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Why Is My Dog Still Not Feeling Better After Parvovirus?

My dog was diagnosed with parvo a couple of weeks ago. She came out of the hospital after 7 days. I thought she was feeling better, but day after day she started to seem more off, tired, not playing around, wanting to sleep all the time, and the diarrhea came back.

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I took her again to the Vet only to discover that she had coccidiosis. She got treated with a dewormer, but after several days she is still not the same dog she used to be. Apparently in her blood test appeared to be some inflammation, kinda like an immunitary response to all of what she has been through. Does anyone have any advice or has had a similar experience with their dogs. I am desperate.

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August 31, 20210 found this helpful
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It takes a while for a dog to regain its health after a serious viral problem like Parvo. The coccidia can reproduce very rapidly, thus causing significant damage to the intestine. If your dog is treated at home, she has a milder case of coccidiosis. Do not stop medication.

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Most importantly, make sure your dog is eating well. Try a home cooked diet of boiled chicken and sweet potato or rice. You can also try some different types of canned foods to see if that will encourage your dog to eat.

Coccidia is resistant to some common disinfectants, but diluted chlorine bleach is usually effective. Be sure to disinfect runs, cages, and food bowls every day to destroy infective organisms.

Monitor her health very carefully and contact the veterinarian.

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August 31, 20210 found this helpful
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Your dog has suffered two serious illnesses. He needs time to recover completely. Complete the full prescription given to your pet.
At home, isolate your infected dog until you know he is clear of coccidiosis to prevent transmission to other canine family members or friends.

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Clean up the feces in your yard thoroughly and promptly. Disinfect all crates, water bowls, feeding dishes, floors and bedding. It is a good idea to repeat the cleaning process several times while your pet is recovering from the coccidian infection.

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August 27, 20210 found this helpful

Parvo itself can take several weeks to recover from. Your dog has other health issues. Keep in touch with your vet.

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August 27, 20210 found this helpful

Your fur baby will need more time. Parvo can take weeks to heal. And along with other issues , you pet needs the care that is noted by the Vet. Because you seeing a Vet , you can ask questions and what to expect during the healing process.

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Have patience and follow the advice of the professionals.

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August 30, 20210 found this helpful

I would contact the vet again and ask what their thoughts are and your concern. Perhaps follow up too. Hope all will be ok.

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