Table of Contents
- Activated Charcoal
- Arsenicum Album, Diatomaceous Earth
- Arsenicum Album, Diatomaceous Earth, Phosphorous
- Colloidal Silver
- General Feedback
- Goat's Milk, Raw Eggs, Pedialite
- MMS (Miracle Mineral Supplement)
- Oil of Oregano
- Parvo Shot Side Effects
- Pepto Bismol
- Remedies Needed
- Saline Solution
- Turmeric, Cloves, Ginger
Parvo is the nickname for the canine parvovirus, a contagious virus that can be deadly to puppies. A parvo vaccine is available for dog owners to give their pets in order to prevent infection, but the vaccine does have side effects of which pet owners should be aware.
The parvo virus attacks either a dog's digestive system or its cardiac system, while the lymphatic system may be overwhelmed also. Infection results in a lot of vomiting, such that many puppies die from dehydration rather than the virus itself. Other parvo virus symptoms include fatigue, dysentery, and fever. You may find blood in the feces.
Natural Cures: Keeping your dog hydrated is critical. Adding something antiviral such as apple cider vinegar or activated charcoal to water or broth can help kill off the virus at the same time.
Our readers offer information and opinions on Earth Clinic, not as a substitute for professional medical prevention, diagnosis, or treatment. Please consult with your physician, pharmacist, or health care provider before taking any home remedies or supplements or following any treatment suggested by anyone on this site. Only your health care provider, personal physician, or pharmacist can provide you with advice on what is safe and effective for your unique needs or diagnose your particular medical history.
05/14/2013: Cc from Phoenix, Arizona: "I just lost one 5mo old Chihuahua to Parvo and today her sister is showing symptoms. I am going to get the charcoal and try it. Does anyone know the amount to give her?"
04/15/2013: Clozano from Amarillo, Tx, Randall: "I have two 10 week old chihuahuas Tippy and Max, that came down with parvo a week ago. They were released from the vet after 3 days because he was doing better. The next day I stopped in to check on them during my lunch break and Max was limp, non-responsive and dehydrated. We quickly took him back to the vet were they immediately started an IV, placed him on oxygen and he was put into an incubator. I was concerned that letting him go early would have set him back or hurt him in some way. I read several articles on this website that advised giving Activated charcol. I did this and two days later Max was doing great. He was active, drinking on his own and eating on his own. I was over joyed to see he was acting like a normal puppy again last night. They removed the IV since he was eating and drinking and said that he may be coming home in the morning. Then this morning I stopped to see him at the Vet's office before heading into work myself and he was weak, vomiting and would not eat or drink. I gave him some more charcol mixed with water hoping that it would help him. I am just so frustared and concerned. I am not sure what to do anymore. Could have been because they stopped his IV fluids too soon? Any advise would be greatly appreciated. They have had their first round of shots and had just started the Parvo vaccines. Tippy is home and doing great and has had no other issues."Replies
05/09/2013: Om from Hope, Bc, Canada replies: "Dogs with parvo. Please obtain MMS and follow instructions. The people at Real Raw Food cured their dog. Om"
04/02/2013: Jeanine from Heavener, Ok Usa: "hi my 12 week old puppy started getting sick on Saturday. I thought maybe she had gotten in to something cause on sunday she acted just fine but today she could barely hold her head up so I took her to the vet she tested positive for parvo he gave her meds for vomiting and diarrea. She wasnt doing much better so I googled home remedies for parvo and I came to this site. I have started the charcoal remedy and praying for the best. Wish me luck. I will keep y'all informed."Replies
04/02/2013: Ann from Olivehurst, Ca replies: "Please keeps us posted. My little 8 weeks puppy has the same thing, took him to the vet, they gave him antibiotic and shots for vomiting. Took home one bag of fluid to give to him via SC. He is mostly sleeping. I just found this website, and thinking about using these remedies. He is not drinking at all. He did at first when I brought him back from the vet. Then he stops drinking. I just forced about 7 cc pedialyte to him. Hope he is better. Please let me know your outcome. And how much should we give the puppy? does it go by the age of weight?"
04/03/2013: Jeanine from Heavener , Ok Usa replies: "Well, she is doing great she is eating and drinking on her own she is currently asleep on my chest. Me and her have become really close. I want to say thank you to everyone for all your help."
