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        10-30-2013, 09:13 PM
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    Dogs: Parvo, Questions, Not Sure If Urgent?

    First things first, I apologize if this seems rushed, angry, or various other emotions. It's just my luck has been in the toilet lately and this is icing on the cake if it's another thing for me to worry about.

    ** Also, note, my Vet is closed and I just found out about this within the last hour and a half. I will be placing a call as soon as they open in the morning. This is just to prepare me for anything if need be.**


    So yesterday I was at someone's house and they had gotten a new puppy 4 days ago. So I was playing with the puppy, holding the puppy, and just general loving on the puppy (because who can resist puppies.) Then I came home to MY dog.

    Well apparently yesterday after I left the puppy started acting sick and it had diarrhea(Had that while I was there too, they thought it was because he was eating the big dog food) and was vomiting. They took the puppy in to the vet today and the puppy got tested for Parvo. Welp it came back positive.

    So I came home to, interacted, and played with my dog in the same clothes that I played with the Parvo positive puppy in. I don't know much about Parvo other than it's a virus, it weakens the immune system, it's highly contagious, and it can kill dogs.

    My question is, is my dog at risk for getting it? Is there anything I should watch out for? Any other info I may need? Jetta is UTD on everything but that's never a guarantee.

    I may be overreacting but with the way things have been going lately I've been on my toes about EVERY little thing.

    Thanks.

    And here's a pic of my girl just because I think she's gorgeous.
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        10-30-2013, 09:20 PM
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    Yearling
    Depending on the time span between puppy contact and dog contact, yes, she is at risk. Is she vaccinated? I'd take her to the vet for sure, parvo is EXTREMELY contagious. Puppies and elderly dogs get it more easily, but any dog can get it and most dogs (again, puppies and elderly most of all) will die from it without aggressive treatment. Your dog is healthy, and not a puppy, so hopefully either it won't catch or if it does it's easy to treat!

    Hoping for the best, keep us updated

    EDIT: Just read she is UTD on shots. A parvo shot too? Usually they only get it as puppies, not sure how long it lasts.
         
        10-30-2013, 09:34 PM
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    Foal
    Parvo is usually a puppy thing
         
        10-30-2013, 09:47 PM
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    Originally Posted by Shoebox    
    Depending on the time span between puppy contact and dog contact, yes, she is at risk. Is she vaccinated? I'd take her to the vet for sure, parvo is EXTREMELY contagious. Puppies and elderly dogs get it more easily, but any dog can get it and most dogs (again, puppies and elderly most of all) will die from it without aggressive treatment. Your dog is healthy, and not a puppy, so hopefully either it won't catch or if it does it's easy to treat!

    Hoping for the best, keep us updated

    EDIT: Just read she is UTD on shots. A parvo shot too? Usually they only get it as puppies, not sure how long it lasts.
    Okay I just went back through Jetta's records. She had the normal puppy series for parvo (DA2PP series at 8, 12, and 16 weeks) and then she had the booster at one year. After that the vet recommended every 3 years. So she's not due for that booster until next year.

    She just turned 3 this year. She is in very good health other than some seasonal allergies(usually fall and spring) that cause her to break out in hives. But those are easily controlled with a low dose of Benedryl (per vet recommendations.)

    Edit: oh and unfortunately contact was basically immediate. I touched and hugged the puppy. Drove home (about 25-30 mins) and then played with Jetta.
         
        10-30-2013, 09:55 PM
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    Yearling
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    Okay I just went back through Jetta's records. She had the normal puppy series for parvo (DA2PP series at 8, 12, and 16 weeks) and then she had the booster at one year. After that the vet recommended every 3 years. So she's not due for that booster until next year.

    She just turned 3 this year. She is in very good health other than some seasonal allergies(usually fall and spring) that cause her to break out in hives. But those are easily controlled with a low dose of Benedryl (per vet recommendations.)

    Edit: oh and unfortunately contact was basically immediate. I touched and hugged the puppy. Drove home (about 25-30 mins) and then played with Jetta.
    Okay, if she's covered by the booster she SHOULD be okay and still protected by the vaccine. Still - I would call tomorrow morning ASAP, explain the situation to the vet and see what they recommend at least. Can't be too safe when it comes to our furry friends.
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        10-30-2013, 09:55 PM
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    Green Broke
    My family went through this with not only one puppy, but four. We went to Nesbraska to buy a $350 lab pup, female. And came home with that one. And Three others being sold on the side of the road( 150$ each for them-not registered).. Sold one that day, then took the other three home..

