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Maine    Posted 02-19-2003 at 19:53:17       [Reply]  [Send Email]
My name is Jermaine, and I'm from VA Beach. I purchased a AB about 3 week ago when the pup was 6 wks old., and told at 4 wks old a Fort Dodge vaccination was given. The breeder did email me about 1 week later to in form me some of the pups had coccidiosis, but other then that everything was fine!

I took my dog to the vet for her first 8 wks visit on Saturday (Feb 15th), and everything was fine still. No worms or parasites seen in the feces, she was given another 4 in 1 shot, treatment in case she was expose coccidiosis, and medicine for any intestinal parasites.

On Sunday my pup started to vomit and diarrhea, and on Monday (Feb17th) the same vet diagnosed Parvo.

By the grace of god the pup has survived for 48 hrs. She has been receiving Subcutaneous injection (IV under skin), antibiotics for secondary infection, and inflammatory medicine to minimize vomiting. She has received this regimen for the past three days, and she hasn't vomited or dumped in 24 hrs. The vet says the is virus gone, and try to feed her Rebound (electrolytes and Vitamin B solution) or water.

I really believe my pup is over the virus, but she still will not drink or eat. Is there any suggestion on what i can do to get her to drink, and what product can i possible get to help repair her intestines, and replenish the white blood cells in her build?

One breeder mentioned "PARVAID"

Sorry for the longer email, but if you have any comments or suggesting i thank you in advance

P.S. I have emailed from work so if you can, email your reply to, and If you do respond to this message by clicking replying please update all anit-virus software, and refrain form using abusive or fool language.

TB    Posted 02-20-2003 at 16:15:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
Here are two links from the archives. The gentlemen known as Old cuss was is? a vet and knew a lot about animals.

Red Dave    Posted 02-20-2003 at 07:14:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
I had a dog once that had those symptoms, the vet said it wasn't Parvo, he called it something else, but she couldn't eat either. Vet said to feed her boiled hamburger mixed with rice for about 2 weeks until her system could handle regular dog food. She came around and was OK.

cowgirlj    Posted 02-20-2003 at 06:54:35       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Jermaine: I had a pup contract Parvo once. It was a sad and painful ordeal for the pup, and we almost put him down, but everytime we made the decision to do that, he seemed to get better. He did pull through. I am surprised if your pup had all his shots that he/she contracted the desease. If your Vet says the desease itself is gone, then you should be on the road to recovery. We force fed our pup water and raw egg mixed together, with an empty seringe. It had to be in very small amounts, and every half hour or so. Did your Vet explain to you what Parvo does to a dog? The virus attacks the intestinal linings and causes it to shed and slough off, virtually dehydrating the animal from the inside. The one good thing is, if your pup survives he will now have a natural ammunity to the desease. I would still include the vacine in your shot program though, just in case.
I wish you good luck!

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