Our 7month old puppy was recently tested for porvo and it was positive. We also have a pregnite dog that will be do in less than a week. The vet said it was urgent that should give the porvo booster so that it would atleast increase her chances of not getting it. The puppies were not planned but we still do not want to loose them, the vet also said she has not had any puppies die in the past from it but could not say for sure if they would or not. Has anyone lost there unborn puppies to it? Or does anyone know for sure that it is deadly? The vet also said that the 7month old had whip and round worms so she gave us medicine for the pregnite moma too cause if the 7month old had it she was sure the mama did too, it is called PANACUR? Is that deadly also to the unborn puppies? I would appreaciate any help...Thanks
Why don't you have these dogs on heartworm medication like interceptor? You wouldn't have to worry bout whipworms, roundworms, hookworms or heartworms if they were. More imporantly, has your 7 month old dog not been properly vaccinated? Has your preg female not been properly vaccinated either?
If your female were properly vaccinated you wouldnt' have to worry bout the puppies getting parvo, as they would get the antibodies to fight it off from their mother's milk for as long as they were nursing. at 7 weeks (they've stopped nursing by then) you MUST take them to be vaccinated against parvo, and even then there's a chance they will get it. Parvo survives up to 9 months in soil. Bleaching the bedding your infected dog sleeps on, and keeping him 100% away from the preg female may help but parvo is so contagious I wouldnt hold my breath.
If your dogs were properly wormed you wouldn't have to worry about the puppies getting worms either. You can worm the puppies starting when they are two weeks old.
The mom is vaccinated but they said that you should get them vaccinated for porvo every year. the 7month old only got 2 sets of her vaccinations, so that is probably why she got it. i am just woundering about the unborn puppies since the mom got the porvo booster will it hurt them? they all got there porvo booster yesterday. we are giving the 7month old all kinds of medicines and watching her around the clock. she is doing ok because she got 2 sets of the vaccinations so her immune is some what fighting it. i know i should of kept them up on there vaccinations
The questions you're asking are all questions you should have asked your vet.
Do you mind my asking why you didn't have your dog spade? I'm just curious as to whether you had intended on a planned litter later on, and if so, why you didn't keep up with having her and the other pets in your house immunized with this in mind.
Once this is all over, I highly recommend that you get her spade. Not only will it prevent more unwanted puppies, but it has the potential to give her great health benefits resulting in a longer life.
If you choose to continue having puppies, then you need to have the proper genetic testing done and be more responsible about keeping up on her health care, because our systems are already over run with sick animals that no one will care for that get put to sleep, and I'm sure the last thing you want is to contribute by having one of your babies go down that road.
Keep us posted!!
***Edited By: Lorrix on 12/13/2006 6:41:12 PM*** Reason: kk
we were planning on having another litter later but then we got this unplanned one. so we are going to have her spade after this, the vet said that she has given other dogs that are pregnite the booster and they have not lost her puppies but she couldn't guarente it. i was just waundering if someone had a dog that had another reactions to it. what about the panacur for the worms, do you know anything about that? affecting the unborn puppies or is it safe to give to the mom.
Usually if you do an internet search on the company that makes the product you can find the research and data for that product. It should give you the answers you are looking for. Do you know which company manufactures it?
added-Panacur is made by Intervet and they do list their MSDS (material data safety sheet) information online. Everything I've ever heard or read about Panacur says it is extremely safe. Your vet wouldn't have recommended it for a pregnant dog otherwise.
***Edited By: arachyd on 12/13/2006 7:58:02 PM*** Reason: add
I know from expericne that parvo is nothing to play with a ladys dog just had died and I did not know it when she walked in my house,my chihuahua had 2 of her shots still young and died 2 days later so it is nothing to fool around with.
Would've, should've, could've. The deed is done. Save your lectures for later and help her deal with the present.
Vaccinating a pregnant dog 1 week before the due date is unlikely to cause any problems. I would limit it to parvo only though to decrease the chances of a problem. I don't know if it will help, but maybe it will boost the moms immune system n time for the pups to gain from it.
Panacure is safe for pregnant dogs. In fact, fenbendazol is one of the only dewormers that can prevent transmition of round worms to the pups when administered properly.