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

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Recent Examples on the Web Because unvaccinated pets are the most likely pets to be surrendered to an animal shelter, the odds increase that a shelter will experience an outbreak of parvo or distemper at some point. Cathy M. Rosenthal, San Antonio Express-News, 16 Sep. 2021 While shelters vaccinate pets upon intake, a dog or cat may already have distemper or parvo and not show symptoms. Cathy M. Rosenthal, San Antonio Express-News, 16 Sep. 2021 Bruce was diagnosed with parvo, a contagious virus that can be deadly if left untreated. Christine Fernando, USA TODAY, 10 June 2021 Wolves that live far from cities and towns also interact less with dogs, which can carry viruses like parvo and distemper that can spread to wolves. Ned Rozell, Anchorage Daily News, 15 May 2021 The full range of parvo vaccines can cost as little as $50, according to the Humane Society. Mike Schell, The Enquirer, 29 Aug. 2020 Harnen said testing determined the puppy isn’t suffering from parvo. Ashley Remkus |, al, 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, 27 Dec. 2019 Investigators then discovered a total of seven puppies had been adopted with parvo, four of whom died, police said. Zach Murdock,, 15 Nov. 2019

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1976, in the meaning defined above

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8 Oct 2021

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“Parvo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

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