So, your dog needs some grooming, a bit of TLC to make her look her best, so you do what most dog owners do and decide to take her to the dog grooming salon.
When you get there, you are reassured to find that they will only groom dogs that are fully up-to-date on all of their shots (e.g. Parvo, Kennel Cough / Bordetella).
And so, you leave your doggie there for a bit of pampering, safe in the knowledge that she won’t, at least, get sick while she’s there.
Well, we hate to burst your balloon, but even though dog groomers may have the best of intentions, your dog is not as safe as you thought!
You see, the problem is that Parvo vaccinations are no guarantee that your dog won’t get Parvo.
We hear, on a daily basis, about dogs getting Parvo regardless of their age – i.e. both puppies and adults, some as old as 14 – and regardless of whether they have been vaccinated or not.
In fact, it’s even worse than that, because an increasingly common problem is dogs developing full-blown Parvo symptoms within a couple of days (and sometimes even a few hours) of being vaccinated.
Now, vets will probably tell you that this is just coincidence, or that the dog must have already had Parvo when they were vaccinated (in which case, even the vaccine manufacturers tell vets not to vaccinate the dog, although most vets ignore this advice, in their pursuit of more of your hard-earned cash, and probably won’t even do a Parvo test first).
However, when people ring us practically every day of the week with stories such as this, we have to believe that the vaccines themselves are causing the Parvo.
If you think about it, the vaccines contain millions of viral particles (far more than most dogs would ever come across naturally in the wild), as well as a toxic cocktail of chemicals that can destroy their immune system completely, for maybe two weeks.
So, not only is your dog now full of the virus (and maybe other viruses too if he was given a 4-in-1, or even a 7-in-1, shot), but his immune system is compromised at best, and non-existent at worst.
Is it any wonder that more and more dogs are succumbing to Parvo and other ailments, such as pneumonia, as a direct result of being vaccinated?
Back to grooming your dog, then.
If you really want or need to groom your dog, then we highly recommend Dog Grooming Made Easy, a complete 70+ page book that contains all you need to know to keep your doggie clean and good-looking, and that you can download to your computer and be reading just minutes from now.
While you’re learning, we suggest giving your dog a puppy cut, as that will be the easiest to manage, initially, at least.
Your dog may not look quite as perfect as if she had been groomed professionally, but at least you won’t be exposing her to who knows what viruses, bacteria and other infections.
We’ve had at least one customer whose dog contracted Parvo at the groomer’s – so please don’t let the next one be yours!