Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First

Parvovirus kills

Two days after receiving the first of three parvovirus (parvo) vaccinations, given by local veterinarian, Mimi Shaw, one puppy from a recent litter returned to Prairie Animal Hospital showing signs of the deadly virus.

Though the pup had received its first shot, it had already contracted the highly contagious and extremely resistant disease.

“Parvo is very resilient. It survives rain and sun, the only disinfectant is a dilution of bleach,” Shaw said. “Clean up all vomit and stool, and disinfect that area immediately.”

This pup, and all of its litter mates, were too young and too weak to fight...