A parvo test can be administered by your veterinarian confirming
the diagnosis. Bring your puppy to a
veterinarian immediately as the sooner parvo--or the other gastrointestinal
viruses that causes bloody vomiting or diarrhea--are treated the better the
prognosis. Puppies can become
dehydrated, hypoglycemic, and hypothermic very quickly and need aggressive
Parvo is a virus that attacks the lining of the small
intestine. When the lining is damaged
the bacteria that aid digestion get into the rest of the body. Parvo causes vomiting, diarrhea (often
bloody), anorexia, severe dehydration, and sepsis (whole body bacterial
infection). The prognosis is good with
appropriate hospitalization and therapy—success rates are reported around 93%.
The treatment for Parvo is supportive care—most puppies
require hospitalization for intravenous fluid therapy, intravenous antibiotics,
anti-vomiting medications and pain control.
In very mild infections when the puppy is not vomiting hydration can be
maintained with oral fluids and oral antibiotics—however this is rare. If your puppy is not responding to treatment
at home have it examined by a veterinarian ASAP for hospitalization.
Parvovirus is a very contagious virus; infected dogs can
pass it through feces for 3 weeks after treatment. Parvo is a hardy virus and remains in the
environment up to 1 year. Diluted bleach
is used to disinfect the environment and prevent spreading the parvovirus to
Ann Falk, DVM
I had a small stray that I had adopted get it, and if the hospitalization cost is too prohibitive, as it was in my case at that time, they can give you the IV bags and whatever other medicine, and have you administer the treatment at home, for about half the cost or less. Pricking them twice a day is no fun, but it saved his life.
In addition, I had some fruit in the fridge and blended some of it together with a little added water, and with a dropper (maybe the vet can give you one if you don't have one) gave him a few spoonfuls of fruit juice to give him some energy and some degree of nutrients. Within 30 mins to an hour (along with the IV/medication) he was up bouncing around like his normal self.
You'll do this for about 2 or more days. But definitely take them to the vet ASAP...maybe even one of the weekend emergency vets (most aren't open over the weekend). There's really no time to waste. The dog might not make it through the weekend if you delay.
Take your dog to the veterinarian if you are concerned it has parvo virus. There is a test that will be run to confirm a diagnosis of parvo. Treatment involves aggressive supportive care. With treatment the prognosis is fair to good without treatment it is usually fatal.
If your dog has Parvo he will have bloody stools. Other times it is possible for them not to. The best thing to do would be take him to the vet and get him tested. If it is positive you want to get the antibiotics in him asap, along with starting treatment.
The typical signs are usually, throwing up continually, diarrhea, not eating, lethargic and parvo has a distinct smell that is not very pleasant. If your animal is showing signs of these symptoms you need to get him to vet ASAP. It is a very serious disease and could be fatal if not treated.
My dog is really sick and weak he is puking and can't walk good
we have to carry him he is drolling and has diarra he wont eat either ......could it be provo or possibly rabies ?? I'm so worried and I don't have enough money to take him to the vet!!! Please help me and give me some advise that might help him ..... And he is 11 months out !
Canine Parvovirus most commonly affects puppies under 6 months of age. It causes depression, lack of appetite, fever, vomiting and diarrhoea. The diarrhoea can be yellow in colour but quickly progresses to severe bloody liquid stool. The disease is highly fatal if left untreated and can progress very quickly and result in death within 48-72 hours.
Infection of adult female dogs can lead to abortion, foetal abnormalities and fading puppy syndrome.
Fading puppy syndrome is another form of Parvo which affect puppies born to unvaccinated mothers. The virus affects the heart muscle of the pups causing depression, weakness, respiratory difficulty, diarrhoea and death.
Sounds like your dog is very sick and possibly has parvo it needs to be seem by your vet asap
Symptoms of parvo are, high fever, loss of appotite, vomiting and or bloody diarrhea, dehydration. In sevear cases, the animal will have a fowl smell radiating from it. And the Parvo virus is very contagious to other animals.
If you suspect that your animal has any of these symptoms, see your vet!
This is a Horrorable virus.. I have lost 6 puppies and the mother and the older brother from the earlier litter. My Noah lived through it..but he wont go #2 now
He had diarrhea for a while now he wont go but he is farting .... Man it don't smell good..but who smells good when they fart... I don't know if they can get it again..it been about 1 1/2 weeks....since he stop the diarrhea and blood...he throw up too....is this a something I should worry about .... I am very worried this is my last pup...he is about 1 1/2 years old... And I love my pets that died but he is helping me through it. He is eating like crazy! Not so much drinking.... I put water in his food and he drinks and eat...I hope he is ok!! I will take him to the vet Friday!
You will know. Biuts of sick- crazy bad diareeaha (spelled wrong, sorry) Dogs that come with parvo (mostly puppys) usually die in 24 hours. If you have had parvo in your place before, you will have problems again- it lingers. I actually pulled my dog through it. I force fed (with a turkey baster) water and chicken soup. Pedialite (am electrolyte solution from drug stores) EVERY 15 minutes... ALL NIGHT_ AND THE NEXT DAY.
More accurately, bloody diarrhea... A 40 dollar test will let you know at the vet
Your dog will stop playing, start sleeping all the time, wont eat, have diarrhea If your dog starts to act this way, take it to the vet immediately!
My dog has been sick 7 times now and it only really started yesterday he just doesn't seem himself he won't eat and I'm really worried in case its parvo,what shud I do