Outbreak of canine parvovirus : Los Angeles County
According to the county Department of Animal Care and Control, 162 cases of parvovirus have been reported in Los Angeles County this year , with 70 of them coming from Lancaster and Palmdale alone. Half of these cases were in the April, puppies were mostly affected.
Although the disease is most commonly seen in young puppies, parvovirus can affect unvaccinated dogs of any age. All county
residents are urged to keep puppies and dogs safe by not letting them outside of your fenced yard until they have received their
vaccinations and are protected from the virus. “In springtime, you get a lot of newborns during that time and there’s an increase in susceptible hosts,” Maria Sabio-Solacito, the head veterinarian for animal care and control tells LA Times. Continue reading Outbreak of canine parvovirus : Los Angeles County