Tag Archives: panleukopenia

Explaining the FVRCP in Feline Vaccines

A cat stares at a vaccine syringe

June is Adopt a [Shelter] Cat Month and every blog post in June will focus on some aspect of our furry feline friends. Today’s topic is one of the “core” feline vaccinations, FVRCP. Vaccines for cats are categorized as core and non-core. Core means veterinary infectious disease and public health experts recommend all cats receive

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What’s On the Mind of Pet Owners?

A recent survey of both pet owners and veterinarians interrogated the pet health issues each group thought were most important. In last week’s post, I discussed the issues from the veterinarian’s point of view. In this blog I will write from the pet owner’s point of view. Pet owners said they were primarily concerned with

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Occupy Wall Street: Parvovirus Strikes Demonstrating Dogs

The Occupy Wall Street (OWS) demonstration has been front and center in the news over the past six weeks. Until now, the news has been about humans, but recently the dogs of OWS have hit the newswire due to a parvovirus outbreak at the San Francisco encampment. Parvovirus in Dogs Parvovirus is a contagious gastrointestinal

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Parvovirus in Dogs

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

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