Due to outbreaks of highly contagious and dangerous diseases, it is strongly recommended that you do NOT allow your pet to come in contact with other animals and that you do NOT expose your pet to areas where other pets may have been UNTIL AFTER your pet has received it’s ENTIRE SERIES of APPROPRIATE vaccinations!
KEEP YOUR PET IN YOUR HOUSE and/or backyard UNTIL it has received it’s full set of vaccines which will help produce and develop the proper antibodies which are necessary to best fight these serious diseases! (That means NO walks, NO playing in parks, NO playing in the front yard, and NO visits to pet supply stores, ABSOLUTELY NO PUPPY CLASSES)!
Do NOT allow other animals to be brought into your home or yard which are not HEALTHY AND which have not been PREVIOUSLY & PROPERLY VACCINATED.
Obviously it is necessary that your pet go to a vet in order to obtain vaccinations. During this process, please use the following precautions:
1) Carry your puppy in your arms or in a carrier. Take a towel from home to place on the exam table, ask that it be used on the scale.
2) Do not allow other dogs or cats (especially other puppies) to approach your pet.
3) Do not handle other pets without disinfecting your hands thoroughly prior to touching your pet.
4) Remember that CLOTHING can also be a source in which the Parvo Virus and other communicable diseases can be carried and transmitted from one pet to another, so if you think there was a chance that you were in contact with a sick animal or one which may have been exposed to a virus, wash your clothes which were exposed to that animal as soon as possible. Do not leave them laying anywhere, including in a clothes hamper.