I have a 15 week old daschund puppy who is being treated at the vet for parvo. He has been there for 4 days and has improved. He is happy, wagging his tail and giving kisses. He is still not eating well according to the vet but I don't know how much he is telling me is just to keep my dog there to make a buck. He is supposedly on IV fluids but we went to see him today and his IV was out, the vet said my puppy pulled it out but he is not wearing a collar to keep from reaching the needle and he has food and water in his cage. Yesterday the vet said his stool was normal and today he said he had a little diarhea. He has not had a fever or bloody diarhea and I think he is more depressed over being locked up in a cage with no toys or contact with humans or dogs other than getting needles. Has anyone treated a pup at home with parvo? All the articles I read say that as long as they survive the first 3 days than they will make a full recovery. Any input would be very helpful.
There is absolutely NO truth to the statement that "if a dog survives three days it will pull through". My best friend had a dachshund that DID have it's vaccinations die of parvo after being at the vets for 11 days. It's very deadly and reeks HAVOC on the system. Also, a dog will shed parvo in it's stool for up to 3 weeks after surviving parvo. It's a very hostile infection, and very hearty as it can survive up to 10 years in certain climates and soils. If you're worried about your vet "taking you for a buck" I would suggest switching vets.