How long does the virus remain and can I remove parvo out of my yard?
By Barbara from Yakim, WA
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The safest thing to do is to get rid of all the sod and soil and redo it. Then use bleach on concrete, wood and tile areas. Even in your cars if you travel with your dog like I do. It may be expensive but if you love your animal like I do this is the only sure way.
Over all the years I have been taking care of stray and discarded animals I only have found one true way of getting rid of parvo and that is bleach and on the yard. I would suggest applying it once a week in an outdoor bleach amount at least a couple of times. Most importantly is that before bringing a new pet to the yard make sure it has had all its parvo shots for at least a month so it is resistant to the virus and the biggest thing to remember is always pick up dogs poop daily.
I am sorry to say but Parvo can live in the soil for up to one year. The usual method for cleaning up the parvo virus is bleach/water. Please call your veterinarian for any instructions. Please do not bring another dog into your yard until you are sure the Parvo Virus has been eliminated. Good luck.
Parvo can remain in the yard for two years or more. Most people will say to spray with bleach to help but that's bad for the environment. I have heard that there are products out there that will help clean up the problem safely but no guarantee the virus will be completely gone. Call around to assorted pet stores and home and garden stores to see what both would recommend.
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When will parvo be gone? Before my dog died of parvo, our grass was over 30cm long, after he died we cut the grass and it was dead. Is the virus still in my yard? It's been 3 months since he died and I want to know what can help get rid of parvo (other than bleach). Thanks:)
By ME:D from P.E
You need to talk to your vet or other professional. I believe Parvo lives in the soil a long time. Bleach is what I have heard will kill it. You just can't be too careful where Parvo is concerned. Sorry for loss.
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A puppy I found in the yard turned out to be sick with distemper and suspected of parvo. It never went potty, but did throw up. The yard has had all poop removed, been treated with bleach, tilled, new dirt brought in and resodded. Do you think this rid the yard of the suspected parvo?
By Shammie from TN
I hope what you've done is good enough, because you've already done a whole lot! Best of luck. (03/09/2010)
For those of you that have had the scare of having a dog infected with parvo, Home Depot has an outdoor bleach. I used it to spray my yard when I found out my puppy died of the mold from the pecan tree in my back yard. The bleach should help with the parvo issue as well. I have gotten another dog 6 months after treating and she is fine.
By Ronda from Fort Worth, TX
How do you disinfect a yard from parvo?
By Mike from Oklahoma City
What is the best way to clean your yard of parvo?
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