We hear time and time again from our customers, especially those who are breeders, that their puppies have never ever set foot outside the house and yet are still getting Parvo.
Not surprisingly, they want to know how this is possible.
Well, in most cases, it’s almost impossible to track down the source of the Parvo infection, but here are a few ways your dog can get sick, other than the usual method of coming into contact with infected feces.
- Infected vomit can also carry the virus, and with this often looking like a clear / off-white mucus gel at first, it’s not as easily spotted as feces.
- Nose-to-nose contact with other dogs can transmit the virus.
- Although Parvo is not an airborne virus in the traditional sense of the word, once feces dries out, particles can get blown around in the wind, and that can carry the virus on to your property.
- You can carry the virus on to your property on your car tyres (e.g. if you happen to drive over some infected feces).
- Birds, insects and other animals can transmit the virus to your property. They only need to land or step in some infected feces (or vomit) elsewhere, and then land in your back yard, and now you’ve got the virus too.
So, all of these can explain how your property can become infected with Parvo, but that still doesn’t explain how dogs that never go outside can get it.
Well, we hate to say it, but the most likely culprit is you!
You could be walking it into the house on your shoes, or it could be on your clothes or hands.
There is, however, another more worrying way that your dog can get Parvo, and that is …
… from the Parvo shots themselves!
Sadly, it’s true – the very thing that is meant to protect your dog from this horrific virus can actually give him Parvo.
These vaccinations contain a cocktail of chemicals that can damage your dog’s immune system, as well as causing inflammation (which is now a proven cause of cancer), they don’t protect dogs against the latest 2c strain of the virus, and because they contain a modified form of the live virus while at the same time being designed to lower your dog’s immune system and defences, they’re actually giving your dog the Parvo virus.
What can you do about this?
Firstly, we recommend changing shoes as you enter your house. Leave your outdoor shoes outside, and put on some indoor shoes or slippers.
Secondly, remember to use a good anti-bacterial hand wash before handling your dogs, or anything your dogs can come into contact with.
Thirdly, it can be worth bleaching floors, cupboard doors and walls on a regular basis. The recommended dilution is one part bleach to 30 parts of water. However, please remember to rinse the bleach residue off after about 30 minutes, as even in this relatively mild dilution, it can still be harmful to your dogs (and other pets).
These measures will help to prevent your dogs becoming infected, although with the latest 2c strain of this virus, it appears that no dogs are safe. It doesn’t matter whether they’re young or old, large or small, and, more importantly, whether they’ve been vaccinated or not.
Yes, even fully-vaccinated adult dogs are getting Parvo now, and, if not treated, dying from it.
We know it’s beginning to sound like a broken record, but with vaccinations not working in many cases, and even giving your dogs Parvo, not to mention the long-term side-effects they create, such as a weakened immune system, chronic inflammation and even cancer, we strongly recommend that you do not vaccinate your dog and that you have at least one of our Gold Value Packs on hand at all times.
This way, you can begin administering these products to your dog the instant you notice any symptoms of Parvo, or even anything out of the ordinary (e.g. moping around).
The latest 2c strain is killing dogs within 12 hours of symptoms first appearing, so don’t assume that you’ll have time to do any research or take your dogs to the vet.
Be prepared, and order your Gold Value Pack now!
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