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    Default Parvo virus for vaccinated dog??

    We have no luck
    My best friend rescued a pup from the same rescue group that rescued Hooch.
    She immunised the little puppy (staffy cross) 2-3 days ago when she got her and we went down with Hooch to meet and greet.
    So cute!! Hooch was dying to play, puppy was very snappy.
    Last night puppy felt bad and they ended up at the vet. Puppy has parvo virus.
    Hooch was vaccinated 4 months ago (he is 2 and abit so it was his second vaccine).
    They shared water. I am beating myself for not waiting longer to make sure the puppy was fine... we assumed since she was vaccinated and it was all good!!
    Friend called the rescue who told her that the rest of the litter was with parvo too!! why oh why did they not tell her?? 2 puppies died from it, now this one is at the vet with 50 50 chance.
    Please anyone knows what are the chances of Hooch getting it if he is vaccinated?? can he still get it and if so - will it be mild?
    My doggie has no reprieve and I am getting tired of all the constant worrying about his health.

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    Have no idea but I'd be calling my vet and finding out. We have parvo in our area too, it's a worry. Thinking of you, please let us know what happens

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    I called the vet as soon as I heard, they said he is vaccinated so should be ok but to look out for any change in his behaviour/appetite/general being and not to wait as soon as it changes bring him in.
    God I hate this!!

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    Incubation post exposure is 7-10 days. Vaccinated dogs can still become ill from the disease but it is not likely and usually much less severe unless the animal is immuno-compromised/old, etc. Don't worry so much, it's very likely she won't even be slightly affected. You are empowered with knowledge and hyper-vigilance, have a cup of camomile tea and try to calm down a little lest you make yourself sick over the whole thing. To put things in perspective i had been taking my dogs to an off leash dog park for three weeks after a known incident of parvo in the park before i knew about it. No ill effects were seen in my four dogs, all adults and all vaccinated. Add to that the fact that the DHP vaccination (distemper, hepatitis, parvo combo) is now recommended to be just as effective when administered triennially (every three years), which means that very few booster shots are required throughout an adult dog's life to maintain effective immunity from the disease.

    My thoughts are with your friend and her puppy, i dearly hope the pup pulls through. Sending some good strong vibes to Hooch, too, in the hopes that his immune system kicks the parvo in the butt! All the best!

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    She immunised the little puppy (staffy cross) 2-3 days ago
    Need to keep the puppy quarantined for two weeks after the final booster... And quarantine means no going to public spaces where other unvaccinated dogs may have been. Any critter can spread parvo on the dirt (and dog poop) in their shoes. So if you're in an area where dogs aren't always vaccinated (think low income), and nobody cleans up after their dogs... that's a no go area for an unvaccinated or recently vaccinated puppy.

    Tried to explain that to a lady who showed up at a local off lead space today. Puppy was 9 weeks old. I said - has he had his final booster and two weeks yet.

    She said (how's this for stupid) "he's vaccinated because he came from a certified breeder". Certified scam artist more like. Someone else spent the time explaining about vaccinations, and I just encouraged my dog to keep clear tho she did go have a quick sniff.

    Do Pedigree German shepherd puppies come in all black with a little bit of white on the chest? He was very cute but quite barrel shaped, and with the distinctive leaning in pointy ears...

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    If Hooch has had his puppy vaccines and has recently been vaccinated I dont think I would be overly concerned. I once lived in a very high risk parvo area and none of my dogs ever had a problem and they were out and about often. Just keep and eye on him.

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    Hooch had a normal vaccine last year when he was rescued (at around 9 months old), so I dont think he had his puppy vaccines. His second vaccine was 3.5 months ago. Thats all he has had.
    I cant sleep... worried

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    No GSD's dont come in barrel chested, all black with a white tuft on chest.
    But they sell for same lol

    I have known parvo hit a village i lived in as a child. (And think pre vaccinations in olden days). 50% of village dogs died. 50% lived. Miles away from a vet or vetinary care. Just animal husbandry skills of villagers. It killed the weak, the sick and the old. Few healthy adult dogs died.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    Do Pedigree German shepherd puppies come in all black with a little bit of white on the chest? He was very cute but quite barrel shaped, and with the distinctive leaning in pointy ears...
    Sounds like a mutt but a cross with a Groenendael. Belgian Shepherd Dog (Groenendael) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia and a puppy Dog - Belgian Shepherd Dog Groenendael - puppy

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    Actually pedigree sheps can have white patches. It's a mismark and it can fade out to little/none. Malinois can have white patches as well my bitches lines carry it on the chest, she has an L shape. Most blacks come from working lines so you find they are more solid then the show lines.

    As for Hooch the fact he's only really had 2 vaccinations is a concern. When you first got him you should have given him a puppy course of 2-3 depending on brand. Keep an eye on him but he probably will be fine. As for the puppy, stupid rescue for not quarantining and sending pups out straight after a vaccination.

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