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Everything You Need To Know About Parvo

Everything You Need To Know About Parvo

Parvoviruses are a species-specific single-stranded, non-enveloped DNA virus. The canine virus appeared by a mutation in the early 1970s. Subsequent mutations brought about the epidemics of canine parvovirus disease in 1978 – 1979. Since this was a new virus, the pet population did not have immunity to it. Most exposed dogs became very ill and many died. The virus invades…

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Dogs and Coronaviruses: Do We Share Coronavirus Infections with Dogs?

Dogs and Coronaviruses: Do We Share Coronavirus Infections with Dogs?

Coronaviruses are a group of related viruses classified by common properties. Viruses are infectious agents made up of genetic material enclosed in a protein envelope. Different viruses target different species and various body systems. Different viral diseases can affect: respiratory tract gastrointestinal tract circulatory system nervous system the skin the liver Coronaviruses got their name from the Latin word corona,…

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Foot Lesions in Dogs: What Caused Gemma’s Sore Foot?

Foot Lesions in Dogs: What Caused Gemma’s Sore Foot?

When assessing your limping dog, don’t forget to check for foot lesions or injuries. A sore foot can cause substantial lameness. While joint and muscle injuries are common, you would be surprised at the degree of lameness foot lesions, or injuries can cause in your dog. When Jasmine, who was a tough girl, had an infection on her foot, you…

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