par·​vo ˈpär-(ˌ)vō How to pronounce parvo (audio)

Examples of parvo in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Two puppies brought to the shelter as strays began showing parvo symptoms after they’d been admitted and both tested positive for the virus on Tuesday, according to shelter spokesman Joel Jorgensen. Tess Williams, Anchorage Daily News, 31 Mar. 2023 The Flathead County Animal Shelter cared for the dogs, some of which had parvo, a viral infection that causes vomiting and diarrhea. From Usa Today Network and Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 3 Nov. 2022 Treatment for parvo includes hospitalization, IV fluids, and antibiotics. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 17 Oct. 2022 Due to the false negatives, Dr. Dodd and her team are encouraging vets who see sick dogs testing negative for parvo to pursue additional labwork through the MSU VDL. Kate Hogan, Peoplemag, 25 Aug. 2022 Details about whether parvo is involved in the Michigan cases conflict. Chris Boyette, CNN, 23 Aug. 2022 Dogs getting sick with parvo-like virus in northern Michigan, dying within 3 days Submissions, which can be made here, remain open until Sept. 2 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Jordan Mendoza, USA TODAY, 26 Aug. 2022 In the release from the Department of Agriculture & Rural Development, Michigan State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory director Dr. Kim Dodd said that further testing was in fact showing the deceased dogs all had parvo. Kate Hogan, Peoplemag, 25 Aug. 2022 Affected dogs tested negative for parvo during initial screening by veterinarians, the Otsego County shelter and the Clare County animal control director have said. Chris Boyette, CNN, 23 Aug. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1976, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of parvo was in 1976

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“Parvo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition


par·​vo ˈpär-ˌvō How to pronounce parvo (audio)
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