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Prettypenny March 23rd, 2010 07:55 PM

Parvovirus
 
My 9 week old Puppy was diagnosed with Parvo today.

Yesterday afternoon till night she would not eat or drink and vomited several times. I took her to the guy i got her from and he gave her fluids and antibiotics. This morning she had more energy and ate her breakfast (it stayed down.) We went to the vet and he gave us antibiotics, a anti vomiting med and a "good flora" med. He said because she has eaten and kept the food down that we could try treating her at home and if the vomiting comes back to come in.

She ate dinner and kept that down too. Does this mean that she is doing better?

When I got home I read about the virus and am now worried that just because she isn't vomiting doesn't mean she is getting better. Her stool is soft and yellowish but not at all diarrhea, as of an hour ago.

luckypenny March 23rd, 2010 08:34 PM

If caught and treated with support early (fluids, antibiotics, anti-nausea meds), many young puppies stand a good chance at survival and recovery.

Keep a real close eye on her for any changes and please get her back to your vet asap if her condition deteriorates.

You should be extremely concerned and cautious about her contact with other puppies and dogs. Parvovirus is extremely contagious and can be fatal. Thoroughly disinfect all areas/items she's been in contact with with Javel and/or Virkon (usually available at the vets). Do not let any dogs in areas she's eliminated in and prevent her, at all costs, from eliminating in public places that others, including humans, frequent. She will continue to be contagious to others for some time yet...ask your vet to be sure.

Glad she seems to be on the road to recovery :fingerscr.

drsambeck March 23rd, 2010 11:12 PM

I'm sorry! I hope it works out...such a scary illness, especially because it can stick around in the soil for a long time! Do you have other dogs?

hazelrunpack March 24th, 2010 09:46 AM

How is she doing today, Prettypenny? :goodvibes:


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