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What is Parvo?

Parvo is the colloquial name for canine parvovirus, a serious gastrointestinal illness caused by contact with contaminated materials, often the feces of an infected animal. Young dogs who are partially or completely unvaccinated are at highest risk, especially if stressed (e.g. due to weaning). A pet infected with parvovirus may develop a fever and behave lethargically, possibly refusing food within the first few days of infection. Within 24-48 hours, copious vomiting and diarrhea present, often containing blood in the later stages. If not promptly and effectively treated, the dehydration, septic shock, and stress on the animal’s heart can be fatal. See a veterinarian immediately if parvovirus is suspected, as this condition carries an 80% mortality rate if untreated.

Canine Parvovirus or “Parvo” is an extremely contagious viral disease causing severe gastrointestinal distress in young dogs. Zones of rapidly dividing cells, such as those in the small intestine are highly susceptible to the virus, causing vomiting and diarrhea. The virus also preys on hematopoietic progenitor cells in the lymph nodes and blood marrow, increasing the likelihood of sepsis. You can protect your dog from this potential killer by making sure she's up-to-date on her vaccinations.

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Symptoms of Parvo in Dogs

  • Fever
  • Lethargy
  • Refusal of food
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Fluid distention of intestines
  • Weak pulse
  • Tachycardia
  • Hypothermia
Types
  • Intestinal
  • Cardiac

Causes of Parvo in Dogs

  • Eating the feces of an animal infected with parvo
  • Contact of infected material with eyes, nose or mouth
  • Lack of proper vaccination
  • Systemic stress from other illnesses can increase risk of infection with parvo

Diagnosis of Parvo in Dogs

Intestinal

A veterinarian will suspect parvovirus in young, unvaccinated dogs displaying the aforementioned symptoms, especially if recently adopted from a shelter or other location with many dogs in close contact. ELISA, a common lab test, is used to detect presence of viral particles with a high degree of sensitivity, but in the early days of infection may present a false-negative, so the dog should be quarantined even if the first test is negative. The veterinarian may choose to admit the dog to an animal hospital based on the severity of the case.

Cardiac

This type of parvovirus is very rare and infects puppies while still in the uterus, causing stillbirth or death shortly after birth. There is currently no effective way to diagnose or treat this type of infection, beyond the preventative actions of keeping a clean environment for the mother and avoiding contact with any sources of infection or possibly infected animals.

Treatment of Parvo in Dogs

Dehydration and electrolyte imbalances from the vomiting and diarrhea pose the most immediate risk to a dog’s health. Electrolyte solutions can be administered orally if the dog’s vomiting is not too severe. Dogs with moderate to severe dehydration and/or copious vomiting will need an IV carrying replacement electrolytes, as severely infected dogs lose the ability to effectively absorb water and nutrients through the gut. Blood sugar and potassium should be monitored and supplemented via IV if necessary. In severe cases, GI protein loss below 20g/L will require colloid therapy such as pentastarch. Additionally, anti-emetics to control vomiting may be prescribed along with antibiotics to treat any opportunistic infections.

Recovery of Parvo in Dogs

Puppies that are treated swiftly and survive the first 3-4 days of the infection are likely to make a full recovery in around a week. Once vomiting has subsided for 12-24 hours, easy-to-digest foods that are low in fat may be given at the recommendation of the veterinarian, such as cottage cheese, boiled chicken, and rice. The companionship and attention of the owner will help ameliorate stress.

Although dogs who recover from parvo are immune to reinfection, the amount of contamination they have spread may be significant, and the dog itself remains contagious for up to six weeks. Parvovirus is difficult to kill, being resistant to many common cleaners and disinfectants. In normal humidity at room temperature the virus can remain dangerous for months. All cleanable materials should be washed with a 1:10 bleach solution or an accelerated peroxide. All non-cleanable material should be disposed of such that no other animals can come in contact with it. Owners should take extreme care in washing their hands and cleaning the soles of shoes before leaving the area after petting their dog or cleaning up contaminated areas.

Cost of Parvo in Dogs

Parvovirus sits near the top of the list in terms of cost of treatment for infectious diseases. Treatment cost will correspond directly to the severity of the parvo at the time of the hospital visit. The initial examination is expected to cost between $50 and $77.00. The parvo test run by the veterinarian or the veterinarian technician will cost between $84 and $114.00. Electrolyte treatment can range from $61 to $86.00. The cost of 24-hour care ranges from $85 - $175. The cost of blood transfusion for canine blood is between $150 and $275 per unit and can be upwards of $500 for the entire system. If you bring your pet in during an emergency crisis or when they are severely affected the cost of the treatment will increase drastically, especially if ICU or multiple days of hospitalisation are needed.

Parvo Questions and Advice from Veterinary Professionals

Sophie
4months
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Diarrhea
Poor Appetite
Vomiting

Can a dog have parvovirus but not have bloody diarrhea?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Although bloody diarrhoea is the hallmark of Parvovirus, some dogs may not present immediately with blood in their stool. There are however many other causes of diarrhoea without blood in dogs (especially puppies) including bacterial or viral gastroenteritis, food intolerance, poisoning, foreign bodies, dietary changes, systemic disease or parasites. To rule out Parvovirus, a simple test can be performed at your local Veterinary clinic, also a visit to your Veterinarian would allow them to check Sophie’s hydration levels and may require her to go on a drip. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

My puppy is under 4 mths. I noticed Sunday he was not eating food. He was drinking water. Later on that day he started vomiting the water he drank. Around 5 a.m. he started with bloody diarrhea, it smelled bad. I took him to the vet Monday morning. He tested positive for parvo. He is still there. I know with my puppy their is a slight chance he will die. My question is I have two more dogs at home. One is about 6 months and the other is going on 2 yes. Both are current on vaccines. I already mopped with clorox the house. But we live in 5 acres. Not sure where to even keep my other puppy when I bring him home. What are the chances of my other dogs getting it? Sick puppy pooped twice in the house. Made sure those places I mopped and disinfected. Not sure what else to do. Please help!!

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Maverick
Australian Cattle
7 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Vomiting
Diarrhea, lethargy

We are going on to day 3, the first night was to the emergency. 2nd day was home treatment seeing that we really can't afford treatment. First night they gave him IV fluids and sent home medication for I believe vomiting and diahrea. He was fine through the night and slept. Next morning I gave him Pedialyte and some chicken and broth he puked it up am hour later. Long story short he is not holding anything, Everytime I give him fluids he pukes it out each hour. He also started diahrea and I saw what looked like a long worm. All the other bowel movement had nothing. Since midnight he has been vomiting and diahrea every hour for the past 4 hours. Is this normal during recovery or should I worry he is not holding anything? Should I continue home treatment? Am I missing something? He has been managing to get up and let me know he has to go outside. He is just very depressed looking and low energy.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Since there is no cure for Parvo, treatment revolves around symptomatic treatment which involves ensuring the dog remains hydrated and any secondary bacterial infections are treated. Vomiting may persist, even if antiemetics (anti-vomiting) are given; diarrhoea ensures that the body is emptying itself of intestinal contents and the hydration therapy is to counter act the dehydration effects of diarrhoea. Small regular wet meals should be given along with free access to water. Generally if a dog survives the fourth day, there is a favourable chance of recovery; recovery generally occurs within seven to ten days after the onset of clinical symptoms. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

My Jack Russell puppy jas parvo. Going into day 4. She cant hold any thing down, vomiting foam about every hr. A friend who wk'd for a vet told me to take Distilled water and shot under the skin to keep her dehydrated. So far it's wk'n....

Our jack russel puppy had her parvo shot just a few days prior began to vomit one morning. She vomited 3 times within a few minutes and they were small amounts of clear looking vomit. We figured she had an upset stomach. There was no diarrhea or bloody stool. So we didn't immediately take her to the vet. After work that evening she was kind of lethargic but not vomiting anymore or still no diarrhea. So we decided to take her to the vet and once there she vomited once. The vet checked her out and tested her for parvo. He said she tested positive for parvo. He said she had good body wait and she had a good chance for survival. He gave her a shot of fluids and then told us how to treat her at home which was to give her 6 doses of pedialyte every 2 hours around the clock. And he also gave her son medicine for diarrhea. We followed his instructions from the time we got her home until the next day until 2 o'clock. By then, well actually even earlier in the day she was running around, not vomiting, had a couple of loose stools but not runny diarrhea and eating the rice with chicken. She gobbled up 2 bowls and later was drinking water from her dish. She seems to be completely over the symptoms within 24 hours of being diagnosed. So my question is, after I've read and researched that it usually takes much longer for a puppy to get well, is it possible to take only 24 hours or less to recover from parvo?

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Eevee
Finnish Spitz
5 Months
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Not Eating
Lethargy
Vomiting

I have my dog at the clinic atm she stayed with me until day 5 of parvo she had severe vomiting but only a little diarrhea but never no blood in it but she has been at the clinic for 3 days and still not eating she has improved with no vomiting or diarrhea and staying good with blood sugar and hydration just wondering about the time frame of her expecting to eat they don't want her to leave until she does she is about 9 pounds maybe less since she has been sick but I have known other people bring there pets home before they eat but they where larger breed dogs does her size have something to do with her having to stay?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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The decision to allow Eevee to return home is at your Veterinarian’s discretion; I wouldn’t want a dog diagnosed with Parvo leaving until they were eating, keeping food down and adequately hydrated, some Veterinarians would allow dogs to return home once hydration was corrected. It is a positive sign that Eevee has stopped vomiting and hasn’t had any blood in her diarrhoea, but we aren’t out of the woods yet; but once a dog reaches day four there is a more favourable prognosis with resolution with ten days of the first clinical signs. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Doodle
Beagle
3 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Weakness
Vomiting
Diarrhea, lethargy

Medication Used

Glucosamine

Hey doctor my self kabir from india nd my dog is just 3 months beagle but she is not vaccinated due to some issues she is going through parvo deases we are providing her lots of love nd providing her proper treatment she vomited first day in evening that day we felt it should be some over eating effect but it was not second day we take her to doctor he told some medicine because there was any dhyria 3rd day we started proper treatment so can you tell me what are the chances of survival of my dog plz tel me asap as we cant live without her

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Parvovirus is an aggressive viral disease that affects unvaccinated puppies (as well as adults). The symptoms can be severe and scary especially with bloody diarrhoea; treatment consists of supportive care including ensuring adequate hydration, feeding a liquid diet, antiemetic (anti-vomiting) and antibiotics (to prevent secondary infection). Generally if a dog survives the first four days of clinical disease and has received the correct supportive care, the chances of survival are 70% - 90% and usually recover within seven to ten days; without supportive care that drops to a 10% chance of survival. The delay in starting treatment will have some bearing on the overall prognosis. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Treatment Cost: $120.00
She is better but im in some problem from last 36 hours she was not vomiting but suddenly she start vomItIng In yellow colour Is It any problem Because before 36hours the vomiting was white acidic , we gave her 2 tsp water from mouth we tell me is it okay

My dog started vomiting and she is 6 months old the first of feb. we couldn't get her shots until an opening at the vet which is tomar. My baby is sick and now has started diarrhea and it's red color. It smells awful to add. She is laying around and won't drink or eat a thing. Is this Parvo?

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Boudreaux
Lab mix
6weeks
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Diarrhea

My puppy just got his 6 week puppy shot so as well as a dewormer because he has round worms. He has light diarrhea for the past daub or two and Thisbe morning he had a few drops of blood in his stool. He is not vomiting, has no loss of appetite, and is not lethargic. Could this still be parvo?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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A few drops of blood are usually nothing to be worried about as blood can appear in faeces due to irritation of the intestine, parasites, foreign bodies, allergies, poisons, tumours (wouldn’t be worried in a puppy) or infections (including parvo). Keep an eye on Boudreaux and if the blood in the faeces continues, starts vomiting, is lethargic, loses his appetite or you notice any other symptoms visit your Veterinarian immediately. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

Sir my 2 month labradog puppy is infected by parvovirus. Please help ser. Ser he has given DNS, Metronome iv, mikacin iv, trail 350 mg iv,chromostate iv 2ml (daily). Today on 4th March this is the 3rd day of pirovirus treatment with the above medicines. Ser kindly advise me about my puppy..

