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This is a guide about getting a puppy after losing one to parvo. Parvo is a very contagious disease, the virus can remain active in your home and yard for some time.
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We are getting two puppies and one has parvo, but is improving. When we get both puppies together will the puppy that doesn't have parvo be at risk?
Absolutely if it hasn't had its shots! Do not bring the dog into the house. The parvo virus can last 5 months inside and up to a year outside. It is a tedious job to clean all surfaces with a bleach solution.
I recently moved in behind my parents' home were they have 6 dogs and couple of puppies. After I stayed there for 2 months and my puppy who is 6 months old all of a sudden caught parvo. She was inside and she would go outside sometimes. Does it sound like she really had parvo? None of my parents' dogs had parvo and if it was in the yard wouldn't my parents' dogs have gotten parvo too? The vet said she tested positive for parvo. She is better now, but would it be safe to bring home a six week old puppy? I'm really concerned and confused.
a 6 week old puppy is too young to leave its mother. 8 weeks is much better. Yes a young puppy will get parvo if it is in the house or yard where your other puppy stayed. You need to have any puppies vaccinated to protect against parvo. Talk to your vet.
If I had dogs in my back yard that died from parvo will my dog in the front yard also get it and die?
Parvo lives in the soil for up to 9 months to a year, or even longer depending on your weather. Wind can blow it (especially if you soil has little to no grass, or is sandy). The best prevention is to have your dogs vaccinated for parvo before you even bring them home. You also need to disinfect the inside of your home, as your shoes can carry the virus in from the back yard to the front yard. And, if the dogs were in the house, EVERYTHING needs to be disinfected with bleach water.
My Ruford started vomiting and had diarrhea on April 20th. I took him to our animal hospital about 3 am and he was positive for parvo. They kept him there on an IV and other meds. He was released on April 22nd and we brought him home. He is still on metronidazole 250 mg 2× a day and famotidine 20mg one a day as well as cerenia 60mg one time a day. I have him eating chicken and rice with cottage cheese and drinking chicken broth and ice chips. He had a bowel movment today for the first time; it was not solid, but not really diarrhea either it had some of what looked like old blood in it. But ever since he had his bowel movment he has been acting really tired and not really eating as much. His vet said as long as he still eats and has no diarrhea or vomiting he should be fine. This is day 4. Does anyone know how long his recovery time should be and has this happend to anyone else with their pet?
I hope your Ruford is recovering and will live to be a ripe old age. You were asking about the recovery time but it is disappointing that your vet did not give you more information on what to do for your puppy over the nest 2-3 weeks after leaving their office. Please call the vet's office and ask for this information.
They should also give you information on how to clean your house because, although your puppy will be immune to parvo, you still need to clean your house to remove this disease.
Here is a link that may help with what you are worried about.
My dog Peanut has been diagnosed with Parvo. She has been receiving treatment for about a day and doesn't show any signs of improvement and still has really bad diarrhea. Is this normal when treating parvo? How long does it take for antibiotics to kick in?
It is typical for improvements not to show for a week.
My Yorkie is 15 weeks and has had parvo for 5 days, but she is in the hospital on an IV. She still has vomiting and diarrhea a little, and won't really eat. The vet said she has been standing up a little and looking around. Will she recover? Is she on the road of recovery? How long does it usually take a puppy to recover? Thanks a lot.
I took care of a puppy with parvo at home. She recovered slowly, it takes time for her digestive system to heal and for her to feel better. She will start to eat little bits of gentle food slowly and you will notice that everyday she will have a little more energy. It took about 2 weeks for my puppy to heal and start running around and being herself. You have to be patient, and a little TLC helps too. There are a lot of good ideas online about treating a puppy with parvo. They were great. The vet gave me the meds (antibiotic and another)and I did the treatments at home with the over the counter meds (anti diarrhea med, pepto bismol, pediolyte ) and the prescription meds.
My puppy, a 7 week old Leonberger, has had parvo and stayed at the ER for a week. How long is her recovery from this virus? She still has frequent mucous poops, but is having a good appetite and frequent urination as well. Is this normal? This would be her first week at home coming from the hospital. I am concerned of her frequent pooping and urination. Please advise. Thank you!
Thanks Judy, none of those are existing, no vomiting, no blood in the stool. She hAs appetite. The only concern for me is her frequent pooing and presence of mucous in her stool. As you said i will wait for few weeks more, this would be her 3rd week after she left the hospital.
On the 23rd my 13 year old dog passed away. Before that she wouldn't eat and was too weak to get up, she would only drink lots of water. She was sick for 2-3 days. Then on the 24th one of my 10 1/2 wk old puppies started vomiting and would not eat nor drink water. So I got scared and thought maybe this is a virus that's going around.
