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Ask the Vet About Parvovirus in Dogs

Parvovirus in Dogs
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Ask the Vet About Parvovirus in Dogs
MichaelDym, V.M.D.
Michael Dym, V.M.D.
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

As a practicing veterinarian, Dr. Dym has over 19 years of experience and dedication to enhancing the overall health and well-being of pets. His commitment and passion for pet health continuously drives him to learn more about the art and science of homeopathy through ongoing training and education.

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Date: May 24, 2020
Category: Parvovirus
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Shots

Question:I got puppy Chihuahua and she had parvo she got well but I am getting another six weeks old will he be old enough to get parvo shot I cleaned with bleach

Answer:I never recommend getting another puppy for a couple of years in the same place. Since the virus is microscopic there is no way of knowing if you bleached it all away.

Date: May 22, 2020
Category: Parvovirus
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Parvo virus

Question:Good morning. We just received word that our 8 week old golden doodle puppy is positive for parvo virus. We were supposed to take delivery of her today but that is on hold. We are wondering if she makes a full recovery should we continue the adoption. Are there any long term risks after they have this? We are saddened but hoping the puppy makes a recovery. Should we continue with our purchase or find another breeder. She is under the care of the breeder and her vet currently. Thank you

Answer:It is actually VERY unusual for an 8 week old puppy to have parvo - they are protected by maternal antibodies at that age, so be sure of the diagnosis and the age of the puppy first of all. Then once a puppy recovers from parvo there are no long term side effects, but be 100% sure a veterinarian made that diagnosis. (Intetinal parasites like coccidia, Giardia, etc. are much more common causes of bloody diarrhea at that age.)

Date: May 21, 2020
Category: Parvovirus
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Nervous

Question:Good afternoon, I have 6 month old shar pei. She has not been throwing up or had blood in her stool. Her only symptom is not eating. I took her to the vet and she was determined to have parvo. She received meds and a IV from the doc but I needed to get more information before I leave her there. Could this be something else since she has none of the symptoms?

Answer:The very first symptom is not eating, so she may be very early in the course of the virus. It could be something else as well but it is better to err on the side of caution and treat her aggressively.

Date: May 14, 2020
Category: Parvovirus
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: What next

Question:We took our dog to the vet and they gave us medication for him. The first sign of the virus was on monday he has been eating and drinking and playing a little still but today (Wednesday) he has just been laying around. I am wondering what should we do next should we take him back, wait, or try something else. Thanks Christiaan and Lisa Kirkwood

Answer:If he is still eating and not vomiting, be sure of the diagnosis - it may be somethign else. At home treatment is not recommended for true parvovirus unless treatment at your vet is simply not an option at all. Here is a link to our article about treating parvo virus, with a section about at-home care: https://www.1800petmeds.com/education/parvovirus-treatment-dogs-30.htm

Date: May 13, 2020
Category: Parvovirus
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: My 8 month old boxer

Question:I think my 8 month old boxer may have parvo. If I force feed her with a dropper n she keeps puking should I keep giving her pedialyte

Answer:At home treatment is not recommended unless treatment at your vet is simply not an option at all. Here is a link to our article about treating parvo virus, with a section about at-home care: https://www.1800petmeds.com/education/parvovirus-treatment-dogs-30.htm

Date: May 11, 2020
Category: Parvovirus
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Parvovirus

Question:My dog is on day five of Parvo. She is 10 weeks. Are ups and downs normal? Two days ago she was doing better. Hadnt vomited and was playful and eating. The vet said she started vomiting yesterday, only twice. She hasnt vomited today and stool seems to be getting lighter. I went to visit her at the clinic and she seems so depressed and sad. She didnt stand up when she saw me walk in. I held her for about half an hour and she was shaking when I left. Im just worried about her state declining and if yo-yoing is normal? Vet said shes not dehydrated and on lots of fluids

Answer:That can be normal, yes. Sorry you are going through that!

Date: May 8, 2020
Category: Parvovirus
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Parvovirus

Question:Hello, I have a 10 week French Bulldog that tested positive for Parvo this morning and was admitted to our local clinic. They stated they have her on IV fluids and she seems to be responding well. What are the signs of recovery? I think I caught it quite fast. I got her to the vet less than 24 hours of her displaying symptoms. She has only vomited a handful of times, and has had few bouts of diarrhea. All of which have no traces of blood. I was up all night feeding her syringes of pedialyte mixed with soft dog food. And in the morning she seemed to be in better spirits. She ate and drank on her own and vomited a small amount. Im terrified. What questions should I ask my veterinarian? What are the signs of improvement?

Answer:Since you caught it early and got her to the vet quickly, her chances are quite good. Here is an article about parvovirus, written by another veterinarian, from a site that I trust - they have even more articles about parvo: https://veterinarypartner.vin.com/default.aspx?pid=19239&id=4951463

Date: May 6, 2020
Category: Parvovirus
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Parvo and breeding

Question:I have a friend who has a female dog who had parvo. We want to breed her dog and my dog The dog is now 1-1/2 yrs old, if the dog hasn't, is it too old or late to get parvo vaccines? And also, can it be passed on to the puppies?

