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Three parvovirus cases confirmed at Occupy San Francisco camp
San Francisco -- The San Francisco SPCA is urging Occupy San Francisco protesters to keep their dogs at home in light of three veterinary cases of canine parvovirus.
-- The San Francisco SPCA is urging Occupy San Francisco protesters to keep their dogs at home in light of three veterinary cases of canine parvovirus.
Veterinarians working with the San Francisco Society of Prevention to Cruelty to Animals (SFSPCA) confirmed the three cases Nov. 14 after hosting a free veterinary clinic at Occupy SF. The dogs were taken to the the Leanne B. Roberts Animal Care Center and are being treated with IV fluids. SFSPCA says all three dogs have a “guarded prognosis.”
But parvovirus isn’t the only veterinary concern at the Occupy SF camp. Veterinary clinic personnel reported several suspected cases of kennel cough and others with symptoms of Giardia.
SFSPCA says it is “very concerned” about the spread of these diseases and is urging demonstrators to leave their dogs at home.