Dog Fouling Represents Threat to Other Dogs' Health

Fri, 01 Feb 2008

Dog owners are being warned that dog fouling is not only illegal and rude, but also puts other pet’s health at risk. The problem is a particular concern in the post-Christmas period as dogs given as presents await their vaccinations and are therefore significantly more vulnerable to picking up diseases . A particularly rife disease at present is parvo, which represents a severe threat to canines.

The parvo virus is transferred through infected faeces, meaning that any dog faeces left on a pavement can be extremely dangerous. A street in Nelson, known for dog fouling, has seen three dogs die of the disease over Christmas .

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