I have a 7 month old dog that was diagnosed with Parvo and the problem I have a the moment is that at the moment I cannot afford the high amounts of money asked in many clinics and I would like to give it a try through other methods before giving up.
I recently heard from 3 friends & also read online that there are ways to treat a dog with Parvo in your own house. I was wondering if anyone had more information about that.
The things I've so far heard are: to give the dog some form of IV or to hydrate them with Pedialyte, put a few drops chloride in their water, and to give them antibiotics. I'm really in need of help right now so if any of you know something else that I'm missing please let me know.
Also, if you would happen to know where I could find the following things: the iv bags that are used in animal clinics, Parvaid, Colloidal Silver (E.I.S. = Electrically Isolated Silver), Vibactra, and/or Vibactra Plus. I've looked almost everywhere and I can't find them.
Thank you all for you help. My dog means so much to me and you have no idea how horrible these moments are for me b/c I can't afford the medical help he needs so I hope you guys understand my need to help him get better here at the house... if I can.
I'm sorry to say, but It's likely that you will fight a losing battle. Parvo is a very serious disease, and kills very fast. I would suggest doing all you can to get your pup to the vet and get proper treatment, even hours can mean death.
Is this the only dog you have parvo lives in the ground so if you have other pets they could be in danger. you need to bleach your yard and crates and dogs bowls. You need talk to your vet some will let you pay it out. I dont mean to sound cruel but it might better to put the puppy to sleep so he wont suffer parvo is a cruel way to die and it wouldnt be fair for the dog to suffer while someone gives you home remedies.Please take him to the vet as soon as possible
Get on the phone and start calling vets in your area or go back to the one that diagnosised the Parvo. Ask him about using the Tamiflu for treatment, and if he will allow you to make payments to try to save your dog. Most vets will work with you were payments are concerned in a critical situation. This is why pet insurance for you average dog owner is such a good idea.
He's your friend,your partner,your defender your dog.You are his life,his love,his leader. He will be yours faithful and true to the last beat of his heart.You owe it to him to worthy of such devotion
There is a company called "Care Credit" that will extend credit. Those people are vipers, they charge 25% but they could save your dog's life. Give them a try. Try every vet you can, do everything you can but don't let your dog suffer. I pray for you and puppy.
Parvo is nothing to mess with. I almost lost my Golden Retriever @ 8 wks from it. That dog was so sick....there is nothing, nothing you can do at home. They must be at a Vet. If you can't afford the care, please do not let this dog suffer what is a terrible slow death of dehydration. Put it down. I'm not trying to be mean......but it's selfish to let an animal suffer.
I just got done talking to the OP and the puppy is doing better OP took puppy to a vet and they gave OP the meds for the pup will keep you updated when I hear something...
As for doing treatment at home yes you can give treatment at home. I had a puppy years ago and he ended up with parvo and the vet showed me how to care for him at home and now he is a happy healthy 5 yr old.
First of all I want to thank you all for giving me your advice & caring for my puppy's health.
I'm very happy to inform that he is doing so much better. I did find those medications I had mentioned I was looking for and I believe that it is thank to those & the Pedialyte we were giving him, which kept him hydrated, that saved his life. Just today he went back to being his old self and to run around the house playing...most importantly, he began to eat & drink his water by himself.
I respect all of your choices & opinions, but I want to say that in my case vets didn't really seem to offer any kind of hope for my puppy. I went to see 8 different vets & 6 of them told me that it was better to put my dog to sleep. The only two that were offering some kind of help were charging me extreme amounts of money, that even though I did try to get, I wasn't able to come up with.
I want to express how thankful I am to the one group of people that did offer me & my puppy's life hope... Wolf Creek Ranch. Please, if you guys ever go through what I went through with my puppy or know anyone who is under the same situation, spread the word and tell them that in the following two sites I'm about to give they will find the help they need for their puppies. They really do help you out & call you often to check up on your dog & to give you more info as to how you can heal your dog. The two cites are: http://wolfcreekranch1.tripod.com/heal_parvo.html" target="_blank">http://wolfcreekranch1.tripod.com/heal_parvo.html and http://wolfcreekranch1.tripod.com
Once again, thank you all for your advice & for caring about my puppy. Please, do spread the word of that site. Hope all is well with all of you.
