Parvo causing further restrictions at MAS

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — For at least the next four weeks, Memphis Animal Services will not allow any off site adoptions or Pet for Life Spay and Neuter surgeries.

Adoptions are the facility are taking place.

Dr. Rebecca Coleman said MAS is still dealing with a Parvo outbreak discovered last Friday.

So far, 14 dogs have been euthanized.

Paravovirus is highly contagious and causes moderate to sever vomiting, decreased appetite, diarrhea and other symptoms.

Treatment is variable but typically includes fluid therapy, antibiotics and anti-vomiting medication.

All unvaccinated dogs are at risk of infection with the virus.

Rescue groups have taken several dozen dogs to prevent further infections.




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