Caring for a Puppy with Parvo

My puppy started showing signs of parvo Thursday night so Friday we took him to the vet. We couldn't afford to keep him over night, but we paid for his meds and took him home for treatment. Thursday an Friday he was doing semi okay. He was at least playing a little and walking. He threw up a couple of times, but not a lot. He was able to drink water on his own and he had bloody diarrhea twice, but that was it. I had been giving Pedialyte, Pepto, and vitamins Thursday night as soon as I saw he was exhibiting symptoms of parvo.


But today, Saturday, after giving him his meds that the vet prescribed him and still doing Pedialyte he is now not wanting to drink on his own anymore and is constantly vomiting and will not keep anything down. Is there anything I can do in the meantime for him until I can get him back to the vet on Monday to see if they can give him fluids through an IV because I don't want him to get severely dehydrated?

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March 18, 20190 found this helpful

Not drinking is serious. I would call the vet and work out a payment plan.

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March 18, 20190 found this helpful

Give him pedalyte like they give babies with a turkey baster. Small amounts at a time. Give him Imodium ad pepto bismol. I had the same problem. The vet gave me antibiotics and the puppy some shots. He told me what to do. I kept the puppy in the bathtub on newspaper and watched her often.


She did recover. As she slowly recovered I found some good info online. After a few days I gave her small amounts of raw egg. After a few more small amounts of hamburger and rice. In about a week she was jumping out of the bathtub and running around.

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March 18, 20190 found this helpful

I hope you and your pup made it through the weekend and have a new plan with your Vet. It is very common for a puppy to have a lot of vomiting and dehydration. The Vet should be able to set you up so you can rehydrate at home. Even small amounts with a turkey baster are helpful. Good luck and let us know how it is going.

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