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How do I know my new place is safe for my pup?

So, as I've posted in another thread - I recently moved into a new townhome. I'm a bit worried though, because it's obvious that the previous owners had a dog because of the random dog hairs we are finding in the carpet. So, my question is... how do I know that my new place is free from disease, parvo, etc? Is there anything I can do to be sure? Is there a certain period of time I can wait to make sure that any living diseases are dead?

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Geezzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz....I have no clue on this one! I would be doing an internet seach for sure. Welcome to the forum! You know, we do need to see pictures of your new pup, it's the rules you know....



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Geezzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz....I have no clue on this one! I would be doing an internet seach for sure. Welcome to the forum! You know, we do need to see pictures of your new pup, it's the rules you know....
Well, I wish I had pictures but he/she actually doesn't exist yet hopefully in a few months though! You see, I'm one of those obsessive compulsive planners... I know, I'm strange.
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Wow, that is one I hadn't thought of, although I HAD decided to not buy any dog carriers used for those reasons. Yikes, hope someone that know pipes up. Lots of people move into home previously lived in, so hopefully it isn't a real issue. I'll be watching responses on this thread!

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I would call a carpet cleaning company, several actually, and ask them that question. I would think they can clean and sanitize the carpets.

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I would call a carpet cleaning company, several actually, and ask them that question. I would think they can clean and sanitize the carpets.
I'm actually pretty sure the carpets have been professionally cleaned - it seems like some stubborn dog hair lol. Anyway, I have a steam cleaner myself. Should that work? If not, then isn't there a time window in which most diseases (parvo especially) dies off - like six months? I'm willing to wait for the safety of my future furbaby.
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I have never heard of anyone's dog getting a disease from the carpet after moving . . . and I've been selling houses for a living for a very long time. I would think this is one thing you need not obsess about.

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I think if the carpets have been cleaned, I would assume you can probably scratch this off your list of things to worry about.

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*sigh of relief* OK... thanks guys. Gosh, you'd think I'm having a baby or something. Well, I guess I pretty much am lol. I'm still open to what anyone else has to say about all this, but I feel a bit better about it for now.
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Well, I wish I had pictures but he/she actually doesn't exist yet hopefully in a few months though! You see, I'm one of those obsessive compulsive planners... I know, I'm strange.
Mmmmmmmmmmmm......Beware.......Being a planner like you are will result in high credit bills! I should know.....mine are still high each month!

I am really glad you are doing the research. Maybe you will have a Christmas puppy like I did!



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