Dogs are prone to getting all sorts of diseases and some can be way worse than others. One condition you certainly hate to see your dog come down with would be Canine Parvovirus. This condition can be really tough on a dog. It also can impact any dog that might be around another dog with the condition.
This is a very contagious disease and it tends to impact younger dogs. In any case, if you’re going to protect your dog you have to know what to do. There are two things when it comes to this. You want to either prevent the condition or you want to have a good way to control it if your dog already has it.
Prevention and control are so important when it comes to this disease because other animals might not be able to handle it as well if they’re exposed to it.
How can you prevent and control Canine Parvovirus?
If your dog already has CPV then you need to take measures to make sure the environment they’re going to be in isn’t going to be contaminated as a result. Now, this won’t be a problem if your dog is the only animal that will be in that environment.
But if other animals are going to be exposed then you have to make sure you take measures to limit contamination and fight it as well. If you don’t know about doing this then speaking to a good veterinarian can help you.
If your dog has CPV then they will need to be isolated. This might not be something you want to do but it’s a must. It doesn’t stop here. Just about everything done to your dog has to be taken with caution. For instance, personal grooming would have to be done in certain areas.
You would have to make sure you cleaned up any area where the dog might have been. And anyone exposed to the dog would have to protect themselves in different ways as well.
You would have to clean all surfaces where the dog might spend a long amount of time with hydrogen peroxide disinfectant. You can also decide to use peroxygen.
How do you go about preventing CPV in dogs?
The best way to prevent a dog from getting CPV is understanding what times in their lives they’ll be most susceptible to it. This is usually going to be when they’re younger. You also have to make sure you know when your pet is going to be around other animals that might have the condition.
Obviously, if you find out an animal your dog is going to be around, has this condition then you might not want them around that animal anymore.
You should also be sure to take your dog to the veterinarian as frequently as you can during the earlier stages of their life to get checked out for the condition. While at the vet they can provide you with all sorts of signs to look out for and they can tell you how to notice certain signs of CPV in other animals your pet might be exposed to as well.
Even though dogs and pets, in general, are at risk for any number of diseases, there are certain diseases you don’t want them to get. CPV would be one of them. If your dog were to get this condition it’s going to affect your life in ways you can’t see now.
People who really care about their dogs will not want to see them go through any serious pain or discomfort. So the main focus should be on prevention, even if it means going overboard with veterinarian visits.