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Quincy
labranian(F- Lab, M- Pom)
4 Months
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Vomiting froth,
loss of apetite
Bloody poop

My Pup is infected with Parvo.. This is day 5. 2 days with bloody diarrhea and it was IV treated. After that there was no poop at all. Today, she pooped thrice but it was dark greenish. One was solid and the rest two were fluidic.. Is this normal? I mean after, Parvo?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Greenish diarrhoea is normal in puppies with Parvo turning to a dark brown or black colour. Clinical presentation of Parvo can last as long as seven to ten days, but be cautious as puppies can remain infectious for up to ten days post recovery (so keep Quincy quarantined). All throughout the infection ensure that Quincy remains hydrated and offer small regular meals. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

Hello doctor! My dog 'Uno' has parvo said the vet we visited. It's his second day and he shows signs of being energetic at times but most of the time he feel upset. He only pooped once with no sign of blood and vomiting maybe it is the third time with little amount of water. Is it a sign of recovery or not? And he pees a lot also. Please help us

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Cooper
Lab, border collie, husky
5months
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Vomiting, blood in stool for 24 hours, very thirst
Vomiting

We rescued a puppy. We have had him for 2 months. He is 5 months old. Lab, border collie and husky. He is fixed and had his vaccinations. Due for distemper in 2 weeks.
He has had horrible worms which are gone now. He has periodic diarrhea and he is 7days post op. 3 days ago he had blood in his stool, horribly thirsty, and tonight vomited. Does it sound like parvo?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are various causes for diarrhoea and blood in the stool including Parvo, if Cooper has had his vaccinations the likelihood of Parvo is less, but not impossible. Other probable causes may be due to foreign bodies, other infections, poisoning or intestinal irritation. I would recommend visiting your Veterinarian as Cooper may be becoming dehydrated due to water loss through vomiting and diarrhoea, your Veterinarian may also carry out a faecal test for Parvo and may take an x-ray to look for foreign bodies depending on the results of the initial physical examination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Puppy
Mixed
12 Weeks
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Lethargic
No appetite
Smelly stool
Vomiting

On 8-3 we took a puppy to the vet, he would be 12 weeks in two days. We got him the week before and the first open slot they had was 8-3. He got the first round of shots including parvo. On the way home he got sick, which they said was normal. He slept the rest of the day. 8-4 around 4am he started to get sick, was puking a clear liquid. He had 4 normal bowel movements that morning. But he was still getting sick, I took him back to the vet later that morning they said it was normal and gave him fluid in his back, and nausea medicine. He didn't get sick the rest of the day, but wouldn't eat or drink. He was sleepy. The morning of 8-5
He was playful and back to normal. Ate a little bit and drank some water. That evening he started getting sick again, and didn't want to move and wanted to be cuddled. We went to a 24 hour vet and they tested him for Parvo. This would be 8-6 early morning around 2-3am. They gave him 2 shots and fluids, that day he didn't want to do anything, I gave him 100ml fluids in his back like they said. I went to work and my boyfriend was watching him, he wouldn't eat. Oh we have been pushing pedialyte down him since 8-4. So he pushed about 15 cc of pedialyte. Later that evening I got home around 10p. The puppy jumped up and has been playing and barking, eating about 3 table spoons of can dog food, drinking his water. Are we getting over parvo? Could this be from getting the shot? Before we took him to the vet, he had normal bowelmovemts. (He has only to my knowing has had 1 runny poop. Which was formed but squishy. It was a brown color) (he puking has only been clear, once was it yellowish) he hasn't puked for almost 24 hours. (He has a strong smell of wound coming from him, bad example but I'm a nurse and that's what it reminds me of)

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It is possible that the puppy had a reaction to the vaccine or that when he was outside he picked up some infection which caused some gastrointestinal symptoms (you never mentioned if the Emergency Veterinarian test for Parvo was positive or negative). It is encouraging that there is an improvement in symptoms, but you will know being a Nurse that pediatric patients do not have a developed immune system and are more at risk of infection than adults. The timeframe seems too short for Parvo, so another cause seems more likely. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

Oh sorry yes he tested postove

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Paolo
Shih Tzu
2 Months
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

diarrhea (greenish jelly with fiber red something)
Vomiting
Lethargic

Medication Used

tranexamic acid
ranitidine
ampicillin sodium
IV Fluids
Cerenia injectable

I have 3 unvaccinated shih tzu puppies, 2 of them died within 48 hours after showing symptoms of parvovirus. Paolo is the last puppy and his on 6th day. still weak. what should i do? i dont want to loose another puppy. 😭😭😭😭😭

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There is no specific cure for Parvo, but supportive and symptomatic care (fluids) and antibiotics (against secondary infection) among other treatments are the usual treatment of choice. Without supportive care, survivability is below 10%; with supportive care this goes to above 80%. I would recommend visiting your Veterinarian immediately for treatment for Paolo. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Cleo
Chihuahua
2 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Vomiting
Not eating
Not Active
Sleeping all the time

If my puppy doesn't have diarrhea could she still have parvo? She's vomiting and doesn't want to eat anything, she drinks very little water. I took her to the vet and they didn't say much they just gave her vomiting medicine.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Puppies like all dogs may vomit for a variety of reasons including parasites, other infections, food allergies, foreign bodies, obstructions etc… Parvo is usually easily seen and diagnosed by Veterinarians as we see so much of it, keep a close eye on Cleo and ensure that she has been wormed with an appropriate anthelmintic and is starting to get her vaccines. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Achilles
Bull Arab x
5 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Diarrhea
Tired

Medication Used

Metronide
Losec
cerenia

Helll my puppy is 5 months old and he is experiencing Parvo I have indicated the medication from our vet but he gave us four days of medication as a sign but we are not going to give up we want to know if we can give him pedialyte for hydration every hour and if pax in and vibactra are things that we can provide with the prescribed medication. We don’t want to loose him. Please get back to us. Thank you

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There is no direct treatment for parvo in dogs, but supportive and symptomatic care allow the dog to fight and overcome the virus themselves. Hydration with or without (unflavoured) Pedialyte is the most important and antibiotic therapy to control any secondary infection is also key to management of this disease. I cannot see any issue with Paxxin or Vibactra being added to the treatment, but I would advise your Veterinarian about your intentions first. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Oakley
Labrador Retriever
9 Weeks
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Soft stool

Have a 9 week old lab puppy. She's happy and healthy (as far as I know). She does have a soft stool some of the time. She's had 2 parvovirus shots already (2nd shot was today as we just got her yesterday). My other dog a St. Bernard had parvo when she was about 4 months old which was about a year ago. What should/can I do to keep my puppy healthy and safe? Right now I'm keeping her isolated on my sunroom which I heavily bleached. Have a vet appointment in 2 weeks! Can she stay in a crate in the house?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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After a dog recovers from parvo, they remain infectious for around ten days after recovery; I would still be cautious bringing a puppy into the house with an adult dog and biosecurity and separation should be respected. Keeping the two separate should be fine and you can keep her in a crate (sun room may get too warm) just prevent contact with your St. Bernard. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Raven
Lab mix. Med. size
12 Weeks
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Vomiting diarreah and sleepy

Ok I found a p7ppy with is mom on a highway but the mom had been hit by a car took the puppy home now she won't eat drink or even move around alot like normal she has runny poop but no blood and is th4owing up green vomit what can I do to help at home I have no vets near us or any medicine for her plz help my lil Raven

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Green vomit is usually caused by bile refluxing into the stomach and diarrhoea may be due to some infections, irritation or foreign bodies. It is always difficult to treat a young pup, try to feed Raven a basic diet of boiled chicken and rice which has been through the blender with a little water (give with a syringe to encourage eating) as this will be not irritating to the stomach and should help her keep it down; over time decrease the water content. Ideally, give her an anthelmintic like praziquantel for worms and if possible try to visit a Veterinarian regardless of distance just to try and get her looked over. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Hector
Rottweiler
2 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Vomiting, fever, lethargic,

Hector was diagnosed with Parvo and Giardia today. The symptoms started yesterday, such as vomiting, lethargic, no eating, fever!
Until now he had no diarrhea or blood in his stools!
Is this a positive?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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The lack of diarrhoea (with or without blood) is a positive sign that it hadn’t progressed so far and that the treatment is early to be effective which will provide the best prognosis. However, there is a chance, even with quick treatment, that the symptoms will progress and the prognosis will be less favourable; the problem is with parvo, we don’t treat for parvo, we treat and support the symptoms that parvo presents. But, as an overview, Hector is on the right track. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Hector
Rottweiler
2 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Fever, vomiting, lethargic,
Weakness

Have a Rottweiler puppy and he started throwing up just yesterday. He threw up 5 times. I took him to the Vet and found out that he had a fever as well. He gave me injectable medicine for fever and to stop vomiting! Early in the morning he threw up one more time.
Had no diarrhea at all not even blood in his stool.
Today we had a test for Parvo and it came out positive. He is also infected by giardia. Currently he is the vet clinic with, IV, electrolytes, antibiotics etc
What are the chances to make it?


Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Usually puppies that survive the first four days have a more favourable prognosis and may recover within a week or so; statistically dogs that are treated with supportive care have a survival rate of 70-90%, dogs that don’t receive supportive care have a survival rate of less than 10%. It is really a case by case basis, but with good supportive care that Hector is receiving, the prognosis is more favourable. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Hector
Rottweiler
2 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Lethargic
Fever
Vomiting

According to the following that you have sent me, i do have some questions:
1) what do you mean by " quick treatment"
2) what is the best treatment for parvo?

The lack of diarrhoea (with or without blood) is a positive sign that it hadn’t progressed so far and that the treatment is early to be effective which will provide the best prognosis. However, there is a chance, even with quick treatment, that the symptoms will progress and the prognosis will be less favourable; the problem is with parvo, we don’t treat for parvo, we treat and support the symptoms that parvo presents. But, as an overview, Hector is on the right track. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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1) Sometimes when a dog gets parvo, the owner will not take them to the Veterinarian for a few days because they believe that the diarrhoea isn’t too bad, they are scared of a large bill or they believe they can treat at home; these types of delays in the start of treatment can reduce the prognosis from favourable to guarded. 2) There is no cure for parvo, treatment is purely supportive and symptomatic; normally supportive treatment consists of intravenous fluids (to prevent dehydration), antibiotics (to prevent secondary infection of the intestinal tract) as well as symptomatic care consisting of electrolytes, antiemetics and other medications as required. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Nitro
6 to 7 weeks is wat we were...
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Diarrhea
Vomiting

We picked our puppy up from previous owners wensday night.and wen we got up v Thursday morning he was having bloody stools and vomiting worms and had diarrhea so we wormed him he seems to be doing a little better but he keeps falling over wen he tries to move...please help

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Most probably the cause of the blood in the diarrhoea would be from the worms, the main problem with diarrhoea is loss of fluids which causes dehydration which can lead to disorientation; also worms can cause lethargy. There is also a possibility that Nitro has worms and Parvo, a simple test at your Veterinarians office would rule out Parvo. The most important thing to do is to ensure that Nitro remains hydrated, also speak to your Veterinarian regarding worm treatment as not all worms are treated equally and some over the counter worming medications might not be effective enough; once he has recovered, get a sample of his faeces checked to make sure that there aren’t any eggs in his stool. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

same with my doggy she is a pomeranian of 2 monnths she is not eating anything and doing vomiting like saliva tell me the way to traet her in order to cure her ?

