How the Disease is Spread
Through Feces & Inanimate Objects
Parvovirus is spread through contact with feces
containing the virus. The virus is known to survive for 5 months
and longer in the right conditions on inanimate
objects such as:
Through Insects & Rodents
- Cage floors
- Food pans
Insects and rodents may also serve
as vectors playing an important role in the transmission of the disease.
This means any fecal material or vomit needs to be removed with a
detergent before the bleach solution is used. The bleach solution should
be used on bedding, dishes, kennel floors and other impervious
materials that may be contaminated.
Disease Incubation Period
The normal incubation period,
time from exposure to the virus to the time when signs of disease
appear, is from 7-14 days. Virus can be found in the feces several days
before clinical signs of disease appear, and may last for 1 - 2 weeks
after the onset of the disease.