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04-04-2014 12:14 AM
Neko Wait 2 years old??? I am confused.

We wait to take puppies to a dog park until after 20 weeks, knowing there is parvo at the park and knowing (per the vet) that after 4 sets of shot they are as protected as they ever will be. Adult dogs fight off parvo like it's no biggie. Unless I am am missing something... We have very high cases of parvo here in Florida, but as far as I know after the pups have their shots, no one worries and they are off to play with friends on parvo land...

So personally I think your pup is fine and has all the immunity
04-04-2014 12:12 AM
BagLady
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Originally Posted by Anubis_Star View Post
Yeah doing a titers now is pointless as you just vaccinated. Your dog will be fine. Healthy adult vaccinated dogs don't get Parvo. Their immune system is easily able to fight off the virus

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Thanks, I needed that encouragement. He seems to be fine. I took him out on monday for a long walk, and although I didn't let him wander around the yard, I feel better having talked to you all.
04-04-2014 12:07 AM
BagLady
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Originally Posted by Cara Fusinato View Post
Just keep in mind you may not have a puppy who has not had full shots in that yard for years and years. If you need another dog, must be an adult or older puppy that has complete shots. I had a friend who got a pup that immediately died of parvo on the property. Next dog was an adult and fine. The next was a puppy several years later and we live in a hot dry climate. She got parvo but was saved -- but she had parvo on the property AGAIN. Next was an older pup like 6 months old and was fine. Your adult dog should be fine as long as he had shots before the exposure. IF you are real worried, since you vaccinated him again, wait another week and he should be double safe. Just no pups in the yard.
Thank you for your advice.
04-04-2014 12:04 AM
BagLady
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Originally Posted by middleofnowhere View Post
Why are you going to call the vet? You already had him in for a vaccine. Doing a titer so soon after a vaccine seems pointless. You would do the titer BEFORE the vaccine.
You may have mis-read the first post, but we gave him a booster shot ourselves. (panicked, got the shot, gave it to him).
As it is, I talked to our vet, explained what all took place, and he said to just keep an eye on him. If he's off his food, lethargic, etc., bring him in. He also is of a mind that at his age, he should be fine. I didn't know about a "titer" until someone here mentioned it.
04-01-2014 01:23 PM
Anubis_Star Yeah doing a titers now is pointless as you just vaccinated. Your dog will be fine. Healthy adult vaccinated dogs don't get Parvo. Their immune system is easily able to fight off the virus

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04-01-2014 10:23 AM
Cara Fusinato Just keep in mind you may not have a puppy who has not had full shots in that yard for years and years. If you need another dog, must be an adult or older puppy that has complete shots. I had a friend who got a pup that immediately died of parvo on the property. Next dog was an adult and fine. The next was a puppy several years later and we live in a hot dry climate. She got parvo but was saved -- but she had parvo on the property AGAIN. Next was an older pup like 6 months old and was fine. Your adult dog should be fine as long as he had shots before the exposure. IF you are real worried, since you vaccinated him again, wait another week and he should be double safe. Just no pups in the yard.
04-01-2014 09:33 AM
middleofnowhere Why are you going to call the vet? You already had him in for a vaccine. Doing a titer so soon after a vaccine seems pointless. You would do the titer BEFORE the vaccine.
04-01-2014 08:55 AM
BagLady Thanks for your help guys. I'm going to call the vet now too.
04-01-2014 08:46 AM
BagLady
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Originally Posted by Colie CVT View Post
Bleach is useless on lawns. Organic matter inactivates the cleaning agent of it. It's why you have to clean up messes before you use bleach to clean up. So since a lawn is basically all organic matter, you won't do any good lol.

Diluting the areas where the puppy potentially pooped would be the way to deal with it in your yard. Given how long it lives in your yard, and pending the location - if you have neighbors who could possibly walk young animals/immunosuppressed ones nearby - it likely won't hurt to flood the yard a few times to try and dilute the particles down. If you do that a few times in the span of a few days, you should make it harder for an animal to pick it up. It needs 7 solid months of direct sunlight to kill it (which is why it can live a few years, depending on the location on your yard).

The virus sucks. It is a really well protected virus.

But as someone else pointed out, since your dog is older and likely properly vaccinated, you should be okay.

Titers are antibiotic titers. They take a blood sample and measure how many antibodies there are floating around for a specific disease. People will often do them to avoid needing additional vaccines, and to make sure the animal/person is properly protected if exposed to a potential disease since everyone is unique in their own way lol.
I can do that. Thanks
04-01-2014 12:24 AM
Chip18
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Originally Posted by SunCzarina View Post
Titer? It's a blood test to show the level of antibody in the blood - tells if your dogs body already knows how to fight parvovirus due to being vaccinated. Although you probably would have wanted to do this before you gave him the booster. I'm surprised your vet didn't suggest it given the situation.
Yep and that's why you one needs to ask there vet questions!
OP if you r dog went thur the usual puppy shots he's most likely fine. I doubt a booster if the fact would have done any good.

Your vet should have suggested a titer test before a vaccination in opinion or at least haver said "in my opinion your dog should be fine."

Now your here at least with Parvo shots
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