I have been reading lots on parvo. I was wondering how long you guarantee for parvo? Do you even put it in your guarantee's? I am asking since I was talking toa breeder today and I guess they had a person try to get them to pay for their puppy getting parvo 2 months after they purchased it from the breeder. Would that be the breeders fault?
I know that parvo can be transmitted through shoes and clothes and even from a dog even if it is not around your dog. I know that parvo is caught in puppies if they did not get their shots. Normally that is how it happens from mills that just dont care and sell sick dogs.
Lets say it did get its shot and the puppy still got it since the owner brought it into their house from her shoes? If not that scenario . . . how about the puppy got it from a walk in the park where a infected dog walked earlier?
How do you go about handling this being a breeder? Do you cover the dog? How can you prove it was not from you? At least to keep your name good so that people do not think you sell parvo infected dogs? One person told me they give a 14 day parvo guarantee and that anything after 14 days is not from them it is from where the owner has taken the dog or if they already had it in the house. I thought parvo could not infect a dog that has had its shots. If it is a puppy and it had its shots can it still get parvo?
Thanks everyone I am trying to figure this all out!
I think Parvo has a 7 to 10 day incubation--so 2 months later is NOT the breeders fault. I insist a puppy gets it's shot update 4 weeks from the time of the shot I gave before it went to the buyer. Then go with the schedule their vet recommends.
I guarantee against communicable diseases for 2 weeks. That is plenty of time for virtually any diseases to show up if they left my house sick.
2 month is way too long for that to be the breeder's fault. I guess if the breeder did not properly vaccinated the pup then it could be his fault, but the new buyer should have vaccinated the pup on its own anyway at least 2 times, so it still wouldn’t be the breeders fault.
To answer your question...a puppy who has had only one or two boosters is still suseptable to parvo. We wouldn't consider a puppy fully protected until they had had all their puppy shots (usually the last one at 16 weeks). But as far as it being the breeders fault after 2 months, no I don't think it would be. Even if the breeder had given one puppy shot the puppy could still get parvo if that shot isn't boostered within 3-4 weeks. In fact if we have a parvo case come in we isolate it from everyone else completely...(and everyone who comes in the hospital must be vaccinated unless too young or sick) even to the point of putting a foot bath to the entrance of the isolation ward and we have to thoroughly spray ourselves down with parvosol and wash our hands before leaving the room and going to another part of the hospital.
***Edited By: gingerspice on 11/12/2005 8:46:10 PM*** Reason: edit
That's nice, but you can't guarantee against an infectious disease that has 14 days incubation because the puppy could easily pick it up after it leaves here.
I am not responsible for that, only for seeing to it the puppy leaves here in as healthy a condition as possible, properly vaccinated for it's age, with proper care, handling, vaccination and feeding instructions.