Parvo Help Needed

My puppy has parvo, it's the 3 day of having it. I took her to the vet today where they gave her injections, stuff for throwing up, the runs and antibiotics. She's still throwing up and I am still giving her gatorade every 30 minutes. Does it help that I am giving her gatorade even though 20 minutes later she is throwing it back up?

MarQue from West Valley City, Utah

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I wanted to ask if your puppy survived parvo and if you ever managed to held its previous owner responsible?

I have exactly the same story with an 8.5 week pomeranian, except we had puppy for only 24 hours--we picked him up in the afternoon at airport and took home where he was all active and happy. Next day we woke up and he looked like absolutely different dog--he was all weak, thouwing up, having diarrhea. We took him to the emergency care in the evening and he was diagnosed with parvo. He is still at the emergency care and we have no idea whether he will be able to survive. it might sound weird, but during those 24 hours that he was at our home, my husband and I felt in love with him and would be broken hearted and devastated if he does not recover the deseas.

The doctor told me that the only way he could've got this is with his previous owner. I contacted that lady immediately--she admitted that most likely it happened when she took him to the vet, but said she is not going to help us treat him and she does not have any insurance for the puppy. All she said is that if he dies, she will provide another puppy. But, come on, its not a pair of shoes that you can replace once the heel breaks!

At this point, we are extremely worried about the puppy and we pray and hope he will recover. But we also want to find a way to hold a breeder/previous owner responsible for this, because it happened under her supervision and is 100% her fault, which costs us a lot emotionally and financially.

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My puppy is now fighting it also on her 3rd day. I'm doing a small dripper (syringe) of Pedialyte every 15 min. Her second day was better. Today she's not that good. But she has been able to keep the Pedialyte down. Try that and all natural chicken broth.

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This is to Tanyazh: Hope your puppy has survived.

When you buy a puppy from someone you assume risk. Risk that this puppy could die from a disease or accident. As horrible as it is, when you got the puppy it seemed healthy. The owner/breeder probably thought it was to. Unless you can prove she knew this puppy was sick with parvo when she sold it to you then there isn't anything you can or should do. It was the risk you took by buying it from her. Same as if you'd adopt from a shelter. They often have kennel cough or end up with parvo etc. You have to accept and expect that these things can and will happen...even though it really stinks!

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There is a great vet and reasonable in phoenix. My puppy got diagnosed with parvo today and I took him to Santis pet clinic in Phoenix AZ. The vet is very reasonable and caring. The office visit and test for parvo got deducted from the parvo iv and overnight stays with antibiotics. That saved me 75.00. He is about 1/4 -1/2 the price of other vets depending which vet you go to. Please keep my puppy in your positive thoughts. Thank you and good luck to anyone that has a puppy with parvo.

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My puppy has Parvo, it's the 3rd day of having it. I took

her to the vet today where they gave her injections, stuff for

throwing up, the runs and antibiotics. She's still throwing up and I

am still giving her Gatorade every 30 minutes. Does it help that I am

giving her Gatorade even though 20 minutes later she is throwing it

back up?

MarQue from West Valley City, UT


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If the pup is still responding and not getting any worse, by all

means keep feeding it the Gatorade. I would even try protein shakes

if the pup will allow it. You want to keep as much nutrition in him

as possible, because it gets worse before it gets better. Feed it

whatever it will drink, because it could come to a point where he

won't drink anything, and he'll need what he's already got in him.
Good luck.
Is this by chance a Rott? or a Pinscher? (11/26/2006)

By neiko

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I agree with mamanature on this one!

You would not give your child bleach or anything else without a

doctor's advice. It is the same with your puppy.

I am a vet nurse and speaking from experience some will make it

and some don't, but they need professional medical advice. Not home

remedies you wouldn't even try on yourself let alone a puppy a tenth

your size. Please see a vet.

"Post By mamanature (Guest Post) (10/26/2006)
Under no circumstance should you give this puppy bleach! Absolutely

not you should not treat this puppy on your own. If you do something

that is not proven you will live with the guilt of possible have done

worst damage and suffering.

I know you are having a tough time please take to vet or give the

puppy to someone who can take care of the bill for the

vet." (12/20/2006)

Bleach Remedy

Of course bleach will work to kill the parvovirus. Isn't it also

proven to kill the AIDs virus? Could be mistaken on this one, but I

believe it is. Why then, don't we treat humans with bleach? Because

it's "toxic". Ever notice if you even inhale a lot of bleach it makes

you dizzy and stuff?

My mom breeds dogs and we've lost many puppies to Parvo, but we've

also saved a lot. Here's what we do:

  • drops of Parvaid medicine, in my opinion one of the best in

    fighting it.

  • syringes, without needles, full of Gatorade in the morning and at

    night, and then a syringe full of water if they still aren't

    drinking.

  • a syringe full of baby formula when they aren't eating.
  • Pepto Bismol to control their nausea and diarrhea, which works

    amazingly well.

  • Sometimes if a puppy is really sick, injecting water under the

    skin helps hydrate them too. Don't put too much, or you could

    overhydrate them.

