Parvo in Dogs: Natural Cures for the Parvo Virus

Last Modified on Jul 22, 2014

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Apple Cider Vinegar

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YEA (2)

[YEA]  02/13/2014: Barbara Ann Daca from South Lake, Ca: "Two weeks ago I received two german shephard puppies. They had diarrhea and were completely dehydrated.They were raised outside and You could see ribs and hip bones. By this time at eight weeks several of the litter had died. I was completely unfamilar with parvo but grew up on a farm. I mixed a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar with the mother in their water and gave them treats of carrots rolled in peanut butter. In two days you could not tell they were the same dogs! Now two weeks later they are fat and happy and healthy with bright shiny coats! This week raw pumpkin for worms or unseen parasites. I would just like you to pass it on. Ps. Love your site!"

[YEA]  05/17/2014: Thankful from Arizona, US replies: "I just want to say thank you for the information. My 3 month old dog who only weighs 2 pounds and will only grow to about 5 pounds was showing signs of Parvo. Because I had just recently had a Pit Bull who had the same symptoms I knew it was Parvo. With my Pit Bull I took him to the vet and spent money on IV's and antibiotics to get him well. I did not have the money this time around to do the same thing so I came online and found this website. I mixed a combination of a teaspoon of Apple Cider Vinegar, two table spoons of Activated carbon, Water and Pedialyte into a 16.9oz bottle of water. I began giving the solution to her every two hours. Because it was around 2 in the morning I was only able to give her two doses of that and in between I gave her one dose of just 50/50 Pedialyte and water. When I woke up this morning the baby who was not drinking or eating, throwing up and would not move was waiting on the edge of the couch wagging her tail and waiting for me to put her on the floor. She immediately ran to her bowl and began drinking and eating on her own. I am so grateful to all of you who shared your stories. What could have cost me hundreds of dollars only cost about $25 total and she is back to running around and playing with her best buddy the Bugga the Pit Bull. I will be forever grateful for the advise I received on this site."

Arnica Tea

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[YEA]  06/20/2013: Jose from Los Angeles, Ca: "In two different occasions we have used dried arnica herb (usually in supermarkets near hispanic herbs) to treat for parvo, dogs are usually well in days. Boil a few pinches of arnica in couple quarts of water, strain let cool replace dogs water with this.

Also great for bursitis, bumps, bruises & swelling, use as hot compress."

Arsenicum Album, Diatomaceous Earth

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[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"

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

Good luck with your dog, I hope he gets well fast."

Arsenicum Album, Diatomaceous Earth, Phosphorous

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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!"

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"

Colloidal Silver

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[YEA]  11/11/2013: Nancy Cogar from Jacksonville Fl: "My neighbors dog had her litter of puppies and the puppies contracted the parvo-virus, one puppy had died. He was desperate to find a natural cure due to the fact that the vet bill would have been staggering for 7 puppies. He searched the web to find a natural cure and kept finding that colloidal silver helps cure parvo. He called me, knowing that I make colloidal silver. I treated all the puppies and the next morning they were up and playing and eating again.. My neighbor and I were both quite shocked at the sudden turn around. I continued to treat the puppies for a week.

The silver was 70 to 100 PPM
Given twice a day for a week
Feed canned wet food, since parvo dehydrates"

11/12/2013: Theresa from Mpls., Mn replies: "This is awesome news!

Thank you for this feedback! "

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?"

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"

General Feedback

07/19/2014: Jeff from Texas, US: "Here's link to how to treat parvo at home:


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."

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.


