- Diarrhea that can be bloody
Aim of the treatment is to treat symptoms and avoid dehydration. So, first 48 hours are very important after attack of parvo. Sever cases need hospitalization because can not be managed at home. If affected dogs survive for the first 48 hours and get treatment from the vet then they can live their life.
A CPV test should be given as early as possible.
Survival rate depends on how quickly CPV is diagnosed, the age of the animal and how aggressive the treatment is. Treatment usually involves hospitalization (a stay at the vet), due to the severe dehydration and damage to the intestines and bone marrow. The Vet will put him on a iv drip to keep him hydrated.
Untreated cases of CPV2 have a mortality rate approaching 91%. With aggressive therapy, survival rates may approach 80-95%, a mortality rate of only 5-20%.