Did you just adopt a dog from Winnebago County Animal Services?

If you said "yes," you'll want to take them to see a vet right away.

According to WREX, two dogs at WCAS have tested positive for parvo, a highly contagious disease that can be fatal in dogs if not treated in a timely manner.

If your dog isn't eating, is lethargic, vomiting or has diarrhea, you'll want to get them tested. WCAS says "parvo typically has an incubation period of 3-5 days but could be up to 14 days, so a dog that may test negative could show symptoms or test positive a few days later."

While your dog is getting tested, ask about getting them vaccinated too; it only costs $20, which is far better than the thousands that you'll spend on trying to save their life if they've contracted the disease.

As a mom who has a fur baby that only has a little time left with us, I can't stress to you how important it is to take your pets in regularly for check ups and to make sure they have all of their shots.

Please, if you adopted a dog from WCAS, get them tested for parvo ASAP.


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