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Caring for a Puppy with Parvo?

I am the proud owner of the most rambunctious ten month old, blue nose Pit Bull, one may ever meet. Hence her name, Kalypso. Sadly however she was diagnosed with the Parvovirus around five days ago.

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The day before yesterday I purchased two large bottles of Pedialyte, and have been giving this to her to help replenish the electrolytes lost through vomit and diarrhea. She hasn't had much trouble drinking water/Pedialyte on her own other than when she would vomit.

Also, only yesterday, I purchased a bottle of (knock-off) Pepto Bismol, and have been giving that to her as well. She has had an attack of diarrhea twice since I gave her the Pepto the first time yesterday, and I've noticed it to be a significantly smaller puddle of it.

She is also known to have anxiety issues (mostly because I have these same issues) so I've been giving her some doggie medicine for that as well. It's to calm her, and help her sleep.

And of course there's good ol' TLC. Lots of love, hugs, kisses, and being called a 'good girl'.

I've noticed a slight spike in her energy level over the last couple days. She has almost completely stopped vomiting (Unless she drinks too fast). I understand it takes time for her to heal from this.

My question is, does it sound like she is on the road to recovery? It could be the optimism of a diligent pet owner, but it seems as though she is.

If I continue on this path, how much longer should it take for the diarrhea symptom to be alleviated completely? Obviously, even after the last symptom is gone, I will have her take it easy for at least another week or so. I just need someone to tell me if I'm doing the right thing or not. I can't afford to take her to the vet, but I have been doing everything else that I am possibly capable of to make sure she is comfortable, (I've not really slept since she first got sick) and working towards recovery. I hope someone replies soon. Thank you so much for taking time to read.

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January 29, 20170 found this helpful

If she is drinking, that is good news. She must be vomit/diarrhea free for 24 hours before introducing food. Once she is ready to eat, she will have a great appetite.

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Stick with the Pedialite, as she is not getting sick from that.

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January 29, 20170 found this helpful

Sounds good. The main thing is keeping her hydrated. If you're working hard to help her keep fluids down chances are your dog will recover.

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January 30, 20170 found this helpful

I have never had dogs ( only kitties) so I cannot answer BUT i want to offer my prayers , as I know how precious our pets are to us.... Blessings

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