Local vets offer free shots against Parvo virus

| 03/03/2009

(CNS): The Island Veterinary Service in partnership with the Humane Society will be hosting three free vaccine clinics to protect local dogs from the parvo virus. Highly contagious and mainly affecting dogs there has the vets say been another recent outbreak in Grand Cayman. The disease is infectious and can be easily spread from dog to dog and can be especially severe in puppies. The common signs of infection include severe vomiting and diarrhoea.

 

The virus can also cause respiratory failure in young dogs but the vets says it vaccines can prevent pets from contracting this infection. The first free Island Veterinary Service clinic e on Walker’s Road will be this Sunday, 8 March from 11amuntil 4pm and then on 22 March and 5 April from 11am until 4pm.  Owners must take their animal for three separate injections to be fully protected.  Vaccinations are being provided by the Cayman Islands Humane Society and the inoculations are being completed by the Island Veterinary Service. For further information, please contact the Island Veterinary Service on 949 0787    or the Cayman Islands Humane Society on 949 1461.

 

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