05/14/2013: Cc from Phoenix, Arizona replies: "Have already lost on puppy last Friday am working on saving the other. I am hoping the charcoal works. She is a 5mo old Chihuahua and the stronger of the two. Wish me luck."
[YEA] 03/08/2013: Ortizse from Chino, Ca, Usa: "My husband and I finally decided to buy my five year old her first puppy. We bought Django (Boxer, Lab, Shepard Mix) when he was 9 weeks old on a Sunday he ate that night. The next day we were scheduled to take him to the Vet for his 2nd set of shots, the Vet was concerned with his calm manner and asked how he has been. He had thrown up before we went to the Vet and hadn't eaten anything all day, he also had slight diarrhea. The Vet told us he was very concerned he may have Parvo. We were on a tight budget and couldnt afford the treatments if the test was positive so we took him home. I came online and found this remedy using Activated Charcoal. Wednesday night he still hadn't eaten anything so I went out and bought the activated charcoal as recommended and mixed it with gatorade and water. By the next afternoon he was starting to eat and by thursday evening his appetite was back. It's now Friday and he is playful and full of life! I wouldnt have believed it... We are so happy! What could have cost us $1200 for treatment only cost us $10 and he is happy as can be! Thank you soooo much!!!!"Replies
06/04/2013: Mariah from Fresno replies: "Where did you buy the activated charcoal?"
06/05/2013: Chiffonr from Houston, Tx replies: "GMC is where you can buy the product. I just started, hope it works"
EC: Most pharmacies sell activated charcoal. You can check there too.
11/01/2012: Tracy from Bakersfield, Ca Usa: "I have been reading this site on parvo. I bought an antibiotic at my local feed store, and gave my 10 month old labador puppy. He has been throwing up all day. I've tried chicken pedi-lite. I just tried chicken broth and 2 capsules of the charcoal, but he threw up again. Should I give the antibiotics and the charcoal will it be ok? Please help!!"Replies
11/26/2012: Edgar from Tampa, Fl replies: "My 10 month old got parvo I took him to the vet and he stayed there for 3 days and he made it I paid $2000 but now my 1.3year old female pit has gotten it too she pukes anything. I force feed her she is dinking water and im also giving her pedialyte I tried the cabon yesterday afternoon but she still is the same. Shoud I give her some more and how much of it? She weighs 60 pounds in her nomal weight."
02/16/2013: Sam from Duck Springs, Al replies: "where can I buy activated charcoal at... I have a 5 month old pit lab mix puppy that has been sick.... Monday night he began getting sick but it has taken until tonight... Sat... Until he started pooping blood... We called the vet which is closed until Monday and we r 2 hrs from closest clinic so I started giving him sugar water to rehydrate him and stabalize his blood sugar level until I can get to the store for something better... And I gave him one quarter dose of childrens tylenol for his fever.... I dont know if the charcoal will help.... I had a boston 8 yrs ago that caught it and I got meds from the vet and took her home and pulled through just fine but I am worried about it taking 2 days before qe can get him to the vet... plz any info would be a great help this is my 4 yr old son's first puppy of his own and I really don't want to lose him..."
02/17/2013: Lori Zak from Kamloops, Bc, Canada replies: "I am sorry to hear this our puppy was sick with the ame symptoms last week the vet said it was parvo but it wasn't it was distemper in dogs, the previous owners never vaccinated him and we were told he was and they also said he had vet check up days before we got him and they also lied too, but I would if you haven't , get him checked and even get him more shots if it is not too late, My dog was very healthy and playfull one day and a week later he was deathly ill and had too be put too sleep but in this case I hope your puppy is fine and gets better ((hugs to you))."
02/17/2013: Carol from Asheville, Nc replies: "Dear Sam, I am so sorry to hear about your puppy. Activated charcoal can be bought at any pharmacy or some grocery stores. It is used to treat poisoning. Just be careful you give small doses in a lot of water as this powder can cause a puppy to gag to choke. If you have an emergency vet in your area, I suggest that. Unfortunately with puppies you need to be very careful what you give them... Even small doses of home remedies might be too much for their little systems. Best of luck and many blessings to you and your family."
02/17/2013: Carol from Asheville, Nc replies: "Hi again. I just thought about diluted apple cider vinegar with water (50/50) and applied to the scruff of your puppy's neck? This might give him some strength until you get to the vet. If 50/50 dilution seems too strong, maybe 25% ACV to 75% Water. Please keep us informed."
