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    Parvo

    So I found out late last night our new puppy has parvo. My wife called me about 11:30 last night while I was working and said she was taking him to the 24 hour emergency vet. They ran the test(s) and confirmed he has parvo. We talked it over for awhile and decided to spend the money and try to save him....he is family after all. Has anyone else's puppy come down with parvo? If so, how'd they fare? We couldn't afford the outrageous price from the emerency vet, so my wife brought him home. She was quite the trooper, stayed up with him all night giving him IV fluids every two hours. We got him to another vet this morning. They said he had a 50/50 chance and it was gonna cost us between $200-$500 on top of what we spent at the emergency vet last night. As with all financial surprises, this could not have come at a worse time. And my three year old is worried sick she'll never see her puppy again. Hopefully we'll get some good news in the next few days!

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    I hope he recovers!

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    I hope all works out ok for you.
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    I had a pup with parvo, and unfortunately he did not make it. It is awful That is why it is so important to take your pup nowhere until it has had all its shots. Even when going to the vet, we always carry our pups in a crate. How old is the pup? The older the better the chances are.......i pray your furkid makes it!
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    I am sorry to hear that, I hope that he recovers.




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    Jenn had a puppy who got parvo and she spent a fortune getting him healed up. Let me tell you that little guy was so sick and Jenn was so worried. Her job was right across the street from the vet, so she would go visit at lunch and after work. After about a week, she was able to bring him home at night, then she would drop him back off at the vet during the day.

    If you look at my pictures, he is in most of them, "Tootie" her white/brown chi, he is healthy and happy little dog now. I really hope everything works out, dogs are family and it is very tough to lose them no matter what age.
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    You need to make sure to disinfect everything, as he can catch it again. Use a beach/water solution on hard surfaces, and wash all the bedding.

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    Had an 8 month puppy that had Parvo...several years ago...NOTHING worked.....then one morning...and 20 pounds lighter (he was 60 at 8 mos) he was perfectly fine....went 10 days with nothing to eat N little to drink....he made it and regained his weight...energy/etc

    I hope your pup will be OK, Tact

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    Good luck with the puppy, hope he makes it.

    Watching Animal Precinct on the Animal planet a few weeks ago, one of the puppies brought in to the ASPCA hospital had Parvo too. They isolated him for a week, gave him fluids and Meds the first few days, he made a turn for the worse before getting better, after a few days of treatments he started to hold in food and doing better. AFter a week he was sent home.

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    Appreciate all the reply's. We're disinfecting the house now, and the backyard wherever he "did his business." The yards gonna looks quite funny with all those holes in it and the bleach we're pouring on it For those who asked, Lazarus is about an 8 week old Anatolian Shepherd. He's had the first of three parvo shots, but unfortunately caught the virus before he was completely vaccinated. I just really want to know where he caught the virus......

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    We lost most of a litter to Parvo a few years back. It strikes so suddenly that unless you get them help immediately, it's not a good outcome. One guy pulled through when we didn't think he would, and he's a happy and healthy 5 year old now, but can't keep weight on and we have to keep him on puppy chow to keep him at a healthy weight. I'm about to start giving him supplimental table scraps

    The biggest killer about parvo is dehydration. They don't want to eat or drink and get chronic diarrhea which smells so incredibly foul you can't mistake it.

    I'll keep my fingers crossed for him. Please keep me updated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalII View Post
    Appreciate all the reply's. We're disinfecting the house now, and the backyard wherever he "did his business." The yards gonna looks quite funny with all those holes in it and the bleach we're pouring on it For those who asked, Lazarus is about an 8 week old Anatolian Shepherd. He's had the first of three parvo shots, but unfortunately caught the virus before he was completely vaccinated. I just really want to know where he caught the virus......
    Tac, it can come in on someone's shoe if they walked through an infected yard. It really is THAT easily transmitted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ducky View Post
    The biggest killer about parvo is dehydration. They don't want to eat or drink and get chronic diarrhea which smells so incredibly foul you can't mistake it.

