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Sunday
Dec162012

PARVO outbreak

For those of you who have read my website and who know me personally, you all know how much I HATE dog parks. They are one of the worst places for pets.  Dogs DO NOT need playtime with strange dogs.  Any KNOWLEDGEABLE trainer will tell you that dogs need to be friendly with other dogs, but that most importantly need to socialize with humans.  Now that doesn't mean that you cannot have "playdates" with friends at their HOMES.

Here is another reason to keep your dogs away from dog parks.  DISEASE.  One in particular is deadly and that is parvo.  There has been a resurrgence of parvo and recently even dogs who have been vaccinated are coming down with parvo and dying. Some suspect that the virus may have mutated. But who is to say.  Please DO NOT take your dogs to dog parks. 

 

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