Original Question: I took my 11-week-old puppy to a puppy training class in the pet daycare facility. My puppy only has the first round of vaccines. How high is the risk for my puppy of picking up Parvovirus? Facility staff assures me that it is non-existent as all dogs there are vaccinated. - Svitlana
Thanks for your question.
It would be impossible for me to determine the exact risk of exposure to Parvovirus in the training class but I can give you some idea of how to assess and prevent the risk.
Here is what I would recommend:
Keep in mind that we cannot completely protect our pets from disease. You will never eliminate every risk but I do think it is a great thing that you are considering this. Parvovirus is well controlled in most areas from good vaccination programs at local clinics so your risk should be generally low.
All the best,
Dr Clayton Greenway
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