We are warning all pet owners to make sure your dogs are up to date with vaccinations. We have seen an increase in canine parvovirus cases in the Perth metropolitan area. This disease is highly contagious and tends to favour hot and humid conditions although can be found in the canine community throughout the year. Dogs that are particularly susceptible to parvovirus are young puppies and dogs that have not had their vaccination boosters.
Common signs of canine parvovirus are severe vomiting and bloody diarrhoea. If your pet has any of these symptoms, isolate your dog from other pets immediately and contact us as soon as possible.
If your pet has had a vaccination at Vetwest Animal Hospitals you will receive a reminder postcard by mail before your pet is due. If you have changed your mailing address or are concerned about your pet's next due date please contact us by email at [email protected] or contact your local Vetwest hospital.