Can you give a pup with parvo chicken broth thru syringe

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Harrison
1 Year
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Diarrhea

My dog tested positive for parvo this morning. It's day 3 of symptoms. I've been doing the IV subq and pedialight with antibiotics and nausea meds. He seemed to improve earlier today. He went outside and got in the pool and was drinking water finally but he still fights me with the pedialight. Also he just stood in the pool for 2 hours twice. He is still breathing heavily and he diarrhead himself just now but it doesn't look as bloody as before. But it just leaked out of him while he was laying down.

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Canine Parvovirus is a highly contagious viral disease that commonly causes severe gastrointestinal disease resulting in diarrhoea (with blood), vomiting, fever, loss of appetite and lethargy. Vaccines are available for Parvo which has helped reduce the incidence of infection. Treatment of Parvo is based purely on supporting the dog with symptomatic therapy (since there is no cure for Parvo) to prevent dehydration and secondary bacterial infections whilst the dog recovers. Treatment time varies depending on the dogs ability to fight the virus, as long as you’re seeing day to day improvement and Harrison remains hydrated and eats, he should be on the road to recovery; if his condition worsens, or new symptoms appear, visit your Veterinarian immediately. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

I'm having to do this at home with five pups, I lost mine last night, my two daughters dogs my ol man's dog n the one i still gotta find a home for seen to b improving, mine did not, he passed, ........ six ok so far at home from parvo and seven gone.......

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Butch
Labrador Retriever
8 Weeks
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Diarrhea
Vomiting
Lethargy

Our puppy is only 8 weeks and five days old and has Parvo, we took him to the vet on Monday ( we had picked him up on Saturday and he had had his first vaccines) He went off his food on Sunday night and then was lethargic, so we took him to the vets and they tested him positive for Parvo, He is currently been treated at the vet and they said he perks up then goes flat, he wont eat so they tube fed him last night and he vomited that up and has had one lot of diarrhoea (they expect more) but they are going to try him with less food today and hoping he keeps it down. The vet says each dog is different so cant really give me an indication of the prognosis for out little pup. I just wondered if you think we have good signs he will recover.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Clinical signs of Parvo present within two to fourteen days (usually within five to seven days) after infection, Butch may have been infected before you collected him; puppies between six weeks and six months that are unvaccinated or incompletely vaccinated are most at risk. Treatment of Parvo is more supporting the patient through the disease (supportive care) rather than curing the disease. Each dog responds differently, several factors determine prognosis like speed of diagnosis, immune competence, keeping hydrated etc… Just like your Veterinarian stated, each dog is different it isn’t really possible to give a specific prognosis, usually puppies that survive the first four days have a more favourable prognosis and may recover within a week or so; statistically dogs that are treated with supportive care have a survival rate of 70-90%, dogs that don’t receive supportive care have a survival rate of less than 10%. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Zeus
10 Weeks
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Diarrhea
Vomiting
Lethargy

Medication Used

Amoxicillin
Metoclopramide Hydrochloride

I just want to know if my puppy has a good chance of survival. He is eats and then he throws it up a while after, he does have Diarrhea luckily, it's not bloody. I took him to the vet and they gave me his meds including some canned dog food. I give him Pedialyte every 1-2 hours. I get a little worried when he sits down and then it looks like he starts to nod off or he slouched a lot. Is there something else I can do?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Parvo is a disease which has no cure; we can only give supportive treatment to the patient to give them the best chance of overcoming the disease themselves. A rule of thumb is generally if a dog survives the first four days after showing clinical signs, the prognosis is favourable; survival rates in dogs that receive supportive care from the onset of clinical signs have a survival rate of 70-90%. Apart from giving continued supportive care (and love), the only other thing to do is to wait. If Zeus’s condition worsens or you see some new clinical signs, visit your Veterinarian immediately. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Beauty
Chihuahua
4 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Diarrhea

Medication Used

Amoxicillin
Fluids for SQ LRS
Cerenia injectable
Ampicillin injectable
Buprenorphine

I have a 4 month old Chihuahua that was diagnosed with early stage parvo. I took her to vet and got all medication (Iv, antibiotic, pain meds) I have bleached my whole house from top to bottom i got my puppy all new stuff (bed, blankets,disposable pads, dog dishes) I wash her up every time she has an accident. I keep her in a kennel and i wipe with bleach everytime i take her out to clean her up. But she is lifeless, her ears stick straight up so i know she is listening to me. What should i expect, what should i look out for, how will i know she is getting better?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Unfortunately there is no direct cure for Parvo, all we can do is to provide supportive care so that we may give the patient the best chance for recovery; indentifying Parvo in Beauty early and starting treatment immediately give her the best chance at recovery, generally if a dog has survived four days from the onset of clinical signs there is a more favourable prognosis. Recovery time is usually within seven days of the initiation of treatment, however complications may prolong recovery; during the recovery time it is normal for a dog to be lethargic, however a reduction in symptoms is the best indicator of recovery, should symptoms get worse visit your veterinarian. Although you have bleached your house, remember that Beauty can still shed the virus for around ten days after recovery. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

No Recovery
Treatment Cost: $567.93
I am sad to say dispite all the medication, all the love and attention i gave beauty, her little body just couldnt fight off the disease. She passed away.

I'm so sorry 😪

I'm so sorry... ) :

Sj

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Aragorn
Poodle
3 Months
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Diarrhea

It wasn't so much the poop that was boogery it was the small bit of blood that appeared to be no exactly liquid but more of a gooey stage and it was only a small bit it was as I said thin and about an inche long maybe and the rest was just yellow watery diarrhea that had small soft brown pieces that could of been actual poop but no signs of moderate or severe blood in the poop at all and that was my concern was the coloring of the poop

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A dog’s faeces under normal conditions should be a consistent colour, size (diameter) and consistency; changes to these “parameters” of faeces may be due to several factors including change of diet, black tarry due to presence of digested blood, presence of fresh blood, greasy due to fat and yellow due to liver or gall bladder disease (may also occur if no or little digesta passing through gastrointestinal tract). Again, I would recommend you visit your Veterinarian because there may be many complications in cases of Parvo which may be life threatening, so given the slow recovery and stool colour I would advise having Aragorn examined. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

 

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French Fry
Shitzu poodle mix
4 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

None as of yet

Medication Used

none

I babysat for a friend of a friend who's dog had contracted parvo but was showing no symptoms at the time. This dog is a full grown adult and up to date on vaccines. I have been home for 3 days and just found out that the dog is now undergoing treatment. My dog isn't showing any symptoms as of yet but should I go ahead and get him tested. He is an adult but a small breed and he is up to date on his vaccines as well.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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A healthy vaccinated dog should be fine; however, the parvo virus starts to shed in the faeces of an infected dog approximately five days after infection up to ten days after recovery meaning that your home (French Fry’s environment) may be covered in virus particles. Thorough cleaning and the destruction of bedding etc… are always recommended in this type of situation. Keep an eye on French Fry and look for signs of lethargy, increased thirst, abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhoea etc… If he starts to show any signs of these symptoms visit your Veterinarian immediately. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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tommy
pomeranian cross
6 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Vomiting

My dog was sick for the past 3 days. His urine is in pale yellow colour. He vomits frequently. He is so lethargic. His stool is in brown lightly mixed with red colour. He did not eat anything for the past 3 days. So i forcibly gave him a cup of milk but he vomitted that also. His vomit is in white colour and very smelly. He drinks water execessively

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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If Tommy hasn’t been vaccinated against Parvo, it is possible that he has been infected causing the clinical signs you describe (particularly the characteristic bloody diarrhoea). As far as giving your dog milk, dogs have differing levels of intolerance to milk (same for cats) due to the presence of lactose; additionally, giving milk to a dog that hasn’t eating for three days would lead to the stomach acid coagulating the milk and causing Tommy to vomit. In a dehydrated, lethargic dog with bloody stool, I would recommend visiting your Veterinarian for a faeces test for Parvo as well as intravenous fluids and additional supportive care as 90% of dogs that don’t receive supportive care may die from a Parvo infection. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Lucifer
German Shepherd
3 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

My puppy was just released from the hospital yesterday around 10am.
He has only ate about 2 tablespoons of food and doesn't seem to have an appetite. I need to know if I should take him back to the vet or force feed him.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Appetite may take sometime to come back, it is more important for a pup to remain hydrated during recovery from disease (like parvo). If the lack of appetite continues or refuses to eat, returning to your Veterinarian would be advisable. I cannot examine Lucifer, so if you are concerned you should return to your Veterinarian for peace of mind, but I would give him a little time to start eating again as long as he is drinking. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Lokey
American Bulldog
1 Year
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Hi I have a 1and 1/2 year old American Bulldog he was diagnosed with parvovirus yesterday..we got him treatment and is following the vet treatment rules...he did good yesterday after his IV treatment and held down everything...but today he is throwing up the Pedialyte that I give him...is that normal or should I be worried

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It is not unusual for a dog to vomit with parvo, it is important to keep him hydrated as much as possible; hydration, antibiotics (against secondary infection) and other supportive care is the mainstay of treatment. If the vomiting gets too much or too often, visit your Veterinarian to see if an antiemetic is indicated. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

My dog has parvo and i put him in the hospital on suday night today the vet say he has blood in stool and when my brother went to see him he didnt even wag his tail this is his 4 day can anyone tell me what to expect his white blood cell count is still low

I have a dog with parvo he been in the hospital since sunday night today they said he has blood in stool and white blood count is still down and when my brother went to see him he didnt wag his tail what is his out come pleade help me

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Karma
Belgian Malinois
13 Weeks
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Not Eating

Hello, my puppy went into the hospital on Thursday (Sep. 14) and didn't get discharged until last night (Sep. 18). We are currently in the recovery phase of her Parvo treatment. This morning she was eating her special wet food just fine up until 12pm and she hasn't wanted to eat since then. She's been going out to go to the bathroom (she still has diarrhea but it's not too watery) and has been urinating occasionally and she does drink water, but I'm wondering if it's normal for her to go 5 hours without eating? She lost a lot of weight when she was hospitalized and I can feel her bones. Is it normal for her to not want to eat for this period of time?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Five hours is not a long period of time, Karma may be feeling some discomfort during her recovery and may not want to eat; I would keep an eye on her and ensure that she is remaining hydrated, if she doesn’t eat for the rest of the day I would start to ask question. You can try to warm up the wet food a little like you would do for a baby which may make it more appetising for her. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Cleo and flint
Cocker Spaniel and husky
17 Weeks 3 years
Fair condition
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Has Symptoms

Diarrhea

I have a 17 week old puppy has had diarrhea for 4 days no blood present she us eating and drinking fine and running around as normal and today my 3 year old dog has started to have diarrhea my older dog has had shots my puppy has an appointment to have her first shots this week could they have parvo? ?

