March 21st, 2006, 09:15 PM
This past Sunday morning march 19th, I was at the Vet for my puppy who tested pos. for parvo virus. He gave him several shots, antibiotics, and medicine to keep him from vomiting. I have followed his instructions to the T so far, but I cannot seem to get him to call me back for the questions I need answered. My puppy Otis (seems) to be getting better, he was just near dead all of a sudden on sat evening. I been feeding him 1 syringe of Pedialyte mixed with 1 syringe full of chicken broth every 2 hrs for the past 3 days like the vet said. I also been giving him all his medicine and keeping him very warm and away from all my other animals. What I would like to know is, do I not feed him any solid foods and for how long? I do not want him to starve to death. He is taking the fluids pretty well. I need to mention that he has not had any severe vomiting or severe diareah at all. I think I got him to the vet in time. I even began feeding him pedialyte every 2-3 hrs even before i got him to the vet sunday morning as I noticed he was not drinking and looked poorly. How long does parvo last? He gave me medicine for 7 days and told me to call him back the next day. I can't get him to return my calls :( Otis sits up now after 3 days of treatment and responds to my voice and such. He even got up and ran to the backdoor today to go out to use the bathroom. He is still weak yet though. Should I wait till all the medicine is gone before trying him on solid foods? What types of foods does he need to eat foillowing this illness? I am so worried he will starve :((((( Is 7 days of medicine enough medicine for him to get better? I am so confused and worried it's pitiful. He does seem to be getting better but I know not to get my hopes up yet. His eyes are brighter, he is sitting up now a bit at a time and I am gradually increasing the ammount of fluid I give him. He is not vomiting it up either, he is doing very well at that. Can someone please respond on some of my questions. I am going to try and call the vet again in the am but I cannot sleep thinking abt all this. I love my puppy and I don't want to feed him solid foods till I have some answers because I dont want him sicker or do anything that will be bad for him. he is a chichuaua and doxy mix puppy. I would appreciate any help or advice I can get. I just do not understand why this vet does not care enough to call me back when he told me to call him in the first place to let him know how Otis is faring.