|07-06-2014 06:31 PM|
|07-06-2014 04:48 PM|
|MariaCarin||i'm looking for a rescue to pull a gs for me urgently do you know what i can do?|
|04-30-2014 11:48 PM|
|YORCHI||FWIW, we used hand sanitizer on our hands before entering the house and touching the puppies and parents. Then we washed our hands and used hand sanitizer again before getting into our car and coming home.|
|04-30-2014 09:56 PM|
At 7 weeks, even 5 weeks, they can actually support a fever, so chances are they are not going to DIE from something that an older dog coughs once or twice from, like canine herpes, which is actually everywhere, moreso even than parvo or distemper. You all don't here about it much because by the time you get your puppies their temperature is up to 101.5 and a fever of 102 or 103 knocks it out. People never realize their pup is sick. But, breeders know about it because new puppies are at 96 degrees and cannot support a fever that can kill it. It will cause massive internal bleeding and can wipe out an entire litter. So, you are right, I always warn when someone suggests taking a bitch and pups in for a check after whelping. Any illness can be devastating for young puppies.
In the 20 minutes you are at the vet for first shots, you might be exposed to parvo if it is there. A fly might have been on an offering outside, and then came in and sat on the table, and maybe it is enough to transmit the disease. Maybe. But in a shelter atmosphere, those flies are everywhere. They are moving from poop to poop and puppies in the shelter are so much more likely to become infected being there 24/7, in a kennel, bored, eating poop, exposed.
|04-30-2014 03:30 PM|
|04-30-2014 01:07 AM|
|my boy diesel||
The pup must be exposed to the disease.
i know that lol
however the op exposed the pups in all likelihood when they went to visit unless there was a tub of disinfectant by the door when they walked in since parvo is everywhere
flies can transmit the disease even if nobody visits
and if they take the pups to the vet selzer you have said in numerous other threads that is another way they get sick
|04-30-2014 12:54 AM|
Sounds to me like the pup has won the lottery!
|04-29-2014 04:28 PM|
I volunteer with an awesome GSD rescue. We pull shepherd and shepherd mix puppies from shelters - often with mama dog. It is not unusual for at least some of those puppies to die, before we even get them into foster homes. Shelters and rescues can know all about scheduling for vaccinations and deworming, but once the puppy is exposed to something in the shelter, that is a moot point.
It is true that there are never any guarantees. In this case, the OP already adopted a GSD puppy from a shelter that contracted distemper. That puppy is dead.
|04-29-2014 04:19 PM|
Puppies that have been dumped at the shelter are far more likely to have come from situations where people are not very conscientious right out of the gate. And the chances of being exposed to dogs from owners who are not very conscientious is just way higher. So if it is about stacking the deck in our favor, go to the breeder who bred their pets, but is caring for them, over the breeder who dumped the dam and pups in the shelter.
As for shelter workers knowing more about vaccine schedules, that may be. We know that if this breeder is going to vaccinate at 5 weeks, they are not very knowledgeable in this area. But, depending on when the dam's immunity wears off, could be any time if she was vaccinated, 7 weeks, 9 weeks, we don't know. So, the chances that the puppy, even vaccinated at the shelter will have been vaccinated AFTER the immunity wore off, and AFTER it has had the chance for the antibodies to build up in its system, but BEFORE it is exposed is really almost impossible. And a lot of shelters, in realizing this, when they have a parvo outbreak, they euthanize all of them, all the pups, dogs that could have possibly been exposed in the shelter. That is what they do here.
Getting puppies out of shelter situations may be a higher priority, but getting a puppy that isn't seriously ill out of the gate, you are better off going with that breeder. Even an imperfect one that is just breeding pets for $200.
If the OP has dealt with distemper already from a shelter, than I can certainly understand avoiding the shelter altogether.
|04-29-2014 03:45 PM|
|my boy diesel||
there is no guarantee these pups wont become ill with whatever either
in fact good rescues or shelters usually know a good deal more about vaccination and deworming schedules than a person who had an oopsie litter
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