A highly-contagious disease that has a mortality rate as high as 90 percent has seen a significant spike in multiple states across the country.
The disease, known as Parvovirus, was reported at above-average levels in New York, Washington DC, and Missouri.
The most common symptoms reported are vomiting, diarrhea, and loss of appetite.
New York health officials said that they saw a higher occurrence in young dogs and puppies.
Fourteen dogs were diagnosed up to March 14th, which health officials said was a higher rate than what is usually reported in a year span.
ACC’s Senior Vice President said that they “Normally see a limited number of parvo cases in any given year” but that in 2023 they’ve already seen a significant number of cases and “the number continues to rise.”
A vaccine is available for Parvovirus which veterinarians in affected states are already recommending that pet owners give their dogs.