Adopting a Parvo Puppy?
I plan to adopt a dog from a shelter. On Saturday, he started exhibiting signs of illness, and on Monday he was taken to the vet by the shelter owner. It was discovered that he have parvo. He received treatment, is chowing down and his stools are almost normal, and she said that she will release him to my care on Friday or Saturday whether I choose to go through with the adoption. I really like this dog and still severely much want to adopt him, but due to the parvo, is it a bad idea? Can it recur and become an ongoing, chronic health problem?
Just a heads up though... the dog can still shed Parvovirus in his stools and such for a long amount of time after he's better, and the virus can live over a year (bleach is simply about the only thing that will slay it), so if you're planning on bringing another puppy into the same environment, you'll be exposing it to Parvo.
Parvo never seems to come back once a dog has be ill from it and fully recovers recovers.
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If you adopt him I would advise that you keep him loney from any other pets you may have for about 2-4 week to ensure that he is better.
Thank you if you do adopt a Parvo dog, because so abundant are never given a chance even after the disease is gone.
i would not be concerened about adopting the puppy. congradulation
A fruitless idea? I don't thnk so. I adopted 2 pps several years ago that had come down beside parvo in the shelter.. They did not get it again after beign treated, although this is possible. Watch the pup closely and keep his vet appointments. He requests the love of a kind owner! My dogs are absolutely wonderful!
It can relapse, you lately need to keep a close eye on him. Any other dogs in the domestic? If so, hold off on the pup until he is sure well. Good opening on adopting a dog!
It sounds like this pup was not sick for too long so I would think the likelihood of him having heart damage or other permanent affects would be deeply small. If you have a regular vet, he/she may be the best person to ask because they could examine the dog, too, for any evidence of problems.