02/20/2013: Epona from Pompano Beach, Florida replies: "Any health food store should carry it. But in case of an emergency, I would use the same thing that pet stores carry for fish tanks. It's not toxic, but does need to be ground up in a blender. I buy capsules from a store called TUNIES, and capsule the activated charcoal. Good luck."
09/03/2012: Zaylow22 from College Park, Georgia: "My 2 year old dog got jumped by another dog and 2 days later he started throwing up, diarrhea with blood not eating or drinking hardly anything. ( I know he has Parvo cause all the dogs around the neighborhood been spreading it around). Symptoms just started I gave him some 1tbls charcoal. 12 oz of water and 2 oz of gatorade (you can free hand the gatorade, might help to get him to drink it) in a bottle giving it to him every 2hrs waiting to see what will happen hope he gets better. Wish me luck."Replies
10/11/2012: Chelle from Clovis, Ca, United States replies: "We have a 10 week old German Shephard with Parvo, we did get the home kit, but I want the charcoal. Where did you get it, I cant wait to order it online might be too late. Please let me know where you found the charcoal. Did your dog survive?"
10/13/2012: Melissa from Apple Valley, Ca replies: "I just got some last night. You can get it at a drug store. We gave it to our 10 week old pitbull. It came in capsule form. We opened the capsule, added a little pepto bismo, and diluted it with water. Used a dropper to administer some. He is sooo much better today."
10/13/2012: Chelle from Clovis, Ca, United States replies: "Thank you, we did find the charcoal tabs. We have been desperately trying to save this puppy. The one with Parvo isnt mine, he is the sibling of mine. I have been going over to my friends house two and three times a day to help administer fluids and do the subcutaneous fluid on his neck. He is still alive but now we are about 7 days into this and he is a bag of bones, the anti-vomiting fluid doesnt seem to be working any longer either. I have forced pedialyte, chicken broth, protein shake, water, you name it we have tried it. He also has blood in his urine as well as stool. I just dont know what else to do, we have done about three doses of the charcoal but that doesnt stay down either. This is so heart breaking. Any one have any other ideas? I am thinking that he just might be too far gone to save. All the other puppies died very quickly within a day or two, this one has now been fighting for a week. I go through quite a cleaning ritual every time I go to their house and back to mine to make sure I dont bring the virus into my home and infect my baby. I am so scared to bring it home, but cant bear not going and trying to help save this puppy, he is the brother of mine. And so far mine is showing no symptoms, but I am watching him like a hawk. Mine has had his first set of shots and receives his second tomorrow. I desperately want to save his brother."
10/17/2012: Michelle from Chicago, Il replies: "Hopefully this puppy didnt die yet. Sub Q fluids is not working. If it was the puppy should have been better by now. If there is blood in the urine go to the vet. Are you sure it is urine? Sometimes the stool is so watery that it looks like urine. I went through the same thing with 5 puppies and after the first one died I learned quickly what to do.
You need to give pedialyte in an enema form to help it absorb into the body. Obviously if the puppy isnt keeping anything down go a different route. In a puppy I would only give 1 to 2 teaspoons with a syringe , without a needle, of pedialyte in an enema. Do this every hour. Dont give the puppy a protein shake. Get some pureed liver and pureed banana and mix it together and give a teaspoon to the puppy a few times a day. Fluids need to be given more than 3 times a day. At least every hour. Try to get an antibiotic for bacteria to give to the puppy. The puppy will die from the bacteria before the parvo. I am not a vet! I am a dog owner that had the same problem and this worked for me. Dont wait until puppies start dying to try to fix the problem. Also take a cup of hot pedialyte add two tea bags of chamomile tea, 2 bags of bigelow mint medley tea, two bags on echinacea tea and a teaspoon of FRESH chopped garlic. Let it sit until it cools and strain out the garlic pieces and remove the bags. Give a teaspoon orally 4 times a day to your puppy. This will help sooth the stomach. I did these things and my puppies were fine in a couple of days. Also put a little of molasses on the gums everytime you give fluids to help keep the glucose levels up."