Okay, Maybe it is just me, but something is a little off with this persons post. She came here less than 48 hours ago saying her puppy was really ill. NOW less than 48 hours later is proclaiming this dog is much better and running around playing. All the while promiting this website that sells herbal stuff for your dogs.
Now the site itself says it takes 2 days of being on this stuff to start making the dog better. How can the dog be any better, when (if she did get this stuff) she couldn't have gotten it till today. It was too late to have been sent in the mail two days ago, which means it wasn't even SHIPPED till yesterday.
I dont' know about everyone else, But IMO this is just OFF.
I hope I am wrong and you are not just trying to promote some herbal stuff.
I understand that you might think that I was lying.
The medicine I got from a pet shop near my house. It's called Kirby's Pet Shop and the way I found out about it was b/c the same night I subscribed here & wrote my message I ordered the medicines online from that site. About 30 minutes after ordering the medicine the lady who owns the site called me to tell me that there were a few stores that sell those medicines. That's why I wrote that they actually keep check on your puppy. That same night I went to the clinic and was able to get the medicine so my dog has been taking the antibiotics for about two days now.
What I'm doing is trying to spread the word from that site that did help me out.
I am so, so happy that your puppy is doing better!!!
I am sorry to say it but I've been to vets who take full advantage of people who's animals are sick. I once had a vet sweet talk me into keeping my 19 year old cat on steroids and iv treatments. She was old and dying, but this vet wrung a few hundred bucks out of me to keep my animal suffering for a few more weeks. Never again! There are plenty of vets who take full financial advantage if they can. I'm so happy that you found someone with a heart!
Anyway, small rant but thank you so much for sharing your time with us, again, I'm so so happy to hear puppy is doing well!
While many people believe that parvo is a death sentence for a puppy and that it can not be treated at home, that is just not true. If caught in its early stages, a puppy can survive parvo and it can be treated at home. Pedialyte is the best for helping keep a young puppy hydrated but it must be given by oral syringe. Usually a sick puppy does not want to eat and must be given soft foods by oral syringe every 2 hours along with pedialyte. Go to http://www.revivalanimal.com or even http://www.petmedsdirect.com as I believe they do sell the items that you need for IV bags/fluid. Most vets will sell you an IV bag of fluids for very little..I think it costs about $18 a bag or something like that. I do know that vets can hydrate a puppy under the skin to help out a sick puppy. I remember many years ago a vet I took a puppy to that had symptoms of parvo had placed alot of fluids up under the skin and it lasted for 2 days. On the third day, she was back to eating and drinking on her own. It didn't cost me a fortune to have that done by the vet. I do agree that some vets just want the money and they see you walking in and the dollar signs just start spinning! Some strains of parvo do not react to normal antibiotics. The best antibiotic to use is "Gentocin". It's a broad spectrum medication to use when others fail to work. Others such as penicillin or amoxicillin do not always work on pups sick with parvo because the strain may be resistant to normal antibiotics.
I have also heard that Tamiflu works well. Treating a puppy at home that has parvo should only be done if you just absolutely have no cash at all to pay a vet. Don't get sucked into that "care credit" scam! The interest rate is so high, you'll never get it paid off and some vets will charge you out the yeng yang if hey know you are using it!
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When I had a problem with Parvo, I preferred to threat my puppies at home. No one cares about my puppies as much as I do. I called it 'Parvo TV' because I was basically staring at puppies for a few weeks. If one poo'ed I knew about it. I was giving round the clock care, and I only lost one puppy out of several litters that eventually contracted it.
The puppy I lost was from the first litter, really before I knew what I was dealing with.
After that: --Tamiflu the antiviral to try to actually kill the parvo, --Penicillin as a general antibiotic to ward off sepsis, --5% dextrose sub-qu for hydration and energy, --a prescription anti-nausea medication given as a shot, --regular Pepto Bismo to sooth the tummy and diarrhea, --pro-biotics or forti-flora to regrow the intestinal hairs and put back good bacteria, --Dyne as a high calorie nutritional suppliment --Pedialyte as soon as they could hold it down.
Those things worked for me with great sucess. They were little pin cushions when I was done, but....they were alive with no lasting ill effects.
I have heard that a puppy that has overcome actually getting Parvo is very unlikely to get it again. It would be nice if that were true.