Woman devastated after puppy dies from deadly canine virus

Woman devastated after puppy dies from deadly canine virus

Little Boo sadly didn’t make it (Picture: MEN Media)A woman has spoken of her heartache after losing her three-month-old puppy to a deadly new canine virus spreading across the UK.Symptoms of Parvovirus include a loss of appetite, followed by diarrhoea which soon turns foul smelling and may contain blood.

Brits purchasing 'pandemic puppies' cost £400m in vet bills

Brits purchasing 'pandemic puppies' cost £400m in vet bills

Pet care brand Bob Martin has identified a tenfold spike in demand for people looking to purchase a companion animal whilst in lockdown, with the cost of not rehoming or buying from responsible breeders reaching £400 million across the country.

Puppies die after being abandoned in cardboard box in 30°C heat

Puppies die after being abandoned in cardboard box in 30°C heat

Samantha Garvey, the RSPCA’s chief inspector for Essex, said the animals were killed by suspected parvovirus – a highly contagious disease that causes severe vomiting, diarrhoea and dehydration.

'It is heart-breaking' Two seriously ill puppies found dumped outside church

'It is heart-breaking' Two seriously ill puppies found dumped outside church

They were found in the porch of St Peter’s Church in Rectory Lane, Banstead, Surrey, earlier this week by its vicar who alerted the RSPCA.Animal welfare officer Carl Hone described how a man in a pink shirt was spotted running towards a grey people carrier with a woman passenger parked outside the church.Mr Hone: “The man who did this consciously made the decision to abandon these two innocent dogs and leave them in freezing conditions in very poor health.“It is heart-breaking that somebody could treat animals in desperate need of veterinary care in this way.”The pups were left in a pink and white fleece blanket.