Animal experts encourage people to vaccinate your dogs against parvo

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Local animal experts are noticing an uptick in significant parvo cases in dogs and puppies.

This is a preventable virus that can cause your pup to die if untreated.

Symptoms are diarrhea, vomiting and lethargic behaviors.

There is a series of vaccines for parvo that all dogs should get as a puppy and should continue to receive every year throughout adult life, according to Lorri Hare, the director of the Bowling Green Warren County Humane Society.

Hare tells WNKY she had seen a decline in parvo cases over the past six months, but recently has noticed a large uptick in dogs with the virus.

The Bowling Green-Warren County Humane Society provides this vaccine for area animals for $10 to $20 at its walk-in clinic.