10/17/2012: Chelle from Clovis, Ca replies: "Unfortunately he died on Sunday. They did take him to the vet ER but could not afford the 2300 dollars. I knew that he wasnt going to make it. They were not able to stay with him and make sure fluids and nutrients were put in his system in a timely manner. I was too scared to bring him to my house and provide the constant care he needed, because I didnt want to infect my puppy who so far seems fine. Now mine is the only survivor out of 12. It broke my heart that he died, especially after all the efforts, but it still wasnt enough, he needed care on the hour every hour, but they were not able to do that. I learned a lot and thank you for the advise. I am still watching mine with hawk eyes, and will be prepared if he even starts showing syptoms. I am hoping and praying I never have to deal with horendous virus ever again."
10/29/2012: Luvnlaogrl from Fresno, Ca replies: "How much and how many times should I give for my 10 wk old puppy?"
11/29/2012: Anonymous from Los Angeles, Ca replies: "My pit puppy came down with parvo a week after we rescued her from the shelter. I took her to the vet the morning after she started vomiting. The vet even commented that she did look like she had parvo but thankfully tested her anyway. She was positive so they gave her an antibiotic injection and sent us home with an Iv that we had to administer twice a day for $300. She lost a lot of weight and wouldn't eat for a week but she pulled through. I currently taking care of my niece's Chihuahua puppy that seemed to have come down with it. They said he may need to be admitted but I asked if I could have the home treatment and they tried to talk it down saying it was difficult. If you have to option seek the home treatment your puppy will get more love an affection from you then a vet's office. I let my pit puppy sleep with me and took her out if she needed the bathroom. I think it was a better result and way more affordable."
02/20/2012: Button from Pine Grove, La: "My 13 wk old puppy has came down being sick, at first we thought it was worms because she threw up two long ones! She was feeling better that night eating and drinking, but now we are on day 3 and she does seem to be getting any better she is now throwing up and I'm scared that it could be parvo, I went and bought active charcoal to try but I need to know how much to give her she only weighs about 2 pounds!!!! Please help in a hurry!! I forgot to mention we worked her when we thought of that reason for being sick and also I've been giving her pedialyte especially since her throwing up has increased! Please hurry!
Thanks, Jubilee's mom!"Replies
03/18/2012: Billy from Macon, Ga replies: "Wish I had of seen this site sooner to try active charcoal, we have had 2 dogs to pass away this week. We are thinking parvo but not sure. The first, 4 month old puppy was fine last Saturday. By the afternoon, she had stopped eating, drinking and started vomiting. We were thinking she had gotten into something that had poisened her (i have since found out things that are poisen to dogs like chewing on old paint or wood and some plants you might have in your garden etc. ). We would give her something to drink and she would just vomit back up. She was very lethargic and lost weight in a 3 day period. She passed away Wednesday. On Thursday our dog that is about a year old stopped eating (and never turns down food) and then became lethargic and started drinking a lot of water. Then came the vomiting. We looked online and tried pepto, pedialyte, rid worm etc. And thought maybe she would have a chance since at least she was drinking water on her own but woke up this morning to find that she too had passed away. We also couldn't afford the vet bill and can't help but wonder if there was anything else we could have done to save them. It just happened so fast and the first time we have had dogs to get sick."
03/22/2012: Debbie from Sun Prairie, Wi replies: "i am soo sorry to hear of your dogs dying. it sounds like it could have been parvo. about 7 years ago, i had a litter of 9 pekingese puppies. parvo hits very hard and fast. i also had 3 adult dogs. the mother pekingese and 2 pugs. they were also very ill. vomiting, diahrrea, very lethargic, will not eat. my vet got there on the 2nd day and it was too late for 1 puppy. all the other 8 survived.
what kept all the puppies and 3 adults alive was my vet coming 3 days in a row, giving iv fluids. anitbiotic does not help. they die from dehydration. any dog that gets parvo should get iv fluids immediately! i must also tell you that parvo remains in your yard. i bought another pekingese 2 years later and she also contracted parvo, just from being in our backyard. it hangs around for quite some time. so be careful if you bring another dog into your environment. debbie"
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] 07/15/2011: Catherine from Greenville, Sc: "This website saved my sanity. We somehow brought parvo into our pack (7 dogs) during a time when we had a visiting dog. The 14 month old dogs were the ones who came down with it. The 1st one recovered on her own after 3 days. Her main symptoms were she would not eat or drink. The second one spent 3 days at the vets office getting IV fluids and antibiotics because she was dehydrated (main symptom was bloody diarrhea). She also did not want to swallow the fluids I was trying to give her. So the guest dog went home and then got sick so I had them bring him back so I could keep him hydrated. He vomited all day -- more than I could get in him. I was really scared. Then I found your website and read about giving the activated charcoal. I gave it every 2 hours and after the 3rd dose Barley licked his leg where some of the liquid fell. So I put water and aloe vera juice in a bowl and he lapped it up. He has gone back to not drinking (or eating), but he has not vomited at all and I am able to keep him hydrated."
