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post #7 of (permalink) Old 02-13-2014, 01:50 PM
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Originally Posted by shepherdmom View Post
Hi Shawna. I have to run some errands at Tractor Supply which is an hour each way from here. I was thinking of taking him with me so he wouldn't need to be crated for so long but I would need to set him down so he could pee somewhere. I was just worried about Parvo.
I see Paul just mentioned you were in a high risk area, that does change things.

If I did have to set them down I would take them to the farthest place possible. For instance when I took Delgado to Petsmart (in my arms of course) it was in a strip mall with a HUGE parking lot, I literally walked to the opposite end of the parking lot from Petsmart and let him pee there before taking him inside.

I tried to stick mainly to places where there were tons of humans but limited dog areas. At two shots they've got a decent immunity but I don't trust it 100% until 1 week after the 3rd shot. I've personally never had to deal with parvo and I hope I never ever have to, it's a scary disease


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Jasmine - Female Miniature Poodle - born Aug 15, 2010
Loker Delgado Von Stalworth - Male GSD - born Jan 26, 2012
Koda & Zazu - 7 year old male cats
Alex - Male Cocker Spaniel (rescue) - RIP Cuddlebug 2007-2010
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