Recovery Time for a Puppy with Parvo

My 3.5 month old puppy has been diagnosed with parvo. He's been at the vet for almost a week now. I haven't been able to have any contact with him, and contact with his rescue has been minimal. A few days after taking him home, I was notified that his litter mates had parvo-like symptoms so I had him tested, which came back positive. He's been back at the rescue receiving treatment ever since that night with no symptoms. They told me a couple more days of observation and he can come home with meds!


I've already bleached absolutely everything and ordered vet Parvo-cide wipes.

So my question is - if the vet says it's okay for him to come home, should that be okay? How secluded should I keep him? He still has had no symptoms! He's been parvo positive for over a week now. No diarrhea or vomiting. He was always a very mellow puppy and I've been starting to wonder if that was his way of showing he was sick.

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March 12, 20190 found this helpful

Until he is completely vaccinated I would keep him secluded. Confirm this with the vet.

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March 13, 20191 found this helpful

Not every dog with parvo gets super sick. You are definitely one of the lucky ones. I think I might just take it easy with your puppy for a few days until he is eating and drinking well.

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March 14, 20190 found this helpful
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Thanks for the response :). Also - he's never stopped eating and drinking well!


Quick update if anyone ever finds themselves in a similar situation: Brought him to the vet and they recommended one more week of keeping him separated from anyone who might come in contact with a puppy - so we're still cleaning up any accidents with bleach as well as diligently cleaning up after he goes outside, and no walks (besides the driveway). After the week we're retesting to make sure he isn't still shedding the virus. So overall, catching it before symptoms hit really did wonders and he should be perfectly fine after 2 weeks!

It was a bummer that this active puppy was stuck inside for so long but once we get the OK from the vet and his last vaccination, we'll take plenty of walks and trips to make up for it.

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March 14, 20191 found this helpful

Sounds like you did everything right and that your sweet pup is on the road to full recovery!! That is awesome!! It is so good that you are sharing your experience with others too!!


This is such a scary and serious illness that every good experience and good info from vet directions need to be shared. Blessings to all!! Thanks for the update!!!!

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