He was a Chorkiepoo and passed away about a week before his first birthday. Please help! You need as well to consider dehydrating your dog, so you can use intravenous fluids by drip, you can also consider another good option which is a diluted Pedialyte by putting it into your dog’s water. His symptoms had just started the day I had taken him. Parvovirus in Dogs. I dropped her off at the vet at 7 in the morning on Monday and she spent 4 days hooked up to IV lines 24 hours a day. He still was able to drink milk, but he wasn't able to eat food or drink water. The puppy no longer has diarrhea. NOTE: By the time it was all said and done we still spent several hundred dollars on our canine parvo recovery journey. Re-hydrate every 2-4 hrs during the first 3 days of parvo. The home remedy in the article works - it's not easy, but it does work! I have a 12 week old puppy. Canine parvovirus is more serious in puppies and older dogs that have compromised health already. You can tell the vet you will treat the puppy at home, it will be lots cheaper. This is urgent. Your pet will not be able … You must get fluids and electrolytes into their system. they gave her a shot of antibiotics and something for her stomach. He was very smart and could lead horses, take other dogs for walks, and would help me get up when I needed it. Of course it's your choice, and if you feel that is what you should do, then by all means go ahead. She recommended I contact the vet's office where she worked for the at home treatment. She hasn't pooped in a day or two but she leaks poop from her butt!? We're spending the night in the living room tonight because of the hardwood floors, just in case any accidents happen. So you must keep the puppy away from any place that the other dog was until then. The stomach of the puppy is more then likely infected. She tires very easily, but she still likes to get up and play every now and then. I'm praying she pull through I just don't want to prolong her pain if she's not going to make it. the only thing i want to specify on this post, and only cause some people try using regular disinfectant on their yards, ONLY BLEACH is known to kill the virus from the soil. very well spoken! She don't seem to happy but, im trying to do everything i can do to help her.She's my baby and i love her to death and i don't want to loss her but, i don't have the money to get her treated. 1/2 teaspoon full of Pepto. Oh, if puppy is vomiting, you can let her lick on ice cubes, it helps calm the nausea. All but grandpa contracted parvo during their puppy years. I just wanted to thank you for your personal attention. Give your dog also Pepto Bismol, gatorade and pediasure. And give the Pepto to coat the intestines, this will help stop the hemorrhaging of the intestinal walls. He is 4/5 months and I don't want him to die :'( The treatment is $700, I'm willing to pay but what are the chances of him surviving??? I think about him every day. It may weaken him and make him less able to resist the disease. Were the little worms round or flat? Dr. Mitchell writes that with appropriate and timely care, 68 to 92 percent of dogs with parvo will survive. Our neighborhood is overrun with strays and dogs without owners who give a crap. Parvovirus, when left untreated, is often fatal and requires veterinary oversight. I am so glad I was able to help a little! Since I caught it in such a hurry, and he only just got symptoms, will there be a greater chance of him surviving? You will want to call your vet and get the puppy in to be seen as soon as possible. He goes outside and barks at the neighbor's cat. He was still drinking water but he was not throwing up and did not have diarrhea. for parvo and she had hook worms. By Friday he was dangerously ill, I called the vet but they were too packed for the next few days. This is all just as dangerous as parvo. The puppy will shed parvo virus for at least 6 weeks after recovering from it. Around 85% of puppies that contract the parvo virus will die if treatment is not given. Tonilee Materas from Worcester, Massachusetts on March 01, 2014: As of 2/28/14 my mixed breed puppy of 4 months old " Cody" started throwing up vile that night I thought he just ate something bad then the next day he started throwing up more in the morning he looked lethargic weak his eyes were glossy he smelled really bad and he wouldn't eat or drink and I knew it was signs of parvo so I had a can of baby formula and started feeding it to him with a syringe by mouth as I was doing that he wasn't throwing it back up soo about 8 hours later he started getting up playing and chewing on his milk bone but he still wont eat or. 4 days ago