Should I be worried about parvo?

As a prospective host, should you be worried about Canine parvovirus transmission in your spot? 

Canine parvovirus, commonly referred to as parvo, is a viral disease that affects dogs. The virus attacks the digestive system of dogs and can cause vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy, and fever. Parvo is spread through direct contact with an infected dog or its feces, and can survive in the environment. Puppies and unvaccinated dogs are particularly susceptible to parvo. You can learn more about parvo on the American Veterinary Medical Association.

Sniffspot requires all dogs using Sniffspot to be vaccinated against parvo. This does three things to lower risks: 1) it means that dogs coming to spots are vaccinated against parvo so they are less likely to bring parvo into a spot, 2) it means that if there is parvo in a spot the visiting dogs are less likely to be affected by it, and 3) puppies, which are not fully vaccinated and hence susceptible to parvo, are not allowed to use Sniffspot.

These safeguards mean that, compared to a public park, there is a much lower risk of parvo transmission in a Sniffspot.

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