Natural Parvo Treatment for Dogs

| Modified on Jun 08, 2021

Grapefruit Seed Extract
Posted by Jess (Québec) on 10/20/2018
5 out of 5 stars

I've cured parvo in puppies about 8 times so far with grapefruit seed extract.

I dilute 5 drops in 1 ounce of water and give them a couple dropper fulls of the mixture every hour around the clock until they start to feel better, I then reduce to two hours and so on. I continue the treatment for a couple days.

Once there was two pups from a litter who were sick, my puppy and one another person was purchasing...I tried pursuing him to have me try cure him but he decided to bring it to the vet. 600$ later and a dead puppy, mine was thriving and back on its feet. It worked every time for me!

Coconut Water
Posted by Beth (California) on 09/30/2018
0 out of 5 stars

Parvo remedy protocol: I read that coconut water is too high in potassium for dogs and cats. Is this true?

Apple Cider Vinegar, Activated Charcoal
Posted by Mc (Texas) on 09/04/2018


Mine was vaccinated and got parvo, had another that caught parvo from the vaccine so idk.

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Arlene (Nm) on 08/25/2018

We are 14 days out or so and my puppy continues to improve. He is fat, happy n playful...

I just wanted to add we never forced his head back to administer meds we did it as gently as posdible just lifting his lip and shooting it threw his teath. Some came out but some got in..and since I tried both Pepto and charcoal on 2 separate dogs I have to say the charcoal works better...but in a pinch, the Pepto is a good second...

Also I learned the hard way when they first start eating the have to be limited and fed small portions several times a day or they overeat and distend their stomachs...

I also want to thank everyone who contributed their learned knowledge to help save Kitkat ..and offer condolences to those who lost their dogs my heart goes out to you and the only comfort is knowing they died being loved and cared for and not alone ...and if you're fighting parvo now, keep fighting. All is not hopeless and with the treatments on this site, they got a chance.

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Arlene (Nm) on 08/19/2018
5 out of 5 stars

5 week old puppy classic parvo.

Our method:

  • 1 cup Gatorade
  • 1 teaspoon Diatomaceous Earth
  • 1 teaspoon or urine..i used my own .
  • 1 capful Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 to 4 activated charcoal tablets with magnesium..cvs anti gass brand
  • 1 probiotics capsule.
  • 1 raw egg( the egg separate) only gave after gagging stopped on day 5.
  • Raw coconut oil( would rub his gums and tongue with it and try to get some down him )
  • Marijana smoke ( we would blow a small amount around him before forcing solution )it stopped him from gagging so much.

Every 2 hours first 3 or 4 days gave mixture without fail.

Day 5 he looked like he would die. We just kept up the schedule every 2 hours trying to force as much solution as possible..set an alarm waking hours ever 2 hours sleeping hours every 3 or 4 hours..we all work and or school this was not easy ..we look like zombies the puppy looks better.

Day 6 started forcing raw egg in addition to the solution.

Day 7 he is up playing and drinking and eating on his own...i made him boiled chicken n rice he eats like he is starving and has normal bowl movements I think we won...i am going to continue with the charcoal solution for a few more days.

They may look worse before they look better ..just keep dosing them with electrolyte and fluid n charcoal. Stay on schedule set alarms ... I felt like giving up thought was a lost cause ..but I think he will make it day 5 we started with the egg this seemed to snap him out of his coma. Like state but prior to this the egg came straight up ..i think you got to get them holding the fluids first ..but they do need the egg after a few days ...

If you plan to save them don't plan to sleep...but they can be saved.

Oh also loving on him a lot and telling him we love him and want him and praying to God.

This is the second dog I saved ..the first one I used Pedialyte and Pepto..both survived.

The number one thing is to be their iv pole ..squirt fluids in their mouth as much as humanly possible...don't stop and don't give up ..stay on schedule. That's the key..

Goat's Milk, Raw Eggs, Pedialite
Posted by Rhonda Godwin (Saskatchewan) on 07/28/2018

Was the someone a grandma? (Old wives tales are often true.) When my year old daughter hadn't been able to keep anything down in days and our doctor shouldve been charged with neglect, my mother-in-law called from miles away. She told me to get the white of an egg, add a wee pinch of salt and to stir it (not beat) gently, then to give it to my daughter. It coats the stomach lining and was what probably saved my child. My son's life was saved with goat's milk yogurt so mixing the two together seems like pretty sound advice as we, and even our creatures, are all unique and sometimes respond to what doesn't work for others. Thanks for reminding me. Ive got a small pup down with parvo and am getting the egg white now.