    Sold another one, so we had two. And about a week later- the one we sold 2nd came back-sick... Sooo bam.. all three got parvo:( We gave one to our vet- she lived. And her sister( I named lucky lived) and the youngest and most expensive one died. Our 3 other grownup dogs,, DID NOT get it.. and Were NOT even UTD on shots( we live in the middle of nowhere soooo ya-farm dogs)..

    Anyways, it's serious. For puppies.. yes. Not sure about adult dogs? Call your vet and see if you can do anything?? Or even have to worry?
         
        10-30-2013, 10:02 PM
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    Originally Posted by Shoebox    
    Okay, if she's covered by the booster she SHOULD be okay and still protected by the vaccine. Still - I would call tomorrow morning ASAP, explain the situation to the vet and see what they recommend at least. Can't be too safe when it comes to our furry friends.
    That's the plan. Even if I have to take her in to get her booster early it would make me feel better. Just with the way my luck has been running recently I'm stressing everything. And other than the horses Jetta is my baby girl. I spoil her rotten!

    This was on her birthday this year. Yeah I spoil my girl haha




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    Originally Posted by barrelbeginner    
    My family went through this with not only one puppy, but four. We went to Nesbraska to buy a $350 lab pup, female. And came home with that one. And Three others being sold on the side of the road( 150$ each for them-not registered).. Sold one that day, then took the other three home..

    Sold another one, so we had two. And about a week later- the one we sold 2nd came back-sick... Sooo bam.. all three got parvo:( We gave one to our vet- she lived. And her sister( I named lucky lived) and the youngest and most expensive one died. Our 3 other grownup dogs,, DID NOT get it.. and Were NOT even UTD on shots( we live in the middle of nowhere soooo ya-farm dogs)..

    Anyways, it's serious. For puppies.. yes. Not sure about adult dogs? Call your vet and see if you can do anything?? Or even have to worry?
    Oh wow that's horrible. I'm so sorry you had to go through that.


    Plan is to call the vet, get their recommendation, and then probably go in anyway. If I waste my money oh well, peace of mind if priceless.
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        10-30-2013, 10:07 PM
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    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by barrelbeginner    
    My family went through this with not only one puppy, but four. We went to Nesbraska to buy a $350 lab pup, female. And came home with that one. And Three others being sold on the side of the road( 150$ each for them-not registered).. Sold one that day, then took the other three home..

    Sold another one, so we had two. And about a week later- the one we sold 2nd came back-sick... Sooo bam.. all three got parvo:( We gave one to our vet- she lived. And her sister( I named lucky lived) and the youngest and most expensive one died. Our 3 other grownup dogs,, DID NOT get it.. and Were NOT even UTD on shots( we live in the middle of nowhere soooo ya-farm dogs)..

    Anyways, it's serious. For puppies.. yes. Not sure about adult dogs? Call your vet and see if you can do anything?? Or even have to worry?

    Adult dogs CAN and DO get Parvo. My mother worked as a vet tech and saw it more than a few times. Too, adult dogs often times do not show symptoms before thy die of it. Is it REALLY that common? No. A vaccinated dog should be okay, but it really doesn't hurt or take much extra time to double check with a vet's suggestion, so why not?

    EDIT: Yay! Let us know what the vet says.
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        10-31-2013, 01:03 AM
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    Yearling
    Oh my, that birthday picture of Jetta is just too adorable!!!
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        10-31-2013, 09:00 AM
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    Weanling
    A booster at this point is worthless, since it takes several weeks to actually "boost" immunity. Parvovirus is predominately a "puppy" disease and is uncommon in dogs over 2. Your dog should be fine. We had two puppies last year with Parvovirus, don't know where they got it since we live in the country and they were both born and raised here. Our vet said it is very difficult to kill and can live in the soil for "years". They both made it with intensive nursing (puttin' that RN to good use, lol). Our two older dogs were fine, but I have to admit every time they pooped I was evaluating it for signs of Parvo for WEEKS after that. Good luck!
         

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