OK. My Chorky has come incontact with parvo, and has been diagnosed to having it. Two of her litter mates have already died from it. The owners don't use the same vet as I, and were told to treat at home. They both died in a day of returning home. My puppy has now been in the hospital for 3 days. She not eating, has a white blood count of around 7000, is on IV's, and will probably be on a feeding tube later today. My question's are, what is the survival rate of such a small breed at this point? And what me be the long term affects to her? If anyone has any information please respond. I Have already spent $1200 on vets bills so far. And I know there shouldn't be a price on her, but lets face it, these are hard times these day's, and im out of a job.
First of all,I'm so sorry about your little dog's condition. If you got her to the vet as soon as you could, I think you can take a cautiously optimistic view of her recovery. The i.v fluids are exactly what she needs, and the fact that she is still there after 3 days, is a really good sign. I wish your little dog a swift recovery.((hugs))
You should definatly check with your vet, but our clinic uses merial made vaccines. Because there is a new strain of parvo that is breaking through the vaccines if you can prove you followed the reccomened vaccince schedule 8,12,14, and 16 weeks and your puppy is still daignosed (through parvo snap test) then the company will pay 100% of the bill.
We recently had a case with a pit bull puppy. All of us suspected and obstruction, even x-rays did not seem normal. We performed an exploratory surgery..... and found nothing but extremely swollen lymph nodes. After closing him up, we did a parvo test.... BIG FAT POSITIVE. Merial paid for the exploritory, the testing, and all care in hospital for the puppy. Good luck, and I'm very sorry for your baby.