Mesa County has been seeing more cases of canine Parvovirus, a virus that can turn deadly if not caught in time.
Luckily one man 11-news spoke with saw the symptom’s his five month old Chesapeake Bay Retriever Missy things like vomiting and bloody stools, and got her help in time. The virus is spread through contact with infected feces, but it can live in dirt, and can even be in your home.
If an infected dog doesn’t get treatment the virus can progress and eventually be deadly. Puppies younger than six months and dogs in their later years are more susceptible, but Dr. Gibson says that the virus is almost one hundred percent preventable with proper vaccination.