Canine Parvovirus in Rangeway, Utakarra and Karloo area

Over the past few weeks there have been a number of Parvovirus cases in dogs around the Rangeway, Utakarra and Karloo area and in the Geraldton Dog Facility has also had one case.

Clinical signs of canine parvovirus include fever, loss of appetite, fatigue, dehydration, vomiting, and diarrhoea, which is often bloody with a very distinct odour.  Left untreated the animal will die from its symptoms.

Dog owners are urged to vaccinate their dogs and keep them away from other animals till the vaccination takes effect.