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Hello everyone,

My first post and as an anxious new owner I am going to address the issue that is most confronting and question / read up on other aspects over days to come.

My new pup arrives next week at 9 weeks and will have its first vaccination done. The house I have recently moved into (July) was inhabited by a lady who had a dog from the pound and she got it at 18 months with no idea of its medical history.

Now my concern is as follows;

What if the dog was a carrier of a virus (Parvo)? Naturally it has pooped all over the back lawn and patio areas. Do I need to be stressing out as much as I am? Is there something I can do? Will disinfecting the house (just a more thorough routine cleaning) be sufficient? What about the outdoor areas?

Suggestions / thoughts / advice / comments welcome.

Thanks (wow I never thought I would be one of "those type of parents"!!) lol

Jeremy

 

I don't think that it would be an issue as long as the dog was healthy.  Do be cautious about where you take your puppy and don't let it down on the floor at the vets office till the vaccination series is done

Parvo can live in the soil for over a year - not much you can do about it without killing everything in the yard.

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Lol calm down. I have another dog when I brought my guy home everything was fine. I wouldn't take the pup anywhere till full vaccinated and like Fitzmar said don't let it on the vet floor. Everything should be fine and your dobershark will be keeping you busy :) 

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Thanks :)

 

Needed that !! Being the typical extra hysterical to be owner..haha.

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Lol it's alright it just means you care. One thing I can say being a stress mess myself is that although it might seem extremely stressful... I'm making it a bigger deal then it is ;) We are all here to help and de-stress lol