What appalling owners, puppies crash very quickly and need expert care immediately if they are unwell. Poor little soul must have faced an agonizing death.
Originally Posted by Boxerini
Parvo is a hideous disease that is transferred very easily via urine, feces and droplets of fluid from the mouth and nose of infected dogs. It can be transferred and walked easily onto properties and unless you have a fantastic quarantine area set up, is very difficult to contain.
How old is your puppy? How many vacc’s has she had? (sorry if I have missed this). Even fully vaccinated adults can still contract or carry/shed parvo virus.
Young puppies are at particular risk as their immunity is often very low and they are open to everything.
You need to be aware the virus can be carried and shed for 3 weeks. As other people have said, swabs can be taken showing a negative although the virus is still manifesting. She may still contract the virus.
For the nest 3 weeks or so you will need to adhere to strict quarantine and monitor her closely. Any sign of being unwell, flat or out of sorts needs immediate vet consult and care.
There is a chance it may not have been parvo as they didn’t consult a vet though I would take any and all precautions.
You have said the adult dog in contact with the puppy who died was on your property recently; if parvo is the issue, rest assured your property has been contaminated.
Sorry to be so blunt, I have heard some horror stories and there is no room for error with this hideous disease.
I do truly hope your puppy remains well and happy, Good Luck.
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