Caring for a Puppy With Parvo?

Just yesterday my husband and I came home for lunch around 1pm and my 18 week old puppy was playing just fine and when we came home after work around 5pm she had thrown up in her kennel. We noticed she didn't want to play so we knew something was wrong. We took her to the vet and they asked questions and than ran a parvo test and it came out positive.

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We went ahead with the treatment and when we came home she was okay. She didn't want to drink or eat so we took care of her. Then we all went to sleep and in the middle of the night my husband woke up and gave her water and she drank some on her own and she kept it down. This morning she had diarrhea twice, but no blood. I made her some eggs, but she didn't want it so I've been giving her water. She drank a bit and now she's asleep. I don't know if it is good that she was sleeping so much so I kept her up and awake. I have another appointment with the vet today at 2pm.

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May 19, 20190 found this helpful

Parvo can take several weeks to recover from. As long as she is drinking she seems to be doing better

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May 20, 20190 found this helpful

So she was doing better the day before yesterday, but yesterday we went to the vet for follow up and they gave her a vaccine shot and than she got worse is that normal ? we tried giving her chicken broth with rice but she didn't want it.

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So i called the vet to ask them if its normal after a vaccine shot they said yes but only for 24 hours if after that time shes still not eating to try just chicken and rice without the broth if shes not feeling better than to take her back. Do you think that thats what it was the vaccine shot?

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May 20, 20190 found this helpful

The vet probably said what they said because any vaccine has potential risk of side effects.

Do you have a syringe (the plastic thing without the needle where you can draw up some cool broth and put it in the corner of her mouth to infuse her yourself? We have had to do this when our fur kids were sick. Give very small amounts (just a few cc's) frequently--the vet can tell you how often.

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If she takes it that way, you may be able to keep her hydrated at home

If she refuses that or spits it out or throws up, I would take the pup back after the 24 hours so they can give her IV fluids, if needed. Hydration is critical to health!

Prayers for healing and all good wishes for the fur baby!! Keep me in the loop!!

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May 22, 20190 found this helpful

Thank you both for your concerns and for the advice the day before yesterday we took her back to the Vet and they took a x-ray of her and turns out she was full of gas, so they gave her some medicine that works like pepto bismol and they told us not to feed her anything until the next day when we go back for a follow up x-ray. So the same day we noticed that she was herself again and ended up building up an appetite, but we knew we couldn't feed her til the next day but she was playing again.

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The next day we went to the vet after work and they took a follow up x-ray of her they said its passing through and they told us shes so much better and safe from parvo and that we should go back in a month to give her a booster shot but other than that we can feed her again and shes all better this was a success story the vet told us and i wanted to cry because i thought i was going to lose her but me and my husband didn't lose hope and she survived parvo !

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May 20, 20190 found this helpful

I am surprised your Vet vaccinated a sick dog. Hopefully he had a good reason. If your pup continues to take some water and there is no blood in the stool he is moving in the right direction and should slowly improve. Let him sleep if he wants to but keep his spirits up by spending time with him.

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He should begin to eat in the next couple days even if it is small amounts. He will have a couple of weeks when he feels tired. Parvo has a slow recovery...up to a month. If he gets worse he needs to go back to the Vet for new nursing instructions.

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