05/18/2011: Mickey from San Antonio, Tx: "I too had adopted a dog from the kennel, a Huskey 2 yrs. Old. I was told he has a 'slight case' of diarrhea, & I thought it may has to do with the stress from being in the kennel. However, the diarrhea stayed for weeks with 'Rockey', & we already were consulting our Vet... Weeks went on, money was spent on meds, meanwhile Rockey kept losing weight, was admitted to the clinic for days... At some point the Vet told me he's at the end of the robe, he had consulted with other Vets also & suggested a feeding tube as a last trial. I told him I take a day to think about it. Rocky was no longer the strong beautiful dog I adopted, I spend in 6 weeks $900 in Vet bills with no results. I decided not to agree with the feeding tube since my dog looked so miserable, lost 'tons' of weight... I made the sad decision to put Rockey to 'sleep', but ordered a biopsy. When I got the results I was told Rockey had a mixture of corona & parvo virus. The only reason I tell this story is to make y'all aware of the symptoms, acute non stop diarrhea, with bloody stool in the end, vomiting, no appetite, depressed, lethargic. I hope this wont be the case for the Heeler/GSD mix & I wish y'all good luck."

Goat's Milk, Raw Eggs, Pedialite

08/28/2012: Alenedaymp from Nampa, Idaho: "I had a 4 month old pitbull that got diagnosed with parvo the vet gave her an anti-viral shot and sent her home because we couldn't afford to admit her and told us be prepared for her not to make it just make her comfortable. Then some one told us to try mixing a egg and goats milk together and givng via needless syringe very couple hour and pedialite every 15 minutes that way she was getting some protien and calcium along with hydration even though she vomited it up most of the time after 3 days of round the clock care. On christmas eve she started drinking and eating on her own and eventually made a full recovery."

MMS (Miracle Mineral Supplement)

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08/12/2010: Virginia from Hamilton, Ontario : "My Remedy was MMS for Parvo in dogs. Yesterday, my 7wk female pup, suddenly came down with symptoms of Parvo, loss of appetite, refusing even water, for an entire day, and then morning diarehha, was slimmy and bloody, pressure forcing out, litterly pushing pup's back end off the ground. Then vomiting frothy slime that appeared clear. Then extreme listlessness, tired, sleeping more than usual and deep sleep, weakness increased, by late afternoon, could not balance, and diarehha became more bloody and dark pudding like, very slimy near end finish. Followed by high fever. Dehydration set in, skin non elastic, drastic weight loss. Could not afford Vet bill, and as Parvo has 90 ath rate as incurable. But intended to get pup vaccinated as appt is in 1 wk. Been taking MMS myself for over a year, with good results. Immediately, started pup on only MMS 1/4 drop ratio, i.e., 1 quarter of 1 drop ratio. The ratio is 3 drops per 25 pounds. This pup was under 5 pounds, therefore I used a quarter of a drop ratio with 4 oz. of water, and alternating with Electrolytes, and then boiled concentrated Barley water. Fed alternating MMS low doses with small bent dropper and Electrolytes first, at side of mouth for pup to lick and swallow, every 10, 15minutes. Then cooled concentrated barley water(boiled down to thick consistency)alternating also with dropper. Saw immediate change within an hr. Dog was playful, after barley water dog wanted actually to eat its kibble. Next day diarrhea not as liquid, no blood, and dog is drinking and eating on own, playful, actually wanted to run. Fever gone and nose feels cool and wet, gums are good pink return when pressed. I will still watch symptoms with caution and change to bland diet for next 2wks till healed, as there may be damage in the intestinal lining due to blood. I will also continue MMS low dosage in daily drinking water. Will update new data. Thks, Virginia"

[YEA]  09/11/2010: Virginia from Hamilton, Ontario replies: "Update for Pup with Parvo Symptoms: Pup continued to get good results after using MMS for Parvo symptoms. Gaining weight, very active, and no signs or side effects from Parvo. Will continue periodic MMS treatments according to ratio of weight gain. Pup saw Vet, had check up and first booster needle, vet says appears very healthy and no concerns."

MMS, Activated Charcoal

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[YEA]  10/12/2013: Hennie from Pretoria, South Africa: "For many years we had Chow Chow's and only seriously problems we had with them was hotspot. Then my wife decided that we should get smaller dogs and after some research we decided on the Chinese Crested. Both was about five months old when Max started getting sick and somewhere I had read there was parvo in the air. So, I get on the Net and looking for symtoms of parvo. Yes, Max had parvo and we decided to take him to the vet and two day later Max died. This was Thuesday morning. The family was broken and in meantime Joey show the same symtoms - PARVO. What was bad for me, was how Max had suffer and I decided Joey will not follow the same path as Max.

