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The Scoop on Poop: Diarrhea in the Family Pet

A cartoon of a dog on a toilet
I can’t imagine there is any pet family that has not experienced an episode of diarrhea in their pet. A bout of diarrhea is common, especially when dogs help themselves to a snack from the kitchen trash can or when the weekend guests stress out the family cat. These issues usually resolve themselves in short order, but

Parvovirus in Dogs

little puppy being held by a vet
Parvovirus has been in the news recently. In Rhode Island, the state veterinarian alerted dog owners to an increased number of parvovirus cases in the state. Parvovirus is a serious contagious viral disease of dogs. The virus infects rapidly dividing cells, predominantly those of the gastrointestinal tract and the bone marrow. Clinical signs of parvovirus