Can birds get parvo
Parvo can also be transmitted by bird that carry this disease. They don't actually get the disease. ChaCha! [ Source: http://www.chacha.com/question/can-birds-get-parvo ]
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- Can a dog get parvo from smelling bird poops??
- no, parvo is transmitted by mammals. birds are not mammals. but they can pick up the parvo virus cells and carry them from one yard to the next. although it's more common for it to be spread from other infected dogs. it can live in the envi...
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- can a dog get parvo from smelling bird poops?
- Q: or is it just dog poops?how did this disease get started anyway?
- A: no, parvo is transmitted by mammals. birds are not mammals. but they can pick up the parvo virus cells and carry them from one yard to the next. although it's more common for it to be spread from other infected dogs.it can live in the environement for up to and sometimes over a year's time. no matter how harsh the weather temps are.it also can be spread on the soles of shoes, on the pads of feet from stray dogs, cats, raccoons, oppossums, coyotes, etc...even the mailman can unknowingly step in infected poo from one yard and carry it across multiple yards in just a day's time.it's very hardy and easily spread.it first was discovered in the late 1970's. around 1978. it spread worldwide in just a few year's time. it's thought to be a mutation of the feline panluk virus, which is also a parvo strain, but only seems to affect felines. it has not been proven, but it is the widely accepted theory behind the canine parvo strain. there is also a human parvo strain. but's it's unlike the feline and canine forms and cannot be spread to your pet's and you cannot catch parvo from your dog or panluk from your cat.canine parvo has also mutated into at least 2 additional strains, both the most common and neither the original strain found in the 1970's. it's also thought that it recently has once again mutated, but not enough study and research has been done yet.as with any disease no one's quite sure of exactly where it started, but it's thought to be a mutation of an older known virus. much like the human flu virus that the most popular strain can change from year to year.parvo attacks the lining of the intestines. blocking the ability to absorb vital nutrients for the dog's survival. the affected intestines will bleed and this is what causes the bloody diaherrea. the intestinal upset also causes vomiting, along with weight loss, lethargy. in severe cases the nervous and cardiac systems are also affected. kidney's can be affected due to a dog's inability to absorb fluids and properly process them. the cells of the virus are then passed through the gut and into the infected dog's excreted stools. there it can be passed onto other susecptable dogs.the best course of treatment is from a vet. the puppy should have IV fluids administered, to bypass the intestine and put nutrients and fluids directly into the veins to support the puppy while it's own immune system fights off the virus. antibiotics are also given IV and SQ to prevent secondary infections from attacking the already stressed immune system of the infected dog.it mainly affects puppies, but i personally have seen and treated dog's as old as 5 years of age and fully vaccinated that have contracted the virus. no vaccine is 100%, but your dog or puppy stands a better chance of surviving this disease if any vaccine has been administered.the best way to prevent parvo is to vaccinate. puppies should be vaccinated at or around 6 weeks of age and again every 4 weeks or by your vet's reccomendation.keep puppies that have not received their full set of vaccines off of public flooring (such as at a vet's office, pet stores, popular walking trails and parks).if you have previously owned a puppy with parvo, clean all areas in the home that you can with a diulted bleach solution. but the yard and certain parts of your home will harbor the virus for up to or over a year's time. so no puppy that has not been fully vaccinated should enter the home until at least 2 years has passed to be on the safe side would be my reccomendation.
- How do you get rid of parvo in the lawn?
- Q: I have heard to bleach the lawn.Doe the bleach kill the grass? Also I heard that birds and flys can carry parvo from one lawn to another.If this is true would bleach even help?
- A: Use a fertilizer sprayer set on high and it will be fine. Easy and works. I foster parvo survivors for rescues and I do momma dogs with newborns and to date no one has contracted parvo. cleaning and containment of it is the key to keep from spreading it.
- Is there anything I can do? My puppy got Parvo from the vet's office!?
- Q: I took my 14 week old lab puppy to the vet this past Saturday to get his first round of shots. I've been very careful not to take him anywhere because I didn't want to expose him to any of those horrible things you hear about dogs getting. He got his shot along with my other 11 month old dog (she got her last Parvo shot). He was his normal self until Monday afternoon and he threw up in the back yard, then laid around for the rest of the night and from then on, he had ZERO appetite and vomited and diarrhea. This went on and got progressively worse until Wednesday. When I got home from work I noticed how super skinny he had gotten. I took him to the vet and he tested positive for Parvo. And what made me madder than anything is the vet tech came in asking me where he could have gotten it from. I said nowhere, he's been nowhere. Then she went on to tell me that our yard could have gotten infected by a birds feet who had been in contact with Parvo. Bullshit! There could be that sliver of a chance, but I'm not believing. Now my puppy has been in the hospital since Wednesday and I'm thinking I may bring him home tomorrow (I have a $1,000 limit). But the catcher is (get this) I went in Friday to go visit and the vet came back and admitted to me there was a puppy in there last week with Parvo. Unbelievable! I'm not looking to sue or anything, and I commend her for admitting it to me. A cut on the bill would be awesome, but it doesn't cover the suffering that my baby has been thru for the last week. Every time I look into his eyes it kills me, and all I ever wanted was to protect him from this happening in the first place.
- A: you have failed to have your dogs vaccinated in a timely manner, exposing them to parvo and all kids of things. the 14 week old should have recieved all his puppy shots by now and the 11 month old is way behind too if it is just now getting the last puppy shot. The blame lies on your shoulders not the vet's.these pups should have received all vaccines by the time they were 12-13 weeks old. No excuse not to. You can buy the shots and administer them yourself for about $5 ea.
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