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Prevent Dog Parvo

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puppy-looking-at-youDog parvo prevention is really the same as rabies prevention; you just have to make sure your dog has all of their necessary vaccinations.

Vaccinations should start after the puppy is 6 to 8 weeks old. Up until that point, a puppy is typically protected against most sicknesses because its mother’s anti-bodies are still flowing through it’s blood. But now it has to build up its own system of protection.

The initial shot is followed by booster shots in the following weeks, followed by a yearly one after that to keep the protection up. Unless your dog is of a particularly susceptible breed, it’s probably safe to discontinue the booster shots after a few years.

As always, talk to your vet to get your dog on an appropriate vaccination schedule to minimize the risks of this deadly virus.

For a 100% natural prevention method that will help maintain a healthy digestive system and fluid balance in dogs and puppies, which are some of the things parvo attacks, try Parvo-K.


11 Responses to “Prevent Dog Parvo”

  1. Susan on March 12th, 2009 3:06 pm

    In addition to vaccinations, the main way to prevent parvo is to keep your puppy at home until the set of vaccinations is complete. NO DOG PARKS, NO PUBLIC PET STORES! Just wait a few weeks – it may save your dog’s life and save you $1000-$2000 in vet bills.

  2. yammie on August 10th, 2009 5:01 pm

    `We have a blue nose pitbull and we think he has parvo. We are goin to take him to the vet Friday and i’am so scared what they are goin to say!!!!! What can i do to help him??

  3. wanda on August 19th, 2009 3:33 pm

    we lost our 6 month old lab-pit last night to parvo, he was happy and healthy and full energy until it was too late for us to treat him, it hit him so fast and hard. I hope your puppy doesn’t have it Yammie.

  4. Reanna on May 5th, 2010 9:45 pm

    I had my brothers dog here 3 days ago and he just found out his dog has parvo, they just started the treatment for her. But my two dogs one is 15 weeks old and the other is about a year and a half. We took them to the vet and my 15 week old has had one parvo shot but needs the booster, Im hoping they dont have it.

  5. June Gross on July 27th, 2010 3:08 am

    We lost our puppy on 7/2/10 she was only 5 months and she got parvo from another dog who we didn’t know had it. We spent $1900 plus in vet bills and she didn’t make it. She was so full of life and we miss her soooo much. Susan up above is right and everyone should be aware of this. They should have warnings all over the vet’s office to keep your dog away from other dogs and parks until they have their shots. June

  6. Jackie on September 22nd, 2010 7:28 pm

    I lost my puppy last 19th of September this year. I didn’t know bout parvo, the symptoms and how to cure it. It started one friday evening when cotton (my 4 week old pup) lost her apetite. She was still playing around with family members and the morning after she became worse. Vomited and had diarrhea already… still had no apetite. I noticed her losing a lot of fluids and I couldn’t administer because I didn’t know bout the disease. So then on sunday evening she finally gave up & die. It broke my heart so much so I decided to put up a page on facebook educating people what is parvo, how to prevent and things infos. about it. I know it will help a lot of people specially in my country where they dont know much about this contagious disease. I loved my puppy so much but loving them means being strict and responsible enough.. that I lacked in knowledge. I just hope that people like me will be involved more in fighting this disease together with their pets. God bless!

  7. CodyandDUKE on October 7th, 2011 6:42 pm

    Codys dog Duke Great Dane Bull Mast. His 5 months old and has parvo. We took him to the vet. on Oct.7th’ 2011 and we hope that they can help him. We love him so much. He has ring worms and another kind of worms. God is with him please bring him back home so we can play for ever. GOD PLEASE HELP!!!!!!

  8. Isabel on November 13th, 2011 2:15 am

    My bestfriend Kila had died Oct. 19. She was 6 months old and the best pup you could ever ask for.One morning i came out and she was under our stairs throwing up blood. I visited her every day after school, but my dad didnt want me to see her thay way.I came home from school but saw that she was gone. I called my dad immadietely and he said “Kila didnt make it” i havent stopped crying since.
    R.I.P Kila

  9. Lamar on November 30th, 2011 10:01 pm

    my puppy has parvo, he got his 1st treatment today
    he has been drinking water and letter he throws up. What, can I give him to eat

  10. Deb on September 9th, 2012 7:56 pm

    Do not stop getting your dog vaccinated after it is a few years old-I work in a vet clinic where we have had dogs that are 3+ years old come in with parvo that have not survived. It is very important to keep your pets up to date on their vaccines. If you are not sure about a vaccine, talk to your vet before deciding not to get it.

  11. Lois Lutz on June 22nd, 2013 5:00 pm

    My eleven month old Basset pups, Holly and Ivy, had had all of their puppy shots and rbies shot but I just lost Holly to Parvo. I had switched them from puppy food to an adult food and two weeks later Holly became lethargic. I took her to the vet the very next day. She was given antibiotics and IV’s, plus x-rays, but she died three days later. How can I protect my other dog? My yard is cleaned every day, fresh water, lots of love. How can I protect Ivy?