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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-27-2007, 05:06 PM Thread Starter
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Parvo Outbreak!

I have a question! How long is the vaccine good for? Can a dog catch parvo if it has been vaccinated?

There is a big outbreak here, its all over the news!?

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That's a good question. There's a lot of controversy as to just how long vaccines actually last. Some people feel if a pup gets their puppy shot at 6 months of age, that's all they'll need for life. I THINK if Gucci got all her puppy shots, she should be safe. If she gets exposed to Parvo, her antibodies should kick in full gear. Also, if a dog recently got vaccinated and your dog smells their urine, your dog will build antibodies towards that virus. I read a book on vaccines and I think that's what it said. My mind is pretty bad these days.
Some people are choosing not to vaccinate at all and their dogs are very healthy. If you are worried, talk to you vet. I wish I could remember in more detail what I read.
I only do puppy shots and then titers no boosters.





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The Parvo outbreak is impacting people all across the country. Last weekend, a breeder in Southern California posted that she wouldn't be taking any of her dogs to the shows because of it. (It was posted as a courtesy so people wouldn't be counting on the same number of dogs that had been entered to be there for the counts.)

I don't know which strain is going around. Has it been reported? All I know is that there are a couple of different strains and I'm not sure which one the vaccine even covers.

Here is a little info on Parvovirus, but I don't know how current it is. Here is an interesting article about the outbreak in Orange Country (Southern California). It can even travel in on the bottom of a shoe and linger there for months. No wonder it can be such a huge problem.
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Yikes, thanks for the article kimberly. It said, dogs should get a series of parvo vaccines as puppies, and then a regular booster every three years. The article also said, it was hitting mostly dogs in poorer neighborhoods that did vaccinate.
My guys all had their series of puppy shots, so I feel pretty good. I don't normally booster, but I do make sure they have antibodies against these viruses, by doing a simple blood test.





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Yikes Kara, this is scary. I think when my vet calls today to check on Monte I'm going to ask him. I hope nothing is going on around me.

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I was thinking that Parvo is one of the vaccines we didn't do. Am I right on that or is it something else? I'd better check with my vet.....

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YIKES! I didnt' realize it was SO fatal. From reading those articles, they only have about a 1/2 a chance of surviving and it is more fatal to "small dogs"

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I think Parvo is one of the main shots they give. Lepto is the one I don't do.





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Yes parvo can be transported threw your shoes any thing actually.And Items you can bleach use straight bleach things that cant be bleach you bag it and throw it in the trash.When I first got yoda I took him to a dog park and there was a man there with his very old dog and he told us his dog had pravo I freaked out I sure gave him a piece of my mind and reported him to the park. I rush home gave the vet a call did all the step thank G Yoda never caught it from that day on I will not ever take yoda to another dog park
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Oh this is so sad and scary.

My daughter's mother in law got two new puppies (sh_tzuh) several months ago and one of them had parvo and died then 1 week later the other one died. They tried desperately to save them both - they were only around 18 weeks old.

She bleached everything, threw away, etc.

She then got two more pups cocapoo's and one of them got parvo (survived)
and both dogs are doing great now.


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