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    Along the way I met a lady that also has a pair of Dogues and she also just had a litter.
    However she is not a registered Breeder and none of her dogs have papers.
    ANyway she just called me and told me that 2 of her puppies became sick and one tested
    positive for Parvo..
    Then she told me that the vet that she used (mobile Vet) accidentally vacc this pup twice.
    She went to her normal vet and he said it could of contracted Parvo if the vaccine was a live
    injection...
    ANyway further tests are now being done..

    After telling me all this she started to mention that her husband had been working on this work site
    and bout 2 weeks ago he was complaining to his boss about the amount of dog poop that was in the
    back of this yard they were working in..
    One week later he met with the owner and ask her about her dog & to clean up the poop and she said
    she used to have a puppy..

    My friend & her husband now think maybe that puppy this lady had, died from parvo and her husband
    has walked the parvo home into their own yard and this is how her pup has contracted it..
    She said the 2 puppies that are in the vet, the bill is $1800 so far ..

    Sounds devastating to me..
    I started freaking out about all my puppies I sold, what if the new owners take their new pups out while
    young and get Parvo..Who is responsible ??

    Gosh how scarey .. I felt like calling all the new owners and making sure they are not taking their
    pups out ..
    One of the new owners were a young couple and I remember him mentioning that his puppy will
    be going to work every day with him and he was in construction..
    Scarey stuff..

    Anyway I told my friend , well she's just a lady I met, not to give up keep trying to find out how the pup
    contracted Parvo..
    Her vet did also say there was a faulty batch of vacc out ..OMFG can our pets be safe ??

    She is looking for a female Dogue (this is how I met her) I had sold out though..
    But she was saying that her vet said where ever u get the pup from whether its local or has
    to be freighted, do not get the pup until it's had it's 3rd vaccination..

    I am getting my new boy from Victoria, should I wait until it's 3rd vacc now or what ??
    Not sure if the breeder will keep the dog until then ??
    The puppy is only 1 week so it's about 7 weeks away yet..

    Seriously what to do... ????

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    This is one of these damned if you do and damned if you don't situations. I always have my puppy owners get their pups out, to training and to shopping centres etc. Not the dog park. I take my young pups out to dog shows. For me I choose to run the risk in preference of socialisation.

    I always ring ahead to the vets to make sure it's all clear of parvo before bringing pups in for vax's. It's one of the biggest places for disease.

    I would be advising puppy owners to be aware of parvo and where they take their pup.

    As to the person who has the parvo puppies, I wouldn't be bringing in any new dog for a long time, the stress on a new dog makes it a candidate for it despite vax coverage.

    If you are looking for a breeding male, then you are wanting a good specimen so waiting the longest period of time is a good thing, It gives the breeder time to see how this dog is developing, so by all means ask, if this is a dog that you are going to take into the ring, the breeder will most likely agree as they won't want a bad specimen representing their 'kennel'.

    Any dog I sell interstate, which I've only done a few times never leaves before 10 weeks of age, I think the travel is a bit too stressful before then.

    My puppies go to their new homes with a vet check done in the last 24 hours, this gives both me and the new owners peace of mind. And should anything go wrong after that time it's not thru lack of me trying otherwise.

    In the end we all have to realise that things happen and should something go wrong, like anything, you weigh up that problem on it's own merits and deal with it.
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    Agree with Mac, damned if ya do and damned if you dont. You just have to do whatever you are comfortable with.

    I take my dogs everywhere, the minute I get them. Regardless of whether they have had vaxs or not (in fact, I never used to vaccinate). One of our favourite places to go we later found out was riddled with parvo, my guys never picked it up.

    In fact, the only dog I have had who did contract parvo, had not long before finished receiving all her puppy vaxs. She only got a mild dose but she got it, and that was the reason I stopped vaccinating (I have since started again due to having to).

    Anyway, if you are comfortable with bringing pup home, then do it. If you want to wait for 3 vax's, then do it.

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    I will still take my puppies everywhere...Mind you I would not take them to a place full of poop....to me socialisation is the number one and always will be.

    I always have my dogs on Vit C too.


    I know lots of puppies, I do puppy classes....i tell the people to be sensible as the where they take their pups,but to keep them socialising, pick clean areas and clean dogs. it is so important to have well adjusted dogs.

    My Medical mind does not accept some of the other stuff..i think you need to be really sure what happened. Some people often do not get their stories correct.

    But Parvo can be transferred via shoes and such. It is a shame that it happened to the pup. It sort of proofs that staying at home will not mean puppies cannot get Parvo. So unless you keep them in a sterile bubble, there are no guarantees

    Hopefully having had healthy parents, colostrum and the puppy vaccination will keep your puppies healthy
    Pets are forever

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    Well if her vet said it was a faulty batch wouldn't they be
    finding this info out ?

    Freaks me right out..
    Thankfully she didn't buy one of my puppies cause it could of
    contracted the parvo and either gotton really sick or even died..

    Scary scary..

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    And im not sure she could ever find out if was the faulty vac's that caused the illness anyway, they surely wont tell her as they would then be responsible.

    That is really scary if vaccines can be faulty and your poor pup is sick or dies a horrible death through no fault of your own...how very sad

    I belive you can not rightly have anther pup for a very long time after parvo, or else you are playing russian roulette. Many years ago melb vets suggested 1 year, and I remember them saying it can be bought in off the skin or shoes of people entering your home, but not sure if that time limit is what they still reccomend.

    Parvo is a serious, cruel and ugly disease, i really feel sorry for this lady and the poor puppies.
    The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
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    Yeah I was under the impression that it's about 1 year before u can bring another dog in..
    She has her 2 adult dogs that are fully vaccinated ..
    She is still looking to get a papered girl which is sad because the new dog I believe can get it..

    All I know is I wont be selling her a pup in my life time sorry...

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    Im glad she didnt get one of yours....and yes, really irresponsible to bring in another puppy. Maybe she should look for an older fully vaccinated dog...so very sad!
    The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
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    Personally I think it's disgusting and is thinking of themselves
    not for the poor dog....
    Hurts me when things like that happen..

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    As above, keeping a dog isolated until it's fully vaccinated will leave them with long term socialization issues.
    Anyway as demonstrated by this case you don't need to take your pup out for it to get sick.

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