As much as we love dogs, the strays are often seen as nothing less than nuisance with left to fend for themselves. And while practically it may not be possible to do much for them apart from giving out the occasional leftover food or feeding biscuits, there are some who go out of their way to care for these dogs. A similar example is the Besant Memorial Animal Dispensary who have been a support to these animals since years. And now, in the face of the parvovirus outbreak, they have taken it upon themselves to vaccinate the animals too, The New Indian Express reported.
This parvovirus is highly contagious and usually spreads through direct contact with an infected dog or by indirect contact with a contaminated object. A dog is exposed to the virus if it sniffs, licks or comes in contact with infected feces. Indirect transmission can also happen through someone who might have been near an infected animal and then comes in contact with a disease-free dog. The virus mostly affects the stomach and small intestines as it destroys cells, impairs absorption, and disrupts the gut barrier. Treatment is available as vaccination but non-vaccinated or treated cases can