Canine Parvovirus (CPV) Infection

Canine Parvovirus (CPV) Infection5

Canine parvovirus infection, commonly referred to as CPV or canine "parvo," is highly contagious and attacks quickly. CPV can spread to dogs from any animal, human, or object that comes in contact with feces of an infected dog. The virus can survive for months on objects such as food bowls, shoes, clothes, carpet and floors. Treatment is difficult and often involves hospitalization. Clinical signs include severe vomiting, loss of appetite and bloody, foul-smelling diarrhea.