After been on the Net and specific Earth Clinic we deciced to keep Joey at home and doctored her ourself. Although I had MMS and Hydrogen Peroxide foodgrade, I decided to go for Colliodal Silver and we started to treathed Joey. She was not getting sicker but also not better. We also make sure she get all the time enough liquid. My wife and son had taken leave, to be at home to keep an eye on Joey.

Then Thursday afternoon after seeing the suffering in Joey eyes, I prayed to God and asked him why. She is not part of the man who must suffered for their sins. The word I then get from God was - MMS. I told my wife that we will use MMS and gave Joey the first dose. Friday morning I could see Joey had improved a lot. What I had learned was that the eyes tell you if your dog is getting better or not. Where Joey eyes was glassy and some brown in the white of her eyes Thursday night, it was clear and livingly Friday morning. We gave her her second dose. At 14H00 I came home and could she she looks much better, but something bother me is that she hadn't eat for five days. After talking with my wife , we decided to get some activated charcoal. We gave Joey one tablet at 16H00 and sometime at 17H00 for the first time she eat something, very little. Not long after that she vomit a little and something tell me that it is a good sign. We gave her, her third dose of MMS at 18H00 and at 20H00 we gave her an another activated charcoal tablet with some Pro- nutro.

Now, today Saturday morning she ate her food completly and walked and sniffing all around in our yard to see what she had missed out. She even chewed her bone, which she hadn't do it for the past five days and she loves her bones. I can only thanks God and my family.

The doses of MMS was made in a 50 ml glass - first was three drops sodium chlorite and 15 drops citric acid and then use a 2,5 ml syring twice. Second dose was four drops s/c and twenty drops c/a, 2.5 ml syring twice. Third dose, 5 drops s/c and 25 drops c/a, 2.5 ml syring once - fourth dose same as third. Make sure to follow the correct methods of making the MMS. Also ensure, when giving the activated charcoal, there is a time of two hours after last intake of what ever your dog had and again two hours your dog can get some food after taking the a/c.

Hope this will help you guys and most important trust God and stay possitive. Thursday afternoon was my and Joey turning point. I was at that point where I want take Joey to the vet and hope for the best, then I listened to the voice of our wonderfull God and use MMS, therefor thanks to Jim Humble who discover MMS, really a miracle supplement."

10/13/2013: Hennie from Pretoria, South Africa replies: "I want to follow up on my first posted letter regarding MMS and Activated Charcoal Helped Dog with Parvo .

I had read on the Net while Joey was sick with Parvo, that adult dog will not get Parvo. That is not true, because while Joey was getting better, our Chow - Shusi, eight years old - started to vomit on Saturday morning. Immediately I gave Shusi her first dose of MMS and two hours later activated charcoal. At 16H00 I gave shusi her second dose of MMS and then at 20H00 again. Shusi had eat well sofar and didn't vomit again. Meantime I decided that I will continue gave Joey MMS to ensure that she stay well.

I make MMS which was five drops of Sodium Chlorite and 25 drops of Citric Acid and gave Shusi three shots of 2. 5 ml syringe on her first dose. Second and third dose was four drops of s/c and 20 drops of c/a and two shot of 2. 5 ml to Shusi and one shot to Joey. This morning, Sunday, I gave the both the same dose as the last one. Both dogs look really good and Joey is running all over our place, which is a good sign for me.

The message here is that adult dogs get Parvo and do not forget them while you are busy to doctor your puppies. Many great thanks to your website and also the contributions of the readers. Keep up the good work."

10/14/2013: Hennie from Pretoria, South Africa replies: "I want to follow up on my second posted letter regarding MMS and Activated Charcoal.

From Sunday morning we had continue with one shot of 2.5 ml MMS to each dog on 16h00 and also gave them Activated Charcoal on Sunday night.

