Cindy the Parvo Virus Puppy Saved

Cindy is a gorgeous lurcher cross pup who was rescued from the pound in Portlaoise in late June by the charity Dogs Angels Ireland.

Dogs Angels Ireland do fantastic work rescuing dogs from pounds around Ireland. They’ve saved many hundreds of dogs from being put to sleep prematurely. Based in South Dublin and are always looking for volunteers and homes for their rescued dogs. So, if you’re looking for a new puppy or dog Dog’s Angels are a really good choice.

Cindy as admitted to Ark Vetcare with severe vomiting and diarrhoea and dehydration. She had tested positive for parvo virus. She was very dull and in a critical condition.

What is Parvo Virus?

Parvo Virus is a virus that attacks the intestine of dogs particularly puppies causing severe vomiting and diarrhoea. Over 50% of pups who contract Parvo virus will die. In fact, a recent outbreak of parvo virus in Ireland killed 6 unfortunate dogs.

It’s contracted by unvaccinated dogs who come in contact with the vomit or faeces of an infected dog. The vomit or faeces can remain a source of infection for many days or weeks in the environment. Parvo virus could be picked up in your local park and is completely preventable with routine vaccinations.

Learn more about protecting your dog with the correct vaccinations.

Cindy Gets the Care She Needs

Thanks to the great care of her foster team and the nurses and vets at Ark Vetcare Cindy did not just become another parvo statistic but survived. She was in intensive care for 7 days but had a massive heart and pulled through.

Cindy’s survival sums up what Dogs Angels Ireland is about; they never give up on a dog. Please visit their Facebook page and share interest in the dogs in their care that need good homes. Please get your dogs vaccinated against this often deadly but completely preventable disease.

Cindy in Good Health

Today Cindy was back in to visit her vet Paul and it was a nice moment for all our staff in Dun Laoghaire. She is a bright and bouncy pup and has tripled her body weight and in great spirits. Her digestive system is working again completely normally.

She’s enjoying a big hug from Paul and the end of her visit……

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