Two days ago I found out my dog has been infected with parvo. Is it still possible for me to take her to get vaccinated against it, or will it harm her? Are there any remedies to get her to eat and drink again?
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Well I'm happy to say my dog is all better now, she's back to herself, and no thanks to the vet. I was sent home with a big bill and my sick dog, what actually got her better was giving her Pedialyte, and children antibiotics.
What kind of children's antibiotics? I'm going through the same thing
What kimd of a children antibiotics
My dog is 18 months old rottweiler he is dying right now of parvo. I took him to the vet and the vet charged me like 600 bucks and to leave him thete for 4 days it would cost 3,300 or something i argued with the bastered and told his monkey ass were was his integrity. I was part of the community and been taking my animals there since 1992 and that this was bullshit how can he charge me that much for this and why? He had to had made a oath to serve and protect animals and save lives as much as possible i told him how can he let me leave knowing my dog was going to loose his life if he didnt help me. At the end he ended up charging me well the mex lady ended up taking off some medication that she said between me and her was one equal to pepto bismo just another fancy word .
What kind of children antibiotic?
My 3 year old pit has Parvovirus and I was sent home with IV bags and good luck wishes because $4000 was too much to have her put in the emergency animal hospital. Its day 3 and she just started throwing up and having diarrhea again. What can I give her to help her fight this?
Penicillin, my puppy has Parvo to u have to keep the puppy or dog well hydrated and penicillin helps
The sunliners happened to me the doctor sent me home with my dog she's only three months old she's been throwing up white foam stuff and had bloody diarrhea I had also been giving her in a strange Pedialyte and chicken broth I don't know what else to do I don't want to give up on her neither she is so precious I don't understand why animals have to go through this
How long keeping them hydrated does it take for you to know they will make it or not ?
Theres really no telling how long its going to take to get them up and well its all about patience.. i been up day and night giving my 4 babies pedialyte the white kind seem to be better and some ammoxicillian and 2 of them are better ..
about a week. give very diluted Jello. (pectin) for vomit. pepto bismo for acid in stomach. Baby food with raw egg..protein. force feed by opening mouth...small amounts. Let puppy swallow. Childs antibiotic like amox. Pedialyte to drink use a syringe if necessary.( without the needle).
hi,my dog has been diagnosed with bearly stages of parvo and is creently just started drinking a little water but not eating food at all,it has already been injected and is going on Tuesday for the vaccination,is this is a sign of recovery for my dog
first off how old is your dog. I have a 9 week old puppy who has early signs of parvo. If you feed him white rice, boiled chicken (with no skin) and mix it in with very little water and heat it up for 20 seconds, that is what my puppy eats, that and wet dog food or Gerber baby food, either chicken, beef, or turkey.
Heres my story. I hope it helps someone else save their pups. I have a litter of puppies we are currently nursing through parvo. At 6 weeks they all received their first round of shots. Within 2 days they were all deathly ill. We started with 8 puppies. 2 died before I could get them to the vet and 2 died while at the vet. They were all diagnosed with Parvo. Somehow they had been exposed to it. When they received their shots the live parvo virus in the immunizations was too much for them as they already had the virus. The vet said that he would gladly treat them, but the around the clock care would be costly. He sent me home with an oral antibiotic, saline, and a complete IV setup. All of this cost me $137. You can also buy these things at your local Tractor Supply or feed store. I started giving each of my 4 puppies 50 cc of saline under the skin every 4 hours around the clock. That was the amount the vet recommended. Hydration is key. They also need a ton of love and reassurance that they arent doing anything wrong.
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I know most people believe that if a dog gets parvo, he will die and his only chance is a vet. But that is not true. Several years ago I took a pup I had to the vet and was told he had parvo and they would keep him for a day or two and give him a IV to keep him hydrated, but chances of him living was 25% and it would cost me $300 or more. I could nor afford it so we brought him home and gave him Pepto-Bismol (generic), Pedialyte (yes what you give babies) and broth (I gave him chicken and beef broth). The vet gave me antibiotics. His name is BJ and he is a very healthy and active dog now. You just have to be willing to take time to truly care for your dog.
