I have never heard of parvo, but it sounds to me, a bunch of your pets have had it. What is it and how can I tell if my dog has it? I couldn't stand to lose another pet. Although, I haven't found a new pet yet. Still looking for the perfect pom. Actually I have found several, but they are too far away. I live in Mississippi!
it is scary. it's a virus puppies can get from other dogs and puppies; transmitted by stool. there is a vaccine. it is one reason it is important to vaccinate your puppy and not take it around other dogs/places other dogs have been until 16 weeks, when they have had all their vaccinations. it can be quite deadly if not diagnosed and treated in time. here's a website that has info: http://www.avma.org/careforanimals/animatedjourneys/pethealth/canine.asp#4 you can do a search "parvovirus" and come up with more websites with info.
I am not sure that tiny died of parvo, for all that he had the disease back in December. If you want ot know for sure what he died of you really should take him to the vet and have an autopsy done. Otherwise, knowledge is just speculation. He may have had anything wrong with him, up to and including some congenital heart condition. You would *know* if he was still feeling the effects of parvovirus. Regardless, Parvo is a horribly debilitating and deadly disease that puppies 6 months and under are succeptible to. There is a vaccination for it. It's characterized by diarrhea, then bloody diarrhea. Basically what happens is the lining of the intestines deteriorate. It can kill very quickly, a puppy can go from being fine to being on death's door within 24 hours.
There's a whole line of vaccines for the puppy to go through.My brother in law had a Rottie pup that came down with Parvo,it was really horrible to see her so sick. He caught it in time ,she survived. The treatment is costly. It's cheaper just to get the puppy it's proper vaccinations to prevent Parvo.
Rotti's and Shepards are seen the most with parvo. That reason may be that they are popular breeds. Any breed can pick it up. And can pick it up from anywhere. Your neighbours dog could bring it home (from the park) and walk on your yard, and then your pup runs out on your lawn for a pee. Later starts to lick feet and presto! Parvo. Any dog can get sick from Parvo, Vaccinated dogs have some protection and may not show any symptoms.Their body will fight it off quickly. They may get a little diarrhea, but shrug it off. Puppies with Parvo usually start to have diarrhea (with blood) first, followed with vomiting. Both will quickly escalate and the pet will become dehydrated and weaken. ( the intestines are unable to absorb nutrience). The sooner a pet receives medical attention the better its chances.The pets size and health before hand play a role in its chances. Alot of other illnesses have similar symptom so a Parvo test is available with your vet.
Well I have seen many different puppies get parvo.. I had lost alot of puppies from parvo and I think we brought it in to our puppies due to going to the store and so many people bring there dogs and tie them up outside and the door or whatever.. you can carry it from your shoes to your house.. not only dogs poo but someone who comes over to your house could have a sick puppy and brought it with them to your house.. parvo is a easy traveling sickness.. pluse airports too.. traveling dogs and such....don't be scared just be educated with how your pup can get it and you bring it home is all
I have had a rotty who was 38 weeks old and a border collie who was 9 weeks they both died due to parvo it is so upsetting to see them go through this i have another rotty who is nearly 2 and i cant bear at the moment to take him for the test to see if he has it as well i know i have got to. He might be a carrier of parvo now as he has got no clinical signs which means that i would have to be extra careful when i come in any contact with other dogs. I have also found out that the virus can stay active for up to 9 months so there for it is important not to have another dog around your house until after this time then you might be safe also bleach the areas where the infected dog has been 250ml bleach with 4 litres of water this should kill the virus
Pommy. what part of MS are you from? I vacinate my pups as soon as the vet will do it. A puppy that gets pravo will usually die in under 48 hours mostly it is under 24 hours.. Make sure that you get teh vaccine as soon as you get the pup. If a pup is exposed they will get sick almost immediatly. Make sure you have a good vet. If you are in NORTH MISSISSIPPI call NELSON ANIMAL HOSPITAL in BALDWYN, MS 662-365-5121 DR. JAMIE NELSON, you will find no one that will care more for your pet. It is worth the drive to see him.
Parvo is terrible My shepard mix had it when she was a puppy and although the vet said she would not live , she survived . After she survived he said she wouldent make it to her life expectancy but she is 11 and still very active. She also had puppies whhen she was 8 and because she was to old she went into labor two days after having her puppies and two more were coming pout. They vet found three more puppies inside her , but it was to late they were dead. She had to have a full histerectomy(spellt so wrong) and luckily survived.
I understand this Parvo is very bad. I am getting my 6 week+ old puppy next week. Is there a min. age on when she can get this shot for Parvo? And at what age to get the other vaccines for her. I want her to get the best care. Thank for any information.
the parvo shot is a normal part of the puppy boosters, DHLPP or DHPP (if you go without the leptospirosis shot). In general, you get 3 to 4 sets of them about 3 or 4 weeks apart. So your puppy would get the parvo booster series at 7 weeks, 11 weeks, 15 weeks and then rabies at 17 weeks. Some vets recommend 4 sets of booster shots, I only get 3 personally for my dogs.
I adopted a cocker spaniel from the pound who had the disease and died from it before we realized. I had already taken him to get his shots, but it was too late. Thankfully my golden was up to date on his shots and never got sick. It is very contagious and very easily spread. The most important thing is to start with all the immunizations right away and keep up with them all. The basics are rabies, parvo, and distemper. If I remember correctly in puppies there is a series of two or three boosters over a few months and then just the regular once a year. I will always make sure my dogs have their shots on time because they can catch it from virtually anywhere. We had a small epidemic where I live a few years ago. People here tend to not vaccinate their dogs and let them run around the neighborhoods and for some reason they will not spay/neuter their dogs. It has created a lot of problems here, not only with parvo, but with there being so many animals in the shelters.
Parvo is a virus that any dog can get that is not properly vac. One thing that I did not see mentioned is the fact that the Parvo virus can lived up to ONE YEAR in the house & yard that an nfected dog has soiled. Bleach kills it. Taylor