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Transmitting viruses to dogs – I worked in a pet store

September 30th, 2006, 03:50 PM
I used to work in a pet store, we didn’t sell any dogs or cats but I was in contact with a lot of dogs that ware there with the owners buying food.

My problem is that although I left this job about 2 months ago, I washed the clothes that I used there and just recently put the shoes in the garbage, now with the new puppy coming home I am scared about diseases that I may give to the pup. I cleaned everything but I had some bad experiences with parvo and I was told that the virus can be viable in a home for 10 years … I don’t know if this is right but I am concerned.
Any advice? :shrug:

September 30th, 2006, 03:55 PM
I heard parvo is viable for 6 months.

September 30th, 2006, 04:02 PM
My advice is to contact your area vet and get the lowdown on how to deal with the possiblity and what risks are involved.

September 30th, 2006, 04:04 PM
here is a link

September 30th, 2006, 04:09 PM
check out the related articals on the side bar........enviroment\disinfection

September 30th, 2006, 04:13 PM
She had the first vaccines done, the second round is at 10 weeks right? Or was that 12 … :frustrated:

When is the parvo vaccine administrated?

September 30th, 2006, 04:14 PM
here is a link

great article!