Deadly dog virus on the rise

By David Lawrence Tuesday 08 July 2014 Updated: 08/07 12:35

DOG owners are being urged not to skimp on vaccinations for their prized pets after a massive rise in the number of cases of a deadly disease were reported.

Worcestershire's dog warden service has already received 12 reports of Parvo cases in dogs across the county this year with one animal dying. There are usually just three or four cases reported over 12 months.

It is believed the increase is down to cash-strapped owners trying to save money by not paying for the Parvo vaccination, which needs to be administered each year. Dogs who catch the disease suffer from bloody diarrhoea, vomiting and lethargy.

Pip Singleton, Worcestershire's dog warden, said: "The vaccination for Parvo is not a luxury, it’s a lifesaver. What you don’t spend on the vaccination could see you spending ten times that amount on vet’s fees to treat your dog if they contract the disease which, as we have seen already, can be deadly.

"So please visit your vet and get your dog’s jabs and treatments up to date so they don’t have to suffer."

Share This

Popular »

1 Eddie Izzard coming to Redditch

2 Two women cut from car

3 Will you be joining Alex Hospital Rally?

4 Dangerous dog attack

5 Teenagers hospitalised after car overturns

More news »

Woman threatened during break-in

A BURGLAR threatened an elderly woman while another

Thousands of public sector workers set to strike

TEACHERS, firefighters and carers will be among those

Cash boost to fix pot hole ridden roads

MORE than £3.3million has been handed to the

Speed camera one of the country's busiest

A SPEED camera in Studley has been named

Regional news »


Bromsgrove Standard
Lucky escape after Bromsgrove arson attack

RESIDENTS in a three-storey block of flats in Bromsgrove had ...

Worcester Observer

Visit the Worcester Observer website for the latest.

Stratford Observer
Repair Cafe fixes it in Stratford on Avon

REPAIR don't bin was the message in Stratford at the ...

Evesham Observer
First park run is runaway success

EVESHAM’S first weekly parkrun has been hailed a great success ...