For the syringes of water and formula, just go by your pet's

normal eating or drinking habits. My puppy is only a few months old,

and he's half Weiner dog and half Chihuahua. He and our Rottweiler

puppy got so sick we didn't think they'd make it. Our Rottweiler

didn't move for three days, and wouldn't eat or drink. We'd been

doing all of these except injecting water, Pepto, and formula. Now

that we've done that we can see a big difference. Those three contain

vitamins they need to live.

Just let your puppy know how much you love them. Let them know

there's a reason they're fighting to live. (01/26/2007)

By Brenda

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Bleach: When I read the post it seems to me they were talking about

using the bleach to clean with outside, not give it to the dog.

Bleach is about the best cleaner around. It kills more bacteria and

virus's than just about anything else out there (even Hepatitis C and

AIDS). Bleach should always be used in a well ventilated area.

GSE: "Grapefruit Seed Extract" or the name-brand "Nutribiotic" is

an all natural product that you can buy at your Health food store.

GSE will kill just about any and all germs out there. (even MRSA) GSE

comes in a liquid and can be taken internally by humans (maybe dogs

too?). It is extremely concentrated and should "always" be diluted

when using on the skin, in the mouth, or when taken internally. (read

more information from the URL below)

For Humans: You can add a few drops of GSE to any shampoo to stop

scalp and skin infections. Use 1 drop mixed with toothpaste for

dental infections. Take internally as an antibiotic, kill germs in

water during emergencies, etc. Read below for GSE's many more uses.

"Citracidal" is the name of a more concentrated form of GSE.

Citracidal is a GSE cleaner. Citracidal is sold to hospitals as a

less toxic way to clean and kill germs on hospital surfaces. This

would be a much healthier way to clean than bleach and it would kill

just as many organisms as bleach.

Below is a web site that has all the information you will ever

need about GSE and Citracidal:

nutriteam.com

A bottle of GSE at your local Health Food Store should run you

about $12.

Be extra careful if you have liver disease or Hep C as the GSE can

be a bit hard of the liver in large doses. It can be absorbed through

the skin, so use latex or rubber gloves when cleaning with it. As

with all "natural" products, just because it's "natural" doesn't make

it "harmless". (01/26/2007)

By <a href="http://www.thriftyfun.com//profile/index.lasso?

profile=thr319748">Cyinda

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for more info about GSE:

<a href="http://www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grapefruit_seed_extract

GSE's FAQ:">wikipedia.org

nutriteam.com (01/26/2007)

By <a href="http://www.thriftyfun.com//profile/index.lasso?

profile=thr319748">Cyinda

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I had two pups with parvo. The one that was kept at the vet on IV and

continuous antibiotic survived. The one I tried to treat at home did

not. I would never ever try to home treat a pup once it's begun

throwing up. If you add 20 drops of echinaecia/goldenseal tincture to

the mix every three hours it may help, but if the dog won't stop

throwing up, it belongs at the vet on IV. (03/29/2007)

PARVO DEATHS

The true factor not ever mentioned here is that parvo lives outside,

in the ground. The most common thing I hear is if one dog dies, they

get another and mysteriously these dogs are getting it also. Yes,

treat the yard, all dog dishes and the pet sleeping areas often, and

for at least a year before getting another sweet innocent puppy.

Please? (03/30/2007)

By Mel

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Tamiflu. I recommend it the instant you think you might have a dog

with parvo. It works much better if caught before symptoms develop.

If you have multiple dogs, get them all on Tamiflu immediately even

if there are no symptoms. The main thing is hydration. If you are not

able to be with your dog all day to force liquids, then you must go

to a vet. At the bare minimum, request your vet tap the pup with an

IV catheter and ask to administer the IV yourself.

Parvo is not for the weak of heart or weak of stomach. I am a pet

owner and foster home provider. I only recommend Tamiflu because my

vet recommended it. Thank God she did. (05/26/2007)

By BigPuppyFamily

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Our 9 week Rotti recently came down with parvo, we went to the vet to

verify, the fecal test was negative, but all of the symptoms were

there, we got amoxil, iv fluids and anti nausea meds, after the 2nd

day of treatment there was no improvement. We went online and

ordered Parvo Guard overnight delivery, and within 2 days of this

product and constant fluids, I'm glad to say he is finally up and

eating drinking on his own. (02/02/2008)

By George and Teresa

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I recently had the same problem. I gave my dogs Parents Choice

pediatric electrolytes, found in the baby section at your local

grocery, instead of Gatorade (Gatorade helps with hydration, but does

not replace the electrolytes lost in dogs from vomiting and

diarrhea).

Just to be safe, we took our dog to the vet and it cost $150. If

you can't afford that, then see if you can pay it out, some vets will

let you. My dog was better within a day. The vet may have to put

fluids back in your dog and keep them over night.

Also some people give there dogs Pepto Bismol, which coats the

linen in the intestine that the virus attacks. That is what causes

the bleeding anyways, but too much Pepto could cause microtumors in

some dogs. If you use this method, use a low dosage and give it to

them before they eat and wait about 30 minutes.