Goat's Milk, Raw Eggs, Pedialite
Posted by Rhonda G. (Saskatchewan) on 07/28/2018

Was the someone a grandma? (Old wives tales are often true.) When my year old daughter hadn't been able to keep anything down in days and our doctor should've been charged with neglect, my mother-in-law called from miles away. She told me to get the white of an egg, add a wee pinch of salt and to stir it (not beat) gently, then to give it to my daughter. It coats the stomach lining and was what probably saved my child. My son's life was saved with goat's milk yogurt so mixing the two together seems like pretty sound advice as we, and even our creatures, are all unique and sometimes respond to what doesn't work for others. Thanks for reminding me. I've got a small pup down with parvo and am getting the egg white now.

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Angela Darlene Whitaker (Ohio) on 07/16/2018
5 out of 5 stars

OMG! OMG! I've lost 3 dogs total to parvo over the last 8 years. (Chihuahuas) Just recently in the last 2 days I lost the 3rd puppy to parvo. Now I have an entire litter of 4 puppies sick with either parvo or distemper! None would eat or drink anything for 3 days! I thought I was going to die from stress! Through trial and error, I have discovered that these things work wonders and I would swear by it. We aren't out of the woods yet but I had to share this because they haven't moved in 3 days. Haven't eaten or drank but a slurp here and there. Vomiting, gagging, diareah.....the whole 9 yards. I went to TSC and the health food store and purchased these things:

*Colloidal Silver/Sovereign Silver

* Nutri-Vet Puppy-Vite (Nutritional Supplement Paste

* GOATS MILK! Puppy formula and real raw goats milk in bottles from the Amish market

* Activated Charcoal and Pepto Bismol

* Pet Natural Care "Kaopectate"

* Pedialyte of course!

Came home, pumped my puppies full of all that! They gobbled down the goat's milk and were immediately up playing within 2 minutes. The one puppy tired out pretty quick. But the other 2 are up roaming around. These dogs had not budged for 3 days! 3 whole days! And they are up playing! And running and drinking water!

Look me up on Facebook, send me a msg if you are in panic mode about your dog! I'll help explain everything I did! I just literally saved the rest of my litter! On a budget of $100.00! I'm seriously pissed I didn't know about these things before! I miss my best friends that passed! So I'm posting this in honor of them to save the life of a dog or puppy or litter!

Never Use Ibuprofen
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 06/25/2018
0 out of 5 stars


In reply to:

Sharon from California:

"Can I give my 9 week old Jack Russel baby, children's ibuprofen? I have the chewable ones. Her symptoms don't exactly match the parvo symptoms. She is lethargic and has slept several hours today. She wants to get up but shes showing neurological difficulties. Like she may be dizzy."

Hello Sharon,

DO NOT give your dog Ibuprofen - you will poison it. Please see your vet NOW for a proper diagnosis as to why you are seeing neurological symptoms in your puppy.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Pedialyte
Posted by Jeha (Davao) on 06/06/2018

how is your dog po? same po tayo my doxie is suffering 3rd day from parvo he ate hotdog early in the morning but he vomited it. I am giving him pedialyte only 5mins ago cuz I cant find AC here :( hoping he'll be okay with only pedialyte :( I'm always crying

Apple Cider Vinegar, Pedialyte
Posted by Sharkyyy (Philippines) on 05/29/2018

I have a 3 month old dachshund and she is suffering from parvo right now, it's been 4 days now. She's 3 kilogram, How much ACV will I gave her? is it okay for her? she's not eating at all and she's not drinking by herself. Her poop has a blood and she's vomitting. What can I do to make her better? please help me, Thanks

Arsenicum Album, Diatomaceous Earth
Posted by Rochelle (Olympia Wa) on 04/08/2018

I am a little confused about the AA and the eight sprizers on the hand before each dose. Can it be used with collidal silver for parvo. Im wondering how to administer the Arsenicum. Thank you so much

Apple Cider Vinegar, Activated Charcoal
Posted by Tammie (Kenbridge, Va) on 03/13/2018

How much each hour?

