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No parvo 'epidemic' in Lane County


September 5, 2019

LANE COUNTY — Animal control officials confirmed Tuesday that there is not a parvo epidemic in the county, despite community concerns expressed across social media.

“We have not seen any cases here,” said Dr. Sheri Schlorman of Creswell Veterinary Hospital on Tuesday morning.

Springfield officials said the same, pointing out that it’s normal to see an increase in the virus each summer as dogs socialize together. Symptoms include vomiting, lack of appetite, lethargy, severe and/or bloody diarrhea and dehydration.

What is the virus, exactly? “It’s a puppy disease, essentially,”...

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