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4640758 tn?1357483092

parvo!!!

my female dog had parvo when she was a yr old now a yr later she is still with us and doing very well!!! my question is if she were to get pregnant would her puppies be born with the parvo virus since she had it at one point?? i want to breed her but not if the whole parvo virus will kick back in on her or if the puppies will be born with the virus!!!!your help with this matter would be appreciated thank you!!
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675347 tn?1365460645
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There's another thought. You may wish to speak to your vet about this if you haven't already... but if she's had Parvo, she may not need annual boosters for the Parvo virus. At the beginning, with my dog, I took her for her yearly shots, without thinking. Then it dawned on me, and I spoke to the vet and had her titer tested every year. And she showed constant immunity to Parvo!
You could maybe mention this to your vet and see what he says?
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974371 tn?1424653129
Well, wish you the best of luck.
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4640758 tn?1357483092
yes we are very very lucky!!! as ive heard not many survive this deadly disease!!!
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4640758 tn?1357483092
thank you very much for all ur info!!! both the male and female are very fit and healthy dogs,if i do decide to breed she will most definately be under strict vet care!!! i also own the male i will breed with and both dogs are seen by my vet regulary.again thank you for all ur info..
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4640758 tn?1357483092
i want breed her with my male to carry their sire on!!! she is not a yr old she is 2 yrs old!! she had parvo a yr ago!! if i breed she will be under a vets care..im not gonna breed stupidly because she means alot to me!!! thank you ur imput
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462827 tn?1333168952
P.S. I'm delighted that your girl survived, by the way......I have a Foster Dog here that just survived Parvo as well......We got lucky, huh????  :)
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462827 tn?1333168952
I Volunteer for an Animal Rescue & want to add this to Ginger's reasons for abandonment: Their Pets are NOT spayed or Neutered! This is the largest problem! Unwanted pregnancies are to blame the most!!!

The worst verbal reason I have ever encountered is, "He doesn't match my NEW sofa!" WHAT????? It was a Tiny Apricot Poodle...Trust me, I've heard them all!!

I also want to add that as of right now, this minute, there are 19,661 Pit or Pit mixes looking for homes (Thru Rescues & Shelters) in the US.....This does not include 1000's that are not counted in other places that do not list with "Petfinder.com"....Most will be euthanized on Fridays because it is not possible to fulfill this enormous amount.....Please think about these statistics before you consider adding to them......Thank you, Karla

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675347 tn?1365460645
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First of all, I am glad your dog survived this, as many do not.
My dog survived Parvo as well, at 3 years old. She lived to be an incredibly fit, healthy, athletic dog, and died age nearly 15.

You say the Parvo infection was a year ago...well both the house and the environment OUGHT to be free of it by now. I picked up some info. on this website, as I was unsure how long the virus lasts in the environment:

http://www.marvistavet.com/html/the_parvo_virus_in_the_environ.html

ENVIRONMENTAL DECONTAMINATION

Indoor decontamination:

Indoors, virus loses its infectivity within one month; therefore, it should be safe to introduce a new puppy indoors one month after the active infection has ended.
Outdoor decontamination:

Freezing is completely protective to the virus. If the outdoors is contaminated and is frozen, one must wait for it to thaw out before safely introducing a new puppy.

Shaded areas should be considered contaminated for seven months.

Areas with good sunlight exposure should be considered contaminated for five months.

However, do think twice about letting her have pups. There are lots of things to bear in mind....her health (although age 2 isn't too young to have pups, is she strong, fit and well? What condition is the "father" in? Does he have any genetic disorders that could be passed down to the pups and cause them suffering in the future? Can you afford vets bills for the whole pregnancy, birth -in case of emergencies like eclampsia or caesarian- are your finances able to cope with the vets bills for possibly (8)?? pups or even more, for their health checks, shots, and all?
And when it comes down to having a houseful of dogs....do you intend to find "good homes" for each pup?
I spoke to a Dog Rescue lady and she was heartbroken about how many pups and young dogs are brought to the Rescue simply because the "good home" a pp went to turned out to be anything but. People will 'dump' their dog sometimes (yes -unbelievable, isn't it?) -for all these reasons:
They are moving home and can't have pets.
They are getting divorced.
They are having a new baby and don't want a dog around.
There are many other reasons she quoted for these poor abandoned dogs (who were someone's pups once -given or sold to "good homes"....

So please do think seriously about this.
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974371 tn?1424653129
Why do you want to breed your dog?  And a year old us much too young to be breed.  Breeding should only be done by those that want to keep the integrity and health of a breed intact.
There is no evidence that I have read that she would pass the Virus on to the pups, however, Parvo can have long term affects on your dog.  Add to that, if you are in the same environment, you could certainly have active Parvo there which would expose any new puppies to it.  You could then end up with an entire litter infected.
Please leave breeding to those that want to maintain the integrity of a breed and get your dog spay.  It will be healthier fir her in the long run.
Look up possible complications of breeding dogs.
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