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Question:How many doses are required to produce the optimum immune response against the parvo virus and what is the recommended schedule? What is/are the antibiotic of choice if the dog has started to have bloody stools?
Answer:Most veterinarians like to start vaccinating puppies between 6-8 weeks of age. Then boosters are given every 3-4 weeks until they are 16 weeks. This is usually 3 sets of vaccines (8, 12 and 16 weeks) but it depends on the interval between vaccines. If you start at 6 weeks and do 9, 12, and 16 weeks, it ends up being 4 sets. I like to start at 8 weeks as long as the puppy nursed from it's mother because before that most vaccines are blocked (ineffective) by maternal antibody. My favorite antibiotic for bloody stools is Metronidazole (Flagyl) but it isn't always necessary - really depends on how sick the pup is - many that aren't vomiting and have normal energy levels can improve with a bland diet and maybe some probiotics.
Question:We have had our puppy for almost 2 weeks and this morning when we were getting ready to give her a bath we noticed that she is bleeding from her lady parts. What is wrong with my baby?
Answer:SHe possibly could have a vaginal or urinary tract infection. I would see vet and have complete veterinary exam and urine tested/urine analysis to rule this out
Question:How can I have control on parvovirus which has infected my Rottweiler her age is 3 months
Answer:Your Rotti needs to have local vet exam and evaluation, as well as likely IV fluids, IV antibiotics to prevent secondary bacterial infection, as well as anti nausea injections as well as anti diarrheal injections while pet is supported to allow enough time for pet's immune system to hopefully fight off parvo. This is not something done at home but done in local veterinary hospital
Question:Hi! I am adopting a puppy who recently recovered from Parvo. He was discharged from the hospital a full month ago, has been treated and given his boosters, and has been cleared by his vet as safe to adopt. He has not yet been to my house so my environment is not contaminated. Some of my family members have expressed concern that they will not come over (ever) as they are fearful their 9 year old vaccinated dog will be put at risk for Parvo around my new puppy. Is their dog at risk?
Answer:Great question. it is HIGHLY unlikely there older VACCINATED dog for parvo is at risk by coming over to your house. Dogs this age are RARELY if ever susceptible to parvo. You should also be aware that immunity to core viruses like parvo lasts for MANY YEARS, if not the life of the animal, so that makes infection highly unlikely if not impossible for the older dog
Question:I have a 9 week old pit diagnosed with parvo today he gave him a shot of antibiotics and sent him home He his weak lethargic still vomiting and having diarrhea How long should i wait before I take him back? I've been forcing Gatorade every 2 hours per the vet do you have any other suggestions
Answer:Pet should be hospitalized and treated in patient with IV fluids, antibiotics, anti nausea injections etc for best outcome in my opinion