I was so preoccupied trying to care for my older dog I never noticed when he got sick. So I took him to the vet, $200 later, I was broke and he was just getting worse. They gave him a shot for vomiting and told me it could be parvo.
While I was at the vet I got a call from my dad saying that one of my cats had vomited, so I came home and I separated her in a cage and separated my other two cats as well. He stopped vomiting and would drink water, but that night he passed away. After that I cleaned all their bowls with bleach and threw away all their blankets. I went out and got their second set of shots at the store and everyone was fine for 4 days.
Then yesterday one of my other puppies looked sad so I brought her in and put her in a little kennel, I tried to feed her but she wouldn't eat and doesn't drink water, but sticks her nose in it. She went to the bathroom three times already since yesterday, but it was all diarrhea with blood. I can't take her to the vet because I don't have any money, but I've been trying everything at home to save her and now to make things worse her sister is acting strange so I separated her too and the cat that had vomited before is completely fine some how. If I had the money I'd take her to the vet, but I don't think she's gonna make it at this point.
I wanna know how to prevent it from spreading and to help ease her pain or if I can save her. It breaks my heart to see my babies in pain and it hurts even more that no matter how hard I try or what I do they keep getting sick.
About 3 weeks ago a stray dog attacked one of my puppies and broke his neck and injured the brain, $700 later I had to put him down. Even if I had tried to keep him alive the vet said there was little to no chance he'd fully recovery. He was just limp and would groan because he was in so much pain. I'm just so lost and I need help to stop this virus from spreading. Please someone help.
It does sound like your puppies are dealing with parvo. If they haven't completed their shots they are vulnerable. You will need to do a serious cleanup when it is all over or you should not bring an unvaccinated dog into your house. The virus lingers. It does not affect cats. If you have puppies that are suffering you can contact you local humane society for treatment or euthanasia. Most vets don't charge a lot to do this. I have always limited the number of pets I have just because it is so painful to not be able to help them when they need it. Good luck to you.
I found two Boxer mix puppies a few weeks ago on the side of the road. They are brothers and were very skinny, so I don't think they've had their shots. Before I could take them to get them, one of the boys vomited twice last night and had runny stool. I took both of them to the doc and they said it's possibly parvo. So I cooked chicken and rice, he kept it down and is drinking water like usual and is playing around. His stool is green and semi solid now, but no blood. I plan to do the bleach cleaning tonight. Is there any other advice I can get to keep my two pups healthy? The vet said not to separate the boys because they've already been exposed. I just feel so bad. I want to do all I can to prevent the other one from getting it and loosing my other pup.
Take the pups to another vet. The fact that the vet in a sense turned you away, without doing anything for the pups says something. If it is parvo they need iv's and constant care. The food is not going to help as parvo strips the lining of the intestine and makes it so that no nutrients can get into the blood stream. Parvo can be survived but it is iffy, and needs professional help.
My 4 week old puppy was being showed off by one of my daughter's friends when I learned their pup had just died of parvo. She was held the entire time and never touched the ground or any furniture. As soon as I got home I stripped of my shoes and clothes took a shower and sprayed the bathroom and the entire floor with bleach. Is my pup at risk at this time? And what should I do?
Probably not at risk the way you describe it. Your daughter now knows, hopefully, not to just assume a home is safe. Visitors should come to YOUR home to view the puppy.
If there was exposure, unfortunately there isn't anything you can do to change it. However it sounds unlikely.
I've been told to go with the home remedy for parvo using apple cider vinegar mixed with Pedialyte and one 500mg amoxicillin crushed. It says to bring to a boil. Do I mix all of the ingredients in which it says to use and boil it all together and of so, how much of what would be the right amount of the 3 items listed? This is an emergency. Please someone help me. My dogs are far more then just pets. They are my babies, my kids!
Once a dog is cured from the parvo virus, does the dog still carry the parvo virus germ?
Tracey from Roxboro, NC
This is not true, my dog caught it once as a pup and again as an adult
My granddaughter purchased 2 puppies from a breeder on Craig's List at 6 weeks old. At 9 weeks the male started having symptoms of parvo. This was verified by a vet and he is in treatment and was quarantined at the vet's yesterday. The sister started vomiting this morning and has been rushed to the vet. Could the pups have had parvo when purchased and it only be showing up now?
Hahaha puppies can not get parvo in the womb then all of a sudden show signs 8 weeks later. Please this lady is very concern, take some time to research, before assuming.
I just ran into a friend at the store. I gave her a hug. As we were talking she tells me that she is treating her home for parvo because she rescued a dog and found out it had parvo. I came straight home and threw my clothes into the wash and I took a shower. My question is,can I spread the parvo virus to my dogs and 1 week old puppies now that I have showered and washed my clothes?
