Parvovirus For Dogs

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Home Remedy For Puppy Parvo

But don't panic, you may not have to use conventional parvo treatment options. Parvo treatments can include natural options. Just don't try using anything from your kitchen cupboard. This disease is serious!

Every different species has its own parvo virus and it cannot be spread outside of the species, so there is a human parvo virus, a canine parvo virus, a feline parvo virus, and so on. Canine parvo virus (CPV) is the one we hear most about.

The parvo virus works in one of two ways - either through the heart or via the intestines. The intestinal infection is picked up by an animal through oral contact with contaminated feces. In other words, a dog has to come into contaminated feces from another dog. The intestinal dog parvo symptoms happen when the virus attacks rapidly dividing cells in the intestinal crypts, lymph nodes and bone marrow. This allows normally occurring bacteria from the intestine to enter the blood stream make the animal contagious. The virus is shed in the stool for up to three weeks making this disease very contagious to non-vaccinated pets.

The cardio form of this infection is usually seen in puppies that are infected before birth or shortly thereafter. It is noteworthy that the cardiac form of CPV is not as common since the mother passes immunity on to her pups from birth. The parvo virus will then attack the heart in the infected puppy and death will occur shortly afterwards.

Dog parvo symptoms usually present themselves within 3 to 10 days of contact. They include the following: lethargy, vomiting, fever and diarrhea. The diarrhea can cause severe dehydration and secondary infections. The dog will not usually die from the virus but from a secondary infection.

Survival rate depends on how quickly parvo virus is diagnosed and parvo treatment is begun. If it is not caught early enough, the best parvo treatment is an IV through which fluids are pushed to re-hydrate the dog more quickly. In addition to the fluids, antibiotic and anti-nausea shots may be given intramuscularly. With the proper care the prognosis is good, but without it your dog is sentenced to an early death.

There has been some evidence that the human antiviral, Tamiflu, can be effective in treating parvovirus, but there are not studies to substantiate this. So do NOT try it.

A veterinarian will recommend that you get your pet vaccinated against parvo approximately eight weeks after the puppy is weaned. With the prevalence of this virus and its ability to kill, some precaution should be taken to protect your dog. Get your puppy vaccinated - we speak from experience!

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10 Responses to “Parvovirus For Dogs”

  1. rlp18_03 says:

    Is thick urine have anything to do with the parvovirus in dogs?
    I have an 11 week old pitbull I took her out this morning everything was fine. about an hour ago I took her for our normal walk I noticed she had diariah and a thick urine. she sleeps alot because she is a puppy so thats nothing new really. Although she has been vaccinated once for parvo and not vomiting I think it may be parvo. She has an appointment tonight. just wondering what to expect
    oh and I forgot to mention that the reason I think its parvo is because I got her off of my brother for free and he has had two dogs with parvo. Thats also why I have been making sure she hads gotten all her shots. I could see how it would be stress related because she is so young and gets introuble alot. Not yelled at or physically abused. just doing what puppies do.
    she is fine. The vet said we are probably giving her too much water. other than that she is one of the better looking dogs he has seen in this area.

  2. Samuel B says:

    Can Parvovirus spread from dogs to humans?
    Our new puppy has been diagnosed positive for parvovirus. He is at the vet on medication. My wife doesn’t want to have him back for fear of infecting the children. Is her fear justified?

  3. A says:

    Can parvovirus be spread to my dogs?
    I played with some dogs yesterday that live in a home exposed to parvovirus; two of these dogs are vaccinated already, but one puppy is not. The three of them are not showing any symptoms of parvovirus. A fourth puppy, however, is currently being hospitalized for parvovirus.

    When I got home, I changed my clothes and took a shower. However is it possible that my dogs can still be infected by parvovirus? They are already vaccinated.
    My dogs are six months old.

  4. kibbi21 says:

    Here are the symtoms of parvo and this doesn’t really sound like it but you are doing the right thing by going to the vet right away:

    Parvovirus is a severe gastrointestinal disease. It initially causes weakness, depression, and lethargy. After a few days to weeks, it causes vomiting and lack of appetite. The dogs develop a very high fever. Very severe diarrhea ensues, gray in color, often with blood and tissue. Because of the vomiting and diarrhea, the dogs become very weak and dehydrated. Puppies and dogs less than two years old, may also suffer from heart disease caused by the virus, causing sudden death

  5. helenaridd says:

    need the name of the pathogenic organism that causes parvovirus in dogs please ASAP?
    Need quick reliable answer please for assignment
    okay I know that is is called parvovirus but on the assingment it is hinting at being a differnt name so does anyone know the scientific name that’s what i’ll put anyway thank you

  6. kellierides says:

    It is not likely that it will transfer to your children because it is species specific. The best thing to do is to keep you children away from the recovering pup until it is well. If you child is touching the puppy and forgets to was her hands you might have an issue. You should never say never about a virus. the are very adaptable in any environment, how do you think HIV came about? Just be careful . The feces of the sick puppy is highly infected. try to get you puppy to the vet for IV treatment and try not to feed your puppy and thing until he is better. the thing that kills puppies with parvo is dehydration, so the constant vomiting is a huge factor. Try to get your pup to a vet for fluids. and DO NOT let your children handle your puppy, you or your wife only and keep contamination in the home down to a minimum, WASH YOU HANDS after touching the puppy, and Parvo stays in your soil for 7 years. so if you get another puppy it will most likely get infected unless it has a strong immune system.

  7. Deborah says:

    It is very unlikely. Like human vaccines, dog vaccines are not always 100 % effective, but pretty close. So the fact that your dogs are vaccinated and you washed up means that you dogs should be fine. You did the right thing.

  8. Jeremy P says:

    Does alka seltzer and ginger ale combined work for the Parvovirus in dogs?

  9. Allanas says:

    Well, it will fizz real pretty and entertain you while you wait to see if your dog will die in front of your eyes…

    But no. There are absolutely no health benefits in Alka Seltzer and ginger ale for dogs.

    Parvo puppies who get intensive care at a vet hospital have an 80% chance of a complete recovery.

    Parvo puppies given round the clock care at home have about a 50% chance at survival.

    No care, no survival.

    Parvo is nothing to play around with. Get medical attention PRONTO.

  10. Jefrir says:

    Canine parvovirus