"Typhoid" dog call an infection by a virus called parvovirus. The spread of disease was global and rapidly over the last three decades.


From infected animals, usually sick ones are smaller this year and with very severe symptoms you are going through their first months of life. Manifests with symptoms of acute gastroenteritis, ie vomiting and diarrhea usually intensely smelly, often bloody. Furthermore, animals exhibit fever, intense depression and dehydration. In adults, however, animals may be the infection is asymptomatic or much milder symptoms.

Every puppy who has not completed the vaccination program and a severe gastroenteritis is suspected parvoiosis. Our suspicions are strengthened if we drop in white blood cells (leukopenia) and confirmed by the detection of virus in diarrheal stools. The clinical picture can never confidently draw any diagnosis and mainly never characterize "typhoid" every smelly and hemorrhagic gastroenteritis.

As usually happens with many viruses, there is no treatment that kills or absolve us directly by the virus. Apply supportive treatment for dehydration and electrolyte disturbances with administration and serum electrolytes intravenously. Administer antibiotics do not fight the virus itself, but protect it from any possible complications, ie other infections caused by bacteria, which easily caused due to the severity of the disease and leukopenia. Treatment applies only to organized veterinary-clinics and hospitalization ranged from 2-3 to 7-8 days. Despite the proper and timely treatment many young puppies can end in death due to complications.

Precautionary for each new puppy is proposed:

  • Do not come into contact with other dogs until completion of the vaccines.
  • Initiate and complete a timely vaccine program.
  • The owners do not come into contact with other dogs, to wash their hands before contact with the puppy and special conditions, if necessary, change shoes and clothing.
  • Premises farming, hospitality, transport cages disinfected with appropriate disinfectants such as bleach solutions.