By Kathy from Phoenix, AZ
I have a 14 week old boxer puppy that has parvo. I've took him to the vet on Friday and the vet gave us some pills for him. And told me to give him pepto and pedialyte. Every 2-3 hrs. But I was wondering is it normal that he don't poop. And he started drinking water on his own. Is that a good sign. Do I
Force feed him or let him try on his own. Do I stop the pedialyte. Thank you Susie
I had a puppy die from parvo and 2 days later her little brother got sick. With him I was capable of getting him to the emergency vet hospital in enough time. This was two months ago. My question is I have there other brother here to since I've had the first dogs (3 in total), and he hasn't gotten sick yet.
I have taken him to the vet for a snapp test and nothing. He has no symptoms whatsoever. He has never had symptoms. I am afraid I will have to eventually hospitalize him. He even had played with his brother they sleep together and everything. I'm so confused. I was told by the vets assistant that he would definitely get sick. Please help.
We had an Amer. Bully pup that got Parvo and died within a week and a half. Right before he died, we had a gorgeous choc. lab pup show up at our house. Not thinking about her catching it, we took her in. Sure enough, she went from bouncing around to bed ridden within a couple of days. I am no vet or expert by a long shot, but found a wonderful way to treat and cure her of Parvo. I used Colloidal Silver and Fish Mox(which is Amoxicillin). I am now on my second stray that has shown up here, a much bigger dog, bulldog mix, and he went from bed ridden, to running and being a normal, healthy dog just as Aubrie did. We took photos of Aubrie and Auburn as they went through this nasty virus and charted their progress. Looking at them today, you would never know they were ever deathly sick, just a couple months ago..
I treated mine with grapefruit seed extract liquid, colloidal silver, pepto bismol, home-made pedialyte using Morton's lite salt. Colloidal silver given orally and anally. Key was the GSE (grapefruit seed extract). A very thick clear saliva started coming from her mouth afterward - so much so that I wondered if perhaps it was rabies rather than parvo. It had to be cleaned off with towels. I came visiting because she is still so droopy and weak.
The only thing she will eat is fish derived cat food and those bacon beggin treats. I have read elsewhere in the past that giving salt to dog is very bad idea (why I chose Morton lite) but obviously she is craving salty things to replenish so not sure what to do from here. Have ceased all medication because the key ingredient here, the GSE can strip the stomach I think (I have used it for my own post-op infection due to antibiotic allergy.) So once she started eating and drinking on her own I stopped it.
My cats are getting ill this way. I thought only dogs could get parvo virus. I had to give two of my cats to the vet yesterday for this condition because the cats could not keep their medicines in their stomachs and their fevers were persisting around 105.6 even though one of them had two injections of antibiotic. Did your pup make it? If the medicine you give them is strong enough, the dosings would be better given every 8 hours.
I give my cats medicines here every 6 - 8 hours depending on how ill they are. Some of my cats made it at home and are up and running again, thinner, but wiser! Each cat were clearly critically ill for several days during this awful illness and although they seemed to feel better here and there and even were able to eat a little, they stayed in bed for 5 - 7 days before returning to regular activity level. I give them any of 3 antibiotics, reglan or tagamet (cimetidine) plus an electrolyte liquid mixed with a little honey and bottled water. Vitamins are also necessary. The lucky cats get to stay home. I had several successes, The others the vet got, and then they moved to new homes.
The photo I have is of my young tomcat, Cappucino, who had to go into intensive care for 6 days. He now lives with someone I approve of with his brother Frenchy with the same critical illness. They are happy today and enjoying a Christmas with a little tree of their own with cat toys for decorations.
Kathy, I just read your post and it sounded just like a situation that my family was in several years ago. Our new pup vomited on the car ride home from the breeder, (we thought she was just car sick), turns out that was her parvo vaccine that had just been given to her. (Breeder offered another pup, but really, we had already fallen in love with her.)
So far the treatment your dog is receiving is very similar to what ours was except the vet kept her hosp instead of at home. However, the IV fluids and meds were the reason for that, I think. It was one of the most difficult things I've ever gone through as a pet owner so my heart goes out to you. Our vet had advised to try to feed her anything to get something in her. Ideally that would be boiled chicken and/or rice, but try anything, even baby food on your finger into Puppie's mouth, a little at a time as you don't want to get too much in there at one time if she isn't good with swallowing right now.