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There are many causes for diarrhoea in dogs with parvo being one of them, I wouldn’t be too concerned about it being parvo if both dogs are affected but it may be due to another infection or parasite (like giardia). It would be best to get a faecal sample and take it in to your Veterinarian for an examination to see if there are any signs of parasites; in the meantime clean up all faeces immediately after defecation to prevent possible contamination of the environment. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Aragorn
Poodle
3 Months
Serious condition
3 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Diarrhea
Lethargy
Vomiting
Loss of Appetite

Medication Used

Metronidazole
Regular iv
Iv with 1cc vitamin B
Cerenia tablets
Carafate

Keep in mind I have 22 dogs all but about 5 have all their baby shots 2 out of the five need one more shot the other three are three months old and I've had animals before with parvo but not in this house hold and I have treated it before with a different vet instructions
On Wednesday my dad noticed my dog hadn't been eating and so I tried to feed him Thursday morning and he ate a bit but then seemed uninterested in the food as the day continued as I already had a feeling of what was going on. Thursday all he did was sleep in bed with no problems just seemed to sleep so the next day I devoted to take him to the vet. Come Friday and we take him in and the second faint dot on the test showed up seeing as it was caught early and the only poop he had done that day had very little trace of blood it was all watery tho
And we hospitalized him over night here as they hooked him up to an iv with vitamin b which made the liquid in the iv bag yellow kind of like gatoraid and we brought him home today and he still isn't wanting to eat he still sleep a lot he has finally tried drinking water on his own tho and he held it down for a good amount of time from 4:30 when he's been home and drank water and he has only thrown up a very small amount of clear liquid (threw up less liquid than he took in) twice leading to 12am the vet let me take home the iv to help with him I know how to inject his doses and where to inject it. But now leading more towards 12:30am i was getting worried because he kept getting up and he jumped off the bed and peed ALOT on the floor (it being really yellow my only guess was from yellow liquid in the iv bag he had been taking in) then he got in the pooping position and I figured oh no here comes bloody poop...but as he pooped it wasn't bloody it was more yellow with some Brown and I've never seen this so I was wondering if this was normal the only small trace of blood was about as long and thin as a wisker in the puddle seeing as it was all watered down but also it looked as if it has the texture of a booger maybe
But I'm not sure if the yellow pooping was because of the iv as well. That is my main concern because from my dogs I've given them a regular iv before but never a yellow one so poop coloring is one of my concerns he is on day 4 going on day 5 Sunday October 30 2016 still not eating but trying to drink on his own still on medication and iv twice a day at 75ccs each time
I also noticed Friday that my other dog seemed to not want to eat anything either as she had gotten sick from him but is almost two now and she still seems full of energy is also on prescribed medication and iv one time a day at 100ccs she is going on day three drinks water no vomit or poop at all from her still wags her tail but isn't eating
Other puppy which is a brother of the first one to get sick also got sick Friday night also on medication and iv at 75ccs twice a day drinks a little bit on his own still wags tail as well as though he isn't in severe pain same as the two year old above and he isn't interested in dog food but he has eaten bits of chicken and has not thrown up or pooped.
Those two I can tell are doing fine and shall recover soon but my concerned one is the first one who threw up a little water (maybe he drank too much for not having been drinking it in 3 days?) and pooped yellow liquid. Please help with any information
P.s all my other dogs which are or have been around my pup since I first noticed he was sick are doing fine they all eat all run all drink and all poop normally and I am bleaching everything disposed of any toys and beds as they will get new ones and I am in the process of bleaching the backyard with a power washer and bleach as also have bleach washed things inside the house.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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As you are aware dogs that reach the fourth day of clinical symptoms of Parvo has a favourable chance of recovery unless there are complications. Although you have cleaned your house with bleach and are replacing your dog’s toys, please remember that a dog may shed Parvo in their faeces for up to ten days post recovery. The colour of the urine being yellow may be due to dehydration as well as the presence of Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) which turns urine neon yellow. The yellow “booger” faeces may be due to a secondary bacterial infection (bacterial enteritis); trying to feed a bland diet of boiled chicken and rice as well as visiting your Veterinarian for a check and to get a prescription of antibiotics. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

My 11 week old puppy has been at vets for 5 days. Still little vomiting and diarreha. Gums really good color
But extremely depressed. Should I bring him home.

My dog is suffering from parvo and he has pased his 3rd day easily so should I take tension . But my dog is just 3 months old but she is not vaccinated til now so plz tell me

my boy is 4 months old and is n hospital now. he is on day 5 and has had no vomiting or diarrhea for 2 days. he has been in hospital for 3 nights but vet still says its only 50/50 % chance of survival/? if he has made it this far surely he will pul through. i am also not allowed to visit him an im so im worried he thinks i have abandoned him and he gives up fightng?

My dog is having really runny stool and puking a lot and hasn't ate in 4 days but has been giving pedialite fir 2 days now and water and is lazy now and that is not like him do you have any idea what it could be I have been told maybe parvo but stool is brownish not really red please help already last one dog a week ago don't want to lose another one thanks again

Ok. No one panic. There is a solution to helping a puppy through parvo. I have a puppy right now that I noticed Friday night, wasn't doing good. I started getting my stuff together . First I put her in the dog crate with a pad down. Every time they use the pad remove it . Spray with 1/10 Clorox water. And put another pad down. if your dog is a puppy. You need to go to Walmart get some (children's pedilite , activated charcoal make sure you get the kind u can break apart with the powder in it.(in the pharmacy section). Eggs, and pepto bismol .) and a syringe.
1.mix the whole liter of pedilit with 1 cup of water and two capsules of activated charcoal.
2. Give your puppy 30ml of the mixed peditie every 30 minutes with the syringe. (The puppy will not like this but has to be done.)
3. Give the puppy 6ml of egg every two hours.
4.also 1/2 teaspoon of pepto every 2 hours, this will coat the stomach and help with throwing up.
. TRUST me this does work. I started this Saturday night around 8pm April 1st , today is Monday April 3rd and my puppy hasn't vomited or pooped since yesterday (Sunday) at 4pm. And she is already starting to look better and is starting to eat. This will help your puppy.
*also Saterday night at 12pm I stopped . Then gave again at 6am . Then went to work from 7am-4pm Sunday. After I got got home from work I started again all day 4pm until 11pm then started again at 6am Monday and gave her the dose every hour.
. My puppy is eating and getting better. So for those of you who can't afford a vet do this. The key is to get the puppy to stop vomiting and pooping and keep them hydrated. It's a lot of work but it's worth it in the end. Hope this helps everyone with this problem. God bless and good luck

I too have done the charcoal Pedialyte. My puppy is 3 months has parvo. He is on his 4 day seems to be getting better. At i all that plus . then i laid the for a day. When i see him Vomit i double the dose. He seems to be getting better i was really worried. He never stopped trying to ŵalk around sick not. Course sleeps alot more. But i knew he is going to make it. When i saw him pee near the back door. Which was always a nono he going on 5th day and he is looking much better. Always keep. Your pup confined while they are sick. This prevents spreading. It. I clean with bleach (chlorox) in the two spots i keep him in. I often took him bath he may fight you but remind your puppy its needed. Its not the end. I felt like giving up. What made me not was him trying to comfort me. So i didn't give up. I told him to stay strong. So every chance got he would walk. He did have bloody stools so i tripled the charcoal does when it looked like he was giving up. I did this because i read not all pups respond to the same treatment. So i thought well how am i ever going to find a good tactic. So those who have the same issues. Do this their was no oper measurement. Except for charcoal
Use 12 powder tabs then if pup gets worse up the dose. Mix with Pedialyte. Have another cup of just Pedialyte. Transition from one to the other 15 minutes apart.

I too have done the charcoal Pedialyte. My puppy is 3 months has parvo. He is on his passed his 4th day seems to be getting better. And all that plus . whenever you think your pup has parvo get Pedialyte charcoal tabs and eggs. I did all that stopped eggs for a day. Use syringe. When i see him Vomit charcoal i doubled the dose. He seems to be getting better i was really worried. He never stopped trying to ŵalk around sick or not. Course he sleeps alot more. But i knew he is going to make it. When i saw him pee near the back door. Which was always a nono he he had a sad look of im sorry face.he is going on 5th day and he is looking much better. Always keep. Your pup confined while they are sick. This prevents spreading. It. I clean with bleach (chlorox) in the two spots i keep him in. I often took him bath he may fight you but remind your puppy its needed. Its not the end. I felt like giving up. What made me not was him trying to comfort me. So i didn't give up. I told him to stay strong. So every chance he got he would walk. He did have bloody stools so i tripled the charcoal dose when it looked like he was giving up. I did this because i read not all pups respond to the same treatment. So i thought well how am i ever going to find a good tactic. So those who have the same issues. Do this their was no proper measurement. Except for charcoal Use 12 powder tabs then if pup gets worse up the dose. Mix with Pedialyte. Have another cup of just Pedialyte. Transition from one to the other 15 minutes apart. Reasure your pup to stay strong. They are like babies after all. Home remedy for without proper funds for a vet visit. Its cheaper and it will work.

I need help we just took our dog to vet she has parvo i spent 130 i didn't have on disibilty and single parent so money's tight. But she got her shot and got the stuff under her skin to help with dehydratetion and she's puken bad. Blood in stool and stinks. But she went out side set in the puddle. Then went to the next set then next and layed down. Is that normal she did that yesterday also. I'm scared. My daughter's 16 she's wanting to cry but not around me. We have no money for the iv and i mean i can use my rent. Which was gonna use for my trucks ball joint broke and i wrecked 3 weeks ago. Already missed 3 Dr app. Really needed the Dr help. But what can i do to help her keep water down were giving chicken broth. And Gatorade well I mean Powerade. But i really don't want to loose her. Please help. God bless everyone.

I jave a 4 week old puppy with parvo giving pedialyte with water and charcoal and she seens to be getting worse what can i do

I have a 2-3 month old pup who weighs maybe a pound and this is 4th day he's been sick. Won't eat , does drink, loose poopy, sleeps all day , but time to time he gets up and follows me . 3rd day he diareah on him self 3 times like water but I've not seen any blood.. but Friday is when it started I was gone all day got home and he was fine but then his energy was gone so next day he got up and went to lay down and couldn't get up he was on his side or back kicking trying to get up.. I got him and every since he's been sick.. I've been giving him fluids thru syringe. But what can this be ?

Like everyone says on hereach the activated charcoal and Pedialite does workbecause that's how I got my puppy through Parvo. I also forgot to mention I gave something called "Bully Max". It was something my boyfriend had ordered online to make our Pitt bull puppy stronger,healthier,and better fur. I saw pictures of how strong n stuff it makes your dog look and I didn't like it because he's a pupay and so cute and I didn't want anything to change that. But while our puppy was going through Parvo everyone online said to give him vitamins and I read on the bag of the bully max and it's nothing but vitam insurance and lots of them so I think that was also a big help

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Denver
Bernedoodle
7 Weeks
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Diarrhea

My breeder informed me last week that my puppy who is supposed to come home next week has Parvovirus. It looks like he is going to survive. I still have many questions... Is it safe to buy a puppy who has survived Parvovirus? Are there lifelong effects of the virus? Will the puppy's immune system be compromised or weakened for life? Can they still be vaccinated against Parovovirus?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It is safe to buy a puppy which has survived parvo, but be careful if you have other dogs at home because a dog can shed the virus for around ten days after recovery; there should be no long term effects of parvo on a dog unless they contracted parvo in the womb or are less than eight weeks of age where they may have myocarditis but this occurs in cases where the mother wasn’t vaccinated and is uncommon. Whilst dogs which survive parvo have long term immunity, it isn’t always life long so depending on the Veterinarian you ask they may still recommend vaccinating against parvo with an inactivated vaccine to be on the safe side; if you have any concerns speak with your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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SHIRU
Shih Tzu
5 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Sneezing

Medication Used

Metoclopramide Hydrochloride
LC-SCOUR

Hi! So my I gave my dog some meds that he was prescribed to, and now he's starting to eat, and drink and recovering from Parvo. The question that I have in mind is that, when can I stop giving him his medications? He started the medication last Saturday, October 15th, but the vet didn't stated for how long he should take it, because he's expected to not making it by the 3rd day. He's also been sneezing a coupe of times since yesterday, and I wanted to know your opinion about it.
Regards

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I am happy to read that Shiru has started to recover; as a general rule of thumb, dogs that survive the first four days of clinical disease have a strong chance of surviving from Parvo, with recovery occurring within seven days. The metoclopramide may be stopped as vomiting usually subsides within two days, and the LC-SCOUR has a treatment protocol of three to five days, so you may stop giving this medication too. Remember that you need to ensure that Shiru remains hydrated and keeps a healthy appetite; also, for up to ten days after recovery, Shiru may continue to be infectious to other dogs so be careful of interactions with other dogs during this period. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

If the other dog is vaccinated would he still be able to get sick from the dog recovering from parvo?

