my baby girl just had her 1st litter.....7 beautiful shar peis..... i've been reading about the parvo, how it almost "instantly" kills your pups and i panicked....this is the first time i have new born puppies and i don't want nothing of that sort happen to them...i read that if the mother was vaccinaed more than likely they will be protected....i did dewormed her two weeks prior to whelping....what can i do to protect the little ones.....thank you
Take them to the vet for Parvo shots. :) Worming doesn't prevent Parvo.
I've had bad problems with Parvo. I'm not a breeder, but I often foster and help with litters. The pups get their first shot at 6 weeks old. If mom didn't get her yearly booster or your area is known for Parvo, you can start sooner. You normally keep giving shots up til 16 weeks of age (to make sure mom's antibodies transmitted to the puppies don't interfer with the vaccine).
As a side note, if you are planning on buying and giving shots yourself, you must make sure they can be given to dogs under 9 weeks. Around here, there are two types of shots, a 5 way and a 7 way. The 7 way will give a puppy Parvo, even though both have the same directions for use with puppies.
If you do have a puppy that gets Parvo, it's best to take it to the vet. If you can't afford that, such as if you have an entire litter, you can do an at-home treatment with Parvaid, Vibactra and complimentary products. For me I normally can save 2 out of 5 puppies, almost the same odds as going to the vet (you have to do the treatment every hour, around the clock, or success drops). These products also are not that cheap (but better than hundreds or thousands of dollars in vet bills). It's around $50 for a 1 ounce bottle of Parvaid alone, but they're very useful and do work for my area.
Take your litter to the vet for their Parvo shots on time and normally you won't have to worry about it. Don't forget your adult dogs need their booster shots too. :)