Also I remember that at some point it was just a waiting period, that's the time for just spending time lying with her and loving and praying. Mine almost died on my birthday, and at some point soon there after she just started to slowly feel a little better and progressed fwd from there. I think we stuck with the chicken and rice for some time after due to being gentle on tummy and just being so completely empty. The disease is extremely contagious and I hope there are no other dogs that have contacted with her or your yard. Yes, your yard. We had to bleach the entire yard as the virus lives in the grass for some time. Put the bleach in one of those garden sprayer things, and go to town. A dead lawn is worth never having to go through this again for you or any one else. I'll be praying for you and wish you and your puppy the best outcome possible. There is never a good time for a person or animal to be this sick, and if you have young kids it is especially hard. You will have to be so very strong. And, yes, you are doing everything you possibly can.
If she starts feeling like eating, give her nothing but boiled chicken and water until she is well. Also take her back to the vet and ask for pain meds. Look up the dosage for benadryl for your dog by weight. It will probably sedate her.
Hi, I honestly think, from your description that you are doing all you can. I also understand that it is persistent vomiting that usually causes the biggest danger. It causes dehydration and can put a strain on the dog's heart. But it seems you have these issues under control so although the poor pup will be feeling very sorry for it's self right now in a few days it will probably pick up very quickly. My dog survived when all I had was a box of medicinal glucose, boiled water and sleep deprivation, and she lived to 14! But if you get very worried go back to the vet.
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On May 19th I noticed my pup Karma wasn't looking good. Her hair was dull, she looked so sad and wouldn't eat, but was drinking a little bit. I didn't realize she was sick cuz she was always very mellow. I took her to the vet and confirmed it was parvo, but no way I can afford the hospital stay so we did treatment at home. By 1pm on May 20th she started having what seemed to be stomach spasms and passed away with me and my husband with her.
My other pup is sick now. On May 20th when I lost Karma our pup Sutra was running around like a mad man. The morning of the 21st Sutra no longer wants tho eat. It's now May 25th and she looks so bad. I'm forcing feeding her Pedialyte, chicken broth. baby rice cereal, Pepto, and antibiotics.
She started having loose slimy stool with little strings of blood. Yesterday she had liquid diarrhea that was almost black (she only had this 3x). Karma was passing bright red diarrhea. She's thrown up about 3x also; it's slimy yellow and foamy. I'm wondering how long till the parvo is out of her so she will get better. She's on day 4. I hope that's a good s sign.
Needs IV's and vet care. Not possible? Going to try at home? Go to health food store. Get colloidal silver, at least 10 ppm. Enema with cs. Half hour later another enema. This cleans the parvo germs from the intestines and stops the multiplication of them. CS kills bacterial, viral and fungus. Hydrate hydrate hydrate. Pedialite, broth,water, gatorade, chicken soup by mouth.
If you constantly attend to your dog, even with an eyedropper every 2 minutes to get liquids in by mouth the chances for survival are better. Most die of dehydration. You must be in attendance even all night long.
Still advise IVs by your vet. Most vets will take payments. Your home and property are now very dangerous to other dogs, racoons and will be for a year. No new pups.
I got my puppy at the shelter she has parvo and I took her to the vet they gave us all these shots, IVs and medicine for her.
7 days ago my Pekingese dog got sick, I took her to the vet and she was positive for parvo. She died Tuesday, the problem is I have 7 puppies and they all played together.
I think my puppy has parvo. I have read some of the articles on this website and he has the symptoms.
My puppy has Parvo. Do you think she will stay alive? She is on her 3rd day.
I assume that your puppy has been to the vet and is receiving fluids. My puppy had this 5 years ago and did recover but we had to give her IV fluids and withhold food and water for 3 days, then start giving her just a little water and pureed chicken noodle soup. If she vomited at all, we would have to start the whole process over. Good luck to you and your puppy.
