Animal experts are urging dog owners to vaccinate their pets after a deadly virus was found to be infecting animals here in Australia.
A number of dogs in Queensland have been infected with the parvovirus and it is contagious, so more dogs are expected to contract the disease.
Dog parks are the most common places for dogs to contract diseases and so animal experts at the University Of Queensland are strongly urging pet owners across the country to vaccinate their pets, in case the virus spreads interstate.
Dog owners are also urged to keep an eye out for symptoms of the parvovirus which includes bloody diarrhoea, vomiting, fever and lethargy.
If symptoms do occur, pet owners should rush their dog to the VET.