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DateSep 14, 2022
CategoryParvovirus
Pet TypeDog
TopicParvo
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Question:

What can I give my puppy for nausea she got diagnosed with parvo and we are doing an outpatient parvo treatment but the didn’t give me any medication

Answer:

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.html At home treatment is not recommended unless treatment at your vet is simply not an option at all. Your veterinarian will have injectable medication (like Cerenia) to treat the nausea if you are going in intermittently for fluids. Nothing over-the-counter works very well because it is oral and just gets thrown up or not absorbed very well by the gastrointestinal tract.

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DateSep 7, 2022
CategoryParvovirus
Pet TypeDog
TopicParvo
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Question:

Cannot take dog to the vet till the 26th. Is starting to show signs of parvo, what can I do?

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.html

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DateSep 1, 2022
CategoryParvovirus
Pet TypeDog
TopicMedications
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Question:

Is Reglan the medication needed to treat parvo?

Answer:

Reglan can help with nausea, but there are stronger medications now (like cerenia) that we use fo rthat. IV fluids and injectable antibiotics are the core/base treatment though.

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DateAug 30, 2022
CategoryParvovirus
Pet TypeDog
TopicParvovirus survive
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Question:

Hello. How long does parvovirus live inside the house? For example, blanket, clothes. And what are the chances for a 1 year old dog to catch parvovirus?

Answer:

It really depends on the heat and humidity inside your house but parvo is a very stable virus so potentially many months. Bleach is a good disinfectant to use that will kill it. A well-vaccinated dog that is over one year of age and has a normal immune system probably wouldn't get very sick from coming into contact with parvo.

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DateAug 7, 2022
CategoryParvovirus
Pet TypeDog
TopicParvovirus and vaccines
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Hello. My 11 months old got his vaccine at 8 weeks old and then at 12 weeks and then at 6 months. The vet doctor said that the third vaccine should be given at 6 months. But now I found out that it should be given at 16 weeks. Can you tell me please was it wrong to give the third vaccine this late? What should I do now? All these vaccines that he got won't work?

Answer:

The third vaccine should have been given 3-4 weeks after the second, but don't worry, the vaccines he has been given have stimulated his immune system a little, he just isn't considered fully vaccinated yet and technically needs 2 more vaccines spread appropriately out by 3-5 weeks.

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DateAug 2, 2022
CategoryParvovirus
Pet TypeDog
TopicParvovirus and flies
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Can flies transmit parvo? I have 11 months old puppy and I am anxious about him getting parvo. Cause it is summer now and I heard that flies can transmit parvo. How likely that my puppy will get it? Or 11 months is old enough and he is safe?

Answer:

No, flies cannot transmit parvo. It is a very stable virus that primarily lives in soil. If he has finished his entire puppy vaccine protocol (usually 2-4 total vaccines separated by 3-4 weeks) and is 11 months old, he has past the window where they usually acquire it, so he is probably safe now.

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DateJul 27, 2022
CategoryParvovirus
Pet TypeDog
TopicParvo
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Question:

Think my dog might have Parvo he has had soft stool for the past week and can not control his bowl movements and does have a lot of gas I have been giving him Probotics and feeding him Boiled Chicken and rice to change from what he was eating before i thought it might have been the Ice Cream he had and maybe the milk did it but dont think its that any more he is 2 years old Yorkie

Answer:

Thankfully patvo is rare in dogs over a year of age, but there are many other possibilities. Determining the underlying cause of the diarrhea is ideal. Start by having your veterinarian analyze multiple different fecal samples looking for intestinal parasites. There are so many causes, I will attach a link to our article about diarrhea that goes over many of those causes and discusses various treatments, both over-the-counter and prescription: https://www.1800petmeds.com/education/diarrhea-dog-cat-30.html

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DateJul 24, 2022
CategoryParvovirus
Pet TypeDog
TopicMedications
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My dog seems weak and sick and I have roosters in my yard what would be the best medication for my puppy

Answer:

I need more information to really offer any advice. With "weak and sick" as the only clinical signs, I can't tell what is going on.

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DateMay 29, 2022
CategoryParvovirus
Pet TypeDog
TopicHelp please
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What cam i givey 4 month old puppy for parvo. She was playing and running around last night and now she is lethargic smd just layiing

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

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DateMay 23, 2022
CategoryParvovirus
Pet TypeDog
TopicCanine required vaccinations
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I have a male and female husky in need of their vaccinations. I also have 6 new husky puppies needing their first vaccinations in anther 2-4 weeks. I grew up on a farm with cows and horses we always vaccinated, steered, gelded, dehorned and ear tagged/ear tattooed our own livestock. Is there a way I can purchased the required vaccines to give to just my own dogs? FYI: I also saw a toy poodle through the last 2 1/2 years of her life with twice daily insulin injections.

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While it is not ideal for many reasons (no hands-on training, unknown handling of vaccines that are shipped to you, inability to fully assess health status, inability to treat an allergic reaction should it occur, etc.), you can purchase DHPP vaccines over-the-counter. Rabies, by law, must be administered by a veterinarian though. Here are some over-the-counter DAPP (distemper, parvo, adenovirus, parainfluenza) vaccines: https://www.1800petmeds.com/ULTRA+Duramune+DAP-prod12270.html

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DateApr 11, 2022
CategoryParvovirus
Pet TypeDog
TopicParvovirus home treatment
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Doctor I have 9 month old dog.. He got parvovirus 6 days ago. Then we take him to the veterinary hospital and they give the antibiotics for 5 days after that he again come through the same situation. He didn't eat any thing.. What I do doctor?I need him back doc... There is any remedy doctor??

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

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DateMar 31, 2022
CategoryParvovirus
Pet TypeDog
TopicSick Puppy
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Question:

I think my puppy has parvo

Answer:

At home treatment is not recommended unless treatment at your vet is simply not an option at all, so see your veterinarian for a diagnosis and treatment as soon as possible if the symptoms continue. Here is a link to our article about treating parvo virus: https://www.1800petmeds.com/education/parvovirus-treatment-dogs-30.htm

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DateMar 8, 2022
CategoryParvovirus
Pet TypeDog
TopicBloody stools
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Question:

My puppy is on his 3rd day of treatment for parvo but still has very red bloody stools. Is this normal?

Answer:

That can happen with parvo - totally depends on the severity. Hope he starts to improve soon!

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DateFeb 25, 2022
CategoryParvovirus
Pet TypeDog
TopicParvo
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Question:

Is it common for my puppy to be leaking poop while being treated for parvo?

Answer:

No - it's not really common, but certainly possible with very loose stool like they get with parvo.

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DateDec 20, 2021
CategoryParvovirus
Pet TypeOther
Topichello. topic for me thanks
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Question:

hello. topic for me thanks kelly

Answer:

I don't understand what you are trying to ask me. Feel free to rephrase your question and resubmit it and I'll try to help you.

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