Answer:The dog that had parvo is immune to parvo now and will pass protective antibodies to the puppies, not the virus. Your dog should be vaccinated, if that is the other question you are asking - little unclear.

Date: May 5, 2020
Category: Parvovirus
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Parvovirus

Question:My 4 months old German Shepard has parvo virus, we took him to the vet but can not afford treatment. Weve been giving him tylonel and Motrin but have stopped because I read it isnt good for dogs. Yesterday was his first day with parvo and in the evening he was running around, eating food, drinking water. But this morning he was lethargic, vomiting, diarrhea with blood, and hes barely drinking, not eating. What do I do?

Answer:Yes, definitely don't give tylenol or motrin ever. At home treatment is not recommended unless treatment at your vet is simply not an option at all. Here is a link to our article about treating parvo virus, with a section about at-home care: https://www.1800petmeds.com/education/parvovirus-treatment-dogs-30.htm

Date: May 2, 2020
Category: Parvovirus
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: At home treatment.

Question:My dog is 5 months old. He is a German short hair. We cant go to doctor yet bc of Covid. We know he has parvo. He is vomiting white foam, he got extremely skinny from 1 day to the next. He is only lying and vomiting constantly! We have an appointment with the vet in a couple of days. What can we do to make sure he makes it until then!?

Answer:Most veterinarians and all emergency clinics are still open for emergencies. At home treatment is not recommended unless treatment at your vet is simply not an option at all. Here is a link to our article about treating parvo virus, with a section about at-home care: https://www.1800petmeds.com/education/parvovirus-treatment-dogs-30.htm

Date: Apr 29, 2020
Category: Parvovirus
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: None

Question:I need medications for my dog

Answer:Ok, what kind? You filed this question under "parvo" so, for parvo, At home treatment is not recommended unless treatment at your vet is simply not an option at all. Here is a link to our article about treating parvo virus, with a section about at-home care: https://www.1800petmeds.com/education/parvovirus-treatment-dogs-30.htm

Date: Apr 26, 2020
Category: Parvovirus
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Parvovirus

Question:My puppy is a parvo victim. She has been getting home treatment and so far she has just been drained from energy. I have been giving her fluids to stay hydrated and she has been starting to drink water on her own. Luckily no bloody stool so Im wondering if thats a sign of me catching and treating just in time?

Answer:Possibly - I would need to know more about her to really say for sure - depends on how long she's been feeling better, but usually once they start being able to hold down water orally, then food, they are turning the corner. At home treatment is not recommended unless treatment at your vet is simply not an option at all. Here is a link to our article about treating parvo virus, with a section about at-home care: https://www.1800petmeds.com/education/parvovirus-treatment-dogs-30.htm

Date: Apr 23, 2020
Category: Parvovirus
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Dog w/ parvo, no vx

Question:What can I give my one year old dog in order to help with him having parvo ? He did vomit twice on Tuesday, no vomit yesterday, but has been vomiting today should I give him any type of antiemetic medication or any antacids ? He cant seem to hold any of the water he drinks down

Answer:Be sure of your diagnosis - parvo targets puppies 3-6 months of age so a 1 year old may have something else, although parvo is possible if the pup had no puppy vaccines. At home treatment is not recommended unless treatment at your vet is simply not an option at all. Here is a link to our article about treating parvo virus, with a section about at-home care: https://www.1800petmeds.com/education/parvovirus-treatment-dogs-30.htm

Date: Apr 4, 2020
Category: Parvovirus
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Already diagnosed and having a setback

Question:My puppy was diagnosed with parvovirus and he was finally doing alot better and we thought almost back to himself, however he started with diarrhea and vomiting again. It's been going on 2 weeks since he's been improving and now this? Is this normal and what else can we expect? Is he out of the woods yet?

Answer:No that is not normal, once they turn the corner they usually never look back unless something else is going on - definitely see your veterinarian for a diagnosis and appropriate treatment.

Date: Mar 29, 2020
Category: Parvovirus
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: I DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO

Question:My puppy is going to be 10 weeks on thursday, my aunt's puppy was 11 weeks. The other puppy's sibling caught and passed from parvo. My aunt's shortly after. I self vaccinated my baby at exactly 8 weeks and haven't done a booster since. I got her at 4 weeks. She hasn't really eaten anything out of the ordinary besides grass, and she does eat table food (nothing nasty) from time to time. She became lethargic, is drinking less and less and normally this puppy is extremely thirsty and drinking all the time. She's drinking less and isn't really eating. She just keeps sleeping, getting clammy, spiking fevers. What can I do?? Can I give her a bath, will that help??? What can I do? I'm experienced in intervenous medications, I can figure out whatever I need to do to get her better. I'm just really super strapped for funds so I'm trying to figure out the fastest, most cost effective and effective method to save my baby's life :(

Answer:If it is parvo, at home treatment is not recommended unless treatment at your vet is simply not an option at all. Here is a link to our article about treating parvo virus, with a section about at-home care: https://www.1800petmeds.com/education/parvovirus-treatment-dogs-30.htm Even getting outpatient treatment: subcutaneous fluids from your veterinarian and treating her as an outpatient is all you can do finanically, that is better than trying to treat at home because they end up throwing up most medication at home.


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