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Old 04-05-2013, 02:41 PM
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I noticed on Rolyx's papers, that he had parvo while at the shelter. With that, I will be getting a new pup early next month. I went to the vet today to update Ro's shots, and went ahead and asked if I should be concerned. She said as long as the puppy has his first shot [which he will], it'll help protect him greatly but there are never guarantees. She said to try to keep them separate until the pup is older and has more vaccs, but this is impossible.

I plan to take the pup to a area in the yard where neither of my current dogs potty, but I still feel concerned about inside the house on that chance that some feces was tracked in on feet. Deep down, I think the chances are slim because Ro had and shed the virus while at the shelter, but I'm also reading conflicting things about the issue so I get confused.

Is there anything I can do to help reassure the risks are low? I do apologize if I sound stupid, but I have never had a dog that previously had parvo and I see so many scary stories how it takes pups down so fast...I'd just rather be safe than sorry.
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Old 04-05-2013, 02:45 PM
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Cleaning the interior of your home with bleach will help! Bleach is the only thing that destroys the virus.
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Old 04-05-2013, 03:22 PM
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I wouldn't worry but a good cleaning never hurts anything.
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Old 04-05-2013, 03:40 PM
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The shedding period for Parvo is fairly short (generally 2 weeks I believe). So if he had and recovered from it prior to you bringing him home, chances are he was never shedding it while in your care.
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Old 04-05-2013, 04:29 PM
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Thank you for the quick replies, that does help put my mind at ease more than it was. I took Ro home a good 3-4 months after he had it according to the papers, so it should of been long shed. I will do the bleach wipe down of the inside of the house just to be on the safe side. I was even considering spraying the part of the yard I was taking him to, but maybe a bit overkill.

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Old 04-05-2013, 04:44 PM
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Thank you for the quick replies, that does help put my mind at ease more than it was. I took Ro home a good 3-4 months after he had it according to the papers, so it should of been long shed. I will do the bleach wipe down of the inside of the house just to be on the safe side. I was even considering spraying the part of the yard I was taking him to, but maybe a bit overkill.

Thanks again, much appreciated.
If it was 3+ months after he had it, you really don't have anything to worry about. He's not going to still be shedding the virus that long after. Really, it's more of a risk that you might accidentally track it into the house from where ever.
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Old 04-05-2013, 05:49 PM
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If it was 3+ months after he had it, you really don't have anything to worry about. He's not going to still be shedding the virus that long after. Really, it's more of a risk that you might accidentally track it into the house from where ever.
I do feel better about it not being so close to home, as in it was for sure shed elsewhere. I still plan to wipe down my floors just as a precaution [as you said, never know what's been tracked in from elsewhere], it's about that time for a good spring cleaning anyhow.
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