Free Parvo virus vaccinations

The Humane Society will be offering
free Parvo virus vaccinations on Sunday.

Island Veterinary Services on
Walker’s Road will be administering the vaccinations first of three vaccinations
from 10am to 2pm on 7 February.

The second round of vaccinations
will take place on 28 February from 10am to 2pm, with the third round taking
place on 21 March from 10am to 2pm.

Owners must take their animal for
all three separate injections to be fully protected.

Parvo is a highly contagious virus
mainly affecting dogs and there has been another recent outbreak in Grand
Cayman.

The disease is infectious and can
be easily spread from dog to dog. It can be especially severe in puppies.

The common signs of infection
include severe vomiting and diarrhoea and it can also cause respiratory failure
in young dogs.

There is a broad range in the
severity of symptoms shown by dogs that are infected with parvovirus. Many
adult dogs exposed to the virus show few, if any, symptoms and the majority of
cases are seen in dogs younger than six months old with the most severe cases
seen in puppies younger than 12 weeks of age.

Vaccines can prevent this infection.

For further information, please
contact the Island Veterinary Services on 949 0787 or the Cayman Islands Humane
Society on 949 1461.