Yesterday, our 8 month old Dobe was diagnosed with Parvo virus. She was given all of her shots as a pup. This should not be happening. She's a big girl and we caught it soon. The vet seems to think that her chances of survival are good. We are treating her at home.
We had an apbt Goku and he got parvo when he was 5 months old and he came thru fine. He got some IVs at the vet and then came home with pills and then for 3 days we had to bring him in for a shot and feed him a special diet with no color dye or fragrance or anything (ground turkey and rice) and he pulled thru excellent.I wish you the best of luck with your dog just think positive.
A home treatment for parvo is very risky and time consuming. Did the vet give her sub Q fluids before you took her home, and are you on a regular schedule to take her back for more fluids? Are you home all day to watch her, force feed pedalyte, clean up the poop & vomit, keep her comfy, isolated from other dogs, and give her lovin'? Do you have a bleach / amonia mixture to clean with, do you have the same mixture outside your door(s) to clean your feet/shoes before you enter the house (as well as anyone else). I would limit the visitors, as parvo is extremely, highly, highly easy to cpread! Did the vet give you a sort of concoction with antibiotics and anti-diarrhea to feed to her to help with the vomiting. There is soooo much more....
Home treating for parvo is not an easy task. Trust me, my Rottweiler contacted parvo when he was 6 weeks old. I treated him at home as well, simply because I used to work for a vet, so they gave me the fluids and a syringe so I could do the sub Q fluids myself. I also had experience with parvo since working at the vet hospital. I knew how to clean myself as well as the pup, floor, sink, wall, clothing,,,
Just don't give up,,,It is possible. I would deff suggest you go to your vet for the fluids though, that is what she needs most!
For some reason, certain breeds of dogs, including dobermans and rottweilers, seem to be especially succeptible to getting parvovirus. I'd also be very careful treating the dog at home. In my experience home treatments never work as well as the more expensive but more effective method of using IV fluids at the vets office. Good luck.
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He prescribed the Tamiflu. My husband is at home with her and has lots of experience with this- and we have seen positive results with treating at home. The vet did not recommend drip as she has not progressed to fear of dehydration. We are forcing Pedialyte and have meds to stop vomitting and some antibiotics. I called home a bit ago and she is better today, taking sips of water on her on and seems to feel better. We just could not afford to hospitalize her, but I think she may make it.
Your dog could still get parvo again. That's why it is so important to give parvo shots at the right times, and continue with boosters once a year. Is she a show dog, and a special example of her breed?
now that jetta's dog has had parvo, she has a MUCH stronger NATURAL immunity to the disease. having a disease, you develop much stronger immune cells against it , much stronger than vaccine induced immunity.
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Scout, yes, I totally agree with you about the dog having stronger immunity. However, It does not mean that she could never contract parvo again, even if she has all the boosters, especially as a geriatric dog. The chances are slim, but the question was, could she get it again, and the answer is yes, with all due respect.
getting Parvo and surviving will give her a stronger immunity than any vaccination on earth, and it will last a life time. My Addie survived Parvo. And Parvo is a young dog disease. I would worry more about a vaccinated dog under 1, than a twelve year old dog with an immune deficency. is it possible for an old dog to get it, yes. Is it probable, no...in fact it is very unporobable.I take blood from her twice a year, so if any of my other dogs get parvo, We can use her blood to help fight it. And it seems weird to me that a dog who has Parvo, only had no appetited for one day and was not endanger of dehyrating. I am an EMT, I have seen some sick people, but I have never seen anything remotely close to the power of Parvo. And becareful, a classic sign of parvo is the dog appears to be getting better, than crashes even worse. I also have experience with parvo, 1 of my own, and few friends now. And the 2 big things with parvo, is dehyration, and getting an infection. One thing you cannot provide is a sterile enviorment for the dog. 80% of dogs whom contract Parvo and get treated at home...Do not live.
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Gunny, I too am an EMT. I am a breeder also, and I have consulted with my vets countless times about parvo, and every other disease going. I fully realize that this dog probably won't get parvo again. I am just stating that it is not impossible.I certainly agree with you about the sterile environment, and the importance of maintaining hydration.
I found out on Tuesday that my 4 month old Bassett mix had Parvo. The vets wanted to keep him there for 600.00. I cant afford that so I decided to bring Barney home ane care for him. I have had Barney for 2 months and now he was symptoms. I adopted him from animal control but I could not figure out why he is just now showing signs. I have 3 other dogs and they have there shots too and there is no signs of parvo. I am still confused.
The vets gave me liquid meds that lasted for a day and a half. I was also given 2 bag of power electrolytes to mix with water to give him. I was also told to give Gatorade to keep him hydrated. When I got home he seemed to be getting better. I couldnt believe it happen so soon. The next day he seemed be differnt. A little more quiet and sickly. I upped the fluids and stated doing research. I read from other people to try Pepto Bismal and give the Gatorade and electrolytes anally. Of couse Barney hated that! After 24 hours he seemed to be getting back to his old self. He even started to eat on his own. I know that we are still fighting parvo but he has made a good come back