Information About Parvo

Parvo is a deadly canine virus that infects many dogs every year. There is a vaccine and treatments for dogs who have contracted the virus, as well as, instructions for cleaning up a house or yard after an infection. This is a guide about information about parvo.
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November 14, 2016 Flag
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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!

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November 16, 20160 found this helpful

I have never heard of this. But if you boil the amoxicillin you will destroy its antibiotic properties.

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October 22, 2016 Flag
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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?

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October 24, 20160 found this helpful

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.

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October 25, 20160 found this helpful

Thank you for answering me. I have been really worried about her. But it wouldn't just be her I have 3 more with her

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November 30, 2015 Flag
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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.

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December 2, 20150 found this helpful
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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.

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May 20, 20160 found this helpful

My dogs had all their Parvo shots, and all 3 got the virus. Don't be fooled by "if they are up to date on their shots" bullcrap. Your vet will tell you they can still get it.

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September 4, 2016 Flag
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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.

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September 6, 20160 found this helpful

That would be a good question for your Vet. I would think your best move would be to see that your dogs are all properly vaccinated.

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June 2, 2016 Flag
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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?

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June 2, 20160 found this helpful

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.

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June 3, 20160 found this helpful

Thank you.... and yes they will be getting there shots when they are old enough

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August 10, 2016 Flag
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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?

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August 10, 20161 found this helpful

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.

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February 27, 2016 Flag
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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?

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June 25, 20160 found this helpful

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.

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June 26, 20160 found this helpful

You're right. I had the wrong information. They can contract it in utero, but it wouldn't show up so long after. They had to contract it sometime after they got to the home. Assuming it is parvo.

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August 7, 2016 Flag
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My Pit Bull started having symptoms of parvo yesterday with vomiting, blood in poop (looks like straight blood) and wouldn't eat. The vomiting has stopped, but she is still pooping blood. She's drunk water on her own here and there, but hasn't vomited. Is that common if she has parvo? Any info will help.

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August 8, 20160 found this helpful

Please take your dog to your vet immediately to clarify the problem and provide medical treatment. May or may not be the deadly Parvo, however, her symptoms are dire and she needs help now!

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April 5, 2016 Flag
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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.

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April 6, 20160 found this helpful

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.

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April 6, 20160 found this helpful

It isn't likely your puppies will come down with parvo. The nursing does help their immune system.

Be sure to follow your veterinarian's vaccination schedule. Don't expose them to other dogs until vaccinated. They should be ok.

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September 24, 2013 Flag
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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.

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September 26, 20130 found this helpful

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.

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May 12, 20160 found this helpful

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August 25, 2013 Flag
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I have the parvo virus in my yard. One pup survived and the other died. If my dog has pups what would the survival rate be for the pups?

By Niomi from Australia

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May 10, 20160 found this helpful

It's a 50/50 chance for them they could all live, they could all die, it maybe only one will catch it, it all kind of depends on how strong those little puppies immune systems are. It's better to have your puppies in an enclosed area away from the parvo infested area until you get them all vaccinated and still even a couple weeks after you vaccinate them cause it needs to kick into their whole system. I would also recommend spraying the parvo infested ares with bleach!!!!

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August 22, 20160 found this helpful

Yes! Get a baby dropper and keep pedialite and water in your dog! If you have omoxicillin or penicillin it will keep the blood from becoming toxic and shutting down the organs. I am going thru this now so I feel your pain! Also use bleach to mop up pee or especially when your dog poops! Clean clean clean! Hydrate Hydrate Hydrate! When u clean up the pee you will know how hydrated he is.hope this helps and God Bless

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May 27, 2006 Flag
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Once a dog is cured from the parvo virus, does the dog still carry the parvo virus germ?

Tracey from Roxboro, NC

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Anonymous Flag
December 21, 20150 found this helpful

This is not true, my dog caught it once as a pup and again as an adult

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January 31, 20160 found this helpful

Give him a half teaspoon of peroxide up to 3 times every 15 min til he throws up. Then get a syringe and get pedilite and force it down him.a little bit of a time.we did it to our chiqwawa for 3 day until he started drinking on his own again and eating. He is great now.he was only 4 months at the time he got it.

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May 10, 2016 Flag
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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?

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May 12, 20160 found this helpful

I suggest asking your sister's vet about the possibility of your roommate's dog getting parvo. Parvo is so pervasive and deadly! It is unfortunate that your roommate's dog has not had shots!

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March 31, 2016 Flag
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I bought a puppy the day it was born. I also found another puppy who was 10 to 12 weeks old, and adopted her. The 2nd puppy is now in the hospital with parvo. She's been in the hospital almost a week. When can I bring home the puppy I bought? I am supposed to get her the end of April.

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