[YEA] 05/02/2011: Scorpioempress from Ridgecrest, Ca: "I have seen parvo too many times. I live in the Mojave desert where it is rampant. My little chihuahua mix, who hasn't yet gotten all her shots, came down with it yesterday morning. By dinner, I knew for sure it was parvo and came to this site. I found charcoal as a remedy and rushed to Walgreens. I bought Charcotabs for $20.00. I gave Wolfie about a quarter can of beef broth mixed with the charcoal of 3 tabs (took the tabs apart)... Yuck.
This morning she was happy, wagging her tail, and jumping on my leg. I have given her 2 more doses today because she is still feverish. But I know that IF you can keep a dog eating and drinking, they live. I think it isn't the bacteria that kills but the toxin that is released when the body kills the parvo. However, according to my theory, the charcoal bonds to the toxin rather than letting it circulate in the body and is pooped out. Black poops EVERYWHERE! Lol (Sound reasonable?? lol) It worked for me!"Replies
05/04/2011: Jon from Ridgecrest, Ca replies: "I live in ridgecrest as well and noticed my pup was acting a little weird this morning and kept a close eye on him most the day. He was acting a little lazy so I took him in and he tested positive for parvo and the vet said I caught it very early and gave him an iv and some shot and sent us home with tamiflu. He seemed very interested and excited to see what this tamiflu would do at such an early onset. All that being said if walgreens wasn't all ready closed I'd be giving him charcoal as well..."
05/17/2012: Monica from San Antonio, Tx replies: "Well I'm reading about the Charcoal and I cant believe how I never heard about that. I have a miniture Datson and she was just over a yr old , about going on 2weeks she became fatigued and would not eat or drink, I took her to vet hospital and she was diagnosed with parvo, I new I could not afford a vet bill like that, I am a single mother of three, and she had become our family... I shed tears like u would not believe and even spend my last to get the antibiodic and pills for nausea, including Dr. Visit for them to tell me she would not survive at home and all I could do is try. But I was gona try it anyway... The pills thy gave her made her have seizures and she bcame worse. I didnt now what to do, then my mom told me to stop giving her the medicine and give her whats called [colloidal silver]
And unbeilieveable!!!! Within the second day, bloody stools, vomiting, diarrhea and fatigue was going away. She started to drink more and to this day is starting to eat on her own, she lost alot of wieght but we are working on tht. And I am disinfecting yard and house. I really thought we were gonna lose her, but she is doing better, yet I feel like I need to educate myself more about parvo, she had her shots whn it hit her so not sure why it did. but learning about charcoal stunned me, we will see what the future holds ....."
06/12/2013: Om Sairam from Hope, Bc, Canaada replies: "Re dog parvo: Yes, colloidal silver will kill viruses and bacteria. Excellent choice including rehydration and activated charcoal.
Remember, honey and royal jelly in warm water will kill bacteria and are a food. Another option for rehydration would be coconut water. Giving antibiotics in addition to these options is not necessary.
