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  • From Wikipedia Prevention and decontamination Direct contact with infected feces is not necessary for the disease to spread: viral particles on shoes, clothing, hair, and so on are all that is needed for the transmission. The disease is extremely hardy and has been found to be present in feces or other organic material (eg. soil) even after a year including extremely cold and hot temperatures. The only household disinfectant that kills the virus is a mixture of bleach and water, 1 part bleach and 30 parts of water.[12] Prevention is the only way to ensure that a puppy or dog remains healthy. This disease is extremely virulent and contagious. With severe disease, dogs can die in as little as 6 to 8 hours despite treatment. In the more common, less severe form, mortality is about 10 percent.[2] It is extremely important to vaccinate puppies and adult dogs against CPV. Weaning puppies should receive initial vaccination at 6 weeks of age, then every 3 to 4 weeks until 15 or 16 weeks of age with a modified live virus low passage high titer vaccine. Older puppies (16 weeks or older) should receive 2 vaccinations 3 to 4 weeks apart. [14] The duration of immunity of vaccines for CPV has been tested for all major vaccine manufacturers in the United States and has been found to be at least three years.[19] A dog that successfully recovers from CPV is still contagious for up to 2 months, so the dog must be kept away from other dogs and puppies. Neighbours and family members with dogs should be notified of infected animals so that they can ensure that their dogs are vaccinated and tested.
  • I don't know why someone would rate this question down...it's a legitimate concern! I'm not answering it because there is already a good answer here!
  • DISINFECTING ~ It is important to disinfect all areas infected with parvo. You don't want your infected shoes, clothing, home, or grounds to possibly infect someone else's puppy. As such, here are some disinfecting suggestions: &nspb; 1. Chlorine bleach and water mixed at a ratio of 1 part bleach to 30 parts water. Be careful using this indoors and make sure you have plenty of ventilation. Many people use this mixture and pour it over a towel in a foot sized rubbermaid container, so people can come in and out of an infected home and bleach their shoes to prevent transporting the parvo virus with them. &nspb; 2. http://www.htproducts.net has a product that kills viruses and bacteria indoors and out, in carpets, etc., called "Kennel Care". Their telephone number is (800) 424-7536 and they are open Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 5:30 pm PST and closed Saturdays & Sundays. Tell them Wolf Creek Ranch sent you to obtain a special customer discount. And no, we don't make money from that, but because we deal in viruses such as parvo and distemper, they are happy we recommend their products and volunteered to offer a discount to our customers. &nspb; 3. Distilled Vinegar, water, and hydrogen peroxide mixed with antiviral essential oils and/or grapefruit seed extract have worked well for us. I always put lavendar essential oil into this mix (tea tree, lemon, eucalyptus...) as we are often mopping up around sick puppies and it helps to calm them and smells great to me. Great for cleaning the kitchen and bathrooms with too. Just be easy on the essential oils, as puppies can smell lots better than we can and we don't want to overload their noses. &nspb; 4. Wash all infected clothing and linens in hot water. Bleach, distilled vinegar, or hydrogen peroxide can also be used in the wash. Just note, all of these can bleach the color in clothing and fabrics &nspb; Also look at: http://www.workingdogs.com/parvofaq.htm &nspb; From a couple of dog-care sites.
  • Bleach does not kill parvo. Some say pinesol does but I wouldn't trust it. I personally would get rid of the carpet, if you want a new puppy. Actually I would not expose a puppy to anywhere you have had this parvo for (ithink the rule is 6-7 years) SORRY!! But maybe after disinfecting thoroughly and talking with your vet about what you might could use like Parvosol or something, maybe then get a full grown dog that has had all his/her shots, they might have a better chance of fighting it off if they happen to contract it. Parvo is a horrible thing to go through and very hard to get rid of. Hope it all works out for you.
  • I know this is late.. but it may help others! I would personally continue to disinfect, and if you want another dog, see if a friend can care for the dog until its atleast 16 weeks of age and has been vaccinated with all 3 boosters against parvo. I have a friend at a humane society that says that nomatter how many vaccinations a puppy has prior to 12 weeks, they need ATLEAST 2 beyond 12 weeks to be protected. So IF you want to risk it, this is the only way I would do so. Unless you choose to get an adult dog that is already vaccinated then you are much safer in doing so, but again, make sure they are VACCINATED prior to coming to your home.

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