Parvo outbreak causes East Texas pet shelter to close

According to Nicholas Pet Haven, at least 11 pets in their possession have been diagnosed with parvo so far.

TYLER, Texas — An outbreak of parvo caused a local animal shelter to close for two weeks.

According Nicholas Pet Shelterat least 11 animals in their possession have been diagnosed with parvo so far.

NPH says ER bills are over $3,000 for six animals, so far, and donations are being sought.

They are asking volunteers to stay away from the facility until the outbreak is over. All pets are isolated.

NPH says they will continue to help animals in need for the next two weeks, but they cannot come to the facility.

According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, parvo is a highly contagious virus that can affect all dogs, but unvaccinated dogs and puppies under 4 months old are most at risk.

  • Lethargy
  • Loss of appetite
  • Abdominal pain and bloating
  • Fever or low body temperature (hypothermia)
  • Vomiting
  • Severe, often bloody diarrhea

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