Treating a Dog With Parvo?

My dog hasn't been feeling well for about three days. I took him to the vet to get medication for parvo. When will he start to eat and drink again? Should I try and force it? I have given him IVs to rehydrate and meds to treat the infection. I'm really nervous and don't know what to do.


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October 29, 20171 found this helpful
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Treating your dog:

  1. Parvo is a horrible virus for dogs and it can take up to a month before the dog can feel better. You have done the right thing.
  2. He has visited the vet, had a shot and is on medication. You are giving him an IV to keep him hydrated. Basically, all you can do now is keep an eye on him.
  3. Keep a bowl of water next to him.
  4. You can try to feed him around 1 or 2 tablespoons of very bland food.
  5. Cooked rice or pasta is the best to start off with.

  6. If he starts throwing up again call the vet and take him back in.
  7. At times it can take up to a week before the dog is feeling better and will eat or drink again.
  8. Just keep him hydrated and giving him his medication.
  9. If you see any major changes in him take him back to the vet immediately.
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November 17, 20170 found this helpful

My 4 month old puppie got parvo I took her to the vet and they gave me iv solution and after 2 days of going back and fourth with vet and spending 100 dollars per antibiotic injections and not seeing any results I researched on how to take care of this on my own. I asked the vet for rx for iv solution which I was able to get at local pharmacy. I did the iv every 12 hours and 5mls of Pedialyte and 10mls of chicken broth every hour. I was able to get an antibiotic from a feed store for 14 bucks and that was given twice a day. After the 5 day after being diagnosed my dog slowly started drinking water by the seventh day she is doing well .Running around being her old self again. One thing Ive learned that it takes a lot of patience and we have to stay strong to keep them strong we was diagnosed on a Wednesday I started caring for her on a Friday and she was doing better the following week Tuesday almost a week later now she still has diarrhea but I thinks its her body getting rid of virus. Shes still eating and drinking and that is my main concern.

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February 8, 20180 found this helpful

My yorkie female is 13 mo.old she had her shots and somehow still got Parvo. It's now the 5th day since she started treatment and the 7th since symptoms started. . I took her to the vet at 2days they gave her anti vomit shots , Ivs and one shot antibiotics that cover 10 to 12 days 2days ago she started diahrea bit no vomiting.


I'm at my wits end. How much longer should symptoms last..

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May 12, 20180 found this helpful

I took my 8 month old puppy to the vet on Tuesday an he tested positive for Provo an they gave him meds an fluids an sent him home an he was eating an drinking not vomiting are any diarrhea but on Thursday he just quit eating an drinking so I took him back an they gave me iv fluids to give at home an today he has bloody diarrhea will he make it

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October 29, 20170 found this helpful

Parvo can quickly kill an animal. If you dont know what you are doing, go to the vet. Even with vet care, it can take several weeks for the dog to recover.

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