There is a canine parvovirus outbreak in Moose Factory with over 20 confirmed cases so far. The Moose Factory Dog Control Program urges dog owners to keep their dogs inside or tied up in the yard to help slow the spread of the virus.
This virus is highly contagious and spreads through direct contact with an infected dog or by indirect contact with a contaminated object. Your puppy is exposed to the parvovirus every time he sniffs, licks, or consumes infected feces. Indirect transmission occurs when a person who has recently been exposed to an infected dog touches your puppy, or when a puppy encounters a contaminated object, like a food or water bowl, collars and leashes, and the hands and clothing of people who handle infected dogs.
Parvovirus causes severe life threatening diarrhea, often bloody. If left untreated, the mortality rate can exceed 90%, with death occurring within 48 – 72 hours after the onset of symptoms.
A vaccination clinic is currently being planned and more information will be shared shortly.
For more information, contact Phoebe Sutherland, Animal Control Officer, at 705-363-5825 or