VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) - A puppy died from virus at the Virginia Beach SPCA this week, and more were found to be infected.
SPCA staff discovered canine parvovirus in four puppies from a litter of eight, and one of those four passed away.
Parvo is the most widespread viral infection in dogs, and it can be fatal.
WAVY.com was told the SPCA always quarantines puppies with the infection for two weeks, until it is determined they are virus free.
"The big thing is people have their dogs routinely vaccinated against the parvo virus. Parvo is not contagious to humans or cats. it is highly contagious to dogs," said an SPCA staff member.
Puppies do not have an immune platform until they get to a certain age, so that's why they're most likely to get the virus.
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