How long can after treatment can a dog with parvo be with an uninfected dog?

One of my Huskey puppies got parvo, but luckily he is doing great and should recover. My question is that I have another puppy the same age, but she didn't get parvo. How long should I wait until they can be together again?

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    By: Kara McCarty El Segundo, CA

    Replied on 04/19/2011

    How old are your puppies and has your female had her complete vaccine series? If she's not been vaccinated or is younger than 4 to 5 months I'd be more concerned about her. If she's completed her vaccine series and is at least 4 & 1/2 months then she'll likely be fine. Given that the puppies were littermates and were likely exposed to the virus at the same time originally it's good news that your female didn't get sick. Either she still had maternal antibodies protecting or she's started to form her own defense system against the virus from vaccination.

    Virus shedding is usually for 10 to 21 days after the fever starts. If you're not sure when that was and want to be extra careful then keep them apart 21 days from the last day he had a fever. There are some veterinarians that believe recovered dogs can serve as carriers and shed the virus intermittently. Obviously you can't keep them apart forever so practicing efficient stool clean-up and thorough cleaning of the environment in your house with a 1:30 bleach and water solution is the best you can do.

    Good luck with your pups. It's great this will have a good ending.

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