Is there anything that would allow a recovering dog to share a home with a 4 year old dog without being infectious toward the 4 year old?

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Bastian
sharpei mix
8 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Diarrhea
Vomiting

Medication Used

metronidazole
Sub q fluids
Pedialyte
Amoxicillin

I lost 2 15 week old puppies due to parvo. My sharpei mix started showing signs on Sunday afternoon. It is now Wednesday night. He is drinking on his own but is still vomiting. He has had a cerenia shot and also tablets but he is still vomiting. I have given pepto but that comes back up. He’s still not eating and I am afraid to try to get him to eat because I don’t want him throwing up. He’s been getting sub q fluids and seems very hydrated, even with the vomiting. I know they can dehydrate quickly though. Being as this is day 4, I should have seen a decrease in vomiting, not an increase, correct? Should I be pushing the pedialyte even after he vomits each time? Will that hurt his belly more?

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Parvo is a terrible disease with no direct cure but is preventable with vaccination, but that is a discussion for another day. With parvo, hydration and antibiotics (against secondary infection) for key for a good result; if you haven’t visit your Veterinarian I would suggest you do so to check hydration and progress of the condition. I wouldn’t be too concerned with not keeping food down, but concentrating more on hydration and supportive care (unflavoured pedialyte may be given); if you haven’t been giving antibiotics speak with your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

Thank you for your reply. I still really didn't get much of the answer I was looking for. Bastian IS on antibiotics prescribed by our vet. We were on day 4 with no signs of the vomiting subsiding, even with pepto and also with erenia. Because he waas vomiting so much, the water that he was taking on his own was not staying down, nor was any medications that we had given orally. We switched from Amoxicillin tablets to penicillin injections, and also got another injection of Cerenia. My main concern is how long to expect the vomiting to last. I am concerned that we are this far and the vomiting, which had been very little the first 3 days of showing symptoms, has increased. I want to know how long he can last without nutrients and what YOU think that I should do in that aspect. He has not taken anything food or food like since Saturday, other than a spoonful of chicken baby food which was thrown back up shortly after. I just want to make sure he is on the right track.

Let me edit that to say that today makes day 5 and we are also giving him metronidazole along with the '-cillian meds.

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Shiru
Shih Tzu
5 Months
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Loss of Balance
Lethargy
Vomiting

Medication Used

Metoclopramide Hydrochloride

On Wednesday, October 12th, he didn't ate his lunch and dinner, and I suspected it is because he didn't liked his food

On Thursday, he didn't show any energy he was giving every time we head out or even by encountering other people

On Friday, a vet visited to our house and suspected that he has cold, so he injected some antibiotics and some vitamins. He said after the antibiotics has kicked in, he'll throw up his cold, and he'll be back to normal... But what happened is the opposite - sure he threw up the cold completely but the symptoms still persists. He's still lacking of appetite, not even drinking water, and always lacking of energy. He throws up every 15-20 minutes after naps.
By around 3am, Saturday, I smelt something really fishy and I had to stand up, open the lights up and saw his feces. It was not bloody, but liquidy. It smelt horrible, so I immediately cleaned it up. I thought once he poop, everything will be back to normal in the next few hours.

So once the clock strikes at 6, I checked him, and he's still the same, low-energy pup. I was getting worried so I told my friends about this, and one of them asked me if he has a bloody or has a strong smell of feces. She suspected that my pup has Perva. So I did a lot of research on the internet, and found all his symptoms are there.

We visited the vet by 11am, and got him checked up. The vet also can tell that he has Perva. She gave us some medications, and told me that it will take a miracle for him to survive at for at least 3 days. She injected him some antibiotics to calm his stomach, thus stopping him to vomit. She also told us that we could hospitalise him, but I do not have enough money for that, and he only has 50% chance of complete recovery. She also made him poop, and he pooped out blood. The vet investigated the feces and told me that his poop already has the linings.

So far, by the medications, he only thew up one time, and goes on for a couple of rounds in the house. But now, he's back to being the poor pup.

I wanted to know if he and how can he make a full recovery. I do not want to lose him.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Unfortunately, like many viral diseases, there is no cure for Parvo. The treatment plan in a dog with Parvo revolves around supporting the patient as much as possible to give them the best chance of survival; most importantly, ensuring that Shiru remains adequately hydrated is the most important task. As a general rule, if Shiru reaches the forth day after the presentation of clinical signs, he will have a better prognosis and could recover within a week; with appropriate supportive care (hydration therapy, antiemetics and antibiotics where indicated etc…) dogs have between 70-90% chance of survival compared to 10% in dogs without supportive care. Diseases like Parvo are preventable by vaccination starting at six weeks of age. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

Is it true that you can give the puppy suspected of Parvo Children's Motrin & Pepto Bismol & keep hydrated with Pedialite?

So I got my son a Pitt bull puppy that was 5 weeks old. About 2 weeks of having him he became really sick. He vomited about 3 times but had uncontrollable diarrhea that had a horrible smell and wouldn't eat or drink anything. Also he would not get out of his little bed for anything. He lost all his weight in like two days. I thought he was dying so I gogled his symptoms and took him to the vet and he tested positive for Parco. This was the morning of his third day of being sick. I didn't have the money for the treatment so I Googled what to do. I gave him 5ml oder unflavored Pedialite every 15 minutes and 10ml of charcoal mixed with Pedia lite every 20 mins for 24hrs. After that for the next two days we gave him both once an hour aND gave him Gatorade in his dog bowl which he loved along with chicken and ham baby food. Just after 6 hours of the Pedialite and charcoal I administered by mouth with a medicine syringe he was up and running around. He stilled had the diarrhea for about 5 days but he immediately recovered at home no vet and is all better. So if u think your puppy has Parvolunteered and don't have the hundreds of dollars to take him to the vet try this treatment it worked for us.

I gave my puppy peptobismol as well the vet did tell me I could give that but everything I've read about giving puppy's or dogs Tylenol or motorin said do not give them that it's bad for them. But I did read pets art n pet owners have something like that for dogs.And my puppy has been free from Parvo for about 2 weeks now and it's because of the Pedialite. He was up n jumping around about 4 to 6 hours of giving him the Pedialite. Puppy's with Parvo die from the dehydration from everything I read

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Rosco
Chiweenie
6 Months
Serious condition
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Has Symptoms

Diarrhea
Fever
Vomiting

My puppy is about 6 months old and weights around 9 lbs. Today he was throwing up and very tired. My husband took him in and tested positive for parvo. The vet says since we caught it early he may have a good chance of making it. He will be staying there for treatment for three days. Since we took him in as soon as he showed signs of being sick and he was still alert as well as he had his first round of vaccines for parvo, do you think the chances are good? The vet said he will get worse before he gets better, just hopping he does get better!

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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The prognosis for cases of parvo increases the earlier the treatment starts, there is no cure for parvo but aggressive supportive and symptomatic therapy is key to a favourable prognosis. With early treatment the survivability is over 90% but if treatment is delayed, this may go below 10%; generally if a dog survives past day four of symptoms the prognosis is more favourable. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Tyrion
Dachshund
5 months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

I just recently adopted a puppy that is getting over parvo. It has been about 7 days since he was taken in for initial treatment. I know he was given antibiotics and fluids subcutaneously. I thought he was out of the woods by now because he started to eat, no vomiting, or diarrhea, however in the last 24 hours he has had another flare up of diarrhea but no blood in the stool. He is not lethargic but his appetite is going down a bit. His spirits seem to be up though. Is there anything else I should be doing?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There is no specific cure for parvo apart from supportive and symptomatic therapy to ensure that Tyrion remains hydrated; recovery can be set back by another bout of diarrhoea but once Tyrion has been symptoms free for ten days you’ll know you are out of the woods. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Minie
pit bull terrier
7 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Diarrhea
Lethargy
Vomiting

Medication Used

Pet pectillin
Electrolights

My dog has parvo we dont have money to take her to the vet . i have been giving her electrolytes . i give her 10 ml every 10 min. I also gave her some anti diarrhea med and so far she has stop. She was having a lil bit of blood in it. She is still vomiting . she dont wana eat .she was not moving for a while . . but now she does get up now and walk around . but still looks real weak . this is now going on day 3. Is there a chance she will get better?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Parvo is a horrible infectious disease which is preventable with vaccination; there is no cure for the disease, it is a case of offering supportive and symptomatic care. Antibiotic therapy is a key step in treatment to help against secondary infection of the gastrointestinal tract; generally if a dog makes it past day four then the prognosis is better. I would highly recommend you visit your Veterinarian for an examination and a course of antibiotics at a minimum which shouldn’t break the bank. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Riley
german shepard
8 Weeks
Critical condition
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Critical condition

Has Symptoms

Vomiting

My dog was diagnosed with parvo 4 days ago. She has been at the vet staying for treated since then. We bought her off a guy and he claims he vaccinated her, but he did not. She is not doing well, they had to give her plasma about an hour ago. She isn’t vomiting or pooping a whole lot anymore, but she still will not eat. They have her on a feeding tube right now. Also, he white blood could is very very low. What are the chances of my puppy making it?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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A low white blood count isn’t unusual in cases of parvo and is usually an indicate of parvovirus infection; the problem with parvo is that it is a viral disease and the only treatment we have for it is supportive and symptomatic care (fluids, force feeding, antibiotics for secondary infection etc…). Generally if a dog makes it four days, the prognosis is more favourable but that is a generalisation; I cannot say with certainty that Riley will make it but it seems he is getting the right treatment. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Tiko
Fox Terrier
2.5 years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Diarrhea
Vomiting
Lethargy
Laboured breathing

Medication Used

imotilium
Calpol

My dog is a 2 1/2 year old mixed breed terrier. He has had fever 3 days ago and since he has been lethargic and decreased food and fluid intake for the past 2 days. Last night he vomited 2-3 times all the fluids he drank and this morning pass a very small bout of blood stained diarrhoea. He also developed mild laboured breathing. The vet gave him 3 injections (antibiotics, antiemetics and vitamins) and instructed giving him liquid paracetamol and imotilium. Following the recommended medications he seems less lethargic, less in pain and is trying to drink. What is the prognosis?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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The prognosis is dependent on the underlying condition; it is encouraging that Tiko is less lethargic and is trying to drink, it is important that he stays hydrated and is taking the medications as instructed by your Veterinarian. Some dogs will develop a transient diarrhoea which may pass after a week or so whilst other cases can be more serious; the main point is hydration, hydration, hydration as this is the critical factor in these cases. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Clover
Parson Russell Terrier
9 weeks
Serious condition
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I am a longtime breeder of Parson Russell Terriers and Tibetan Spaniels. MY 7 mos old Tibbie contracted Parvo after exposure at the vet clinic during a stay forroutine dental surgery. She started symptoms 13 days after her return from the clinic. I brought her in on the second day of vomiting . The vet said the antibiotics messed up her gut ,he gave me cerena and Flagyl sent me home , that night she died, weekend ,brought her in Monday for a Necropsy , he said it was Parvo prefacing it with He hasn't had a case of Parvo In 20 years. He obviously didnt take into account he misdiagnosed her. He does the spays and vet care for the local shelter . The 7 mos old that died was vaccinates 8, 12, 16 weeks with a puppy shot. Here is the scary part , I have a litter of 1.5 week old Parson Russell puppies on the ground . I have taken every precaution , immediately reboosted all my 7 of my dogs except one bitch that was pregnant.
No one got sick . The puppies got a stand alone Parvo (Durramune) at 6 weeks and a 5 in one at 8 weeks . I still have two pups here and they are fine and 2 other pups are fine in their new homes. However one family just called me back with a pup that was vomiting i suggested they get her to the vet immediately , they diagnosed her with Parvo via blood test . this was 2 days after she left here. 2st question is the blood test accurate given the two vaccines. 2. should I keep the two remaining pups till they are out of any danger and how long would that be . There is so much info out there it is hard to disseminate.Thank you in advance for your advice Teri Paris

