Caring for a Puppy with Parvo?

Caring for a Puppy with Parvo  - tricolored puppyMy puppy was diagnosed with parvo on Tuesday, however I couldn't afford the hospitalization they advised so I brought him home and took care of him on my own. His vet did not want to provide me with IV fluids because she claimed she had done anything she could. Well I just wasn't going to let my puppy die so I took care of him all day and night. Today it's Thursday and he is eating and drinking water, but I'm still giving him the Pedialyte in a shringe. Does this mean his getting better? He also hasn't vomited or pooped in the last 8 hrs, but he does play and then sleeps again. He also did had his first vaccine of the parvo virus.


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March 1, 20180 found this helpful

Your puppy is doing very well because he is drinking and eating. Keep a careful eye on him.


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March 1, 20180 found this helpful

You are doing all you can for your dog. It sure sounds like the dog is on the way to recovery and you've done a great job. There are a few suggestions online about what to feed the dog during recovery and not to feed him too much. When my dog had the virus I was told to only give him white, cooked rice and cooked pasta for around a week. The portions of food are small and you can't give him anything to eat if he is still vomiting.


You should still continue to give him the liquids and try and encourage him to drink a little on his own. The dog will be very tired for around a week or so and will sleep quite a bit. But as long as he is not vomiting or pooping blood you are on the road to recovery. If you see any major changes and he starts throwing up again, please take him back to the vet's immediately.


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March 2, 20180 found this helpful

Sounds like he is coming along with recovery. Keep up with the care and he should be just fine.


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March 5, 20180 found this helpful

Congratulations on a great job with your puppy. Your Vets advice about not continuing the IV doesn't sound quite right to me. When things get back to normal, you might want to consider a new Vet.


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