To make sure my house does not get contaminated? I told you all here before that my sister in law has a chocolate lab he is HUGE. My son ADORES him right now because he is going to adore our dog lol...anyhow. His name is colby and he has a friend name chief who they always go play together. They are from the same mommy. My sister in law called me just now that chief is dying :( he has parvo he is still apuppy but the vet said it does not look good. She called me since she thinks I am a dog expert I am so not I just love dogs. BUT I did tell her I would get info here and also I am kind freaking out a bit that my kids or even me can get the house contaminated. I dont know how it is passed around it has been 5 days since my son was with colby he is not the one that is sick well he is going to the vet tomorrow just to make sure but he has no signs of it. Chief he is a black lab he is really ill. They think he will pass sometime this week. I am not too sure what the vet is telling chief's owner but my sister in law is so worried now. I am also I am bringing my dog home soon and I dont want him sick YIKES! I am going to hire the cleaning crew tomorrow so when we are gone they can clean up the house. Luckily everything we bought him is NEW...and it has not been used by anyone I have it all in a bag still. I can use some info and what I can do to prevent it from coming into my home. Like I said this is a friend of colby and colby is the one we play with. He has no signs and is doing great. LAst time they played together chief and colby was 2 sat's ago because that is when chief started getting ill and now they know what is wrong. SO sad. Please keep chief in his prayers, his owner is so good with him and he is so devastated. Thanks Liz P.S I hope I dont sound cold but my main concern right now is my dog and I want to take all precautions to bring him to a home that is free of parvo.
Hi, I'm new here and have only been reading the topics to get a feel for the group. My husband and I have two dogs - Sassy and Sasha - and we love them soo much!! Three years ago, I adopted two dogs from a local animal shelter. One was a 9 month old scottish terrier mix and the other was a 2 year old basenji mix. I brought them home already attached to them. I scheduled a vet appointment to get their shots updated, and the appointment was scheduled for four days from the day I got them. These dogs were wonderfully energetic, fun, and loving. However, the day after their vet appointment, they started vomiting. I was so worried because they wouldn't eat or drink for a whole day, they would just sleep and wake up to vomit and then go back to sleep again. I called the vet's cell phone and he instructed me to put tylenol in their water. I did, but they wouldn't drink. So, I brought them in to the vet's office to be observed overnight. I then found out the next day that they had failed to do a parvo test on my dogs during their first visit. When they did the test this time, it came out positive and the vet told me that I would either have to have them put down or pay $800 each for a treatment that does not guarantee a recovery. I was very attached and would have done anything for them, but I couldn't take the risk of putting them through a treatment that did not guarantee their life. Now, I do regret it because I could have given them a chance, but when I signed the papers to have them put down, I got one more chance to say goodbye. I walked into the holding area, opened their gates and watched as they wagged their tails, stumble over to me for affection, then vomit all over the place. It hurts to see them in so much ill health and I still hurt when I think about it. Please get your dogs checked out for parvo. Maybe the sooner you catch it, the better chance they have. I hope this helps.
So your saying your son played with a dog who played with another dog that had parvo? I don't think the risk is very high. Parvo is killed by bleach, so if you have tile floors, use some bleach when you mop, wash any blankets that might be contaminated in hot water and get Mo vaccinated asap. He is an adult dog and his immune system is much stronger than a little puppy. Not that adult dogs cant get parvo, but I know people who are too lazy and cheap to get any vaccinations on their dogs and they seem to survive. If Mojave survived this long in the desert, living on whatever, I'm sure he'll be fine in your home. You don't need to stress.
I was so wound up in my past doggie event that I didn't even offer any good info about parvo. It is very contagious - I believe the house must be parvo free for two (or is it six?) weeks. I would contact a vet for that. My dogs caught it from the shelter. Once parvo is in the area, any dog around it will become infected. It is fatal in puppies or young dogs - not too sure about older dogs. It takes about two weeks for the infected dog to show any signs of this. When I adopted Sassy, I got her from a rescue where they actually quarantine new dogs for two weeks so that if they do have parvo, they wouldn't be able to spread it to the others. Once they pass their two weeks observation, they get all their shots done as well as their spay/neutering and get put up for adoption. There is a play area where the dogs are taken out daily for socialization. Anyway, I hope some of this helps. Please get the new dog tested and before bringing him home, get a vet's advice about how to sterlize your home (if needed). I still have my two dogs' adoption papers and vet papers for memory. It's a very sad thing to see them go through. I am very sorry for Chief. He will be in a happier place. Good luck!
That is correct :) Colby is the dog my son plays with, and Colby plays with chief. Neither dog has been over to my house. SO that is a good thing. Mo has an appt on monday mornign with my vet he is getting his shots so we can take him to get nicely groomed and take pictures to post them here :). I just freaked out a bit thinking that my son somehow could have gotten contaminated the last thing I want is for Mo to get sick on me. We do have insurance for him already well I have pet insurance and once he becomes our in paper he is covered :) THANK YOU for putting my mind at ease.
You might want to skip the groomer until he's had his shots. The other thing I thought of is that parvo is passes by feces and if colby was playing with chief, obviously chief wasn't exhibiting symptoms yet, so he probably hadn't begun to have loose stools at that point, and was not shedding the virus.
Worry your butts off. And PREVENT. I tried to warn Merico, but apparently where she lives the weather prevents the huge problem we have in Calif. CLEAN your shoes. Get Mojave vacc. if he has not been in the last 3wks. Let your vet do the series, UNLESS the Hape lady did it, then, DO NOT. Bleach in a hose sprayer the yard, if you think it necessary. Mojave has brought you the advantage of a grown dog. Pups die fast. Adults don't get too sick.