No, you can't. I can understand the reaction to shower and wash your clothes. But usually it takes contact between dogs or for a dog to come into contact with another dog's feces.
I assume you are planning to vaccinate the puppies and won't let them see other dogs not in the family until then, so you're doing fine.
Recently my puppy died from parvo. I have already cleaned out the area with bleach. How long before I let my pets around that area? We have two other dogs in quarantine away from that area.
The mother had parvo about 3 years ago and now has a litter of puppies. I was told that as long as they were nursing they would be immune to the parvo. My question is what about after they are not nursing anymore. Are they going to have parvo? I'm very scared about this.
I have no idea who told you they would have immunity to parvo. It may or may not be true. But you puppies should be getting their vaccinations, including parvo from a Vet. He will be able to tell your whether they are protected or not.
By Becca N. from Las Vegas NV
Please call your veterinarian for professional advice. This is not the site to ask for medical advice for your sick puppy. Good luck
I need advice. I recently bought a puppy the day it was born on 3/6/16. I also found another puppy who was 10 to 12 weeks old, and adopted her; thinking it would be wonderful to have them grow up together. The 2nd puppy is now in the hospital fighting for her life against parvo. We've only had her a week. She's been in the hospital almost a week.
We are expected to pick up the new puppy around the end of April. I already paid for the first puppy and can't get my money back. If I thoroughly clean and beg the breeder to keep the puppy through the second set of shots are we safe? The newborn is a Boxer and the parvo puppy is a Staffordshire Terrier.
You really need to ask the Vet.
My dog went to the vet's and a dog had pravo. He has had all of his shots. He just got the last one that day. How long before I know if he has it?
Parvo is terrible! It is spread through the air, carried on clothing and shoes from one place to another. If a dog has parvo, all dogs in the entire neighborhood are at risk. Good news though! Your dog is vaccinated, so he should be safe. I wouldn't worry about it, just keep an eye on him. If he starts getting depressed, or has diarrhea, then take him to the vet. But I think he'll be fine. :)
My puppy is 4 months old. He has had the runs for the past 3 days. His stool seems almost like water at times and other times it seems a little mucus might be in it. He still drinks lots of water, plays, gums are a nice pink color, he is still eating although slower then normal. Instead of him emptying his bowl in half an hour it takes him almost all day. Does he have parvo? Should be I worried?
It could be parvo, but it sounds more like he just caught a stomach bug.
Wash all his bedding and bowls. Make sure he doesn't have access to any stagnant water outside. Make sure he hasn't been eating stuff like deer poop, cat poop, fairy ring mushrooms, or anything else that might look tasty to a dog. If nothing else helps, he may have got a bad batch of his food.
How can I test my dog at home for parvo?
By Mildred from Texas City, TX
I don't really know if there's a home test but it would be best if you have the vet do the test to be sure even if there is one. Parvo is not something to lose time diagnosing :-(
In November I got a red nose Pit Bull, she was very sick when I got her at 6 weeks old so I took her to the vet. The vet did no tests and told me she had a cold and sent her home. At 9 weeks old she started throwing up once a day. As the week went on she threw up more and more and it had a vile smell to it, but her stool never turned black or runny. She stopped eating or drinking and eventually died at 10 weeks old. She had her first shots when the vet checked her. The vet never tested her for Parvo.
I have 2 other dogs, a 9 month old terrier mix and a 9 year old Chigle (Beagle/ Chihuahua mix). I know the name is funny, but I wanted to name her breed haha. When Leona got sick I worried about Pandora and Sasha, but they never got sick. Neither of them have been vaccinated other than for rabies. They are my sister and mom's dogs so I did none of their vet care. What I'm wondering is, could Leona not have had parvo? Is there something else that seems like parvo, but isn't?
I took Leona to the vet as soon as I noticed the oddness in her behavior. I took her 4 times in 2 weeks so no one can say I didn't try to figure out what was wrong. But in all seriousness why did 1 dog get sick, but the other 2 didn't?
If a dog has parvo, it kills them much quicker than you described. It could be that the puppy had issues from birth or was already sick when you got her.
I just agreed to watch my sister's dog for a little while. The dog is about 6 months old and had parvo when it was a puppy. But my roommate has a full grown dog that hasn't had any of her shots, so can she get parvo from being around the other dog if it has had parvo?
We just bought two puppies from the same breeder about a month ago and they were perfectly healthy until about a week and a half ago when one of the puppies became very sick with vomiting and diarrhoea.
I have two dogs who were exposed to parvo yesterday and are now vomiting and not eating. One of my dogs is 5 and the other is 9. I was wondering if it is still possible for them to get the virus?