Apple Cider Vinegar, Activated Charcoal
Posted by Martha (Tn) on 06/18/2017
5 out of 5 stars

I lost two puppies to parvo but I could not give up. I got Nugget on June 8 2017 and she was fine, but started her on Parvo-K June 12 I took her to the vet for her first shot and to be wormed. She became very sick with parvo that night. I add the active charcoal, Apple Cider Vinegar and pediatric electrolyte w zinc. I used 1 table spoon of charcoal, 1 teaspoon of Vinegar and 1cup of electrolyte. Started every hour for 4 hours. Then every 2 hours till she stop vomiting and returned to almost normal. She now on the mix every 5 hours. She is eating and going to the bathroom normally. I think we are over the worst. THANK YOU for all of the help, your information saved her life and my heart.

Coconut Water, Aloe Water for Hydration
Posted by Swhatley (Texas City, Texas) on 05/09/2017
5 out of 5 stars

Bonnie and her Brother Clyde were found in a burlap sack in a very deep ditch, and has come down with parvo. I took her to the vet and have I.V. solution but as you know the diarrhea and stomach upset are a big issue. I mixed coconut water with coconut milk and aloe vera water to help with hydration and to get some nutrient in her. I also gave her some pepto to help with stomach upset. I will keep you posted but she is no longer fighting the coconut water mix but is allowing me to put it in her mouth so she can drink it.

Hot English Mustard Powder
Posted by Ashleigh (South Africa) on 04/18/2017
5 out of 5 stars

So, with your remedy which is good on your site with Parvovirus in puppies. You can add some of the following. I will state the reasoning as well for this natural remedy:

1. Hot English Mustard Powder

Reasoning: Parvovirus is an intestinal parasite (Bacteria, viral etc). The bacteria multiply in the intestines similar to that of worms. Administering Hot English Mustard powder eliminates and helps eradicate these parasites inside the intestines and bowel.

Dosage: A tiny little bit - around the size of a small capsule 5mm size.

Administration: This should be administered dry, and directly onto the tongue/toward the back of the throat. Have a syringe ready with some boiled and cooled (sterile) water to wash down the mustard powder. It does burn, but subsides very fast. As soon as the pup/dog has swallowed most of it, slowly syringe it down with some cool (room temperature) water. Any change in temperature may affect the very sensitive intestinal area. You can either use your finger to put it at the back of the tongue (safest), or a spoon (not advised as most pups will bite down on this and damage their teeth).

References: Parvo rescue missionary - rescuing more than 22 out of 24 puppies since 2006.

Activated Charcoal, Colloidal Silver, Coconut Water
Posted by Janet (South Africa) on 04/17/2017
5 out of 5 stars

Hi I followed the advice you gave using Activated Charcoal and Colloidal silver and coconut water and it has really helped my puppy. She is 8 weeks old . No diarrhea but still needs a bit of coaxing to eat her food. Giving her chicken broth and a bit of puppy kibble. Thank you so much! You helped to save my baby girl.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Activated Charcoal
Posted by Anastasia (Belize) on 03/18/2017

After reading all these post I was in tears 😭 hoping I could of brought back Chappie. I watched this virus deteriorate my poor pup's body in nearly 72 hours. He was on IV and antibiotics but but he just couldn't hold down the meds. He's vomited and stool continuously. I knew he wouldn't make it when the Vet told me his vains collapsed. I urge others to vaccinate your dogs and don't give up on them.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Activated Charcoal
Posted by Chris (Georgia) on 03/05/2017
5 out of 5 stars

This truly worked miracles! 1 teaspoon organic apple cider vinegar with mother. One 20 oz soda bottle, two ground/smashed up tablespoons activated charcoal. (Bought fish tank baggie from Pet Smart.) A half teaspoon table salt, drizzle of honey, sugar or maple syrup. Boiled ham juice, or hamburger grease to entice dog to drink!! And in 24 hours my dog was 98% better!! At first I put hole in the bottle cap and slowly squeezed in her mouth. Then added it to dry food so it could adsorb the liquid mix. She is so so much better. I was about to dig a hole....

Thank all of you!!

Parvo Shot Side Effects
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 03/03/2017

Hello Nicole,

Please start here:

You should be able to get the Arsenicum Album at any health or natural store that carries homeopathic remedies - so call and ask before you head out.

