Hi all. First post - I'm after some advice. We had a terrible experience last week. We purchased our first ever dog last Monday - a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. He was a beautiful little boy and had a lovely temperament and was perfectly behaved - especially considering he was only 11 weeks old. In short, we had him put to sleep on Sunday after having him home less than 6 days. If I consider all the symptoms, it looks like it was distemper. If this is the case, based upon the incubation period of the virus, he came to us with this illness. His symptoms were runny eyes, runny nose, mild diahorrea, siezures (only in the last 12 hours, qty 4 with each getting much worse), temperature, lack of appetite. He also had blood in his lungs which may have been due to a secondary infection brought on as a result of the primary. We were besotted with this lovely dog and my family is heart broken. It's unbelievable how much love we built up for him in just a few days. I've made the decision to try again and purchase another puppy - same breed. This time I will be buying from a very reputable breeder that I have had recommended. My concerns are around bringing the puppy home into an environment which has recently housed a poorly pup. Time wise it will probably be in 6 weeks time, so 7 weeks since a poorly pup. I obviously want to do everything I can to ensure we don't have the same problem and I was wondering if anyone had any advice on what I can do to help reduce the risk. My wife is bleaching all surfaces etc. but what about material things like cushions / sofa, walls etc. Any advice will be gratefully received. Many thanks.