Advice for a Puppy With Parvo

My dog is a 9 month old Shih tzu-Yorkie mix. She started acting strangely 6/2/10, but I thought it was the change in weather. Later that night she pooped what looked like two green leaves and it was foul smelling. We thought she ate grass and just spit it up, so we put her to bed and monitored her. She did eat a small amount on 6/3/10 during the early hours of the day.

We took her to the 24 hr vet and they said she tested positive for parvo and gave her antibiotics and fluid under the skin. The vet wanted a lot of money to treat her, so I found this site and have been trying the antibiotics at home and giving her Pedialyte. She has tolerated that well until I gave her 12cc of milk and water. She vomited it up so I gave her 1/2 cc of Pepto Bismal. She vomited it up and is now sleeping.

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I am so afraid and worried she still has not pooped since last night before we went to the vet and it was runny and green. She is producing urine, but no poop. Should I worry? Please any help would be appreciated.

By Niki from Kansas City, MO

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Advice for a Puppy With Parvo

Parvo is something you should not take lightly. Your puppy should be treated by a licensed vet. If not treated properly your puppy could die. Also be aware that parvo gets into the soil and can infect any unvaccinated dog or puppy for many years to come. Hope that your puppy is better soon. (06/06/2010)

By soneal1027

Advice for a Puppy With Parvo

Go to the health food store. Get colloidal silver (at least 10 ppm. Give an enema (no air please). Half hour later, another enema. This gets the germs where they are so they cannot spread and invade. Hydrate-hydrate-hydrate. Administer subcutaneous fluids if you can. By mouth give: Pedialite, water, broth, whatever. Give droppersful if that is the only way to get it in her mouth. Stay up all night to hydrate if you possibly can. You will see a difference shortly after the enemas. Hope she makes it. (06/07/2010)

By muttmom

Advice for a Puppy With Parvo

It sounds to me like you are doing all you can for your dog. If she is not eating she would not be pooping. Parvo has serious diarrhea. So if she does not have diarrhea, that is good for her. Good luck! (06/07/2010)

By Lizzyanny

Advice for a Puppy With Parvo

Hello everyone thanks for the great advice, Pnut my little puppy is back in good health as we speak, I worked almost around the clock nursing her back to health! She is now eating pooing and chewing on things around the house like norma. I love my pup so much I was set on saving her. Thanks everyone. (06/08/2010)

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