Highly contagious, parvo is a resilient virus that can survive indoors or outdoors for up to a year regardless of the temperature or humidity. Fortunately, parvovirus is easily prevented with proper vaccination.
Although it might seem odd to visit the veterinarian when your pet’s feeling well and acting normal, wellness exams are just as important (if not more important) than sick exams. Just like people have regular checkups with their primary care physicians, cats and dogs should also see a veterinarian once per year for an annual appointment.
The holidays are a wonderful time for humans, and they can be lots of fun for pets, too! With so many exciting foods, treats, people, and decorations in your home, be sure you have a plan in place to keep your pets safe from potential holiday dangers.