Okay lovemysiberian CHECK THIS OUT. I would tell your friend to take him to another vet. Kiyahna came down with porvo or corona, vet wasnt sure which one it was because the symptoms are so much alike. She was so sick I thought she was going to die. i dont even know how she got it beause i have lived here my whole life and there has not been parvo in our yard. So my guess is when we went walking. Anyway she was looking like she would pass that night right, so we rushed her to the vet. He gave her to shots and two diffeerant type pills to take for six days. I am reading the bottles I believe Delta Albaplex(3x daily) is for digestion upset and vomiting. Centrine Tabs (.2 mg)(2x daily) are for infection. Then the 2 injections are Azimycin injection and Centrine injection(5 mg/cc). All this medication ad also including the visit only came to 106.oo which aint that bad. So find a differant vet. This vet did what he could to helo my baby and that same day she started eating again. And the next day she was already playing. Its well worth getting another vets opinion. And write down these meds and tell her to ask the vet about it.Kiyahna would have died she was so sick. couldnt even walk or hold her head up/ All this in about 2 days time. good luck...
Lilpitz: I had what I believe was Corona a few mos. ago. The difference really is that parvo makes them so much sicker. I have not heard of that therapy you got. The other lady was not ness. ripped off. Most pups w/ parvo are flat out and cannot drink, what kills them is dehydration and internal bleeding from that. So the pup is on IV for a week. This costs aprox. $1,000. The coronavirus symptoms vary, are not as severe in some dogs, attenuates, rarely causes death. My dogs were up eating w/in 24 hrs. also. W/o medication. Although I did give the worst sick one slippery elm bark for internal inflammation.
Oh, I tell my pup buyers not to take dogs out of their yard until they are 6 mos. old...I heard from all the yahoos on the board that took their dog out at 4 mo.and how terribly important it was to them to get to dog class. My dogs are worth so much money and are irreplacible in terms of the bloodline so I don't take chances. Kitty went to obedience at 10 mo. I would not risk her at 6mo. even. I have been this protective for years, I have not paid the terrible price that friends have by circulating w/ young dogs. Parvo stays on sidewalks and in soil for years. The dog just sniffs up the virus, vaccines don't prevent the dog from getting sick always. In some breeds like Rotts the vaccine does not take. The Corona was brought in by pup buyers that SAID they had not been elsewhere, they were lying to me and THIS won't happen ever again either. Pup buyers bring virus in on their shoes, hands. So you know... all you dog park freaks, kennel cough is believed to stay in the nasel mucosa, in a carrier state, in healthy animals for as much as 2 yrs.
Maybe this will set your mind at ease a little. When Rusty was adopted from the humane society he had heartworms. We had him treated or course, but I'm telling you this because I'm sure it must have weakened his immune system at least a little. About a year after we got him he would have been about 2 1/2 years old we adopted a cocker from the pound who I took to the vet to get his shots and all and made an appointment to get him fixed. Before that could happen he started getting sick and died of parvo. I was hysterical because I was worried about Rusty. The vet told me that because he had already had his shots and all he should be ok, but to clean everything with a bleach/water mix. I can't remember the mixture. Anyway Rusty was fine. Mo probably hasn't had any shots. I would think about taking him to the vet before you bring him home just to be safe. Like Scout said, it's probably fine. It's not like the dog was at your house. If nothing else just bleach everything down just for peace of mind. Hope this helps and keep us posted.
She must have had Parvo then. Because she wouldnt drink or eat for anything. And she was really almost dead. The vet said I really helped her out though because I kept her on pedialyte from the time she started getting sick. At first I thought well she isnt feeling good but she will be alright. And the next morning When I got up she was sooo much worse. And the bad thing is I had just got her the month earlier, sent her papers in. Both sets, got her food toys etc. And just took her to the vet a week earlier. So I was broke. Luckily my sweet bf took her for me or she would have died.Thats where I was staying right after she came down sick. Anyway The antibiotic he had her one had something in it to make her eat. From what you described I believe she had parvo after all. Anyway I kept her hydrated. So definately pedialyte is good to keep in a pups system until you get her to the vet. Maybe thats why he didnt have to put her on an iv. Anyway thats what he said it was and it only cost us a 100.oo. I was freaking out at first cause my mom didnt think it would be worth taking her case she was like it will cost ou hundreds, I was lucky I guess.
Lucky and smart. The pedialyte was a good move. I use it when I have diahrea too. Maybe the vet was sensitive to your financial situation? Maybe they are figuring out more cost effective ways of treating parvo? Sounds like a good vet...
Thanks Kittys mom. The vet didnt know about the situation we didnt tell him. Because my boyfriend just wanted to make me happy. I would not have been nice to be around if something had happened to her.lol... The cost effective ways yea probably. To tell you the truth I had never heard of this way before either, We all thought she was going to need to be on an IV also since my mom had said something about it.And I already new parvo was bad. Thats what I figured it was only after she could barely move, and wanted nothing to do with food or water. The vet said he wasnt sure but that these meds would treat either, Maybe they were so cheap because of the location I dont know. I was out of town at my bf's he stays in Tyler. I am outside of houston.So whole defferant vet. But regardless he was really good. And was lovin' the price...lol Anyway I have only had her for 3 and half months. So this happened about 2 and1/2 months ago. She is definately feeling better now. Hope lovemysiberians friends pup gets better too whatever way.