Nova Pets is one of the premier vet clinics to offer treatment, wellness plans, and pet grooming in Chantilly. We offer a wide range of preventive care for pets with a monthly payment arrangement making your pet’s health expenditures more affordable than ever.

How does Parvo attack dogs?

The canine parvovirus or "parvo" is a harmful virus that attacks dogs and leads to fatal consequences within 7 to 10 weeks from the initial exposure. The first symptom of being affected by the virus is bloody diarrhea. A dog may end up losing its life if the condition remains untreated within 48-72 hours of exposure to the virus. Parvo is as dangerous for dogs as panleukopenia is for cats.

The virus attacks dogs in two different ways. The commonly reported form is through the intestines. The symptoms of parvo in intestines are vomiting, sudden weight loss, diarrhea, and lack of appetite. The other form is cardiac in nature, and it is comparatively rare. The cardiac form attacks the heart of fetuses and young puppies under the age of 4 months and more than 90% of the times, leads to death. Early vaccination in puppies can protect your puppy from the Parvovirus.

How can I groom my dog?

Our professional pet grooming in Chantilly involves a comprehensive approach. We take care of your pet's nails, hair, and skin issues and have them neatly cleaned, dried, and accessorized based on your preferences. Grooming your pet once a month at a professional vet clinic is crucial to protect your four-legged friends from skin and hair/fur issues. However, you can groom your pet at home by following these steps:

  • Make it an everyday ritual to comb your dog's hair to keep mats away. Begin combing from the head and move downwards and cover the tail too. Be careful under your dog's belly as it can be a sensitive area. Cut out the mats that you cannot untangle with a comb.

  • Frequently check for debris at the corner of your dog’s eye and clear it gently. Do not try to groom the hair around your pet's eyes, leave it to the professionals as its intricate work.

  • Clean your dog's ear using ear cleaning solution and a cotton round. Dab away the dirt and wax from the inner ear gently, or it may cause sores

  • Brush your dog's teeth regularly using dog toothpaste and toothbrush. Do not forget to clip your pet’s nails once every week.

Vaccinations for dogs

Vaccinations help protect your dog from a myriad of diseases and illnesses. Vaccinations involve injecting a small number of contagious organisms under the canine's skin. The animal’s immune system recognizes the foreign bodies and starts fighting them. This exposure to foreign bodies equips your dog's immune system to release antibodies and act quickly in future infections.

At Nova pets, our range of dog vaccinations includes parvovirus, rabies, coronavirus, a 7-way vaccine, parainfluenza, etc. For vaccinations and pet grooming in Chantilly, get in touch with us today!