Transmission of Parvo from Soil?

If a dog died from parvo and was buried in the back yard, will this contaminate the ground? It happened about four years ago. The backyard is now full of pups. My concern is that my dog is chained up out front and wants to play with them. She has had her first vaccination for parvo and is 4 years old. To play or not to play, this is the question!

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July 28, 20170 found this helpful
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Yes it can, and for several years. Our vet recommended cremation for this very reason. Parvo is on the rise because more people are treating it on their own, when years ago vets isolated pets who had it

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July 29, 20170 found this helpful
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Parvo is highly contagious. This can be transferred on the soles of your shoes from one place to another. If your puppies are 4 to 5 weeks old take them to the vet. The vet can vaccinate your dogs. Here I take my dogs to the vet every 3 months. When my female had puppies I had the puppies vaccinated at 4 weeks. I know many vet's won't start until the dog is 6 weeks. Because of parvo on the islands our vet's start to vaccinate the puppies as early as 4 weeks.

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You should discuss this with your vet as they can tell you when it might be safe to let your puppy play but for now - NO - do not even take a chance of your puppy getting this terrible virus. The first vaccination is not enough to make your puppy safe and the Parvo can stay in the ground for many years and if diseased dog was buried there - maybe your vet can tell you.

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Further - some of the puppies that are playing in the back yard could have Parvo and it just hasn't showed up yet, or they may be older dogs and not as susceptible, or they may have had all of their shots/vaccinations and may be safe.

Be patient, show your dog more attention, take puppy for walks, but no playing with other dogs that may have been exposed to Parvo and only when vet says okay.

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July 28, 20170 found this helpful

Parvo can last for months. I'm not sure if it lasts for 4 years

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July 28, 20170 found this helpful

I believe Judy is correct that Parvo should not be in the yard after 4 years (are you sure about the time frame?) but my concern is not just the yard but the fact that this dog has not completed her vaccinations and should not be around other pups that may or may not have Parvo or could be a carrier of this virus.

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Here is what one vet said about dogs with incomplete vaccinations.

Unfortunately, some adult dogs may carry the disease without showing symptoms. A dog can carry the virus on its fur and feet without succumbing to the disease so that it is highly possible to transmit parvovirus to other canines.

Here is a link to one site that talks about this.

www.sarahsdogs.com/.../

pethelpful.com/.../How-Long-Does-Dog-Parvo-Last-in-Your...

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