If anyone thinks it is not a good idea to vaccinate your pets, you would not think so if you saw a dog with parvo. It is like having the worst possible stomach flu that lasts for days. Please get your pups vaccinated. My puppy was a rescue and got sick right after I got her, but our vet thinks that she may have had one shot because she and her litter mates all survived. (02/05/2009)
Please make sure your puppies are getting vaccinated. And be careful who you buy from and make sure you have an excellent vet. My husband and I bought a pug. She was 10 weeks old when we bought her and she died at 11 weeks of parvo. It was awful watching our little pug being sick, not eating, vomiting and going through all she went through was horrifying for us. Our vet didn't even pick up on it. The first sign of any change in your puppies behavior, get them to a vet ASAP. And make sure they get their shots on time. When picking a vet, get one who knows what they are doing and actually knows something about animals and the diseases they can get.
My husband and I have learned a very valuable lessons from the experience we have went through and I will be very careful who I buy from next, I will be very picky at selecting the next vet that will see my puppy. And always remember, just because you buy a pet from someone and they tell you they had their first round of shots, doesn't mean they actually had them. Ask for records and get the vets name and call and see if they actually got the shots. A puppy or any other animal can become just like a child to some people, so you never can be too careful when it comes to your little loved one. (02/23/2009)
I recently adopted a Rottweiler/Shepard mix at 8 weeks old. Within 4 days of having the dog it caught parvo. We are in to our 6th day with the virus now. I brought him in at the first sign of vomiting (I had no idea it was parvo though). Doc told me it was parvo and told me about it and the effects and fatality rate. My jaw drops and I'm in total shock.
He went on IV's immediately and we were hoping for the best. Next morning the vet calls and says he's really active, eating and ripping the IV out and to come pick him up. He still recommended pills and we gave them to him orally. We pick him up and he played with a ball for a while, I was totally shocked, the puppy was active again. Few hours later he just crashed. Fell asleep around 7:30 pm and had no problem sleeping till 7:00 am the next morning. Only thing I thought was that somethings wrong. We try giving him water and making him eat and get nothing. The next day got even worse, lots of vomiting especially after the dog drank water. It's now Sunday and the vet is closed.
Monday we get him to the vet in the afternoon and he looked really bad. We tried everything we could when he was here but nothing got better. Today is Tuesday 2/24 and the dog is still hooked up to fluids and has a 107 fever. He is still alive but looks very depressed and lost 1.5 lbs from his before 9.5 lb body. We have gone and visited him and will continue to do so until he's released.
Here's where I'm getting jammed. The bill at the vet for 24 hours was $1169. Luckily (I guess) he came from the Humane Society and I was only responsible for a 1/3 of the costs. He has gone back and put on fluids, vet said around $150 a day our cost after the 3rds were divided. This is a lot of money and something that wasn't prepared for. I love my dog and would do anything to save him. I was thinking that after the 3rd day (where my budget ends) I will pull him out and try parvaid. I'm willing and able to pull all nighters. Anything to save this dog. You think he still has a shot? The picture is from before the parvo got him. (02/24/2009)
My dog has Parvo and I don't know what to do. She started to vomit and then a day later she started to have bloody diarrhea. I took her to the vet and got an IV for two days. It is now the 5th day and I am giving her Pedialyte. She is drinking it and is starting to get up and move more. She is four months old, is there anything else I can do?
By bia21 from Seattle, WA
Well, that is all I have for now. Best of luck to everyone going through this. (04/18/2009)
I then researched the net and found a product made by Amber Technologies and we made a quick trip to the health food store and bought Parvaid and Vibactra Plus (a total of $100 for both products) and within hours of giving him this medication he was eating again and starting to return to his puppy-self. They have an 85% success rate and I would highly recommend this product to anyone who is worried about their dog or puppy coming down with Parvo. Saved us hundreds of dollars and worth every single penny. (04/20/2009)
My puppy is only 5 months old and about 4 pounds. I don't want to lose her. She has been sick for 5 days now from Parvo and they are putting her on an IV at the vet. What can I do to get her better?
My puppy just passed away from parvo. It was the most depressing thing I've ever had to experience. I have two other pups from the same litter and another one is showing signs.
My dog has parvo. I've already paid nearly four hundred dollars and he's not getting any better.
I won't get paid for another week. My puppy has parvo and the vet said, "no money, can't help", can you believe that? What can I do?
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.
What do I do if the dog got taken to the vet for a home treatment for parvo, but still having symptoms? What do I do?
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