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Generally we make a diagnosis of parvo with the presenting symptoms and with a SNAP test which uses faeces to make a diagnosis and doesn’t cross-react with modified live vaccines; incubation period of parvo is around two weeks so if there is no symptoms by day fourteen you should be clear. If all pups were vaccinated, you should speak with your Veterinarian to check the batch numbers of the vaccines with the manufacturers to make sure there is no issue with the batches. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM www.idexx.com/small-animal-health/products-and-services/snap-parvo-test.html

Hi Dr Turner Thank you for the advice 2 questions. There are now two pups that have become symptomatic. One was released with normal wbc counts after an overnight in the hospital. The other I cant get good info on , the owners havent gotten back to me but I do know she is stable. With the 14 day incubation period could the stand alone Parvo vaccine given 2 weeks ago have cause a mild case.
2. They diagnosed via blood test is there shedding ( a false positive)via the blood.
Thank you

Teri Paris

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Oreo
Mixed
4 Months
Serious condition
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Has Symptoms

Diarrhea (non-bloody)
Lethargy
Vomiting
Loss of Appetite

Hi Doc,
My Dog Oreo, is showing the symptoms of Parvo Virus, however he hasn't have a bloody diarrhea, and its already the 4th day, and diarrhea has already stopped, but the vomiting still occurs, I just wanted to make sure if this really is Parvovirus, we don't have a veterinary near our place and I continued with honey, ginger with water treatment for him to drink (induced) to avoid dehydration, he still doesn't move much and is afraid of eating, he didn't have fever during since the 1st day of symptoms. but is shaking, and i think due to his loss of appetite.
My question is, is this really parvo virus that attacked my dog? if so, what are some recommendations on the diet that I can follow for him to recover his appetite.

Thank you very much.

PJ from Philippines

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Whilst parvo is a common problem for unvaccinated puppies, there are many many other infections which may affect a puppy’s gastrointestinal tract which may cause a transient diarrhoea. However, through an diarrhoea episode whether it is parvo or not you need to ensure that Oreo is hydrated and if possible you should try to discuss with a Veterinarian (I understand that in a country of over 7,000 islands there isn’t a Veterinarian on each one) to get some antibiotics in case of bacterial infection or help against secondary infection. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Coco
No breed
7 Months
Critical condition
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Critical condition

Has Symptoms

blood Diarrhea
Lethargy
Vomiting

Medication Used

ranitidine
vitB
canglobP
Metoclopramide Hydrochloride
Penicillin Streptomycin (Pen Strep)

my dog is currently confined. its hist 5th days from 1st sign of symptoms(vomiting), brought to vet on 2nd day blood diarrhea, lethargy, continuous vomiting. hes then administered all prescribed meds via IV)
3rd day - vomit and diarrhea(no blood), 4th day - continuous vomiting and diarrhea(no blood), 5th day - vomit and diarrhea(with blood again)

is it possible that the antibiotic prescribed is not working on him(Pen Strep).
i want to hav him change on the usual antibiotic(ampicillin or enrofloxacin) or maybe change vet but am concern travelling him for bout an hour to move to different vet.

need your advice. hes not getting well

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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The antibiotics don’t actually do anything for the parvo itself, parvo is a virus and antibiotic are useless again it; however, the antibiotics are to prevent secondary infection of the gastrointestinal tract. Treatment for the parvo is based on supportive and symptomatic care which includes fluid therapy (a lot of fluid therapy), antiemetics (metoclopramide) and other treatments as required. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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sandyotel
Rottweiler
6 Months
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

diarriah
Vomiting

Sir could u pls tell me that medicine for that virus my dog is very weak so plz tell me da medicine the best medcine.no eating food and no balance in body very sick

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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If your dog has parvo; there is no cure, but you can offer supportive and symptomatic care with plenty of fluids along with broad spectrum antibiotics to prevent against secondary bacterial infection. You should have your dog checked by a Veterinarian and stabilised to give them the best chance of survival. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Drake
Rottweiler
1 Year
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Vomit
Vomit diarrhea inactive

Hello doctor,
I'm Sruthi,, my dog started vomiting water and bloody diahorrea...the before day he ate well and pooped normally,,but the next day he refused to eat food,,but drank more water but he puked the water fully,,we took him to the vetenary clinic immidiately.The doctor tested for parvovirus,and the result was positive,,they adviced us to put him in the clinic,,the first day of his treatment he stayed active,today is his 3rd day he is being so inactive,,is there any possible way to recover my dog against the virus,,please suggest any medication to treat my baby😫

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There is no cure for parvo, only supportive and symptomatic care with fluids and antibiotics (against secondary infection) to give the body the best chance of recovery; since parvo is caused by a virus, the antibiotics would be useless (but used against secondary infection). You should place trust in your Veterinarian to give supportive and symptomatic care to give Drake the best chance of recovery; parvo is a preventable disease with a vaccine. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Kai
Husky
8 Weeks
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Diarrhea
Lethargy
Vomiting

Medication Used

Pro-kolin+

We picked Kai up on Sunday, he has not had his first vaccination so called the vets and took the earlierst appointment (Tuesday) on Monday he was vomiting and had bloody stools. We took him to out of hours and they advised it could just be due to him having changed food, he had a temperature of around 39 degrees. We were told on Tuesday that he could not have the vaccinations due to his Diarrhea. And we should wait a week until the medication has helped. Last night (Saturday) he was extremely weary and had not eating a thing for 2 days so we took him back and he tested positive for parvovirus (we had to ask for the test ourselves). His blood glucose and potassium levels were low today but after feeding (via a nasal tube) both have risen to a normal level. We have left Kai with the vets, and they have advised it is likely he may not make it through the night. Is it possible it was left too late for us to give him the best chance?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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In cases of parvo it is important for treatment to start immediately so that the body can be supported (fluids for hydration mainly), there is no direct treatment only supportive and symptomatic care; a delay in treatment will have a statistical effect on the outcome but generally dogs surviving after four days of symptoms is usually encouraging. Treatment from now on needs to be aggressive so that Kai has the best opportunity for recovery. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Frankie
Border Collie
10 Weeks
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Diarrhea

Medication Used

Clavamox antibiotic- oral

We have a puppy who had parvo. We just go her back on Friday (now Monday). The vet said it appeared to be a mild case as she recovered very quickly. She has been eating well, energy is great, and her stools are normal. We have been keeping our 3 vaccinated dogs away from her. Do we need to continue and for how long should we keep her quarantined?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Dogs can continue to shed the virus for around ten days after recovery, whilst your other dogs are vaccinated I generally prefer to be on the safe side and complete the duration of the quarantine; your Veterinarian should have gone over this with you when Frankie was discharged. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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knox
Labrador Retriever
11 Weeks
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Fever
Rapid breathing
Loss of Appetite
Lethargy
Heavy Breathing
Weight Loss
Diarrhea
Vomiting

Medication Used

a bag of water to put in the a.v.a

I wanted to know every food Knox can eat so that he can gain back all the weight that he has lost. Please get back to me I really dont want him to die since he is so young he will barely move. My dad was playing with him (wrestling) and then he went to the corner and puked. then he couldn't stop now he is having a hard time pooping

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. I can't recommend a food for Knox without seeing him, but he sounds quite ill, and should be seen as soon as possible by your veteirnarian. Puppies are prone to parasites, foreign bodies and infectious diseases that can be fatal if not treated. He needs to be seen today to be assessed by your veterinarian. I hope that he is okay.

Thank you for answering I have took him to the doctor before already we go everyday now. But is there any suggestion of food you have that I can ask the doctor if it is okay for him to eat.

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Ellie
Pit bull and bull mastif
11 Weeks
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Droopy Eye

I gave her her shot myself (i know wasnt the best idea) on dec 9 got her couple days before she was about 6 weeks i have not gave her her second set want to go to vet to do it but today she hasnt been as playful been sleeping a lot and i noticed her eyes look really droopy very concerned about her and not in the best place right now money wise yo take her to the vet and have tried applying for the care credit card but get denied also trued my moms name and grandmas still denied but very concerned about my baby please any help or advise its my 4 year olds dog and would hate for something happened to her

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. I"m sorry that this is happening to Ellie. It is very possible that she is suffering from Parvo virus, or parasites, or intestinal disease, and it is important that she see a veterinarian as soon as possible. Without examining her, I can't diagnose or recommend anything, but there are many clinics that offer 'free first exams' that you can take advantage of to at least have her seen, see if there are any treatments that you can do, and go from there. I hope that she is okay.

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Mia
Miniature Schnauzer
4 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Lethargy
Vomiting
Loss of Appetite

Medication Used

Parvaid
Vibactra

How do we know when a dog is better or cured from parvo ? We are currently treating her with vibactra and parvaid her symptoms haven't been too severe and is beginning to gain appetite and we are also giving her pedialyte to keep her hydrated.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Generally Parvo symptoms will last for seven to ten days from the first signs of clinical disease; dog that make it past the fourth day have a favourable prognosis. The treatment of Parvo can be difficult and even if all treatment (supportive as there is no cure) is done promptly and correctly, a dog may still die from the disease; the main goal of treatment is to ensure that the dog remains hydrated and that no secondary bacterial infection occurs. Both parvaid and vibactra are classed as nutritional supplements and shouldn’t be used in place of more conventional treatments but may be used in conjunction with them. If Mia is starting to regain her appetite and is keeping her food down, she is heading in the right direction. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

Where can you get the medicine suggested w/o going to the Veterinarian. I can't afford it so is there another way to get the medication.

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Yūki
Labrador Retriever
2 Months
Critical condition
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Critical condition

Has Symptoms

Weight Loss
Diarrhea
Vomiting
Lethargy

Yūki was vaccinated against Parvo Inspite of which she caught it. Can the vaccine fail? The symptoms first appeared when Yūki stopped eating 4 days ago. The vet did put her on IV to keep her hydrated but she still hasn’t eaten anything since then. The diarrhoea and vomitting hasn’t stopped either. She has become very skinny and I can’t say if she’s making any progress. How long will it take to recover from Parvo? And how can I get her to eat ?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. I'm sorry that this is happening to Yuki. The vaccine for Parvo virus is very effective, but puppies need a series of 3-4 boosters to be fully protected, and at 8 weeks Yuki was still susceptible to getting the disease, unfortunately. Hospitalization with IV fluids and supportive care by your veterinarian offers her the best chance to overcome the virus, as staying hydrated while she fights it off is extremely important. Typically, once they stop vomiting, and start eating, they can go home. The diarrhea can take awhile to resolve, but does get better as they overcome the virus. Some puppies do not make it, and the virus is too much for their little bodies, but your veterinarian will be able to let you know how she is doing and when she is past the danger point. Once she starts improving, she'll feel like eating again, and will gain her weight back. I hope that Yuki is okay.

