Parvovirus is a highly contagious disease that can be deadly for puppies. It is transmitted through contact with an infected dog’s feces or environment and can cause severe diarrhea, vomiting, dehydration, and ultimately death. Parvovirus is especially prevalent in Seychelles, where there is a high population of stray dogs and limited access to veterinary care.

Vaccinating your puppies against Parvovirus is crucial to ensuring their health and well-being. Puppies should receive their first Parvo vaccine at six to eight weeks of age, with additional boosters given every three to four weeks until they are 16 weeks old. After the initial series of vaccines, puppies should receive an annual booster to maintain immunity.

Vaccinating your puppies not only protects them from Parvovirus but also helps prevent the spread of the disease to other dogs in the community. By vaccinating your puppies, you are contributing to the overall health of the dog population in Seychelles and helping to reduce the number of dogs affected by Parvovirus.

It is essential to note that even vaccinated puppies can still contract Parvovirus. However, vaccinated puppies are more likely to have a milder form of the disease and recover faster. Therefore, it is essential to practice good hygiene by cleaning up after your puppies and avoiding contact with dogs that may be infected with Parvovirus.

It is also important for you to avoid contact with potentially infected dogs so that you don’t carry this virus home and contaminated your home and infect your own dogs.

In Seychelles, where there is limited access to veterinary care, preventing Parvovirus through vaccination is crucial. The cost of treating an infected puppy can be significant, and in some cases, the disease can be fatal. Vaccination is a cost-effective way to prevent Parvovirus and ensure your puppy’s health and well-being.

You can vaccinate your puppies at MediVet Care which is located at the SSPCA shelter at Zone 20, Providence Highway.

In conclusion, vaccinating your puppies against Parvovirus is critical to their health and the health of the dog population in Seychelles. By vaccinating your puppies, you are protecting them from a potentially deadly disease and helping to prevent the spread of Parvovirus in the community. Vaccination is a cost-effective and essential way to ensure your puppy’s health and well-being in Seychelles.

For more information please call the SSPCA shelter at 271 0088.