Bringing home a puppy that had parvo…overwhelmed!

posted 6 years ago in Pets
Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We had a puppy brought him home and also got parvo. Unfortunatley we didn’t catch it in time. BUT my uncle is a vet and he said why dogs die from this is because it dehydrates them. So pump her full of fluids and spray bleach in your house..lots and lots and lots. Mix with water so it won’t turn your carpets. Don’t let her outside till she is a year. (I know that sounds bad but it’s what you have to do) How old is your other dog? If it is older then the chances of him/her getting it is slim.

 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Another interesting fact is parvo can last in a enviorment for 7 years. That is why it is so easily contracted. Even by you walking outside in a park and walking in your house it can be picked up. Just be careful the first year. Our dog got parvo from the park when we would take him out thinking we were doing the right thing. My uncle said the first year is the one you have to worry about then after that theyre immune system is pretty strong.

 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Why are you still adopting a puppy that got parvo if you don’t mind me asking?

Is this puppy from a breeder? If so this should never have happened. I worked at a vet clinic for four years and parvo was devastating for puppies. Also, whenever we had a case they had to be in an isolation room and any time any one of us needed to handle/deal with the puppy we had to put on sterile gowns, gloves, shoe covers and a mask.

So please consider how infectious this is and how much of a risk it is.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@moonadea:  If you have the ability to keep the puppy completely quarantined from your dog until it no longer shows signs then I guess it’s possible but it’s SO infectious. It is transferred through blood, saliva, urine, fecal matter etc. So the puppy would have to be confined to an area the other dog could not get ANYWHERE near and the puppy would have to pee/poop there and everything would need to be bleached regularly.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

If the vet has cleared her of the disease you are okay. BUT BLEACH YOUR HOUSE.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Talk to your vet about your concerns about the chance of your dog getting parvo from the puppy. If they don’t express any major concerns I would go ahead with the adoption.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@moonadea:  Since your dog is vaccinated it is unlikely but there is a possibility. Although parvo tends to strike harder in younger animals.

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

I have no tips on the parvo stuff, talking to your vet would be the best  option on your concerns I think. But as for a potty bin, maybe looking for one of those under the bed tupperware storage things? They are usually long and narrow and don’t have a tall lip. Plus they are fairly cheap for something you know you are going to throw out. Plus they have a lid!

Post # 16
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I would be very wary. I know you probably already love this little guy, but parvo isn’t something to play around with. My friend brought a puppy home that had parvo and he slowly withered away and died. It was traaumatic. Not to mention, I could never, ever chance letting my dog (6 years old and vaccinated) get the disease. I am an avid animal lover so I get being attached and wanting to save this puppy, but I think, personally, the risk to you and your other dog is way too high.

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