Hi I am new here and want to share my story with some many of you who brought a puppy home with Parvo. I paid $1500.00 for my Blue Purple Ribbon American Pit Bull. I picked him out when he was 1 week old and watched him grow up until we could bring him home. He had all his shots and looked completely healthy but 1 week after we got him home he was very sick. We rushed him to our vet and they said it was Parvo, from there we rushed him to the er. $4000.00 dollars later they said they had done all they could do and we needed to decided what we were going to do with him. My baby wasn't even moving, and was freezing to the touch. I decided if he was going to die is wasn't going to be in a cage at the er. It was going to be at home with me with someone he loved and loved him. Many hours of crying and many many tears later with him laying limp in my lap I turned to the internet for any kind of help I could find. I ran across something called Parvaid that was sold about 100 miles from me. With nothing to lose I was on my way to get this stuff, I really did not think it was going to work but I guess it was hope that took me there. After only a couple of doses he looked at me and I couldn't stop crying. That was the first time he had moved in days. For the next few days I got no sleep and had to do some nasty things but he stood for the first time in almost a week. From there he started drinking again and soon was eating. He was still really weak but he was recovering! Now I am no vet and was told there was no way this stuff helped in any way but I know what I saw and what I have seen since then. I also do not sell this stuff but I do still have a copy of what they sent us to use until we got the parvaid. If your loved one may have parvo and your vet has said there is nothing else to be done or you just do not have the money to go to the vet and you have no other option, email me. I will send you the copy I have. When we went to the vet they told us $2000.00 down before they would even take him in the back to start treatment. I have pictures of the whole thing if anyone is a non beliver and just want to see them. But I must say they are not pretty at all. Well I hope this helps someone out there so they can have their happy ending to. I am getting nothing out of this so I would like to ask a favor. Anyone who should try this and after it works post it somewhere. -Share it with other so more people can save their dogs. If you don't want to be bothered give them my email address, there is nothing like the feeling of holding your loved one while they die in your arms knowing there is nothing else that can be done. WELL maybe there is. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org thanks for reading...... Oh yeah by the way "collisionX " my puppy is weighing almost 30 pounds only 2 months after he fully recovered. He weighed 6 when we brought him home from the er.
When Goku was about 8 weeks old I brought home stray that was about the same age and was running around eating garbage on the street curbs. The stray was extremely skinny and I thought it was just because he wasnt being fed but I brought him home on a friday and on sunday morning he was dead. I put the stray in the same cage as Goku and they played together, well about 4 days later Goku was to weak to stand, wasnt eating and you could see every bone in his little body. I took him to the vet and he had parvo, whitch must be what the stray had. In the end I payed out $340 and I still have Goku to this day and He is 2 years old now. I didnt even imagine that treating parvo was so expensive as what you paid. That is a verry sad story but at least you have your dog still.I dont think that people going against vets advice and trying this other stuff that you have posted is a good idea but thats only my opinion. I am glad it worked for you and you have your dog well and healthy but parvo is a serious thing and a vet should always be the first step. If all else fails then sure I guess anything is worth a try for your dogs life. Did you take any of this up with the breeder of your dog?
WOW, good for you for looking elsewhere and taking a chance. Is this a medication that anyone can buy or do you have to get it from a vet? OR is it a natural( for lack of a better word) supplement that a person can buy over the counter? I have never heard of it. It seems like there are so many posters with pups that are sick with parvo lately even thought they were vaccinated. Very scarey!! Could you post a link? I would like to read about it. It's hard for vets and doctors to go outside " the box" for treatment as people are so sue happy if anything goes wrong. thanks for the post.
I have no idea if this product really does work, but you should take what you read with a grain of salt.
Whenever I hear those stories and testimonials about miracle products that allegedly work better then conventional treatment it makes me wonder if it is for real or just another snake oil. If this product was really as good as it claims to be, why vets do not use it, and why EVERYONE isn’t talking about it.
The thing I find a little strange is the $4,000 vet bill, and the $2,000 down payment. My vet charges about $150-$200 per day to treat parvo. The treatment is usually just fluids, antibiotics and vitamins. Occasionally, a blood transfusion will be needed. Either way, it shouldn’t be anywhere near $4,000, even if the first night was in the ER. It will only take 3-4 days for the pup to either get better or die. It just doesn’t add up.
I would be very interested to hear from others with more then one post that had any experience with this product.
***Edited By: lucina on 1/18/2005 12:41:54 AM*** Reason: sp
i don't know if there is merit to this story, but my daughter in law called from california today about roo and she told me that a bad batch of parvo vaccine had been recently distributed and given... and now the pharmacutical company is covering all vet bills and new shots... has anyone else heard about this? maybe you can recoup some of the expenses... i am so happy your puppy made it... i pray mine does...
i no how you feel. when i got my 2 littel rot's pupies i never thouth of parvo,with all of thier vet check ups i thought they would be fine but one weekend kargon got really sick and i new somthing was wrong when he would not eat beacuse he eats ever thing the i called the vet and he said to give a day adn to see if he would get better the next day kargon could not even stand up and then kargaun was sick too i took them to the vet and he said he could trie to do some thing but there was no way to tell for sure i have my 2 babys back no adn it is has been about a year in a half seen this happend adn i am still paying vet bills but it is good when thoes 2 meet me at my door .
***Edited By: ladyofthedragon on 1/21/2005 11:26:16 AM*** Reason: spelling
I just wanted to say that if you live in or around Boston, I know the first night in an ER can go to about 1500.00 - I mean the small vet office that I normally go to would be like 200, but once you get into emergencies and no one else is open the prices get steep.
Also, my vet said something about this new wave of parvo possibly being a new strain, he said that it doesn't look like it used to and the treatments aren't working as well. But who knows
This is crazy. $1,500 for one night? There is a law against price gauging in times of emergency. It should apply to vets too.
The vet clinic I go to has a vet on call 24/7. If needed, they’ll come at anytime and open the clinic just for you and only charge $50 extra. My dog had to have an emergency C-section one Saturday night. Within 30min of my call, the vet got to the hospital and took care of my dog.
There is also an emergency clinic in my area that open 24h a day, which charges $150 extra for after hour emergencies. Not anywhere near $1,500.
You got to shop around before an emergency happens and be prepared just incase.
About 6 month ago, my vet told me about a new parvo strain going around that vaccines do not seems to protect against . I think he called it 2b strain. He said that this strain was known a long time ago, but apparently wasn’t a problem until recently so most vaccine manufactures didn’t bother to change their formulas to protect against it until it became a problem.
He advised me to use vaccines from Neopar. Apparently they always had protection for that strain included. This is what my vet uses and he never seen a parvo case in dogs that he vaccinated with it.
***Edited By: lucina on 1/23/2005 8:40:49 PM*** Reason: sp