Parvo Shot Side Effects
Posted by Nicole (Lake City, Fla ) on 03/03/2017

I have been treating my 4 month old pup who has contracted the parvo virus for the last four days ( with water and Pedialyte plus a vitamin cocktail, flitstone with extra vitamin C ) he was responding well till this morning. During the first day of water and vitamin cocktail the next morning he woke up full of spunk, which we then went ahead and gave him the parvo ( 5/1 ) vaccine. we assumed after 8 hours and no systoms he was on his way to recovery. So I stopped all water/ vitamin. We were wrong the next morning he was not well we knew we're taking a risk, while researching I found DE which I have given two dosages in the last two hours bout 10 ml each time. My question is am I giving the right dosage I cannot seem to find the actual doses online for Parvi my question is am I giving the right dosage I cannot seem to find the actual doses online for Parvo. I also need to know where to get aresicum Album.

Activated Charcoal, Oregano Oil, IV Fluids
Posted by Msmom (Africa) on 02/19/2017
5 out of 5 stars

Our 18 month old Schnauzer started getting sick Sunday evening and we took her in on Tuesday morning when she wouldn't eat anymore and was lethargic. She tested positive for parvovirus and she was kept at the vet, put on IV and given anti nausea/vomiting meds. She got worse before she got better and we felt horrible that we didn't realize what it was at first.

Then I started giving our 7 month old, 80 pound Boerboel charcoal capsules in his ground beef treats. I also gave him oregano oil - I put 5-10 drops of oil in a capsule and gave him 2 every morning. So I gave the oregano oil in the morning, and then 4 charcoal capsules in the afternoon and evening.

On Friday he wouldn't eat, started to vomit and had loose stool. We took him in immediately, and they started him on an IV and meds. He has not had anymore vomiting or diarrhea and he is eating - a little picky, but he is eating! He will be coming home today.

Our girl will be coming home in a few days - as soon as she will eat by herself.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Activated Charcoal
Posted by James P (Raleigh, Nc) on 02/01/2017
5 out of 5 stars

I normally do not write reviews, but I had to on here. This forum literally saved my pup's life. I have a 2 1/2 month old Pit/Black Lab mix. He contracted parvo from a previous puppy we had which died of parvo after being around 6 weeks old. The first pup deficated on my carpet and I cleaned it up but not with disinfectant like I should of. Mainly because of my lack of knowledge about the virus. When we brought the new pup (Cali) in he was bouncing around running around like a normal puppy would. Until a little over a week ago he started showing light symptoms of what the previous pup had until it drastically went south. We found out that Cali had worms. We took him to the vet to check for the parvo the following day after noticing the worms in his stool and he was strong positive for the parvo virus, hookworms, and roundworms. The vet told us that its not looking good because Cali had been refusing food, water, and he was lethargic and lost a lot of weight to the point where he was just skin and bones. Just off of the parvo test, we was already down $100 and we had limited funds. So we received the meds for the worms.

At that point we force fed him the meds for the worms and we started looking home remedies for the parvo since we didnt have money for what he needed from the vet. So after talking to friends that familiar with the virus, we was told to force feed him baby food, Apple Cider Vinegar with chicken broth and going behind that with gatorade to replenish his electrolytes but everything kept coming up. We went back 2-3 days later to the vet to get him an IV and a shot for the weak stomach which was around $35.

After that point his stomach was fine to keep fluids and food down which was good. I took a chance and came across this forum and seen the charcoal tablets and at this point he was showing no change in his status, so I went out to the vitamin shoppe and got Charcoal Tablets from Nature's Way.

I cracked 2 of the pills open and added to his gatorade, stirred, and force fed that along with baby food and gatorade every 2-3 hours. That was around noon on Sunday, by 7 pm that night he started walking around a little bit more and I did a test and gave him a little bit of his hard puppy food and he started eating some of it on his own.

Although he was coming along better, I still fed him the tablets and the gatorade throughout the night and by the next morning he was almost back to normal. It is now 3 days later and he is now back to biting on things and people lol and eating and drinking on his own. The worms are gone and all of his energy is back along with his weight. Thank you guys so much for posting your best practices on here because it really helped!

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Kianamcvicker (Fresno, Ca) on 01/07/2017
5 out of 5 stars

My puppy survived Parvo and I couldn't have done it without this site!!! OMG.

List of things I needed:

1- Chart to record everything you're doing. I found that after 24 hrs of everything I was wiped and forgetting what to give him. Keeping a chart was so helpful!!

2 - 2 syringes (1 for Activated Charcoal (AC) solution, 1 for electrolyte solution) the pharmacy at Walmart told me they didn't sell them so they just gave them to me for free. (non needle!)

