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Getting Rid of Parvo Virus Before Getting New Dog

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I recently lost a five month old puppy due to parvo. I want to get a new 10 month old Westie, she needs her last two sets of shots. I plan on taking her for her third set the day I pick her up. I cleaned my whole back yard with bleach, got rid of every single thing he played with or touched back there. I cleaned the inside of my house with color safe bleach. Do you think she will be fine?

By Valerie from CA

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By Lizzyanny [9]08/25/2010

Color safe bleach is not a disinfectant like regular bleach is.

By merlene smith [4]08/25/2010

What does your vet reccommend? He should be an authority on the subject.

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How do I clean up my house and yard etc. to get rid of parvo so my new puppy I'm getting won't contract it?

By Christopher B. from Rocky Mount, NC/ Norfolk, VA


RE: Getting Rid of Parvo Virus Before Getting New Dog

Did you have a dog that had parvo recently? If so, "do not" get a new puppy until the virus has been removed from where the other puppy was, ie: yard bedding carpets, etc. The parvo virus can stay in your yard and surroundings for about a year. Please call your veterinarian for any other questions. There are also breeds that are more prone to get parvo then others; ie: Rotts, Pit Bulls, and Dobies, they must have an extra vaccination if necessary. Good luck. (10/31/2009)

By K9cats

Archive: Getting Rid of Parvo Virus Before Getting New Dog

My puppy, well my son, Chico was just laid to rest yesterday. He was a beautiful 4 month old white Pit Bull and had parvo. My question is, how do I get rid of the parvo in my yard so when we do decide to get another puppy that puppy doesn't get sick? I know it's soon to think of another puppy, but I have an 11 year old daughter and it's hard on her. Just like for me.

By rip baby chico from Oceanside, CA


RE: Getting Rid of Parvo Virus Before Getting New Dog

I am a vet. tech. Parvo stays in the ground/soil for at least 7-10 years. Unless you can bleach the whole yard and house you will not be able to get rid of it. Bleach is the only thing that kills it. If you get a new puppy it needs to have 3-4 booster vaccines before you even bring it to your home. (06/26/2010)

By cnabutler09

RE: Getting Rid of Parvo Virus Before Getting New Dog

I am so sorry you lost your puppy. It is heartbreaking. When you feel it is time for a new pet, why not adopt an adult dog from a shelter? You can skip all the puppy silliness and not have to worry about the parvo virus. Be sure the new dog has been properly vaccinated. Good Luck. (06/29/2010)

By Lizzyanny

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