It just is soo upsetting that vets will clean out their clients or even send them away if the money is not forthcoming. Stay tuned in on EC; it will save not only money but your pet will not be harmed by harsh and ineffective drugs. Hope the best. Om"
[YEA] 04/17/2009: Vicky from Banning, California USA: "Six months old puppy diagnosed by Vet as Parvo. Had been sick one day when taken to Vet. Took her home and mixed up one tablespoon activated charcoal in 12 ounces of water. Using a large barrel syringe I slowly put the charcoal into the backside of her mouth so she would have to swallow it. Even though she is 75 pounds, one glass of this mixture made a great difference within one hour. I gave her two more doses at 2 hour intervals and she was by this time drinking on her own and no vomiting or diarrhea [since the first dose] so put a little charcoal in her drinking water. She was eating a little by the next day and by the third day was back to full normal. I continues to add some charcoal to her drinking water for four more days [not much because then she wouldn't drink much of it, just enough to make it cloudy, mildly gray]. I have also used it the same way when my dogs have been poisoned with rat poison, with the same excellent results."Replies
05/21/2011: Susan from Calera, Oklahoma replies: "I saved my new puppy Sassy from the pound on monday. She was well fed and well "sassy". By wed she was throwing up and so I gave her pepto to help sooth her tummy just thinking it was stress from being with a new family and a new diet so I took her to the vet thurs and he told me she had IT PARVO. I have been giving her pedilite and nausa pills from the vet, he wanted to put her in the puppy hospital, well I cant afford that so I got on facebook and asked how to treat this at home I will do anything. So my friend told me about earthclinic today and I am going to try charcoal Sassy is well was 22.5 pounds but she has lost so much weight I have been staying up with her all night but im still worried I will let u know if the charcoal works but im afraid I wont get the ratio right PLEASE HELP ME
THANKS, Sassy momma Susan."
05/21/2011: Susan from Calera, Oklahoma replies: "ok I just gave miss Sassy charcoal in beef broth and she already got sick I hope that she keep enough down to help wish me luck."
05/31/2011: Misschris from Nolanville, Tx replies: "How is Sassy doing? Here is a very interesting article on home remedy for parvo
05/05/2012: Tyler from San Jacinto, Ca replies: "Hello everyone I just wanted to thank everyone who posted about the activated charcoal and my buddy Tank thanks you to I spent the day at the vet for them to tell me tank had gotten parvo. I was already giving him the pedialyte cuz he wouldnt eat or drink I didnt know what else to do other then keeping him hydrated then I found this site about the charcoal and thought I had to try it so I ran out and found them came home and mixed it with water like everyone said and fed it to him with a baby dropper he kept it down and a few hours later I gave it to him again and like others had said you could see a diffrence in him with in hours and today he is eating well and seems happy im gonna put a little bit in his water bowl just to be on the safe said I never post on anything but I really felt I needed to thank all of you for the info so thanks again from Tank and Tyler ill post in a few days to let you know how its going thanks again."
[YEA] 06/05/2012: Courtney from Bradford, Ontario replies: "My 9 month old dog was diagnosed with parvo on Sunday night. His symptoms started on Friday, when we came home from work and found he had vomited every where. He continued to vomit periodically throughout Friday evening. On Saturday, he did not vomit, but did have some diarrhea (no blood), however by this time he would not eat or drink anything (not even table scraps! ), which is completely out of character. Also at 9 months, he is almost always full of energy and life, so when he started sleeping constantly, and acting depressed, we knew something was up.
On Sunday during the day, he vomited up some grass, and he had diarrhea (still no blood). By Sunday evening, he was so lethargic however he would not even move. He would barely even lift his head and I worried he would not make it through the night so I took him to an emergency vet clinic. It cost me $250 for the vet to test his feces, and tell me he was positive for parvo. She gave me two options. He could stay the rest of the night, at a cost of $1200.00 and they would treat him with IV and blood tests and we would have to pick him up in the morning and take him to another clinic, or we could put him to sleep.
Prior to taking him to the vet, I did not know what parvo was, but I googled his symptoms and ended up at this site. I had a pretty good idea my dog had parvo. I had read about this charcoal thing and tried unsuccessfully to find it at Walmart, Shoppers Drug Mart, or any health food store. But when our only options were to fork out thousands of dollars or put him to sleep, we just paid the $250 for the visit, and brought him home against medical advice.
I stayed up most of Sunday evening trying to get my dog to drink water, and around 2:30 in the morning, he started to swallow instead of spit it out. I woke up at 5 in the morning, and he was still alive. I continued to push fluids on him and throughout the day, after drinking, he was able to eat a little bit without vomiting it up.
Because we couldn't find any charcoal, my boyfriend bought Active Carbon, which is supposedly the same thing as Charcoal, from Walmart in the Aquarium Section! It is used to clean fish tanks. It cost him 4 dollars. We bought some Gatorade and made a mixture of Gatorade, Water, and Charcoal, and used a syringe to get him to swallow this at first. Within a half an hour, his appetite was in full force, and so was his energy level. We continued to feed him this gatorade, water, charcoal mix throughout the night, and today - Tuesday - he is nearly 100%. While he is still laying down relaxing more than he typically would, he is wide awake, fully alert, and eating anything and everything we will let him (we are going easy as he hadn't ate in so long and don't want to upset his stomach). He is chasing the cat, playing, and running around like a lunatic (like he normally does).
