We love to have people come for a visit and we encourage people to come and pick their puppy up in person.
Come and visit us, but please remember to wear your seat belt and go the speed limit!
When you come for a visit we strongly ask that you take these precautionary steps to prevent Parvo reaching our kennel.
If you have had Parvo on your property in the last 3 years, I won’t sell a puppy to you, the risk of your new puppy becoming infected is VERY high.
Please don’t “kennel–hop”, in other words, don’t come to our kennel right after leaving another.
Before coming, please have all visitors shower, put on clean clothes and wipe the shoes you are going to wear with bleach water, or if you can,run them through a bleach load of laundry( that’s what I do).
Please avoid parks or other places that you may encounter dogs before you get here, and we will wash hands when you arrive.
Important information about Parvovirus below!
Canine Parvovirus (CPV)
CVP is a virus that infects several types of animals. Seemingly, the Parvovirus subtype that infects dogs was defined and recognized as early as the early 1970s in the northwestern Mediterranean region, as well as one strain noted in the later 1970s in South America. Suffice it to say, canine Parvovirus is a world-wide phenomenon and is a significant problem in the United States.
Top 10 facts of the Parvovirus:
The Canine Parvovirus is world wide.
Parvo is a highly contagious and a deadly disease.
Even fully-vaccinated puppies are susceptible to the infection.
Parvo mostly affects dogs under 1 year of age but an average of 6 weeks old.
Bleach is the only product to kill the Parvovirus in the environment (with the exception of clinically tested products used to clean kennels).
The virus incubates in the glands of the puppy for 3 to 15 days before showing symptoms.
Once the incubation period is over the Parvovirus will work its way into the intestinal tract.
After the Canine Parvovirus is in the intestinal tract the Parvo will start eating away at the velli and lining of the intestinal walls. Therefore bloody stools will be apparent.
The puppy will either pass away from a lack of hydration or low glucose levels (blood sugars).
If treating with Sub-Q fluid, do not over hydrate after the puppy has pulled through the worst of the virus as it will put a strain on the heart, cause edema, and may develop an abscess.