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

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Recent Examples on the Web The full range of parvo vaccines can cost as little as $50, according to the Humane Society. Mike Schell, The Enquirer, "Deadly virus that affects puppies, dogs seen in Butler County," 29 Aug. 2020 Harnen said testing determined the puppy isn’t suffering from parvo. Ashley Remkus |, al, "Puppy found hanging from tree in Alabama; man arrested," 14 Feb. 2020 However, the animal shelter said all the puppies were infected with parvo, a highly contagious virus that attacks the gastrointestinal system. Bisma Parvez, Detroit Free Press, "German shepherd puppies dumped on I-275 ramp near Monroe," 27 Dec. 2019 Investigators then discovered a total of seven puppies had been adopted with parvo, four of whom died, police said. Zach Murdock,, "Former Tails of Courage manager arrested, charged with animal cruelty after 4 puppies’ deaths," 15 Nov. 2019 The site visit to a Jordanian police facility concluded that dogs were under constant threat of parvo, a deadly gastrointestinal illness, and were worked well past their retirement age, the report found. oregonlive, "U.S. officials knew bomb-sniffing dogs were dying from neglect in Jordan. They sent more.," 16 Sep. 2019 The vaccines are for rabies, parvo/distemper (dogs) and FVRCP (cats). Tatia Woldt, Dallas News, "Dog About Town: Take your pooch to a birthday party this weekend," 21 June 2019 Pets should be vaccinated to protect from parvo and distemper. Emma Keith, Detroit Free Press, "Here's how to protect your pets from parvo and distemper," 8 June 2019 All pet adoptions are spayed or neutered, given age-appropriate vaccines (including rabies and distemper/parvo/panleukopenia), heartworm or feline leukemia/FIV tested and microchipped. Chris Sims, Indianapolis Star, "How to get your pick of the litter at the Indy Mega Adoption Event," 11 June 2019

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1976, in the meaning defined above

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“Parvo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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