Samuel Holz has been a veterinarian for several years and loves taking care of animals. He has treated hundreds of animals and has seen parvo take many lives. Parvo is a virus that is found in many different animals but affects dogs the most. It can be deadly and has a low survival rate. The sooner a dog is treated, the better its chances of survival.
Loss Of Appetite
Many dogs do not want to eat when they don’t feel good. Since Parvo affects the digestive tract of the dog, it may have pain in the stomach and no appetite. If your dog refuses to eat for more than a day or two, it could be a sign of parvo.
One of the most obvious signs of parvo is a bloody stool that is often accompanied by blood in the vomit. Blood in the stool may be black and hard to notice. It may also be sticky and stringy. If you notice any changes in your dog’s stool, talk to a vet.
Dogs who are suffering from parvo are often lethargic for several days. They may not want to play or may even sleep most of the day. Lethargy can be a symptom of many different illnesses and diseases in dogs so if you notice your dog exhibiting these symptoms, he should be taken to a vet quickly.
Parvo is a nasty disease that can affect dogs of all ages. There are vaccinations that can prevent your dog from getting parvo, but if your dog has not been vaccinated and is showing the above symptoms of parvo, you should take your dog to the vet as soon as possible.