About an hour ago, Animal Control showed up at my house. The vet had called them on us because we had gone against medical advice, and if he was not treated, he would "suffer". One knock on the door, and my dog booked it to the door barking and wagging his tail at Animal Control. The lady at the door was baffled. "This is the dog that was diagnosed with Parvo on Sunday evening?" I told her yes, and she said he seemed fine. She said it was incredibly rare for him to bounce back like this, and most puppies are dead within 24 hours of diagnosis. And of course, she let me keep my dog, because it is very clear he is not suffering.
So THANK YOU so, so much for writing about this remedy. A treatment that was going to cost us thousands of dollars ended up costing us about 10 in total, aside from the initial vet visit, and if we didn't see this site, we probably would have had to put him down because we couldn't afford the treatment. While our dog can drive us crazy with his hyperactivity and spunk some days, we have never been happier to see him acting so nuts. Something tells me our boy is going to be getting extra spoiled for a long time, we are so grateful and happy that he made it through."
06/19/2012: Minaa from Fort Worth, Tx replies: "On Friday, My friend left to Florida. A day before that her dog had bad diarrhea, and seemed depressed. Her dog, Daisy. Stopped eating, started vomiting, so I took her to the vet and she was diagnosed with Parvo. My friends mom gave her some charcoal, and I just got a call saying that Daisy's laying down on her side and she's breathing hard... Is this normal? if not, what should I do differently? Is she gunna be okay?"
Arsenicum Album, Diatomaceous Earth
[YEA] 01/26/2012: Nichole from Middletown, Ohio Usa: "The remedies used here are Diatomaceous Earth (food Grade) and the homeopathic Arsenicum Album...
*1-24-12* Got some great info I wanted to share, last night around 7 or so my friend called to tell me about her friend's puppy that they just found out from the vet she had Parvo, she was in the first stages of it which is lethargy and loss of appetite... So they came over to pick up some Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth (D.E.) (which kills viruses and bacteria quickly) and arsenicum album. Which is the homeopathic remedy of choice for Parvo... She gave 4 doses of the arsenicum album (2 pills placed in a 2 ounce amber spritzer bottle, hit on palm of hand 8 times before each dose) last night 1 dose per hour for 4 hours and I think two doses of the DE at 1/2 teaspoon per dose. I told her for today to give the arsenicum every 3 hours and the DE 2-3 times (she actually gave a dose of the Arsenicum and the DE both every 2-3 hours throughout the second day). So this morning at 10:30 I called to check in on the puppy and she had got up and gone downstairs TWICE to go potty already! Then I got a call a hour and a half later and the puppy was eating some chicken! She hadn't started drinking yet but already those two things are great improvements! Thank God for His perfect medicine!!! Will keep y'all updated as I hear them...
*Update at 7pm 1-24-12
So far she's been eating more, going outside on her own to potty and playing with her momma, not drinking but peeing so she's still improving greatly, woohoo!!!
* 1-26-12* Ok new update as of today, she began drinking today and is eating and acting normally again!!! WOW, 3 days from start of treatment to being back to a healthy state, I've recommended she continue at least one dose of DE everyday for the next 3 weeks just to make sure she doesn't catch it again, plus it has other health benefits. This treatment had fast results and if everything was purchased new for this specific instance would have run about $15 total, that's a HUGE difference between the other two options which is to let the dog die or hospitalize it which is extremely expensive as it runs for 5-7 days time with intensive care. I think I'd rather do the natural method that's much cheaper, much more effective, and much faster for healing. : D"Replies
02/20/2012: Regina from Victorville, Ca replies: "I have a 6 weeks old puppy chihuahua first stages of parvo. Took to hospital since it is my first pup. She's been in there since fri. Today is monday- she came but still not herself won't eat. I gave pedialite and took her back to hospital tonight for an antibiotic injection. I don't have money to put her back in the hospital. Can someone please help me save my baby puppy? cocoa"
02/22/2012: Katie from Northport, Ny replies: "I believe that homeopathy is very successful in treating parvo. Not so sure about conventional veterinary care though. Get in touch with a trained homeopathic vet.