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Duke
Black and Tan Coonhound
10 Months
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Diarrhea
Vomiting,
Lethargic

On Monday morning my dog started vomiting and was like an orange color. He only vomited twice that day which was small amounts. He didn't eat anything at all that day but we drink very little water. He also acted very depressed. The next day he vomited two more times that morning which was clear but was a big amount and had a horrible smell to - also not eating and acting depressed. I called the vet that afternoon and they told me to bring him in to be rested for parvo so I did and he tested positive. Today is Friday and he is still at the vet and I can't really tell if he is improving or not. He never had diarrhea until Thursday morning and only had it once that day. I called this morning to check on him and they said he had diarrhea twice and was huge a huge amount - also says he acts more depressed today then yesterday. Is this a sign he is getting worse? The vet really hasn't told me if he is improving or not.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Parvo virus can be a terrible disease - typically, hospitalization and supportive care will help pull them through while the virus takes its effect on the body. It is sort of a waiting game until they stop vomiting, the diarrhea starts to get better,r and they start eating. Once they are eating on their own and not vomiting, they are able to go home. They usually do have a few days where they don't feel good at all, and the fluids help keep them hydrated. If Duke is becoming more depressed, there are other treatments that these dogs sometimes need. Your veterinarian will know how he is doing, and you can always call and ask how he is - they're the best people to let you know how he is, as they are there with him. I hope that he continues to recover!

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Malachi
Pit bull
18 Weeks
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Won't eat or drink
Puked
Lost two teeth
Not playful
sleeping
Not Eating
Losing hair

I have a pit bull puppy who's 18 weeks old all he is doing is laying down won't eat or drink water he not in a playful mood he hasn't went to the bathroom beside peeing he lost two teeth the other day and he losing hair do you know what this could be and how I could treat him at home ??? Also he puked one time in his kennel but hasn't puked for 24 hours

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Puppies are prone to parasites and infectious diseases such as Parvo virus. He needs to be examined by a veterinarian, as they will be able to see him, recommend any necessary testing, and treat him for his condition. He may need supportive therapy to survive. I hope that he is okay.

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Nova
Dalmatian
12 Weeks
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Diarrhea, lethargy

My baby was diagnosed with parvo last night. He hadn't started vomiting or having bloody stool yet, but he would not eat or drink anything. The vet I went to gave him a shot of penicillin and a shot of something they described as anti-nausea. They gave me canned dog food to mix with water, an oral suspension, and an anti nausea. Today, he has vomited one time, and had bloody stool 3 times, and he is keeping most everything else down, but I am wondering if the color of the bloody stool matters, and I'm also wondering if he can have anything anti diarrheal to help him keep his liquids.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Parvo is a very serious viral disease which is easily preventable with vaccination. Unfortunately there is no cure for Parvo and treatment revolves around supportive treatment to give the dog the best chance of survival. Ensuring that Nova remains hydrated and comfortable is very important; the penicillin given would be to help prevent against secondary infection and the anti-nausea medication (antiemetic) is to try to prevent vomiting; continue feeding the food mixed with water, suspension and antiemetic as advised by your Veterinarian. Unless the colour of the faeces is highly unusual, it wouldn’t be important to Nova’s recovery, also antidiarrheal medication is contraindicated as emptying of the gastrointestinal tract helps prevent systemic bacterial infections which can hinder recovery and even lead to death in extreme cases. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Grimus
Dachshund
11 Months
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Diarrhea
Vomiting
Lethargic
Loss of Appetite

Last Monday, we noticed our dog was not keeping water down and seemed lethargic. Took him to the vet and it's Parvo. By Day 3 he began refusing water and was throwing up constantly with dark diarrhea and no urination. We have taken him to the vet everyday since and he has been getting an IV and a shot to help with the nausea. As of Saturday (Day 6), he began to urinate finally and his poo had no signs of darkness but was still diarrhea. He wont eat on his own but was keeping all fluids and medication down and seemed very alert. Today (Day 8) he went to the vet and then came home and threw up for the first time since Day 3. He still won't eat or drink on his own. Should we be worried? He seemed to be making slow but steady progress and now it seems like he backslid a bit. What can I do to help stop the vomiting? We are giving him a combination of water/pedialyte every two hours, chicken broth every other two hours, Antibiotic twice daily. He's been made very comfortable and we allow him to rest as much as possible. I am constantly cleaning any blankets he comes in contact with so he is able to rest in a clean surface.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Parvo is a horrible disease which has a high mortality rate. The disease is severe and some dogs do not survive; with the right supportive care (there is no cure for Parvo) you’re giving Grimus the best chance of recovery. There are complications that may occur during recovery from Parvo including gastrointestinal disorders (intussusception), secondary infections (including septicaemia) and respiratory distress. The vomiting should have stopped within 48 hours of treatment; if Grimus continues to vomit or his symptoms are worsening, I would recommend a check up with your Veterinarian to ensure that there are no complications. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Choco
Dachshund
4 Months
Critical condition
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Critical condition

Has Symptoms

Lethargy
Vomiting
Blood In Stool

Hi, my unvaccinated 4 month old runt was tested low positive for parvo. The pup showed symptoms of lethargy, vomiting, and bloody diarrhea the day after she got her first rabies shot. We sought treatment 2 days later and today marks the 2nd day of her treatment. The vet said she responded to medications so far but still in a critical condition. How many days will it take for her to get past the critical stage? What is the rate of her survival?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Generally if a dog survives the fourth day, the prognosis is more favourable; however it can take a week or ten days to be confident that Choco is out of the woods. Treatment for parvo is purely symptomatic and supportive with fluid therapy, antibiotics (for secondary infection) as well as supportive and symptomatic care. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Konigin
German Shepherd
9 Weeks
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

parvo
Diarrhea
Vomiting
Lethargy
Loss of Appetite

Medication Used

horse serum
antibotic
reglan

I have a 9 week old GSD. We took her to them emergency vet services sunday night into monday morning. She tested positive for parvo. We then immediate took her to her normal Vet where she has been since (6 days). They did blood work it came back with WBC any where from 14000 to 17000 for the last 5 days. They were trying to move the IV and was unable to replace it yesterday. They proceeded to give her subq hydration. Her blood work came back with a 500 reading today. She isn't doing to well. She is getting horse serum, raglan and antibiotics. Today will be her second dose of horse serum. They said that she is dehydrated.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Parvovirus can be a very difficult disease for dogs to recover from, but fluids and medications give her the best chance for survival. Without examining Konigin, I can't comment on how she is doing, but your veterinarians will be able to keep you updated on her progress, and there are often a few days where they do not do well, until they turn a corner and start to improve. I hope that she is okay.

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Elly
mongrel (half retriever and half labrador)
2 Months
Serious condition
2 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Weakness
Blood In Stool
Loss of Appetite

Good Morning. My 2 months retriever/labrador dog has lost her appetite to eat for 2 days and she has blood every time she pops. what should I do? there is no available and open veterinary clinic today. thank you.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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If Elly is vaccinated it is unlikely that she has parvo, however there are many other possible causes for bloody diarrhoea which include other infections, some parasites, poisoning among other causes; the most important thing is to keep her hydrated, try to offer food but she can be without food for a few days. If you have an Emergency Veterinarian nearby you should visit, otherwise visit your regular Veterinarian when they open tomorrow morning. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

Doc, if it is not parvo, is it possible that it could be a Hemorrhagic gastroenteritis or giardiasis?

