Caring for a Puppy Recovering from Parvo

My Doberman Pinscher who is only 4 months old started to get sick Sunday night. There were just speckles of white vomit and a lost of appetite. So Monday morning I took him to the vet. They did a test and he was found to be positive for "cat flu"/parvo.


They immediately put him on an IV drip and started giving him antibiotics and electrolytes. He has been there for 4 days now. Monday night he looked bad just laying there with no wiggly tail or pointy ears. Tuesday night he looked great barking and jumping and I wanted to take him home, but the vet said he could relapse so it was safer to leave him to get more treatment. Wednesday night was nothing like Tuesday night; he was still pretty alert, but not that much alive. The vet said he had a little set back, but was fighting strong like a champ. So tonight was Thursday and we went there and the vet said that we can take him home; he is happy.

He said that I should force feed him with a syringe and he gave me special food. He said that our boy will be needing plenty of rest and fluids as well. I tried giving him that food, but oh boy his eyes said it all. So my daughter dropped a piece of chicken on the floor and he ate it with no one forcing him.
He urinated twice, there was no blood and then his stomach went, but it was sticky watery green and dark brown poop. Is this okay? He seems okay just very tired and his stomach makes some weird noises now and then.


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January 18, 20190 found this helpful

Do not give your dog any foods that the vet has not approved. It can take him several weeks to recover from parvo.

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January 20, 20190 found this helpful

the most important is to make sure he's not dehydrated. If he's still rejecting food, you just make sure he gets good liquids

some folks give their dogs Pepto Bismol to help with digestive discomfort

as well, chicken broth or other liquid foods are good as well

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