae/
Subfamily: /Parvovirinae/
Genus: /Parvovirus/
Species: /*Canine parvovirus 2*/

*Canine parvovirus type 2* (*CPV2*, colloquially *parvo*) is a contagious
virus mainly affecting dogs. The disease is highly contagious and is spread
from dog to dog by direct or indirect contact with their feces. It can be
especially severe in puppies that are not protected by maternal antibodies
or vaccination. It has two distinct presentations, a cardiac and intestinal
form. The common signs of the intestinal form are severe vomiting and
dysentery. The cardiac form causes respiratory or cardiovascular failure in
young puppies. Treatment often involves veterinary hospitalization.
Vaccines can prevent this infection, but mortality can reach 91% in
untreated cases. Canine parvovirus will not infect humans.^[1]


· 1 History
· 2 Virology

· 2.1 Variants

· 3 Pathophysiology

· 3.1 Intestinal form
· 3.2 Cardiac form
· 3.3 Infection of the fetus

· 4 Signs and symptoms
· 5 Diagnosis
· 6 Prevention and decontamination
· 7 Treatment

· 7.1 Unconventional treatments

· 8 Prognosis
· 9 See also
· 10 References
· 11 External links


Parvovirus CPV2 is a relatively new disease that appeared in the late
1970s. It was first recognized in 1978 and spread worldwide in one to two
years.^[2] The virus is very similar to feline panleukopenia (also a
parvovirus); they are 98% identical, differing only in two amino acids in
the viral capsid protein VP2.^[3] It is also highly similar to mink


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