Warning to puppy and dog owners who use Tooting Common

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Warning to puppy and dog owners who use Tooting Common

Postby Community Editor » Tue Jun 15, 2021 4:08 pm

There have been quite a number of puppies and dogs contracting parvovirus in and around Tooting Bec Common recently.

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Unfortunately you can’t do a huge amount to stop your dog contracting it, and apparently it is quite widespread this year.

However, if they do start to show signs like vomiting, diarrhoea and being unusually lethargic please do seek veterinary help as soon as possible. They do need quick help if they get it badly as it can be very bad news otherwise.  
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Postby Ranci77 » Mon Jun 21, 2021 6:38 am

.... and most likely around Clapham Common. My dog, 8 years old, suddenly died after being sick for 48 hrs with diarrhea and sever vomiting. Nothing was wrong with her before, lively good appetite, no weight loss.
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Re: Warning to puppy and dog owners who use Tooting Common

Postby Ranci77 » Mon Jun 21, 2021 6:57 am

Just checked and her vaccination against it was up-to-date so must have been something else that I still need to understand 😔
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Re: Warning to puppy and dog owners who use Tooting Common

Postby Community Editor » Mon Jun 21, 2021 3:20 pm

Streatham Hill Vets have also posted a warning on their Facebook account about parovirus and are recommending giving puppies under 12 months a third vaccination to help ensure immunity:

Growing cases of PARVOVIRUS have been appearing in the South London area!

Sadly parvovirus can turn an active and healthy puppy severely sick in a matter of hours. We are unsure if these cases are a result of increased numbers of puppies, inadequate vaccination at the breeders, or possibly a new strain. But this terrible disease has even been seen in vaccinated dogs!

This means we have to be super careful and alert to the symptoms to protect our precious pups against this terrible disease. 

In response to the increase in parvovirus cases and to ensure your puppy is safe, we recommend you get any puppy under 12 months old a 3rd vaccination to ensure immunity.

To help you be alert to parvovirus you should be looking out for symptoms in your dog which include:
Image Bloody diarrhoea
Image Vomiting
Image Fever
Image Lethargy
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