    I'll keep my fingers crossed for him. Please keep me updated.
    My wife used to work for a vet and is somewhat knowledgeable about the disease. I remember her saying the biggest problem was the dehydration, hence why she stayed up giving him iv fluid throughout the night. Hopefully it was enough to sustain him till we got him checked into the vet. And yes, the chronic parvo diarrhea is one of the worst things I've ever smelled

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    My sister ha a dog with Parvo and after it was treated it lived about 12 years. They had a vet come to the house to treat the dog.
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    Quote Originally Posted by narcodog View Post
    My sister ha a dog with Parvo and after it was treated it lived about 12 years. They had a vet come to the house to treat the dog.
    Now that's what I want to hear!

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    Parvo is airborn, so if a dog in the area had it that could be why your pup got it. Besides dehydration depresstion is a major factor. I had a pup that got it and pulled him thru by sitting with him 24 hours a day putting water on his nose and tongue. I was lucky and had a good vet that gave him IV fluids everyday, even meant us at the office after church on Sunday. Some dogs even if fully vacinated will get it and there's no telling why. I have a friend that lost their 7 month old pup to it, and it had had all it's shots. Best of luck to you and the pup. Once you have nursed one thru it, it makes a very specail bond between you.

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    My baby was awful....he was so tiny and little.....but he pulled through....you dont really have to disinfect...they cant get it again once they have had it...their body builds and immunity to the virius...when they get vacinated they are given a small dose of parvo so the body can build that immunity....if he pulls through it will be because his body was able to defeat it and build up an immunity...if she can put pockets of fluid right under his skin with a syringe he will have a much better chance....it hydrates the body better....because parvo is basically in his tummy hydrating through his mouth wont really do much.....even if you can get the vet to do the pockets of fluid on his back and sides it will make a world or difference...unless he is big enough to do a iv in his arm....my tootie would eat instant mash potatoes and that helped alot with the throwing up and runs....try that...also oatmeal has a natural enzym that will coat his tummy and help him keep fluids in his system longer....hope this helps....and they are very depressed...sp love love love him....I would pick tootie up from the vet after work and he would sleep with me every night..and just seeing us he was so happy then he would stay at the vet while I was at work...but he would always lift his little head when I came to get him...he was so pitiful...but he would try to wag his little tail...just give him lots of love and try some of the stuff I did...it cant hurt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennbeth72 View Post
    My baby was awful....he was so tiny and little.....but he pulled through....you dont really have to disinfect...they cant get it again once they have had it...their body builds and immunity to the virius...when they get vacinated they are given a small dose of parvo so the body can build that immunity....if he pulls through it will be because his body was able to defeat it and build up an immunity...if she can put pockets of fluid right under his skin with a syringe he will have a much better chance....it hydrates the body better....because parvo is basically in his tummy hydrating through his mouth wont really do much.....even if you can get the vet to do the pockets of fluid on his back and sides it will make a world or difference...unless he is big enough to do a iv in his arm....my tootie would eat instant mash potatoes and that helped alot with the throwing up and runs....try that...also oatmeal has a natural enzym that will coat his tummy and help him keep fluids in his system longer....hope this helps....and they are very depressed...sp love love love him....I would pick tootie up from the vet after work and he would sleep with me every night..and just seeing us he was so happy then he would stay at the vet while I was at work...but he would always lift his little head when I came to get him...he was so pitiful...but he would try to wag his little tail...just give him lots of love and try some of the stuff I did...it cant hurt.
    Thanks for the advice! My wife got a bag of fluid and an IV from the emergency vet to take home that night. I think she was administering fluid around the shoulders(?) every two hours right under the skin. Hopefully it was enough. He's at the vet now so he will (hopefully) have constant care.

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    I rescued my Rottie from the local SPCA. He was picked up as a stray and was about 5 months old. After the mandatory 10 day quarantine I called to check on him. They said he had Parvo and they were going to put him down. I told them to wait and went down there. He looked sick but wasn't running a fever nor had bloody diarrhea.

    I talked them into letting me take him and they pretty much gave him to me. I took him to my vet and they kept him 3 days. They said he had some type of internal parasite but wasn't sure if it was parvo or not. They gave him the same treatment as parvo and he was like a different dog when I picked him up. He's still going strong almost 9 years later.


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