I came home and he had thrown up and had diarrhea on the floor. I hope it goes well for them~. As a dog owner, you should also take the time to consult with the vet about at-home treatments for parvo in dogs. :( You did all you could, I know. He has no other symptoms so far but the vet took a cbc test and his cell counts were very low. Canine parvo recovery support for your pup requires constant and relentless care by you until all symptoms are finished and even longer if the dog is still ill with secondary problems as our dog was. Both the best farm dogs and the most pampered house dog can catch parvovirus, and the parvo recovery timeline is lengthy. I just brought my 8 week old pumpkin home from the vet today with a Parvo diagnosis. but now they aint got worms comin out they have little things that look like little white seeds? Thanks for any help you can offer! Food is not that important right now, but the fluids ARE!!! Then today she was pretty much out of it layin in her bed next to me while I was working (pft, not really working just sitting at my desk lookin busy I guess and not even doing a great job of pretending to look busy)....but every hour still forcing fluids. Please contact me at my personal email ssmilez@aim.com. I want to thank you for this- I lost a pup this week to Parvo, I still have his brother and sister, we gave them shots the day after their brother passed not knowing for sure if it was parvo. I stayed on top of her and to this day if I leave a remote control sitting out when I leave the house she will eat it. Keeping the puppy's intestines coated will help soothe the irritation and bleeding. i have a five week old puppy that i just found out caught parvo today, i don't have the money to take him to a vet but i did what you said and give him pepto bismol. You have to keep your dog clean. The Vet told me to give her rice but I know she will not eat that so I have been mixing pedialyte with rice cereal (baby cereal). Feed smaller meals separated by at least an hour or two. She went home and seemed okay. Praying for your pup! She would not come inside. We took him to an emergency vet and, long story short, they gave us 50/50 odds (he will or he won't) of him recovering from parvo - and an estimate of $500 to attempt treatment. I believe Sarge having her around occasionally is also helping. she had been beside me through everything and was the greatest dog i could ask for. If you can not afford it, just keep giving fluids and pepto until the puppy gets better, usually about 7-10 days or so. I'm currently taking care of her. :). Then i found your website and have been trying these things and doing everything i can to help him. She will walk outside and go pee for us it's been just about 24 hours since her last vomit so we are going to try baby food today see if she will eat. I got him up earlier this morning and put fresh water in his bowl, He still didn't want to drink it so i got a seringe and tried that way, I was doing that for a few hours then he decided to drink water by his self by the afternoon, He is now walking around slowly following me where ever i go which is an improvement, i then tried giving him food which he doesn't want to eat, ill keep trying but i don't know what else to do. again ONLY bleach, please be cautious of spreading this and make sure u do a thorough job of disinfecting. This article was very helpful to me because I have been trying to give her baby food turkey because I know she must be hungry and I can tell she lost weight since yesterday. Taking a sample in and not my dog we discovered it was in fact parvo. I have scrubbed my entire house down with bleach, I have washed all of the curtains, bed sheets, blankets, and clothing. I have a puppy its about 5 months in half! DIFFERENT TYPES OF AMERICAN PIT BULL TERRIERS; EXPLAINED. through the back of the neck. I am so sorry you lost the puppy. Just hold the ice cube in their mouth and make them lick and swallow the cold water. Be aware that parvovirus lives for many years in the soil or on surfaces where an infected animal has been. When we got him, he was bloated a bit and really chubby, but we assumed it was because he was a young puppy and liked to gorge himself on food until the point of being unable to move. Do you have any pictures of him? Years later, we had another pup (lab mix) who got parvo and this time we asked the vet if there was anything we could do at home to treat her. MagicStarER (author) from Western Kentucky on September 13, 2012: White and flat are tapeworms. We're scared.. Do you have any other advice? We couldn't afford it. And thanks i hope he gets better soon too! But she did have hook