Protecting our furry friends: vaccinating against Parvovirus

ONALASKA (WKBT) — Veterinarians are still working to determine what caused a recent outbreak of parvovirus.

There haven’t been any cases reported in Wisconsin, but local vets say owners should still take precautions.

Parvovirus is highly contagious and spreads through dog feces.

In some cases, it can be deadly.

But according to the Onalaska Animal Hospital, it is preventable.

“It is easily preventable through vaccinations,” said Onalaska Animal Hospital Owner Dr. Nicole Azene. “Keeping your pet up to date on getting vaccinated.”

Dogs should receive the Parvo vaccine as puppies.

Check with your vet to make sure your dog is up to date on all vaccines.