November 21, 2012

How Is Parvo Spread?

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Parvo can occur in any dog, as the virus is easily transmitted. The
virus is extremely hardy in the environment, and in some areas can
survive 3 to 7 years. Parvo is extremely resilient and can be
transmitted in any discharge from an infected animal, especially
feces and vomit. The Parvovirus withstands wide temperature
fluctuations and most cleaning agents.

Parvo can be brought home to your dog on shoes, hands, car tires,
and even by flies and birds.

Areas that are thought to be contaminated with Parvo should be
thoroughly washed with a chlorine bleach. For fabrics and bleach
sensitive materials, a disinfectant called Kennel Kare by HTProducts
(found HERE) can be used to kill the virus without affecting the
fabrics. For porous materials such as soil, the disinfectant TekTrol
should be used to disinfect the entire surface. Bleach will not kill
100% of the Parvovirus in soil, and TekTrol is one of the only
products to our knowledge that can.

Animals that have overcome the Parvovirus can be carriers for up to
30 days after they stop showing symptoms. Do not take your dog to
the park, out for a walk, or have any contact with other puppies for
this period. Make sure to clean all stools and any surface it touches
with the appropriate disinfectant.

Parvo spread through the ground will usually surface through rain
water flooding the area, so try to avoid letting your pet play in
puddles until they are protected. For new owners that suspect their
yard may be contaminated, thoroughly cover the landscape with
TekTrol and let sit for a week before bringing your puppy home.

Detailed instructions for the decontamination and treatment of
Parvovirus can be found on the Amber Technology website at:
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parvo-90x90The Canine Parvovirus is specific to dogs and usually
cannot be transmitted to humans or other species of pets. One step
to avoid Parvo infection in your dog is to adhere to the
recommended vaccination schedule which begins when puppies are
6-8 weeks of age; however, a majority of puppies that contract the
Parvovirus are up to date on their vaccinations. Keep puppies
quarantined until they are at least 10 weeks of age (longer is better)
and do not allow people to handle the puppies without the proper

Eldon Griffiths
Technology Officer
Amber Technology

Call Amber Tech today for information about the Parvovirus at 801-

Also here is a link about distemper, another puppy and dog killer.
These must be taken seriously.

        Distemper in Puppies and Dogs
Please click the link below, this is a must read, for anyone bringing a
puppy home.

                    Canine distemper
            Parvo Virus
The deadly puppy killing disease.
This is a must read for anyone bringing a puppy home
This  is only one of  the contagious diseases, and a
serious reason some kennels are closed kennels.
Please read,   There is an epidemic in the country.
Because of too many un protected dogs and puppies