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Old August 27th, 2005, 02:15 AM
dean-o dean-o is offline
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parvo

1st off.....let me say.....i am not a vet or have training in the care of animals aside from the normal dipping for blood sucking critters, rabies shots, mange, ect ect........now.....let me tell you about a man that put airborne viruses in perspective.......(parvo.....corona.....distemper. .....ect) he said...... the virus enters through the mouth and airway......and settles in the digestive track......(stomach, intestines ect) eventually the animal stops taking in food to the point that it is unable to........the stools start to soften.....then runs......then fluid......(i may miss some things--but i hope you get the picture i got) at some point the animal stops eating......lockjaw will start setting in.......let me say also....he was well known around here for his care of animals (mainly horses) many many people came to him to share his knowledge of animals.......he told me that you have to treat these kind of illnessess where they lie......not in the blood system.......but in the digestive system......all in all it sounded so simple.........he said all you got to do is just keep (food/fluids) going in.......constantly.....non-stop......so i went home and picked up my dog and locked my legs around her grabbed her lower jaw and pryed her mouth open ( and just when i thought she was about gone...i felt like i was wrestling an alligator) dropped a tablespoon of suger water (substitute for electrolytes)down her throat and it took both hands holding her mouth closed and both legs holding her.......while she choked it down.....and then repeated.........i settled her down.......and 10 minutes later i repeated everything again and then for the next 36 hours i repeated that scene every......i repeat every 10 minutes......as accurate as an iv drip.......by the 36 hours i had my dog at the vet sitting up on her own on the table.......as he was asking me all the pertinent questions i could see the look on his face.......and when he asked me who told me what to do.....then he understood why my dog was still alive after i told him who it was......if you are not prepared to follow this regiment and that is what it is.......i'm not telling you that your dog will live.........i'm just saying this is what saved mine......i did exactly as i was told.........keep it (fluids) going in .......and my dog was on her side.....her tongue hanging out of her mouth and green fluid coming from where her stool comes out.......and if you have an animal of real size or has large canines or sharp or large claws......then you will just have to keep that in mind if you find yourself in this situation.......which is funds are low.....it's the weekend.......hard to find a vet.....and you gotta do it all by yourself...........anyway......i enjoyed nikki for the next 14 years ps.......nothing i've stated here is a substitute for veterinarians......sincerely dean sorrels
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