Q. I had a puppy in my home 2 years ago with parvo my daughter got a new puppy can she bring the puppy over and be safe
LINDSEY EDWARDS MVB, BSC, IVCA
A. I would ensure the puppy has all her parvo shots completed at least 2 weeks and would not reuse any bowls or toys as a precaution. Indoors, parvovirus can survive for months and even longer outdoors, particularly in cold/freezing conditions and anywhere not exposed to rainfall and natural washing. A 1:30 bleach solution will deactivate parvovirus after 10minutes contact and I recommend you disinfect all surfaces as far as possible
A. If your house was properly sanitized and the pup has vaccines, there should be little risk. The yard is potentially a risk since parvo can survive in the soil for years. To be safe, wait until the pup has completed the vaccination protocol before allowing it to visit.