By Laurene from Chillicothe, Ohio
Never give your dog human medication (including Pepto Bismol and other OTC meds) without first consulting with your vet about safety, dosage, etc. Some human OTC meds are toxic to dogs. (02/18/2008)
I had a friend who recently had her two golden lab pups from the same litter get parvo. I helped her take care of them. Both received the same meds and care. Both really had to be coaxed at first to drink any water and forcing them didn't seem to work. I was glad when one started to he drink water on his own. He was sick about 3 days before he started drinking water. Besides the meds from the vet, we then gave him chicken broth, finely cut chicken and rice. He gradually ate more and more of it. The other refused water and quickly became lethargic, and when he was taken back to the vet, the vet said he could do nothing for him. They lost the one pup, but were able to pull the other thru. It depends how sick the the pup gets.
Every puppy that is sick should be taken to a vet to see what he has and only if the vet thinks you can care for him at home, should he be nursed at home. Even then the outcome can't be known. You can lose the animal no matter how much love and care you give it.
When my dog (a Rottweiler) got parvo (he was up on all his shots), we were unable to force feed him any liquids at all, so we did incur that hefty vet bill. He survived, but I believe the mitigating factor was that we caught it early, before he became too dehydrated. (02/19/2008)
I think you may just have been incredibly lucky. A dog of mine got parvo from the dog next door. Mine got taken to the vets and lovingly nursed but he still died. Next door's got left to fend for itself in the garden and it survived.
Actually, implying that people don't somehow care for their pets if they happen to die is insensitive to say the least.
By Su Wilson
The best way to force feed a puppy is like what I've been doing for two week's with my 10 month old shepherd/lab puppy, is a medicine syringe that you can get from any drug store, i put the syringe into the bowl of pedialyte or water and suck it up in the syringe ,then put it into my pup's mouth a little at a time. My dog has made it through parvo, but could have heart problems because of the virus now. I hope this helps and good luck to you. (06/18/2008)
Parvo is a disease of puppies, 18 months of age and younger, so older dogs will not get it, but if you have puppies under the age of 18 months, you would want to preventatively treat them with Parvaid - http://www.parvopuppy.com
Information about treating parvo successfully at home: http://wolfcreekranch1.tripod.com/heal_parvo.html
For less than $50, Paraid (organic herbal formula) helped heal 5 of our puppies (after the vet killed one puppy and euthanized another) at home. We didn't lose one puppy and the worst one was 100% well within 24 hours of starting the Parvaid. So it saved our own puppies and us, since we didn't have $7200 the vet wanted to treat them for his 0% success rate with our first two puppies who got it.
There are retail stores who carry here: http://wolfcreekranch1.tripod.com/retailers.html
My 8 month old White German Shephard was diagnosed Parvo-positive a week ago. I have 3 other dogs in the house and the vet suggested I leave her at the vets. Friends of mine had done that twice and both dogs died. I brought her home and kept her hydrated with IV and after 2 days of not eating I tried chicken and rice 1st stage baby food which she ate the whole 6 oz jar in about 10 seconds. The main thing is to keep them hydrated and the IV was the best thing I could of done. I took the antibiotics and anti-nausea pills that too is important.
My opinion is the vets are over-charging for this care that can be done at home and with very little money. She ate boiled chicken and rice Saturday night and I made home made baby food from that and broth which she is now eating with a little of her own food mixed in. The one thing that worried me though is she didn't have a bowel movement until yesterday but she hadn't eaten anything solid for the whole week either. Last week I thought for sure she wasn't going to make it but now I am pretty positive she is coming out of this Parvo-nightmare. (07/13/2009)
My dog would not hold anything in it stomach. Water, baby food, nothing, I have to hydrate him by rectum injections of Pedialight. After two days of baby food and water injections up his butt, he finnaly started to drink on his own, He still wont eat on his own, but he is not throwing up everything like before. And now he has way more energy.
Won't my dog just end up pooping the injections out. I need help ASAP
How did you give your baby the food did you use a syringe as well and how much Pedialyte did you use and how often?