Dog owner blames animal shelter as Pa...

Dog owner blames animal shelter as Parvo hits El Paso (8:23 a.m.)

There are 10 comments on the Las Cruces Sun-News story from Jul 31, 2008, titled Dog owner blames animal shelter as Parvo hits El Paso (8:23 a.m.). In it, Las Cruces Sun-News reports that:

Jessica Brambach has been busy nursing her three pet dogs after parvo struck the household.

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dog lover

Albuquerque, NM

#1 Jul 31, 2008
Mrs. Brambach, I totally understand where you are coming from when your pet has parvo. I have had several dogs get parvo, and I am very strict about getting dogs their shots, but one thing to remember is this. Parvo shots have to be given in three's, and at the same time spaced out, if you miss one shot, they are very likely to pick this nasty virus up, this virus is in the ground, if the dog did not have the virus when it left the shelter, there is a chance that you could have stepped somewhere the virus had been, you can bring this virus into your home without even ever knowing that you did. The other thing is Parvo can and will stay on the ground or in the ground for years, the only way to kill the virus is for it to snow, and to be extremely cold, in the teen's, this will kill the virus.

I know this for fact, because i had three dogs, all the same age 8 weeks old, got their first set of shots, which inclyded parvo, and made the appt. for the next set of shots one month later, during that time, all three of my babies got sick with parvo, and we could not figure out why or how when they had shots. Well came tjo find out the property that we had bought, the previous owners dogs had parvo, so it was still in the ground, so we had to wait and wait until last year when we had alot of snow and the ground froze. Now i have three more babies, and all are fine, i have no parvo in my yard.

I know what you are going through, and I am deeply sadden that your dogs are ill, i hope that they get well very soon. Oh, here is another thing i found on the pet website, you can spray your yard with 2 parts bleach and three parts water, that will help too. Hope your babies get well soon.
Friend of Plato

El Paso, TX

#2 Jul 31, 2008
That winny wench, she gave it to the dogs for living in trash, or is that white trailer to you. Either way you should not have dogs unless you eat them you sick person.
OBJECTIVE

Burnaby, Canada

#3 Aug 1, 2008
dog lover wrote:
Mrs. Brambach, I totally understand where you are coming from when your pet has parvo. I have had several dogs get parvo, and I am very strict about getting dogs their shots, but one thing to remember is this. Parvo shots have to be given in three's, and at the same time spaced out, if you miss one shot, they are very likely to pick this nasty virus up, this virus is in the ground, if the dog did not have the virus when it left the shelter, there is a chance that you could have stepped somewhere the virus had been, you can bring this virus into your home without even ever knowing that you did. The other thing is Parvo can and will stay on the ground or in the ground for years, the only way to kill the virus is for it to snow, and to be extremely cold, in the teen's, this will kill the virus.
I know this for fact, because i had three dogs, all the same age 8 weeks old, got their first set of shots, which inclyded parvo, and made the appt. for the next set of shots one month later, during that time, all three of my babies got sick with parvo, and we could not figure out why or how when they had shots. Well came tjo find out the property that we had bought, the previous owners dogs had parvo, so it was still in the ground, so we had to wait and wait until last year when we had alot of snow and the ground froze. Now i have three more babies, and all are fine, i have no parvo in my yard.
I know what you are going through, and I am deeply sadden that your dogs are ill, i hope that they get well very soon. Oh, here is another thing i found on the pet website, you can spray your yard with 2 parts bleach and three parts water, that will help too. Hope your babies get well soon.
well said.

added to which, yearly booster and rabies shots should be given. a dog tht is vaccinated yearly, has vitrually zero chance of being infected with parvo, hepatitis or any of the "big 6/7" potentially killer diseases.

if your dogs that have parvo, have enteritis too (bleeding from the stomach - seen coming out the rear end), ensure they are hydrated - lots of water (add a little sugar if you must to encourage them, keep off solid food for a day or two until the anitbiotics have taken effect and excretion of blood has stopped, give blood from liver, then begin feeding raw chopped liver and then mix it into a warm oat style gruel to help boost them.

the liver helps to rebuild the immune system, replenish iron, and boost blood cell development, which is crucial for anemia, blood loss and disease.

dogs can recover from this.

“Pit Bulls are good dogs too”

Since: Jul 07

Moncton, New Brunswick

#4 Aug 1, 2008
Why adopt another dog when you have an 8 week old puppy at home? Obviously that puppy didn't have his shots, he's too young to have finished the series.

Without sanitizing an area, Parvo can live for MONTHS in soil, or on objects including clothing or car seats.., so taking the new dog or your own dogs without vaccinations to dog parks, pet stores, or ANYWHERE another dog has been is a horrible idea. Best not to take them anywhere until fully vacinnated.

“"In dog years, I'm dead."”

Since: Feb 08

Novato

#5 Aug 6, 2008
I'm sorry for the dogs but this seems to be a very uneducated owner. 8 weeks is the youngest age a puppy should be removed from it's parents. It is also to young to be exposed to other dogs or even go on a walk. Sad.

Since: Oct 09

Las Cruces, New Mexico

#7 Dec 22, 2009
There's lots of parvo in this area. I hope all dog owners have their pets vaccinated and that the backyard breeders have the decency to get the pups they have vaccinated promptly, too. Parvo is a horrible way for a dog to die!!!
Beth

Newbern, TN

#8 Dec 27, 2009
My daughters dog contracted Parvo. She had recently moved here and did not have a vet yet. No one would take the dog in the night. She was so sick and then when they opened she took her right in and she was literally shooting blood from both ends. Very sick. She did live and is fine now but Parvo is a horrible thing. I live in the south and people here are not very good at keeping up shots and such. So, PLEASE GET YOUR ANIMALS VACCINTATED. They are precious to all of us.

Since: Oct 09

Las Cruces, New Mexico

#9 Dec 27, 2009
Beth wrote:
My daughters dog contracted Parvo. She had recently moved here and did not have a vet yet. No one would take the dog in the night. She was so sick and then when they opened she took her right in and she was literally shooting blood from both ends. Very sick. She did live and is fine now but Parvo is a horrible thing. I live in the south and people here are not very good at keeping up shots and such. So, PLEASE GET YOUR ANIMALS VACCINTATED. They are precious to all of us.
Agreed! Folks need to get their animals vaccinated. It's terrible to see these poor animals suffering when it all could have been avoided.
steven

Lakeland, GA

#11 Jun 9, 2010
I had a dog for six months i gave him his booster shot and not follow through with next shot.Im asking make sure to give them there shots!!!No dog needs to die that way.SO SORRY DUKE

Since: Oct 09

Las Cruces, New Mexico

#12 Jun 10, 2010
Poor, poor Duke! May he rest in peace and hope steven learned from this!

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