I am starting to freak myself out on what could be wrong with Tucker. He had all of his shots for Parvo, but after reading about it online, I am a bit worried. He goes to the dog park 4 times a week and could catch it there. Is there an age cut off for Parvo? Will his 3 vaccinations prevent him from getting it?
If you really think he's sick. Get him to the vet for a parvo test and stop taking him places where other dogs can be exposed. If the test is positive, there are medications that can help if he's not too far along in the illness. I'm not a vet or vet tech, but as I understand it, even with vaccines a dog under 1 year of age can contract parvo but it is not common place. Best bet is at least talk to your vet about your concerns. If hes acting sick take him in. Having the parvo test is relatively simple and a lot less costly then treating parvo. It's a lot easier on your dog too. A simple blood test. Way better than trying to beat parvo.
We start our puppies off with vaccinations before they leave here. We recently added another vaccination called NeoPar. It is a high titer parvo vaccine that has been shown to override the maternal antibodies. We advise the new owners that we have given them 2-5 way vaccines that contain a parvo vaccination as well as the NeoPar for added protection since there are more strains of parvo out there. Then we advise them to allow their vet to change their program or update it based on the vaccinations that they know are effective in their geographical area-as it can vary. ANother reason I don't think imports should be done as frequently or as easily as they are. I would check with your vet, but if he's done the vaccinations, he probably has chosen the most effective ones for your dog. Parvo is hardest on puppies, but yes, can affect older dogs as well-but generally if they haven't been vaccinated before.
we got our husky mix from the humane socitey, when she was 3 months old, she stopped eating and playing a couple of weeks later, all she wanted to do is sleep. we took her to the vet and he said she had parvo, he put her on an IV for a couple of days, and she was fine, we cought it early enough. if you are worried it might be parvo, i would take him to the vet. there are alot of different kinds, like the flu, you could get the shots, but still get it, you never know. i hope its not parvo. good luck. ^shay916^