Parvo Puppy ICU


About the parvo puppy ICU

The first of its kind in the nation, Austin Pets Alive!’s Parvo Puppy ICU provides shelters an alternative to euthanasia for puppies that contract parvovirus.

By placing puppies that contract parvo in quarantine, maintaining cross-contamination protocol and providing consistent care and treatment to puppies that have contracted parvovirus, this ICU saves a highly adoptable segment of the euthanasia list: puppies!

Brazoria’s Story from Austin Pets Alive! on Vimeo.

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  • In 2014, the Parvo Puppy ICU saved more than 500 dogs with Parvovirus
  • Since opening, the Puppy Parvo ICU has pulled more than 1,800 dogs from the euthanasia list
  • The programs and protocols instituted in this clinic allow the team to treat parvovirus at 1/10 the cost of a regular clinic
  • 100% of the puppies that exit the Parvo Puppy ICU are adopted


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