Monday afternoon, coming home from work both dogs are them old self. But I will continue with one shot of MMS to each dog until Friday to make sure there is no Parvo anymore in their system.

Thanks again for your great website."

10/14/2013: Theresa from Mpls., Mn replies: "Hey Hennie!

I am so happy to hear of your dogs recovery!

I want to ask how your vet confirmed Parvo in Max, and how you confirmed Parvo in Joey. What tests were used, if any? It looks like you caught this right away, so important with this disease.

Thank you!"

10/16/2013: Hennie from Pretoria, South Africa replies: "Hi Theresa

The vet did a fecal float test and the symptom of Joey was exactly the same as Max which made me to doctor Joey myself.

Thanks for your interest."

10/16/2013: Theresa from Mpls., Mn replies: "Hey Hennie!

Thanks for the info!

Like food grade hydrogen peroxide, sodium chlorite may not be everone's cup of tea, but in a life or death situation it's an option that merits consideration.

Perhaps rescue groups and shelters that see a high volume of sick critters might do well to have this remedy on hand.

Thanks again!"

04/03/2014: Puppylover23 from Summerville, South Carolina replies: "My new 4 month old puppy named Honey was lethargic, weak, vomiting, hardly drinking water, not playful, and so we took her to the vet and he diagnosed her with Parvo. He told us that she may not love until the next day and that we should let them keep her and giver her an IV and fluids. But we cant afford that, so we had to being her home. I saw your site and looked at the great ratings it had, and I decided to use the Miracle Mineral Supplement and the activated charcoal. But I wanted to know where I could find those two products. I'm giving her the Pedialyte to keep her hydrated tonight and getting the 2 products hopefully tomorrow. I really want good results from this, since I've seen that it has a 100% living rating so far. Also I was wondering since she's not eating should I just be giving her this Pedialyte until she decided to eat some food? Or should I like mix it into some canned food and give it to her through the syringe? One more thing if you have any tips you could give me that would be great, I really am hoping for a positive result with this rather than having the vet treat her.

Also she hasn't started having the diarrhea yet, so I'm trying to stop the virus before the diarrhea comes and she gets sicker.

Pleaseeee helpp. The more the merrier!"

04/04/2014: Theresa from Mpls., Mn replies: "Hey Pupplover23!

I have no experience with MMS so cannot offer any advice except to google it and you should be able to find sources on where to purchase it.

You can find AC at your local drug store; aquariums stores have some in a pinch, but its granulated and you would need to use a coffee grinder or food processor to pulverize it into fine powder.

Activated Charcoal works especially well when used with electrolytes to combat the dehydration that occurs with the diarrhea. You can make this recipe at home:

Homemade Pedialyte
4 cups of water (boiled or bottled drinking water) 1/2 teaspoon Morton lite salt (because it has potassium in it as well as sodium chloride) Can use regular table salt if you have to. 2 Tablespoons sugar 1/2 teaspoon flavored jello or sodium free broth to add some flavor

Start with 1 cup of electrolyte solution in a small jar with a lid; add 2 heaping tablespoons of AC and then put the lid on and shke to blend. This goes into a syringe well and then can be placed into your dog's mouth; tip the head back and gently depress the plunger to allow him to drink it slowly.

If your dog has an appetite, you can mix the AC into canned dog food and make that a bit wetter and sloppier by adding the electrolyte solution to the wet food. The virus generally does not kill the dog - its the resulting dehydration that does the damage - so make sure you get those electrolytes down.

Give your dog the wet AC and electrolyte loaded food am and pm for 5 days and up to 7 days. If she is hungry between meals, give him extra AC and electrolyte feedings."

04/04/2014: Puppylover23 from Summerville, South Carolina replies: "I just got the activated charcoal today, but its in capsules and the bottle said it was for gas. Will it still do the same thing?

