we had our dog die about 2 weeks ago from Parvo, and yes it hits fast. Iurs died within 24 hours. the vet did the same, gave us the pink antibiotic and sent us on our way seeing how the signs were only mild. he died the next day. Our other dog who also got parvo and died within 24 hours as well. Back to back. We had 3 all together die within 24 hours of it. the vet said it was the strongest case of parvo she had ever seen. One of the dogs died before even showing signs of parvo. didnt even have the bloody poop yet, just threw up. It was awful, just awful, and once it hit, we couldnt stop it. make sure she cleans the house with bleach, even the yard with bleach to keep it from spreading. You do not have to bring your dog anywhere to give them parvo. it can be right in your back yard, carried on a birds foot, or even your own shoes. one lick is all it takes... and bam... it is only 20% fatal if the dog has shots... but if it is an enorumous infestation it can kill with shots too, and most likley always fatal if the dog has no shots.
Thank you all for your kind words and advise. Justice has taken a turn for the better. We've spent the last two nights with him at the hospital. He started eating yesterday and is an active energetic puppy again. I just received a call from the vet and he'll be home with us tonight is all his tests are positive again as they were yesterday. We are in the process of bleaching everything including our beautiful lawn. One question I do have is how do I clean my rug???? If I use bleach it will be ruined. Are there any parvocidal disinfectants that I can buy?
JJ, that's WONDERFUL. It's so nice to hear your baby is doing so much better.
I dont have the answer for the carpet, hard to believe but we have all flooring of one kind or another LOL.. Others should know for you. You may also want to ask your vet and look on line for information.
Ok I know we are not supposed to post websites but I have nothing to do with this one and It is a link to a cleaning agent that will kill parvo on your grass and is not supposed to hurt your lawn. I think it will be very helpful. I have not used it myself but plan to order and do a preventative wash down of my home and yard before my pups go out into the world :) If anyone has used this please let us know how it worked for you. If the site gets removed please PM me and I'll send it to you ;) http://revivalanimal.com/product.asp_Q_pn_E_79%2D161_A_name_E_Roccal%2DD+Plus
I just recently treated 3 siblings for that rare strain--and so happy to say that they all recovered and have been adopted.. I learned of a new way to treat this disease-we've had a 99% survival rate. (lost 1/35 so far-and only because we didn't start treatments early enough)Of course too, it's all about the cleanliness('quarantine and bleach') to keep it from spreading... PLEASE be careful bringing any other puppy/dogs into any of the areas/yard that have been exposed to this disease.
No my dogs werent around my friends dog that died of parvo. Thank goodness. She is so heartbroken over losing her dog. I dont blame her of coarse but shes really eager to get a new puppy. She did find a breeder of huskies and the breeder she was talking with ( my friend did tell her about her dog dying of parvo) so the breeder wanted to talk to her vet to see if her puppy would be safe if she sold it to my friend. The breeder called back and said her vet said 2 months my friend should wait after bleaching and rebleaching everything the dog was around. So my friend of coarse is taking this advice and waiting. She doesnt want to put anther dog threw what her dog went threw.
She does have anther dog and he seems to be fine, i think he had all of his shots. I dont know why the vet didnt check for parvo first? she told me that her dog was hydrated and the vet said that was a good sign and basically gave them meds for her dog puking ( she said this is how it started her dog was throwing up grass ) and also some antibotics and sent them on their way. The vet called the next morning to see how her dog was doing and she told him she passed away early that morning like at 4 am. the vet told her he was sorry that he never thought to check for parvo since the dog was hydrated. But again i did mention the vet was refunding all monies my friend paid for the emergency call since it was on a sunday but my friend donated that money to the vets office for some one else going threw that and coudlnt afford treatment. This does worry me since i take my dog to the same vets office and wonder what has he over looked on my dogs when ive taken them in because they were sick?? and since he didnt know it was parvo did he clean the room correctly that her dog was in? or just do a fast wipe down and dogs were infected going to the vets office the next morning?? really makes me wonder? and with all the problems ive had with Daisy and really the vet doesnt know much about is wrong with her most the time just sends me on my way with a antibotic - i wonder if this vet really knows much of anything?? Makes me mad. Im sure the dog probably coudnt of been saved but at least tho she would of known right away that it was parvo and not some belly flu .
But my friend is holding off but she is looking for a good breeder of huskies and has been talking to a few in Michigan, She doesnt want anther dog to go threw what her dog went threw, she did say tho that her dog was acting like she was feeling better and walking around and such so she thought she was getting better, now she thinks she was just looking for a place to die at . and didnt want to be around them or something. Sad-
Great News! Our puppy is getting stronger and stronger everyday. He's been home for a week now and is doing great. We're so happy he survived. $3000. dollars later combined with tears and alot of research. UPDATE: The breeder did in fact give us the money back, but did not refund the travel fees. Upon further research we noticed that the original ad that we responded to indicated that the puppy was ten weeks old. I didn't received the puppy until 2 weeks later which shouldhave made him 12 weeks old. According to the documents I received with him it stated he was 9 weeks old when I got him. The breeder has not responded to my questions regarding the misleading or false ad and I plan to take it a step further and report them to BBB and seek reimbursment for medical expenses. It's a lesson learned for us. One I hope no one has to go through.
Yes there is a test you can do before the virus manifests itself, you need a fecal sample to do it and a special test kit. You vet can do the same thing. If the puppy or dog is showing obvious signs of parvo, once again the virus is detected through a fecal sample.