New Zealand Dog News

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March 31, 2012

Dog owners urged to vaccinate

A month ago Whangarei SPCA staff were dealing with one of the worst outbreaks of the virulent dog disease parvovirus they had seen.

Now, while vets and animal health authorities are warning of similar serious outbreaks elsewhere in New Zealand, the Whangarei situation has calmed down, says SPCA manager Francine Shields.

Even though cases have dropped dramatically, Ms Shields is warning dog owners to stay vigilant.

The disease is avoidable and can be minimised if people ensure their dogs are vaccinated. MORE>>

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