What Every Dog And Cat Owner Needs To Know About Parvovirus

This is a developing article, and will be updated in the future to add more information on this disease. What is Parvovirus? Parvovirus is an infectious disease that can affect cats and dogs (there also exists a strain that affects humans). However, the strains for each specie are separate and differ from each other. While the older strain for dogs cannot infect cats, reports recently surfaced that newer variants can. We call the strain in dogs Canine Parvovirus (CPV) and the strain in cats Feline Parvovirus (FPV). The table below illustrates the disesase in more detail. Canine Parvovirus (CPV) Feline Parvovirus (FPV) Symptoms Lethargy, Inappetence, Fever or HypothermiaVomitting, Severe (and often bloody) Diarrhea Lethargy and Depression, Frotting at the Mouth

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