Warning to dog owners over potential Parvovirus outbreak | Wales

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A veterinary practice in Caernarfon has warned of a potential outbreak of Parvovirus, which can be fatal to dogs.

Cibyn Veterinary Clinic says it has seen two dogs with “suspicious” symptoms since last week.

Parvovirus is passed between dogs through contact with contaminated faeces. The symptoms include vomiting, diarrhoea, weight loss and lack of appetite. The virus cannot be passed to humans.

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Cibyn Vets has advised pet owners to make sure their dog’s vaccinations are up to date.

A nurse at the practise told ITV Wales the virus is preventable, but can be especially risky for unvaccinated dogs or those who are particularly young or old.

The nurse added it is important for owners to pick up dog’s poo to help stop the spread of the virus.

The veterinary practise has warned local dog owners to be on the lookout for any signs of vomiting, diarrhoea or lethargy in their dogs.

If early warning signs are spotted there is a higher chance of being able to treat the affected dog.

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