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Parvo signs - vaccination ?s

nyssa
March 30th, 2008, 03:41 PM
We pulled 3 puppies from our local pound. Two puppies came down with Parvo very quickly and even with fast treatment we lost both (Moes a day after pull and Sabiella this morning) my question is regarding the other puppy - Currently she is showing no signs other than her temp is a little high 103.5 (first time taken around 1:30). She had one shot at the pound on 3/18. I know most times you wait 3 weeks but in a situation such as this do you think the vet will want to do it early? I just want to give her every fighting chance. And my attention thou watching her has been on the other girls. And yes I have been bleaching everything - yard, clothes, shoes. Any other advice suggestions greatly welcomed.

Hollygirl
March 30th, 2008, 08:10 PM
I think you should contact your vet. In my opinion a temp of 103.5 is serious and a high temp is one of the first signs of infection. Phone your vet tell him the situation. Don't take puppy into a clinic without calling first. Do you have other dogs in the area? If so I think you should arrange for a booster for them right away.

Hollygirl
April 1st, 2008, 12:21 PM
Just wondering how things are going with the pup?

Hollygirl
April 1st, 2008, 12:21 PM
Just wondering how things are going with the pup?

Dr Lee
April 2nd, 2008, 11:51 AM
I hope your pet is doing well! Hope to hear about her.

Few answers with regard to preventing parvo.

With vaccines, unfortunately they cannot be given more frequently than every 2 weeks and are typically given at every 3 weeks during the puppy set. The reason for this time frame is on how the vaccines work. When you inject an animal with a vaccine the attempt is to make the body believe it has an infection that it really does not have. The fools the body into fight this imaginary infection and as a result the body creates antibodies which will stay in the body long term in case the animal ever comes in contact with this infection. This process takes approximately 10 - 14 days. It is important not to vaccinate with other vaccines during this 2 week time frame.

If a young puppy has had a realistic exposure or has potential early signs, then Tamiflu might be a great option. Tamiflu can help stop the replication of the parvo virus within the body. Obviously this does not negate the need for other appropriate veterinary care but Tamiflu can help mitigate the signs.

Again, I hope your puppy is doing well. :pawprint: