Preventing Parvo at Animal Shelters

Yes, its another post on animal welfare. I do have a soft spot for animals and I think we should utilize preventative measures in preventing Parvo.

What is Parvo?

Parvo is a viral disease that attacks the lining of the digestive system of dogs and especially puppies. Diarrhea, vomiting and lethargy are some of the symptoms that come from the disease.

Parvo comes from fecal matter of infected dogs.

Problem is with shelters they need to separate the infected animals from the general population so innocent bystanders do not get infected.

There should be proactive measures such as using disinfectant so the shoes from visitors would be cleaned up just in case if people stepped into Parvo infected stool.

There should also be pre-screening so we can find out who is infected immediately before anything happens.

And holding 3-4 dogs in 1 kennel is irresponsible. It gives more chances for Parvo to infect the canines. 

Sadly it may be time for our state legislators like State Senator Mcleod and Assemblywoman Torres to come up with regulation so we can prevent drama over dead animals.

We should focus on the quality of the lives of the animals who live in this shelter in Pomona. Who cares what the interior of the facility may look like, we need to expand it so more cages can be built. We should also figure out if the organization needs to stop accepting new cities for animal control.

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