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Rocco
Boxer
3 Months
Serious
Has Symptoms
Diarrhea
Vomiting
I adopted Rocco from a local shelter and a few days after I got him home he refused to eat, started vomiting and had diarrhea. I rushed him to the vet where they examined him and told me he has Parvo. I freaked out because I had already fallen in love with Rocco. So they are treating him and said the damage from the virus wasn’t extensive, but it’s already costing me more than $500.
Storm
Bullmastiff
9 Weeks
Serious
Has Symptoms
Diarrhea
Depression
Lethargy
Vomiting
My Baby Storm was 9 weeks on Mon 7/3/16 he was eating normally and drinking water and I also give him a treat approx 100ml milk as got him at little before 5 weeks of age. But he seemed a little more clingy than normal. On Tues 8/3 still eating and drinking but noticed that his poo although not runny but little softer than normal and he was sleeping a lot more till our other dog woke him to play but would go back to sleep after. Wed noticed he was loosing weight vomiting every 10 minutes and Diarrhoea no signs of blood he went off all food and water so was force feeding him water and milk to help line his stomach that night he was running fever and was hiding in corners behind pillows every time he vomited he is tommy was sore and you could see the life leaving his little eyes as I held him and he looked up to me absolutely broke my heart I didn't sleep that night being an off pay week no vet would take my calls and I was becoming frustrated and scared for him. Thurs10/3 he was missing found him jammed up beside the couch and the wall diarrhoea smell was enough to make you want to vomit and vomiting profusely I drove to my local vet who did payment plans as advised by a friend who ran a test and Diognosed him with Parvo. I was devastated and heart broken when he looked at me I just new that I could not put him down without atleast trying to save him, at 9 weeks he is only just starting to live life and there still so much life for him to experience, I felt the vet was trying to convince me of the cheepest option and I found myself crying and screaming at her that I didn't care about the money just Fix him and with some details taken I signed my life away and they took him to start treatment. I didn't get to say goodbye and I have not seen him now for a week but my thoughts are with him everyday. Sat the 12 I got a phone call Storms Cell count had taken a turn and Dropped the blood in his diarrhoea was thick, Mon14 He is stable and improving still being force fed
Aurora & Bruno
Shih Tzu
5 Months
Serious
Has Symptoms
Diarrhea
Anemia
Vomiting
I have my two dog. very young and loyal. 1st, Bruno get sick when he start to vomit. since he vomit on evening, i sent him to vet next morning. then, the vet dr said Bruno caught pravo. what dr can give to him is CPV treatment. next day i brought bruno to another vet clinic what dr can do is just gv immune booster injection, anti vomit, immune booster pill and antibiotic. 2 day after that bruno left us. Once Bruno left, Aurora get infected too. She tried to hiding at the corner of the house everytime. She also show the sign of vomitting. so i brought Aurora to another pet clinic, which the doc suggest to drip her with IV Fluid, and the other medicine is anti vomit and antibiotic thru her drip. after 2 day she in clinic, aurora died. I felt worst, if i know she still dead, i would not left her at clinic and let myself take care of her. So that she will know how much i love her and her little brother bruno. Now their brother which is 1 years old shihtzu, loki get infected too. i wish he can get thru this. Once you know your pet vomiting, loss of appetite, diarrhea, lethargy, please bring them to vet. Parvo is really pain for them. Clean up your house with bleach too. wish this can help you guys up.
Jag
Maltese
5 Months
Serious
Has Symptoms
Tarry Stool
Diarrhea
Skin Lesion
Shallow Rapid Breathing
Anemia
Mouth Salivation
Abdomen Pain
Mouth Odor
Mouth Lump
Tooth Pain
Vomiting
Poor Appetite
Ear Pain
I never consulted a vet because aside from it is expensive, I knew already that my dog was caught by parvovirus since I failed to have him vaccinated immediately. My dog survived parvo and what I did was this: 1. I kept him hydrated with - Oral rehydration salts (electrolytes) 30mL every 2 hours - Gatorade (because it has dextrose), Yakult early in the morning (but you can use any drink with live lactobacilli) 2. I fed him with soft-boiled eggs (half cooked to make it runny) every 3 hours using syringe since his mouth was sore and some of his teeth started to get plucked by their own 3. I gave him Bacillus Clausii or Oral Suspension Antidiarrheal of Microbial Origin (twice a day until stool hardens) 4. I also gave him herbal medicine C 24/7 by Alliance in Motion Global (I opened the capsule and then puored the powder into bowl with 3mL water and gave to him using syringe - twice a day! One early in the morning and one in the midnight) 5. I cleaned the house, i wiped the floor with BLEACH twice daily - and also if he poops inside the house, I immediately put bleach on the stool to kill the virus that's in it and to stop it from spreading around the house 6. I always cleaned my hands and did not use hand soap. I used detergent bar soaps when taking a bath and cleaning my hands to make sure that I don't reinfect the puppy 7. I took heart in taking care of him. i never got tired in waking up every 2 hours during nightime to feed him and rehydrate him because I know that there is no other person that would do it than me. If he won't eat, then force feed him. If he won't drink, then force him to drink! You just have to keep him alive! 8. And lastly, I just want to tell those who are planning to have furry friends to please have your puppies vaccinated as soon as you can because prevention is always better than cure. Battling parvovirus is never that easy!
Roscoe
Labrador Retriever
Serious
Has Symptoms
Diarrhea
Lethargy
Vomiting
Poor Appetite
My dog roscoe got parvo at 6mons(Dec 2012). My husband and I got out of the army in Nov 2012 and moved back to my moms for a bit. The vet on base when we were in the process of moving told us at the time he was to young for the shot and just get it in Jan 2013. Well i ran and took roscoe everywhere with me when i was home. Like 3 to 4 days before Christmas eve, i notice he wasnt eating, started vomiting really bad,stop drinking water and had very bad diarrhea. Day before Christmas Eve I was getting on my husband about we need to take him to the vet and find out what we can do. Roscoe is my first dog ever. We already had in our head that he has parvo. But my husband was saying "it was useless and a waste of money to take him to the vet so they can tell us hes gonna dy anyway. once puppies get parvo they most always dy cause there is no cure." Well i wasnt going to listen to that because my animals are family so i will do what ever it takes. So, on Christmas Eve(2012)we found out the vet at petsmart was open. They did all the test on him and it did come back positive for parvo. They said it would be$1300 for them to treat and keep him for a few a days. That was alot of money that we didnt have. The doctor was really awesome and we explained our situation why we could afford it. So she asked us how much money we could do to help him. We had only $400. So sense we had told her we both were serves members, she asked us if we felt comfortable giving roscoe and IV? We said yes. She showed us how and where to adminstrate an IV on him. She said this is what they do for parvo. The first few days of parvo is the most crucial. Thats why we must make sure he stays hydrated so his organs dont start to fail.We had to administrated the IV twice a day for an hour each time for 7 to 10 days. Boil plain chicken and rice in chicken broth. Give it to him in small doses. Well Rosce pulled through very well and now he is 4 yrs old. The parvo did stunt his growth thou.
Drogo
Great Dane
8 Months
Serious
Has Symptoms
Diarrhea, Lethargy
My 8 month old dog started to cough and throw up mucous. I let it go on for a few days because he had no other symptoms. But then one morning he stopped eating and drinking. He was very lethargic and depressed. I took him to a vet who didn't know what was wrong and sent us away. The next morning he was the same but he started to drink a little water out of my hands. Around noon, he asked to go outside and had very bad diarrhea. I immediately took him in to a different vet where they tested him for Parvo. It came back positive. They gave him anti nausea, IV fluids, and anti biotics. He is home resting now. I will give him more IV fluids (I know how) tomorrow. I hope he makes it past the 4th day so I know he will be alright. He hasn't used the bathroom since the afternoon and no vomiting at all. I read that if a dog contracts Parvo and survives, they have natural immunity from Parvo for a few years. Just like humans with the chicken pox or measles.
Jackson
American Bully
8 Weeks
Serious
Has Symptoms
Drowsiness
Fever
Vomiting
Diarrhea, Lethargy
I have been waiting since December when my little pup was born to get him. I finally was able to pick him up on February 24th, 2017. He is an 8 week old american bully that i paid $200 for. I brought him home that Friday night ( 11pm ) and early saturday morning ( 2am ) i noticed he had diarehea. So i messaged the lady i got him from because i thought maybe i changed his food and messed up his belly. Turns out, i did. So i changed it back. He was fine for the rest of the day. Playing and chasing me around the house. Then Saturday night he started having the poops again and started to puke. I knew puking wasnt from a diet change. He also had no appetite. I knew what was wrong but i was praying i was wrong because i had only had him for less than 32hrs. Sunday morning he threw up a nasty roundworm. I then took him to the vet immediately. Their, the test came back positive for Parvo. I made the decision to pay the $1,000 to keep him in the ICU at the hospital for 5 days. Today is day 3 he has been their. When i left him sunday he wasnt moving, he was almost lifeless just so weak. Now he is barking at the staff , walking, standing and wagging his tail. He is still puking and still has the poops just not as bad as before. He has never pooped or puked blood this whole time. I am just praying that he makes it through this. I feel like if he makes it to day 4 he will make a full recovery... am i wrong?? I just want to know if he will be ok
Gunner
Pittbull Mix
2 Years
Moderate
Has Symptoms
Vomiting
Diarrhea, Lethargy
My dog is on day 4 he hasn't vomited or has diarrhea in almost 24 hours he went out at 4 am and peed and had diarrhea but all day all hr has done is lay there. He peed on himself again and won't drink water again and fights with the pedilite. His breathing isn't real labored either... What are the chances he's going to make it?
Sam
American Akita
4 Months
Moderate
Has Symptoms
Diarrhea
Vomiting
Weight Loss, Not Eating As Much, Swollen Belly
i took him to vet after 15 minutes of vomiting, then i found out that he had diarrhea the same day. he did the parvo test and he was positive. by today it has been 8 days under treatment of supervision by the vet. so, how to know if he is recovering because the vet isnt giving me any kind of information about this. and what to feed him under treatment, i know he wont eat but t least i want to try.
Ivy
Pitbull
12 Weeks
Moderate
Has Symptoms
Diarrhea
Vomiting
Depression
Hello. I had my little girl ivy for one whole day before she started to show symptoms of parvo. I had her for a total of two days before we found out she was positive for parvo. She has been at the very for 5 days now. She still has the runs and is vomiting. She was up playing and active yesterday and today she is sad. We we're told we could possibly bring her home today if she was in the same state she was in yesterday. But when I called they said she was not showing good signs today. Ugh.. It's so frustrating. We spent a lot of money o. Her and now a giant vet bill. How long does it usually take to get over parvo.
Oakley
Dog
3 Months
Serious
Has Symptoms
Lethargic
Vomitting
Won't Eat,
Diarrhea With Blood
My puppy got parvo around February 23rd, she went through all of her iv treatments with antibiotics and not, first 3 days she was vomiting and had lots of blood in her diarrhea and wouldn't eat or drink water, by the 4th day she wasn't pooping or vomitting anymore, 5 day they stopped treatment and said she was over it, well it's now march 17th and she still will not eat on her own and we have to force feed her, is this normal or is she still sick ? Please help we don't know what to do anymore
Bailey
Pitbull
9 Weeks
Unknown
Has Symptoms
Diarrhea
Vomiting
Dehydration
Rapid Heartbeat
Fatigue
My 9 week old female pitbull named bailey was admitted last night into the icu and was diagnosed with the virus. She was flown in from florida from a kill shelter and the vet at the shelter said she had a cold from the flight. She was on medicine for the cold. She started vomiting up everything that she ate or drunk. She had severe diarrhea. We took her to a vet and the vet told us that she was experiencing those symptoms bc of being on the meds for her cold for too long. The vet didn't think it was parvo. She was sleeping all day and still vomitting and had diarrhea. She was puking up water so we took her to another vet last night and they said she had parvo. She was admitted in the ICU for 3-10 days and i'm really scared because i don't want her to die. What are her chances?
Stitch
Daschund
6 Months
Critical
Has Symptoms
Bloody Diarrhea
My dog is on 4th day from showing symptoms of parvo, we took him to a vet clinic on the 2nd day and was provided with meds, we've been taking proper care of him ever since, 1st day was a simple loss of apetite and energy but then on the second day since the symptoms persists with the addition of smelly stool we had a hunch that it is a parvo virus, thats when we have decided to took to vet for checkup and found out that he was positive from parvo, night of the 3rd day, he started pooping pure blood with a bit of solid grounds(not sure what) and around 3am he did it again and at around 12nn, he pooped pure blood the third time and completely lost his energy. Not sure what to do anymore, we kept on taking care of him and cleaning, and kept being hopeful that he'll survive but we already have a feeling that more likely he won't
Ace
German Sheppard Mix
5 Months
Moderate
Has Symptoms
Vomiting
My dog Ace was diagnosed with Parvovirus around 3-4 weeks ago. Ace pulled through he started eating normal and he was healthy again. Just this morning I went outside and saw he had thrown up overnight and he did not want to eat. Can dogs still get Parvovirus even after they survived parvo once before?
Bailey
Golden Retriever
8 Weeks
Fair
Has Symptoms
Diarrhea
Lethargy
Vomiting
Not Eating
Hello My girlfriend and I picked up our 8 week old Golden Retriever on Saturday 22nd April 2017. We live in Adelaide Australia and drove 1400 Km (round trip) to collect him. He has received 2 vaccinations ( I later found out the most recent was only one day before we collected him). We are not wealth people so we saved up the $2100 to pay for him. Sunday he was fine, just slept a lot, but I was informed this was normal. Monday he showed signs of lethargy beyond what i'd consider 'normal' the also vomited twice and had diarrhea. Tuesday morning he seemed no better so we took him to the vet, unfortunately for us Tuesday was an Australian public holiday so we were forced to take him to an emergency vet. The vet thought it may be 'gastro' and advised us he'd need to stay overnight on an IV. An hour of so later the Vet called us and confirmed Bailey had tested positive for Parvo! He also informed us that it would be very expensive to keep him at their practice and we really should have him moved to an animal hospital. The next morning (Wed) we paid $3000 for his 1 night treatment at the emergency practice then moved him to another animal hospital. Last night I was informed that his white cell count was very low and plasma would be required. The practice informed me that this would hike up the cost to around $500 per day and he would need 5-7 days treatment. We decided that we would use our remaining savings to pay for his treatment, although we are aware that there are no guarantees he will survive we were informed that with continued treatment he has a '9 in 10' chance of survival. My girlfriend and I do not want to lose him, even though we have only had him a few days, we gave ownership of a dog a huge amount of consideration before we committed. Any advice would be really appreciated.
Sophia
Chihuahua
5 Months
Moderate
Has Symptoms
Diarrhea
Vomiting
Lethargic
MY Sophie is 5 MO. Old very energetic little girl two days ago she woke up with vomiting had diarrhea the first day and some vomiting I thought she had gotten into something so the next day day two wasn't eating or drinking I was lucky enough to call vet and find one that would take payments I took her into the first movie she tested positive for parvo even though she had a Shot For That she did eat a little food at the doctor's office they gave her a shot for hydration and then a shot of strong antibiotics convenia injectable and a shot for nausea cerenia injectable. this is day 3 she still is not eating but she is getting up and going to her pee pads and drinking Pedialyte small amounts she still lethargic but when visitors come she gets excited but then goes right back to sleeping she does get up and walk and jumps on chair and then sleep. I have been feeding her with a syringe chicken an egg with sugar water. I don't want false hope but do you think that she may be improving is she just sleeping because of the parvo. she wants to be snuggly all the time with me I guess for some security I don't know what else to do her gums look a little white today but yesterday they were pink real good how long will this take if she's improving slowly?
Hades, Rambo
Pitbull
5 Months
Fair
Has Symptoms
Diarrhea
Weight Loss
Anemia
Lethargy
Weakness
Vomiting
About 3 weeks ago my5 month old puppy was diagnosed with parvo. I took him to the vet and we started the medicine he made it but for some reason he is not putting the weight he lost back on he lost 13 pounds and is a large breed dog. Hes eating normal and drinking. My other puppy that got it has put all the weight back on and more. Any ideas why my puppy has not put the weight back on?
Jack
Dog
4 Months
Serious
Has Symptoms
Diarrhea
Vomiting
No Appetite
My dog Jack was diagnosed with Parvo, the vet kept him for 14 days and treated him, we picked him up yesterday and he has lost so much weight, he is skin & bones & still can't get him to eat anything, I've boiled chicken and he has only kept a little down, still vomiting & diarrhea & just don't have any energy. We paid $950 for his 2 weeks of treatment & this baby is still sick, any help would be greatly appreciated