By Charlie from Aiken, SC
Parvo is 100% preventable by routine vaccinations avaialable at low or no cost vaccination events throughout the country.
If your dog is that sick you need to take him to a vet yesterday and have your irresponsibler son make payments for what he's caused.
My Rottweiller of 4 weeks is having Parvo from last 3 days?what preventive measures can be taken to make him fine soon?
I have 1 puppy who has Parvo, he is at the vet hospital with an IV. Now I think his sister is getting it. I can't afford to have both of them in the hospital, so I am giving the one at home pediatric electrolyte so she won't get dehydrated and vitamins. I can get her to the vet in Mexacali in 2 more days. Do you think she will be ok until then? Patsi from El Centro, Calif
By Animal Lover
Two of my dogs died of Parvo this week and my little runt Cupcake caught it. I gave her IV fluids and we are on day 7. She is up and running and eating solid foods. I think it's good, but I'm not sure. I tried giving her a bland diet and she wouldn't eat it. Should I let her eat what she wants?
By Karina from Fresno, CA
I've dealt with death caused by Parvo since the age of nine, when my Rott died, she was not even two months old; she had all her shots and everything. It was our first pup and we didn't know the symptoms. A few months later we got another pup and she also was infected. She pulled through somehow, but I can't remember how.
Last year, another Rott pup got Parvo, but we somehow managed to treat it and she survived and is strong as ever. We crushed vitamins and aspirin together and mixed it with the powder Propel (since she was throwing up the water mix) and slowly she recovered. It's not as easy as it sounds, though. Also, as unsafe as it might be we also gave her a small dose of a penicillin shot. Don't know if that helped or not, but she pulled through.
Now, my Chihuahua, who was donated to me via a friend of a friend and I believe was abused and not given his shots, is infected. We've been giving him Pedialyte with the same as above and vitamin water. It's the third day and I hope he pulls through. I can only hope that you treat your pups with great care and be patient with them. I don't believe that going to the vet is necessary, but I still recommend you do in the case that you can't find the time to heal your pets. And I also believe that pulling through does not make them weaker, in fact it makes them stronger. My older Rott (above) has never gotten infected with Parvo or anything ever since she pulled through and she's going on nine years now.
Wish you the best and hope this helps. (04/23/2009)
My son's 7 month old pup started puking up foamy liquid and it had a little grass in it yesterday. He had not wanted anything to eat or drink at all yesterday, then last night he got up and started playing with our older dog. I made him some chicken Top Ramen noodles. At first all he wanted was the broth, then when we added a little dog food to it he ate almost all of it.
We thought he was getting better, but now he doesn't want anything and you can tell he is not feeling well. A few years ago my son's girlfriend had a pup that was really sick. When we took her in to the vet they said she had parvo and didn't think she was going to make it. But they gave us a couple bags of water for IVs and they told us to just make sure we gave her an IV every couple of hours plus they gave us some kind of pills to give her.
Does anybody know where I can buy the IV bags? What kind of medications is it that they give them? Is it an antibiotic? Please help, my husband is refusing to put out anymore money on dogs, because my son had told us he had done his shots months ago. Now we find out that he only gave one shot, not the two follow-up ones.
By mindyspupinfo from Nampa, ID
You should not feed ramen noodles to a dog as the sodium content is through the roof and is not good for an upset stomach. The best thing to feed a dog with an upset stomach is boiled white meat chicken and plain rice.
Does your son work and can he help pay the vet bill? (07/08/2009)
That night the back door was left open and I found Simba hidden behind our shed, he wasn't moving and his eyes were telling me to just let him go. I cleaned out our spare bathroom from top to bottom with bleach. I made Simba a bed in the bath and this was his sterile home for 2 days. I gave him his meds and also gave him 10mls of Pedialyte mixed with water through a syringe every 15 minutes. Anymore than that was making him vomit. On top of that I gave him 1ml of colloidal silver every hour on the hour even through out the night.
Between me, my husband, and 4 children we worked a roster out so Simba was watched 24 hours. (luckily the kids are on school holidays) He wouldn't eat anything so I made him a bland soup with heaps of different veggies and chicken and fed him through the syringe at least 4 times per day. I even tried the raw egg thing, but I don't think it worked so didn't give him anymore. This morning I woke up and Simba was playing with our youngest son. The vet gave us some medicated tinned dog food and he ate half the tin on his own with no help from us. I was so happy.
Fingers crossed we have got through the worst of this. He is still sleeping a lot, but it has been almost 36 hours since he last vomited or had diarrhea. I think that with a lot of love, cuddles, patience, and good advice from your vet, anyone can care for their parvo puppy; we have. Due to our ignorance our poor Simba suffered for days when all we had to do was make sure he had his shots. I am constantly in contact with our vet and in all honesty his initial consultation was very cheap along with Simba's medication. Make sure you research the internet. I spent hours on here looking for ways to keep him alive. I wish anyone that has a parvo pup at home all the best. Be strong and you will be in our prayers. (04/17/2010)
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