What exactly is Parvo? Parvo short for Parvovirus attacks a dogs digestive system, which may lead to your dog vomiting or diarrhea. As the disease worsens it can lead to blood cell count changes and bloody diarrhea, one major problem is dehydration. If this happens immediately take your dog to the vet, you may be able to take him home, however the vet would most likely recommend the dog staying there. The dog will need plenty of fluids and different kinds of medications to help with curing the disease. Parvo can occur in any dog that has not been vaccinated, usually attacking puppies. That is why it is important to get your puppy the proper vaccinations to help protect them from diseases. Parvo can live in any area for a long time and is passed through contaminated fecals. So as the owner you must take precautions when caring and playing with your puppy. Make sure you wash your hands, if your dog is not vaccinated yet limit their interaction with other dogs until vaccinations are done. Be sure to make sure your dogs have the appropriate vaccinations so they can live a long health life!