How Is Parvo Spread?
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. Detailed instructions for the decontamination and treatment of Parvovirus can be found on the Amber Technology website at: http://ambertech.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Parvo_Information_Self_Help_Guide.pdf
The 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 protection.
Call Amber Tech today for information about the parvovirus at 801-966-8895
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