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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

Answered By
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

Answered By
ANGEL ALVARADO

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.


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