Get your puppy there vaccinations !
Puppies do not have antibodies to diseases, except in very small amount, from their mother while in the uterus, like members
of some species (humans, for instance). Antibodies to protect against disease are passed from the mother to the puppies through
the first milk produced, called the colostrum. Puppies can only absorb antibodies for the first 24 to 36 hours of life. After
that, they can no longer absorb antibodies.
There are a number of ways that this process of passing on antibodies can fail. The puppy may not nurse the first day of
life. The mother may self nurse or liak colostrum, using it up. The puppy may be the last puppy to nurse and the antibody
containing colostrum may have been used up by the other puppies. So one puppy may have very good protection against parvovirus,
while another puppy has little or no protection. Over time, the maternal antibodies are broken down, used up or otherwise
rendered inactive by the puppy. As this protection wears off, the puppy becomes susceptible to the disease.
What is Parvo or Parvovirus?
How can my puppy get it?
Where did it come from? My puppy has not even been out of my home!
I had Parvo and I had alot of questions. I lost the last born in a litter and the others made it. As a breeder this was
very heart breading. But, as a dog lover and a groomer I wanted answers too.
Never in my life had I lost a puppy to PARVO.
There is some information about parvo. I hope it can help you not go through the tears I did.
COPYRIGHT AND DISCLAIMER
copyright © 2002-2008 Photography by Diana
All rights reserved. No part of this publication shall be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted by any
means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without written permission from Diana Griffin of Photography