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    Thought I would tell everyone about my rather eventful morning... From a post on another forum....




    This morning the next door neighbour came over to say that her puppy had died this morning with what she thought was parvo, being lethargic and hot for days and also he had bleeding out the anus, penis ans mouth this morning. She has burned everything that he was in contact with. Lacey hasn't been in contact with this dog, but I have and she has been in contact with this dogs urine and faeces. I have called the vets, all of them, and informed them of this, and have called my friends with dogs and let them know of this. We don't get paid until this Friday so again we are running low on funds but one friend that we took Lacey to meet has said that she will pay for whatever we need to do until we can pay her back.

    I called the vets, and will get some F10 and will burn Lacey's bedding, and clean all of the shoes and have a bucket of disinfectant that people will have to stand in before they enter the house. Lacey is going to the vets this afternoon for the parvo test and vaccinations, she was due tomorrow anyway. I'm getting the test, I need to know if I am going to lose her. To be honest I don't think I would be able to find the strength to live through her dying.

    What else should I do?



    Just got back.

    Left her in the car, he came out and took a rectal swab. Waited fifteen minutes, and when he came back, all I heard was 'buzz buzz buzz buzz negative.' I think I lost about ten years of my life with worry. I've probably gone prematurely grey. We got her vaccinations and also the lepto jab, and he gave her a clean bill of health. I am so relieved, my heart was thumping so hard, it almost hurt.

    Will go and clean up all the dog crap outside after its stoped raining, she also isn't allowed to go on the grass, she has to go to the toilet out the back in the carport which is where she goes anyway when it rains.

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    Jeeeez, that could of been a disaster!
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    Oh what a fright, did the vet tell you though that that test dose not pick the parvo up in the very early stage of infection[it may not be this way anymore as the test may be more spot on now] all the time.
    fingers crossed all is well............ I would disinfect all dishes she uses also & clean up any yard poo & hose in areas the poo is.
    If the dog was not on your property chances are your yard is clean though. Make sure any shoes you or family wore over to the neighbours are disinfected well.

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    OMG Box that would have been horrible scary!!! I would have been so upset if that was me. I am sooooo glad she is ok though. How horrible for your neighbour.

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    Yeah, the dog did come over here but that was long before Parvo could have been an issue. The adult, vaccinated dog that was living with it was over here with the neighbour this morning. After this blasted rain stops we are going to clean up all poo on the property, infected or not, hose down all areas, and pour bleach on every surface, verandah and lawn, and disinfect everything, the floor inside, shoes, Lacey's toys, food dishes etc. Maybe disinfect the cats too? Is that possible? Not really any point, they go outside anyway.

    Lacey is not allowed on the grass, only on the verandah where she has her pool, at least until she should be immune. Myf, what time period do you recommend? Our vet said a few days but I have heard it takes two weeks after their second jabs...

    We're going to move very soon, so shouldn't have to worry about it for much longer hopefully. Just don't want to spread it.

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    Crazydog Is quite right the tests can show false negative or false positive results, if your dogs immune system is ok and shts were not over due you should be right, I think flies bring the virus through fences so even though it does pay to be very carefull it can still get about.
    I would be asking if the owner of the dead dog has any mouse or rat baits about all that bleeding may not have been Parvo at all baits will cause bleeding like that too

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    I am beleive it's 2wks 4 full imunity as that is why you vacc @ 6wks & sell pups @ 8wks.
    The rat bait an idea too, was the dead dog seen by a vet & told it was parvo?
    I would still take care either way but all that bleeding is a lot like bait.
    Parvo they vomit watery vile & have bloody poos are very lethargic but not so much the other bleeding you exsplained.
    Poor dog why was it allowed to get so sick?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keira & Phoenix View Post
    OMG Box that would have been horrible scary!!! I would have been so upset if that was me. I am sooooo glad she is ok though. How horrible for your neighbour.
    I was terrified. As soon as the neighbour told us, I flew into action, I didn't even know what I was doing. By the time my head caught up with what I was doing I was talking to the vet. After I talked to the vet I almost started hyperventilating, I was so panicked. After losing Bella and Lexi about a month ago, I couldn't even fathom if I lost Lacey... I couldn't even think about it, I was so scared.

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    I have nearly lost a dog to rat baits... When we got him to the vets which was 2 hours away, he had an hour to live..

    Rat baits take their time to kill dogs.. Boss ate one at my FIL's house which we were there 4 days before..

    I'm sorry but I don't feel anything for your neighbor. The puppy was sick and they were too lazy to take it to the vet.


    Parvo can be on anything like cars and human clothes..

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    oh it's her second shots not so sure then as she should still have some cover unless they are overdue. Sorry only just picked that up on a reread.

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