Ive been giving her the Pedialyte so far and she ate a tiny bit of food and has been drinking some of her water by herself in addition to the Pedialyte I give her every hour and a half. Will this activated charcoal get rid of the Parvovirus in my baby?

thank you so much for your help :)"

04/04/2014: Theresa from Mpls., Mn replies: "Hey Puppylover23!

Yes, the AC for gas is the same thing. The AC works by absorbing the toxins in the GI tract. So follow the directions posted previously and open the capsules and make sure your girl gets some down. You don't say what kind of puppy she is- so use your judgement about how much to use. For a tiny toy breed you might use only one capsule at a time; for a pitbull you might need 10 capsules at a time. What counts is getting some AC down and keep dosing it along with the pedialyte and mix it into the wet food too. I wouldn't worry about her eating, I would get that AC/pedialyte down 3-4 times a day if you can."

04/04/2014: Puppylover23 from Summerville, South Carolina replies: "She's a mixed breed, but the pet store said based on her current size she would end up being a medium sized dog.

So what your saying is that rather than making her drink the 2 tablespoons of AC, only give her the AC out of about 5 capsules with the one cup of Pedialyte? I've been giving her 2 tablespoons with one cup of Pedialyte. And she's been throwing it up so far."

04/04/2014: Theresa from Mpls., Mn replies: "Hey Puppylover23!

If this were my dog I would not offer her any food; any food you can get her to eat will either come right back up or run right through her.

I would dilute the AC with the pedialyte and continue trying to get it down her. So if 2 tablespoons of AC into 1 cup of pedialyte isn't staying down, make it 1/2 teaspoon to 1 cup of pedialyte. Try to get *some* AC into her GI tract so it can start working. So try diluting it way down and see if that helps.

If she pulls through - and I am praying for you! - if you take her weight at 4 months and double it you get a ball park idea of how much she will weigh as an adult."

04/05/2014: Puppylover23 from Summerville, South Carolina replies: "She's started having diarrhea late last night, and I diluted the AC like you said to 1/2 a tablespoon. and she threw it up so I'm going to continue to dilute it to about 1/4 of a table spoon and see how that works."
04/05/2014: Theresa from Mpls., Mn replies: "Hey Puppylover23!

Consider adding an anti-diarrhea med such as Immodium. Dilute the activated charcoal into the pedialyte until she can keep it down. The most critical thing is to keep the electrolytes up and keep her from getting dehydrated. So if she can keep the pedialyte down when its NOT mixed with AC, try dosing plain pedialyte inbetween attempts to get the AC-pedialyte mixture down.

Make sure she is plenty warm; you don't want her to use up her vital energy trying to stay warm while she is fighting the parvo."

04/05/2014: Theresa from Mpls., Mn replies: "Hey Puppylover23!

Found this link that may be helpful to you:"

Multiple Remedies

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07/22/2014: Mia from Houston, TX: "i don't know if I am in the right path..i been giving my 11 week old puppy charcoal with pedilyte and Gatoradel. She has not thrown up or has had diarrhea since she was diagnosed with parvo; she tries to drink but she does want to eat. This is her 3rd day with parvo; am I doing good? what can I do to get it over with? It really hurts to see my puppy like this when she really is playful."

07/22/2014: Theresa from Mpls., Mn replies: "Hey Mia!

Keep up with what you are doing. Make sure you give her the charcoal and pedialyte liquid every 2-3 hours all day long during the day. Some puppies bounce back right away, some just take longer. So keep her warm and comfy, and offer her the charcoal and pedialyte frequently. You don't say what kind of breed your puppy is, but it is important to give enough liquid to keep her well hydrated. So a pitbull puppy might get 40 or 50 cc's of the liquid while a 1 pound chihuahua might get 10cc's at a time."

