05-07-2012, 01:07 PM
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| | I agree with this, but also from what I understand, the first set of shots given thatís given at about 7-8 weeks, ends up piggy-backing onto the mothers remaining immunities. Itís like itís redundant, the second & third sets are the critical ones. My first dog had Parvo and survived, then when we got our current dog (it had been 7 months since the first one had it) and after I got conflicting reports about how long the virus stayed live Ė from 3 months to over a year. So I was worried the second one had gotten Parvo too as he wasnít eating much, so I brought him in for a test, they asked that I wait in the car and then to carry the dog inside and hold him in my lap while inside. Parvo gets transmit through their stools but also through their feet (which is where they sweat from). Having gone through that with our first dog, I donít ever want to go through that again Ė EVER!
Originally Posted by CollieBreeder
The Vet office is where people take sick puppies and the virus can be acquired there.