worms that don't help a thing. When pups have parvo, they will not eat nor drink by themselves. Stem Williams from Cullman, Alabama on July 23, 2014: Oh my I read this and was thanking god there is hope my 4 month old puppy started acting fatique about 3 days ago when I seen he was sick I took him to vet he was just throwing up at the time the vet gave me antibiotics and stomach med and gave him an inflamitory shot I started forcing it down him he has been throwing up so bad its hard to keep any thing down him last night he had bloody diareah so bad but just one time so all night I gave him water this morning o, I seen he was drinking water all by him self but he is throwing up so much I am gonna get pedilyte this evening and pepto is it good to let him drink as much water as he is even though he is throwing it up, READ CAREFULLY MY PUPPY MADE IT THREW PARVO. MagicStarER (author) from Western Kentucky on August 02, 2015: I'm so happy your puppy lived! I'm just trying so hard to make sure she is ok.....if my love for her would make her better she would be gettin in puppy trouble again. It's very difficult to force feed a 50 pound puppy. drink so I'm still feeding him by syringe. and how long before he gets better? We have every member of our staff that takes the utmost care of every single animal that has to be euthanized for whatever reason. Usually they will give something like Reglan or Cerenia. If anybody has any advice please let me know. GET SOME FLUIDS INTO HIM ASAP!!! Tina Nickell & Baby (6 month pit bull puppy). Nothing strenuous. I dont have extra tablets, and cant get more until Monday. The vet treated him with antibiotics and fluids . He ran around and wagged his tail. Sara Lopez from Orlando, Florida on April 18, 2015: Tiramiflu in early stage of Parvo is THE KEY. The vet may want you to leave your pet in the doggy hospital. i am guessin there round worms because i have had to hold him a lot to feed them since i have been bottle feeding since they was two weeks old. When your dog or puppy first contracts Parvo, they will most definitely lose all interest in food. They gave us medication. I do not have that kind of money right now. I assumed she had eaten something and was getting it out of her system. :). Take your puppy to the vet as soon as you notice symptoms and lethargy. As mentioned, one of the most effective ways to save a puppy from parvo is vaccination. Parvo can live in the ground, the grass, on bushes – pretty … Force fluids and help the puppy lick on ice cubes. She is 8 weeks and got diagnosed with parvo on Tuesday they did the sq fluids and nauseous meds on her since I can't afford to keep her there. First we will briefly discuss how to prevent parvo from taking over your yard and home. It works. :( I sure miss the little guy, so sweet and special - his name was Ralphie Peeper. Being in a strange environment is very stressful for a little puppy. If the veterinarian advises intravenous fluids are necessary, where possible take that advice because it could save your dog's life. You do not want the dehydration to come back. clavulox is an antibiotic. NEVER, NEVER give a dog aspirin!!!! Crying with you about your puppy - I just had one pass away a few days ago, but it didn't have Parvo, it was born sick and was only 1/4 the size of his brothers, and would not suck, I had to feed him with a spoon and put him in a basket with a heating pad set on low to keep him warm, but despite my best efforts, he could not thrive - he had some sort of disorder he was born with. Keep the puppy clean, warm, quiet, and dry. Symptoms are similar in adults, although they can be less acute. It is your responsibility to make sure all the vaccines are up to date. Thank you. He barely responds to anything and just wants us to rub his head and belly. When they start drinking and eating on their own again, just give water and small amounts of the baby food at first. No blood in it. This is a veterinary emergency. She has hook worms too. They have to know that you love them and you want them back. There is not guarantee that you could have saved Panga. This will combat the internal infection and help get your puppy eating again. My puppy came down with this devastating disease (parvo) and I just wasn't to say Thank you so much for your information, without your information our puppy would have died. However, do not allow the puppy to gorge or overeat, as this can result in more vomiting or diarrhea. Parvo is much more common in some areas than others. My beautiful German shepherd mix pulled threw and hasn't relapsed with parvo and I'm so happy after all the stress she's alive and happy and just being a 12 week puppy! Just keep giving him water, or pedialyte if you can get it. How to save my puppy from parvo? I was told not to force anything down her throat because it would irritate her stomach. About half of all affected puppies will die no matter what you do, especially if it is the virulent strain. The vet will probably give the puppy a shot and some antibiotics for the infection. They loaded him up on IV fluids theee and gave me nasuea , diarhea and 2 antibotics. 