New Killer Dog Virus (Circovirus). Owners Be Aware, Protect Your Pet.
Dog Owners be aware! Your Dog's life is at riskfrom Circovirus
View the video on the right and take precautionary steps to prevent your pet from coming down with this deadly virus.
What Should You Do?
As always, try to avoid exposing your beloved dog to other people's dogs that may or may not be at peak health. Mostly, viruses are passed by direct contact , so avoiding high risk areas, Dog Parks, Groomers, Boarding Kennels, or any other area where commingled dogs are present, will go a long way in helping to protect your dog. Currently, little is known about the mode of transmit for this virus, so extreme caution is recommended. No vaccine is available at this time.
Of course you cannot hide under a rock and hope not to be exposed to any viruses, but avoiding places where no disease prevention protocols are present will be beneficial.
A great idea is to wash or wipe your dogs feet after a walk or potential exposure to risky areas.
Follow your Vets recommendations as new facts surface about this killer virus.
Be aware of where your new pet comes from. Puppies are scarce and are now being stolen, imported and trafficked all over the country by thieves and Shelters.
Read the article below and avoid becoming a horror story.
Be aware that puppies are scare now and many puppies are being imported from foreign countries and trafficked throughout US Animal Shelters branded as "Rescues". The main danger of this is that these puppies could be transmitters of diseases and viruses not common to your area and could be hard and costly to treat. They also may introduce new health concerns (SARS, Bird Flu and West Nile or new strains of existing viruses that won't respond to conventional treatments).
To ensure that all our animals all receive extraordinary care, we are Licensed and Inspected by the Iowa Dept of Agriculture, the American Kennel Club and Fredericksburg Vet Clinic (Supervising Vet).
All of our puppies have an optional microchip ID for identification and to determine origin. We will always take back any of our puppies if ever unwanted or abandoned, no questions asked. Dogs Are Man's Best Friend.Can you make a commitment to be your dog's best friend for a lifetime? Please readeditorialHow Could You