How Long Does Parvo Stay in Soil: (Snow, Sun, Shade)

how long does parvo stay in soil

While parvo is a year round problem for our dogs, spring time is when we begin to see parvo outbreaks.  As snow melts and temperatures rise, the once dormant parvovirus particles are waking up to wreak havoc. So how long does Parvo live in Soil? The Canine Parvovirus can last in soil several months and even a year or years when conditions are favorable for the virus to survive.  Parvo is hearty and can survive snow, ice and extreme heat.  Lifespan of parvo on soil varies and 2 factors that…

Can Older Dogs Get Parvo If They Have Been Vaccinated?

can a dog get parvo even after being vaccinated

While Parvo occurs most often in puppies before they’ve been properly vaccinated, any dog at any age is capable of contracting Canine Parvo.  What’s worse is that vaccination does not preclude a dog from getting Parvo.  It is not all that different than a human contracting the flu virus even though they received a flu shot vaccine. Can my older dog get Parvo after vaccination?  Yes, even though the Parvo vaccine and Parvo boosters are highly effective, they are not 100%. Older dogs and young dogs can contract Parvo even…

Stages of Parvo – Timeline from Contact to Recovery

stages of parvo that a dog suffering from parvovirus will go through

Parvo is a highly infectious virus that can cause serious complications and even result in the death of your dog or puppy.  But for owners who get their dog’s proper care and immediate medical attention, parvo’s survival rate is not only good….it’s very good. This article will cover the stages of parvo from first contact all the way through recovery. What are the Stages of Parvo? Here is a quick summary of the stages of parvo and then we’ll go through each stage in more detail: Stage 1: Exposure to…

5 Products that Kill Parvo Besides Bleach: (No,Lysol Doesn’t Kill Parvo)

Can lysol kill parvo and what kills parvo besides bleach

Once your home has been exposed to Canine Parvovirus, a strict cleaning schedule is in order. If you’re looking for products that KILL Parvo (other than bleach) you’re in the right place! Does Lysol Kill Parvo?  NO, according Lysol’s own website which lists all of the viruses that their product kills, Canine Parvo virus will NOT be killed by the ingredients in Lysol. But bleach and a few other (non-bleach) cleaning agents absolutely KILL Parvo. Before bringing another animal into your home you’ll need to arm yourself with products that…

Parvo In Old Dogs

parvo in old dogs prognosis

Parvo in old dogs can be extremely dangerous because it can be slightly harder to detect.  If our older dog is not having symptoms of vomiting or diarrhea, it’s easy to associate lethargy and lack of appetite simply to our dogs being older.  On top of that, many dog owners think their old dog has zero chance of getting Parvo because they’ve been vaccinated, but: Can older dogs get Parvo if they have been vaccinated?  Yes, older dogs, senior dogs and young dogs can get Parvo even if they’ve been…