6pm. Nore than u can imagine and he was holdin them diwn good too): MagicStarER (author) from Western Kentucky on September 17, 2012: OMG! but i bottle feed and i have been forcing him to drink a little bit of the bottle every hour, is there anythin g else i coud do? No they said he was still hydrated enough, his gums looked good at the time. Its about 10wks a little under 4 lbs..its a chiweenie. So I was like ok. Well Monday night around 9pm she had direa sooo bad. But he MUST have FLUIDS!!!! They got their shots, so it's kind of getting hard to deal with the rest of my family bashing me and calling me a bad pet owner. Good luck with your puppy! It is not your fault. MagicStarER (author) from Western Kentucky on March 04, 2010: I am so sorry about your Rottweiller. A great idea would be to phone a few vet clinics in your area and ask how often they see cases of parvo. I found your article while I was waiting for them to administer fluids and antibiotics because I wanted to know what the odds of survival are with home therapy. She's still alive. I had 2 chocolate labs, brothers, who both caught Parvovirus. It will help the puppy keep fluids down and get some rest. Just a little back and forth. So the doc gave her a round for the hook worms and I have to give her the 2nd round later on today (thursday). She will get up and drink her water by herself. shes been sick sense Monday but all the Vet Clinics told me they are booked up ): my puppy doesn't eat but drinks water, she doesn't have diarrhea ? We called a vet's office, but they quoted us $750 just to get him checked out, tested, and to get antibiotics administered, and ALL of our money is tied up in the move we just made to Florida. Protecting your puppy from parvo could save his life. Parvo is every new puppy and dog owner’s worst nightmare. When vomit and diarreah stop boil chicken liver and give them a small amount of the broth every 2 days. arisel from Honolulu Hawai on March 11, 2010: O I LOVE PUPIS NICE COMMENTS MY HUBS PLEASE. I'm worried sick about her. I have boiled chicken and brown rice ready for him to eat when he is ready. NOTE: Never allow your puppy to touch the floor at the vet clinic when he or she goes in for their first and second set of shots, the vet clinic is a hospital for animals and is full of bad stuff. We haven't seen any diarrhea or bloody stool yet, and her vomiting has been minimal- just a few little blips of white mucus, but it's been about 12 hours since that happened. You will be surprised how quickly a puppy can bounce back from the jaws of death and turn into a bouncy, happy puppy again! You have to stay up with them 24 hours a day, for about a week or sometimes longer. He told me to take hime him home and care for him. Leave a camel sized hump under the skin. Start with just a teaspoon or two of chicken baby food to begin with. I lost a puppy today from parvo...my heart is broken....she has been at the vet since Friday and they called this morning at7:45 am...to tell me she did not make it....I wish I would have tryed to care for her myself...I had no idea ,nor did they offer for me to care for her at home. He also has a huge appetite..so? Your pet can give you the prescription, they might get mad as you wont pay the thousands they required but offering no guarantee your dog will be saved. We named this little German Shepherd/Blood Hound mix Marley, and he's only about 2 months old. I don't usually comment on articles but this struck me personally. I tell everyone who has puppies about it. Just a FYI. The 2 most important things are to give the pepto to coat the intestines and keep them from hemorrhaging, and to get fluids into them. A dog gets parvo … And NO, the parvo shots do NOT guarantee the puppy will not get parvo. He sent me home with some "medicine" and instructions. At 11:17 pm...2 hours and 47 minutes later...she went into convulsions. Being young & dumb, we decided to have him put to sleep. Give him at least 2-3 tablespoons or more if you can get it into him every hour. She goes everywhere with me. In the majority of cases, parvovirus is fatal without effective treatment and it is also highly infectious. 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