Chicken noodle soup is usually the best thing to feed them because

chicken broth is full of nutrition, but you may have to use a

syringe. Don't over feed because the dogs intestines are sore and you

don't want your dog to constantly have diarrhea.

Also, every time they puke or poop, make sure you rehydrate them

with the Pedilyte because it also contains vitamins and other

minerals that your dog loses during vomiting and diarrhea. You can

only do this for a few days and if your dog has bleeding, you can

only do this for a day because otherwise your dog could die. Let me

explain, the virus is tearing away the protective lining and causing

them to bleed out and if too much blood is lost, more blood has to be

replaced.

People, get your dog a veterinarian administered parvo shot. You

can call ahead of time and go pick it up. It is cheaper then having

to watch your pets suffer. It is painful to you and your dog.

(04/24/2008)

By Amanda

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No gatorade doesn't help. I went through this. I syringed Pedialyte

every 20 minutes. My vet wanted to put her down. I went against their

wishes and took her home and nursed her back. After a full 24 hrs of

pedialyte she came around a bit, but they need protein.

So what I did was bought Carnation Instant Breakfast, instead of

milk. I mixed with Pedialyte and syringed. On the third day she was

able to stand and was more alert. I then boiled rice and lean chicken

and fed her. She loved it.

I kept her on a bland diet for a week or so. She came around.

After Parvo she had green poop, so I took it to the vet to be

analyzed. She had Coccidia I was worried again. But the antibotic

cleared it up. Thank God. I hope this is helpful to you. Best of

luck. I hope your pups get well. (08/01/2008)

By Stacey

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Here is an excellent webpage about treating parvo puppies at home:

wolfcreekranch.net

When you pinch your puppies skin, it should go instantly back into

place like it does if you pinch the skin on your own arm. Check his

gums, they should be a nice dark pink. If his skin sticks for a

second or his gums aren't a nice dark pink, he is dehydrated.

The #1 reason parvo puppies vomit is from dehydration, so making

sure they are properly hydrated is especially important. You can

give 1/4 of the dose every 15 minutes, to help make it easier to keep

the fluid down or give him an enema.

We've used Parvaid to heal parvo puppies and it works excellently

and is really good at preventing puppies from getting parvo if used

preventatively.

Check the Wolfcreek Ranch site for retailers.

Hope your puppy gets better quickly. (10/24/2008)

By <a href="http://www.thriftyfun.com//profile/index.lasso?

profile=thr306274">healthy pets

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Give her Pedialyte not Gatorade, because there are more electrolytes

in it than Gatorade. That is what she needs right now, and make her

drink it, give it to her as much as possible I saved my dog's life

she had it really bad. (10/28/2008)

By Crystal

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Try Emertrol for vomiting you can buy it at the drug store. Try

chicken noodle soup in an eye dropper just the broth. Pedialyte in an

eye dropper. I had spent $2000 at a Vet and a Walgreen's Pharmacist

told me try the Pedialyte and it saved my dog. (12/01/2008)

By Rita

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Parvo is tough. And lots of people will have anecdotal advice. Bottom

line is that it is very deadly and all you can do is provide

supportive therapy and wait. If you catch it early, then better.

First, it's a virus, but as it attacks, then bacteria start wreaking

havoc on the intestinal system. Because the intestinal/digestive area

is so compromised, oral administrations just don't cut it. Ideally:

IV fluids, injected antibiotics, anti-nausea medication, and (due to

virus) Tamiflu (suspension) started early can have an impact (but

expensive, and now with Swine flu, almost entirely unavailable).

To provide calories and keep electrolytes in check, you should

also give sugar water or at least rub molasses on gums. Sub-Q fluids

can help, but often just isn't a sufficiently efficient way to

administer fluids (plus, very stressful to the animal). I've also

used enema-administered fluids containing antibiotics and Interferon

(be careful, don't use too much, hold there for a while to absorb). I

saved one pup after doing this, but entirely anecdotal.

Another anecdotal experience: Upon recognizing the tell-tale smell

of parvo in feces, presenting lack of appetite, watery stool, I

immediately re-vaccinated for parvo (modified live vaccine) and

started doxycycline (Fish-Biotic). We keep all this on hand. I had

just lost another pup to parvo a week earlier. We pull from a shelter

in which parvo/distemper thrive, but we like to pull the pups and

give them a chance by treating in a foster environment. We quarantine

in a separate room, and they are not allowed to go potty in any

common areas.

We sanitize with bleach solution, then when better, they must

potty in a special area for a full month. We soak down the area

periodically with bleach-water hosing. If the animal survives for 5

days, you are basically over the hump. Some breeds are particularly

susceptible and it is far more deadly: Pits, Dobermans, and

Rottweilers.

Best of luck, but you will lose about 30% assuming you catch it

quickly and you do aggressive intervention, more with the more

susceptible breeds. Best wishes to all. (09/30/2009)

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