What is Canine Parvovirus (CPV) Disease?
Introduction Canine parvovirus disease is a serious viral infection of the gastrointestinal tract of young dogs. There are two types of parvoviruses that affect young dogs from weaning to about six months when maternal bodies against the virus wane. They are highly resistant viruses. The two viruses are:- Canine Parvovirus - 1 (CPV-1 - first recognized in 1967) Canine Parvovirus - 2 (CPV-2 - first recognized in 1978). This virus is divided further into other strains (CPV-2a,