06/08/2014: Rebecca from Spring Lake, Nc: "My husband and I got our 9 week old Pitbull puppy, Deebo, on the 27th of May as a wedding present to ourselves. The same day, as soon as we brought him home, and placed him in the grass, he had diarrhea. He was very inactive, sleeping most day and night, and he turned away food and water. I made him a vet appointment, but we couldn't get him in until the 29th (Thursday). This continued until his appointment, and just before we left, he vomited. He was 4.3 pounds, and extremely dehydrated and malnourished, and tested positive for parvo. We hospitalized him for 6 days, and once we could no longer afford treatment, we picked him up (Tuesday, the 2nd). The vet gave us 5 different medications, to include the home IV. We religiously gave him his medication, and fluids, until he started eating a little chicken broth and rice. He began drinking just a little bit, but only if he heard or saw either of us pouring fresh water into his bowl. The only size syringe we have is a very small, 1ml, and we've been forcing Pedialyte, Gatorade, Pepto, and Activated Charcoal with water using the little syringe. On top of all his medication.

On Thursday, the 5th he stopped vomiting, but the diarrhea will not subside. He still rarely eats, and will only drink on occasion. As of yesterday, Saturday, the 7th, he began acting as if he legs couldn't hold him up. He attempts to walk, and can't. If we stand him up, he just topples over. He can't even hold himself up to use the restroom. We called the vet and they suggested that his sugar levels may be down, so we've been putting Karo Syrup on his gums about every 3 hours or so. We did this all yesterday, and still no change this morning. Poor guy just wants to snuggle all the time. We're not exactly sure how much of the home solutions to give him, so we've been trying to wing it. I feel like a horrible fur mom, and I feel so bad because he's miserable all the time. I really need some advice on what to do to help him get better; please don't be afraid to tell me if I'm doing something wrong. We're terrified to lose him, so please help!!!"

06/08/2014: Tracy from Tx, US replies: "I read about a remedy of 1 teaspoon elecampane root powder plus 1 teaspoon of fresh mint (leaves, stems, flowers) chopped plus 1/2 teaspoon of the following herbs...powdered ginger, powdered echinacea & powdered black or white willow bark. Pour 2 cups of boiling water over this herbal blend & cover. Let sit for 30 minutes, the uncover & let cool. Strain. Start off with 3cc of this tea for a puppy. Increase dosage a little bit every hour. Keep puppy off solid foods. After the first day, give a good dosage to puppy twice a day for the next 4 days. If puppy is strong enough to drink from its own bowl, add the tea to a little bit of water in its bowl. I would also get some powdered colostrum from the health food store & add it to a little bit of milk, water or the herbal tea. Use a syringe of some type to feed the puppy. The colostrum will help boost the puppy's immunity. Gradually reintroduce solid foods."
06/08/2014: Theresa from Mpls., Mn replies: "Hey Rebecca!

I would do what I could to get 20 ccs of the pedialyte and activated charcoal solution into your pup at a time; you can mix the kayro syrup into this solution as well. The every three hours regimen sounds right. The good thing is you have been able to get what you have down him and you have the IV fluid support. I am guessing the vet instructed you on how to check for dehydration - just keep that boy well hydrated. Keep Deebo warm, *do* snuggle with him and keep him company when he is not sleeping; not only is he missing his littermates he also is missing his mom! A soft touch can go a long way to support a sick puppy when you are doing everything else treatment wise. I would not press him to stand or otherwise tax him but allow him to tell you when he is ready.

Please keep us updated on Deebo!"

06/08/2014: Laurie from Sunset, Louisiana replies: "Just wondering how your sweet dog is doing?"
06/09/2014: Bl_snyder from Spring Lake, Nc replies: "I finally made an account, so I can see everyone's responses. I am going to try and get my hands on a barrel syringe today, so we can stop bugging Deebo with the tiny one The little man is doing alright today. He flipped out of his bed on accident, and couldn't get back in it, but other then that, he's just been sleeping. Any advice on how to get the diarrhea to solidify?"

EC: Hi, responses to your post can also be found on our Recent Pet Posts page here:

[DEATH REPORTED]  06/10/2014: Bl_snyder from Spring Lake, Nc replies: "Baby Deebo passed away this morning despite everything that we tried to do for him. The advice was much appreciated. Thank you."
06/10/2014: Theresa from Mpls., Mn replies: "So very sorry for the loss of Deebo :-("

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