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Thread: Can Rabbits transmit Parvo?

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    Can Rabbits transmit Parvo?

    For about a week or two we had a wild rabbit in our yard. We just brought home a new lab puppy and she uses the yard for the bathroom. Can rabbits transmit parvo? Just want to make sure, I cant find anything that confirms this, but i thought I would ask to be on the safe side. Thanks!

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    It's possible they could track it in from other dogs in the neighborhood, over grass, etc, but they do not carry parvo as a host. Parvo can live up to 1 year in the soil, so I wouldn't take chances.
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    Parvo actually lives a lot longer than a year, but no rabbits aren't hosts. It only affects dogs. But, I could have been carried in by the rabbit.

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