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Old 02-27-2014, 08:17 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Check out Chewy.com Someone introduced it to me and I'm obsessed.

But I guess it really depends on my area. I got a lot of my stuff from walmart/petco and never had any problems, but most of the people here are big dog people and are smart about health, etc.
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Old 02-27-2014, 09:47 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I never thought of that. I'd like to know too even though I have bought stuff there

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Old 02-27-2014, 10:13 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I go to Petsmart and Petco to check things out and see what I might want. It's a good hands-on shopping trip. However, I rarely buy from there things that aren't on sale or that I KNOW I can't get anywhere else and I really do need. I do my window shopping and idea shopping there, then I go to WM and get what I need.

I have the metal bowls from WM and I love them- throw them in the dishwasher and we're good. I have several to keep in rotation. I've gotten most of my leashes and harnesses from WM with the exception of a leather collar. I just don't like the high mark up at Petsmart/Petco.
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Old 02-27-2014, 10:30 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Huh, I'd never even thought about that. And I work at a Petsmart! If you're very paranoid about your puppy getting parvo, then maybe just window shop and buy things online (as I believe someone else said) because Amazon is WAY cheaper. Yay for 10-15 dollar KONGs! As opposed to the $30 gouge that they are at Petsmart :P Well, at least because I normally buy the super sized Kongs.

Anyways, I've been buying from the store through, oh, maybe 25-30 puppies now and never had a problem. I guess if you still want to pick things up from the store but stay on the safer side, you could stick to the products that are towards the back of the rack (like toys) or the bottom of the stack (like bowls). I would avoid bins entirely as I've seen people actually just put their puppy in the bottom bins of toys because they think its cute to watch them roll around in all the stuffies. But, ultimately online is going to be cheaper.
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Old 02-28-2014, 12:15 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Lol, I wouldn't get too worked up about walking through a pet store. Their floors are extremely cleanable and tend to be cleaned up fairly well. The chances of walking through a park that has parvo waiting in the wings is vastly higher than getting it from a pet supply store.

My last puppy was literally on the same property with parvo puppies. I often had to nurse them, even if everyone knew that I had my puppy (because he came with me to work every day I was there), and I carried him out to a place on our property I knew didn't get as many dog travelers, however it did get dog travelers! He never came down with it. Nor have I managed to bring it to my house. You just have to be aware and think!

Bleach is good at killing parvo. Worried you possibly picked it up from the store? Spray the soles of your shoes outside and let them dry in the sun. So long as there's no dirt/poo/interesting things on the soles of your shoes, the solution will take care of it. You could even clean toys up with bleach solution that you purchase before they play with them.
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Old 02-28-2014, 12:26 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Parvo is shed through poop. So the only way one would have to worry is if a puppy with parvo pooped on said toy and then it was purchased. A dog gets parvo by smelling poop or even smelling/licking poop off a persons shoe that walked in a pile of poop from a dog with parvo.
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Old 03-01-2014, 08:27 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Parvo is shed through poop. So the only way one would have to worry is if a puppy with parvo pooped on said toy and then it was purchased. A dog gets parvo by smelling poop or even smelling/licking poop off a persons shoe that walked in a pile of poop from a dog with parvo.

I also work at a petsmart and veterinarian clinic and as long as you are not bringing your pup in to a store without his vaccinations being finished you don't have to worry! Parvo is spread between direct contact of stool. I've pre shopped at my local pet stores for all four of my pups and they are all perfectly healthy!


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Old 03-03-2014, 08:47 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Made a $200 order from Chewy.com last night. That place is freaking awesome...

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