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Dr Scott Nimmo, Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon.
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We are picking up our 8 week old puppy up tomorrow and my

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Hi we are picking up our 8 week old puppy up tomorrow and my husband has been told by a doctor he has shingles will this affect our puppy and what precautions do we need to make thank you worried irene xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Dr Scott Nimmo replied 1 year ago.

Hi,I'm Dr Scott. Welcome to JustAnswer, I am working on your question now, you can expect a written reply sometime within the next ten minutes or so.

Expert:  Dr Scott Nimmo replied 1 year ago.

Hello again Irene,

I have worked out an answer for you below.

1. This is very short answer I know but it 100% covers your question. Please do not give this a second thought, the virus which causes human shingles does not affect puppies or dogs, you do not need to take any special precautions, your new pup is not at risk.


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