How Did My Dog Get Parvo?

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.

  1. 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.
  2. Nose-to-nose contact with other dogs can transmit the virus.
  3. 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.
  4. You can carry the virus on to your property on your car tyres (e.g. if you happen to drive over some infected feces).
  5. 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!

See what we do to keep our dogs’ immune system running high all of the time, as this is what helps them to fight off germs, bacteria, viruses, parasites, etc.

Visit our Doggie Immune Builder page.

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11 Responses to “How Did My Dog Get Parvo?”

  1. […] Having received our advice, she took it, even though it was Christmas time and she really wanted to see her granddaughter. We know this must have been a hard decision for Terrie, but it was the right one, because Parvo, especially the 2c strain, is super-aggressive (even fully-vaccinated adult dogs are getting Parvo and dying if not treated), fast-acting (dogs are dying in less than 12 hours after symptoms first appear) and so very easily transmitted (please read our article entitled “How Did My Dog Get Parvo?“). […]

  2. Masaleen says:

    Great post. People need to hear the truth about parvo vaccinations. Thanks for sharing!

  3. jim says:

    my one dog was vancinated with the viruses from the vet. can my other dog the viruses from her who wasn’t yet vancinated.they both are older dogs.

  4. Rae and Mark says:


    As you will no doubt have gathered from our articles and posts here, we do NOT believer in vaccinations, ever, under any circumstances.

    Our extensive experience in working with dogs that have Parvo shows that vaccinations can give dogs full-blown Parvo.

    You have to realise that vaccinations contain tons of the virus, and as Parvo is so contagious, there is every chance that it will be spread to other dogs (e.g. via nose-to-nose contact, through shared water bowls).

    As for the age of the dogs, that doesn’t matter either – the oldest dog we’ve come across that contracted Parvo was 14 years old, and that dog had been vaccinated regularly throughout the first 12 years of its life.

    The best thing you can do, in our opinion, is to do a full detox to help flush the toxic chemicals from the vaccination out of your dog’s system, and then administer daily maintenance doses to all of your dogs.

  5. Jessica says:

    I just got a month old Blue Pit Stafford mix puppy. The owners before us did not keep him in a sanitary environment but the quickness of this virus told us he had it from birth, or really close after birth.

    We took him to a good home and treated him properly to try to get his health on the right track.

    We found out too late he had Parvo. Today, 4/6/2011 approximately 8 pm, my puppy died in my arms. It was a sudden death and one not peaceful at all. I lost my first puppy to a virus I never heard of till I moved down here.

    If at any time, no matter how minor it looks, your puppy has worms or doesn’t eat, even just a little bit, take him to a vet!!

    No puppy should ever suffer what I witnessed in my arms today. I loved my Solja. a beautiful boy. May he rest in peace and be in no more pain.

    Heed my words, don’t turn a blind eye to ANY symptom, no matter how small. He showed signs three days ago. We took him to the vet on the second day, and he died the day after.

    Parvo took my puppy in only 3 short days. Keep yours safe, treat immediately.

    SOLJA born: February 23, 20011 died: April 6, 2011

    I love you boy and miss you. Rest in peace

    • Rae and Mark says:


      We are, of course, sorry to hear about Solja. As you say, Parvo strikes out of the blue and gives you almost no time to react at all.

      We don’t usually recommend taking a dog to the vet’s for Parvo – it’s typically very expensive (e.g. $500 – $12,000 per dog), and their success rate is, on average, only 50% or so.

      Instead, we always encourage dog owners to treat their dog at home using a natural, chemical-free remedy, as it’s not only cheaper (under $200), but the success rate is more like 90%.

      If you haven’t already done so, we recommend you download our free book, Parvo Treatment 101, which will tell you almost all you need to know about this awful virus.

      Also, if you would like to help us spread the word about Parvo (as you say, many dog owners have never heard of it until their dog gets it), then why not join our affiliate / referral program? It’s free to join, only takes a minute or two to sign up, and in exchange for telling other dog owners about our free book and the natural home Parvo treatment that we sell, we pay a small commission on each sale that we receive as a result of your recommendation. You can find out more at our ParvoBuster Affiliates website.

  6. Steph says:

    I had a puppy in my house for 1 hour a month ago that I intended on adopting that ended up having parvo…)it was still in the care of the foster Mom when he crashed and we tried everything but he did not make it. He was only in my house/basement for the 1 hour which is a carpeted area and then left. I have since found 2 new pups which would be @ 11-12 weeks old when I get them – if I have the carpets and furniture professionally cleaned is it ok for them to go in the basement?

    • Rae and Mark says:


      It really depends on what they use to do the cleaning, as the only substance that is generally regarded as being certain to kill the Parvo virus is regular bleach (e.g. Clorox).

      You need to be aware too that you now have Parvo on your property, and it may not be confined just to the carpet in the basement – it can be tracked around the house and property on your shoes and clothes.

      What we would recommend is having a Parvo treatment kit on hand, just in case, as there are no guarantees with this virus – even fully-vaccinated adult dogs as old as 14 can get it.

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  8. althea says:

    I had 2 boerboel puppies that died from parvo last month. My husband just bought another boerboel puppie. We intenet to keep him in the house, how can I get the virus out of the house and the yard.

    • Rae and Mark says:


      We plan on writing an article on this very subject when we get the chance, but in the meantime, you’ll find the answers you need in our Parvo Treatment 101 book, which you appear to have requested already.

      We also recommend having a Parvo Treatment Kit on hand, both for preventive treatment and in case he still gets the virus, as you can never guarantee that you’ve completely got rid of the virus.