SOUTH BEND — It's a disease that can kill your dog, and vets and animal shelters in our area are seeing more cases of it. It's the parvovirus and it's extremely contagious.
Veterinarian Martin Langhofer of Western Veterinarian Clinic says something as simple as a walk through your neighborhood could end up with your dog contracting the deadly disease.
The virus attacks your dog’s intestines. Langhofer says if it's not treated aggressively, it could kill them. He says cases around here have also been on the rise.
"We are constantly seeing more," Langhofer said, "I think yesterday we had three alone."
Through the past two weeks, Langhofer says his clinic has seen at least six cases of parvovirus; a much higher number than normal.