Hey guys, I work at an animal hospital (pre vet student)... We just had a serious Parvo outbreak, it's spread to pretty much every unvaccinated dog in the area (50+ dogs/puppies). Apparently the weather this spring has been perfect for not only the Parvo virus but also insect carried diseases like Lyme, and heartworm. Parvo is a very deadly and very contagious virus.... Only animals treated within the first 48 hours of symptoms have a chance of surviving and even those can run up a $3,000+ bill. Parvo is also very preventable. There is a vaccine that is exceptionally effective.. please make sure your dogs are up to date on all vaccines (distemper (for parvo)), rabies, lyme, lepto (if your dog swims), bordatella (if you board your dog).
If you have a cat that goes outside you should make sure they are up to date on rabies, feline leukemia, feline aids, and feline distemper (parvo) vaccines. Cats have their own form of Parvo and it will kill them within 24 hours... Even indoor cats should be vaccinated for rabies as a precaution since all it takes is for them to catch a rabid animal that gets inside... we've seen it happen.
If you have questions about animal vaccinations let me know.