A good place to start, maybe, is with the Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy and look up a referral in your area (theavh. Org). Alternatively, Dr. Pitcairn's website lists referrals of homeopaths who trained under him. He was a practicing homeopath for 25 years or so. His website is drpitcairn.com.
Good luck with your dog, I hope he gets well fast."
Arsenicum Album, Diatomaceous Earth, Phosphorous
01/31/2012: Nichole Langham from Middletown, Ohio USA: "Ok so Just spoke with my friend to get another update on the dog, and guess what?! Ok well let me update ya first ; ) So after 6 pm yesterday she continued to dose the dog with the homeopathics every 15 minutes during the times the dog was up, she was resting and getting in some good naps so she left her be while sleeping but dosed every 15 minutes while awake and when her belly felt like it wasn't hot anymore and then spaced it to every half hour which is perfect, she was following the dogs body and adjusting the dose based on the recovery. She also dosed the dog two more times with DE before bed, the dog was up and drinking again and in the night threw up one last time but it was clear with some DE chunked up in it.
This morning she woke up her owner with lots of kisses, she's been wagging her tail, going potty and feeling great already eating and drinking here and there! AMAZING, 24 hours after the first dosing and she's practically cured, I'm shocked, I thought it would take longer with her case getting so severe so quickly! Since I've forgotten to mention this previously, these dogs are small chihuahuas, this virus is so horrible it needs large frequent doses of DE to extinguish it, the frequent dosing of the homeopathics is to stop vomiting, diarrhea, give comfort and alleviate any pain the dog experiences, it's amazing the quick recovery with these two marvelous God given medicines!"Replies
12/16/2012: Charity Rosas from Hemet, Ca replies: "how many do I give my puppy he has been down since wednesday I have been on the broth and the pedilyte I just purchase the charcotabs how do I adminster and how many"
[YEA] 01/30/2012: Nichole from Middletown, Ohio Usa: "SWEET! Got some more good news on treatment for parvo, the puppy has been doing just great and amazing, her mother however, was not so lucky and came down with the parvo and quickly progressed to vomiting blood, this began last night. This morning she was given an anti-nausea pill (not sure what kind) and I was called about her condition, they came over quickly to get some phosphorous that we added two pills to the original arsenicum spritz bottle, she was given this every 15 minutes for an hour and a half and I recommended that it be given again for every hour for four more hours then reassess. At this time she was not throwing up from the anti-nausea pill and was then given a dose of pepto with a tablespoon of DE mixed in with a bit of water so it wasnt pasty. Shortly after she had a bout of diarrhea and began shivering, this was at 11:20 AM.
I called to check in on her just now and she has not vomited again, has not had any more diarrhea, was given a second dose of the DE in plain water and has only received homeopathics and DE alone since then. She is acting like herself again, has been able to sleep for the first time since yesterday and even went out to pee. Sounds like we have another parvo recovery!!! Our Heavenly Father has been so amazing, that despite living in this fallen world he did not leave us without healing"
05/15/2013: Cc from Phoenix, Arizona: "Does anyone know if Colloidal Silver can help beat Parvo? If so do you know how much to give a 5mo old Chihuahua that weighs about 2lbs?"Replies
05/18/2013: Om from Hope, Bc, Canada replies: "People have cured their dog with MMS when down with parvo. Google MMS and use one half drop only. Instructions are there. The people at Real Raw Foods have cured their dog. Meanwhile use colloidal silver and take great care with the MMS protocol. They tell you how to give one half drop. Om"
08/07/2011: Tammy from Charlotte, Nc, Usa: "We resuced a puppy who survived parvo. She wound up with hip dysplasia and was healed holistically with gold bead implants. Now the dog is 1 1/2 year old and acts weird. She snaps and gets aggressive like she wants to pick a fight with our other dog.
She will eat with her dog sister and then all the sudden for no reason attack her. Has anyone had any experience like this?
I have read about how it attacks the brain neorogically. Could this cause them to flip like that. We are very worried since she is 53lbs and the dog she is attacking is 120.
Any help you can give will help."Replies
09/26/2011: Zimdog from Harare, Zimbabwe replies: "Hi, I read your article you posted about your dog being vicious after having parvo. Did anyone reply? My pup is in the VET with parvo, and I don't want an aggressive dog 6 months down the line around my kids. I'm a bit worried. If you find anything else out please let me know.