Deadly Parvovirus cases in Deeside on the decline
THE number of cases of a deadly virus affecting dogs is slowly decreasing in Deeside, vets say.
The highly contagious canine parvovirus was said to be prevalent in Wepre Park and other areas of Connah’s Quay, with vets reporting a massive increase in the number of cases.
The outbreak now appears to have been brought under control, but dog owners are still being urged to make sure their pet’s vaccinations are all up to date.
Alyn and Deeside AM Carl Sargeant said:
“A few constituents had asked me if there was an update on the situation, as many dog owners were very worried.
“I spoke to veterinary surgeries in the Deeside area, who thankfully said the number of cases they have seen had dropped in recent days.
“But the virus is still around and some dogs are still being treated, with more suspected cases undergoing tests.”
Local vets believe the outbreak may have started as a result of a small number of owners failing to have litters of puppies vaccinated.
Mr Sargeant added:
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“I would urge all owners to make sure their dogs are fully protected against infectious diseases like this. It will help experts stamp out this outbreak much more quickly and prevent other incidents in the future.”