6th November 2005, 07:59 AM
I'm curious, our breeder & vet have warned us not to take our new puppy out in public until vaccinations are complete and to be careful that we do not bring the virus into our home on our shoes if we go to a place where the virus would likely be (park, Petsmart etc.) Needless to say, we will follow that advice carefully.
But, I started wondering, how do you keep a clean environment if you already have a dog and bring a new puppy home? Do you not take the older dog to the park, wash his feet with bleach solution or is it like your second child & you just "pick the pacifier off the ground, wipe it on your pants & stick in in his mouth" ? I'm just curious, I know many people bring new puppies into their homes, but it sounds like the virus is very persistant!