3 - 4 towels (our pup struggled with sleeping on hard surfaces so we always had a clean one ready to be rotated in when the last one got soiled.)

4 - Puppy pads for quick catch and clean up

5 - Bleach (to clean all surfaces and towels that get soiled on)

6- Colloidal silver with dropper

7 - Activated Charcoal Solution (If you're buying the capped AC I did 1 cup pedialyte, 1 cup purified water, 25 AC capsules opened and poured in solution. Shake before each use) Recipe:

8 - Arsenicum Album from Boiron (2 pellets dissolved in 5 ccs of purified water)

9 - Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth

10 - Lots of Electrolyte Solution and left in cage Recipe:

So last week Wed Dec 28th, 2017 our puppy went into SPCA to get its final visit (microchipping & nurturing). Due to scheduling conflicts I couldn't pick him up until the next day. I picked him up and he was erratic. He was super skinny and wanted me, until I picked him up to hold him and then he was clawing me to get down. It was very weird behavior for him. Fast forward to the following Tue Jan 3rd, 2017. He's been doing fine all day. He eats that morning. That night he throws up everything he'd had in his belly. He refuses to eat/drink anything that night. The next day he's back to normal. He's eating, drinking but super lethargic. All he wants to do is snuggle all day. Again, very abnormal behavior from a puppy. At this point we've had him for well over a month (foster then adopted from spca which is why we had to neuter/chip/vaxx up to date). He's 4 months old at this point. Thur he refuses any food. He refused water unless I forced it in with a dropper and he is literally throwing up every 20 mins with yellow mucus diarrhea. I know somethings up so I take him to the vet. Surprise! It's Parvo season!! The vet lets us know that it will cost $1700 for them to tend to him. Theres no cure for Parvo, they've got to ride out the virus. But they wanted to charge extra for different things while he's in there, even though he has a record of every vaccine he's had up to date. In the end we had to refuse them because we didn't have the money. I found this site, my saving grace, and this is the schedule that I came up with:

As soon as we got home from the vet he started bloody diarrhea. For the first hour I did the electrolyte solution. But he didn't hold anything down, and the diarrhea kept coming up so I did some research and found this site that boasted Activated Charcoal and colloidal silver!! I did 3 ccs of AC electrolyte solution every hour and the electrolyte solution in between the AC doses so that I could check up on him every 30 minutes. He stopped diarrhea and vomit instantly. After four hours of this routine, we went to every 2 hours of AC dose. In the hour between the AC dose I did 2-3 droppers of Colloidal Silver and Arsenicum Album. (The Arsenicum Album I took 5 ccs of purified water and syringed it into a small bowl. I put two of the AA pellets in and let it sit until it fully dissolved. Then I syringed it in him). I also did 1/2 tsp of Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth up to 1 tsp per day. Each time he got a dose of something he also got a dose of electrolyte solution. It was so important to me that he stay hydrated so I always did the skin test to make sure he was good and not once did my pup's skin stay up, good sign!! It took about 3 days for him to fully come around again. He started drinking water last night (Fri Jan 6th, 2017). I stopped giving him the Electrolyte solution when I found him drinking on his own. I tried to give it to him anyways just as a back up but he threw it up which told me he was getting enough. I switched to AC mix twice a day today as he was showing signs of getting better. He finally ate some food tonight at dinner time!! He refused scrambled eggs with rice, burger (raw, cooked and mixed with rice), chicken stock, and wet dog food. But he loved the Natural Balance duck treats so I mixed about three up with dry dog food and he started in on it instantly. He's relaxing and sleeping now. 30 min later and no throw up makes me feel like a success!! I don't know if this will help others, as every dog is different. But the specifics of dosing medications and when was the hardest part for us to conquer. That And seeing our poor pup declining so rapidly. So far we've made it. Good luck to anyone else going through this nightmare!

Colloidal Silver
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 10/08/2016


If this were my puppy I would treat for Parvo ASAP and continue treating for at least 2 weeks AFTER he looks fully recovered.

Colloidal Silver
Posted by Lisa (Waco, Texas) on 10/07/2016
5 out of 5 stars

I gave my puppy with parvo electrolytes every hour and a dropper of colloidal silver every 2hours...after 3 days..I fed her raw egg....she pulled through..But now I have a new puppy whom I didn't bring home until he had his first 2 shots..He became sick last night after eating a capsule of garlic. He threw up last night a few times and today he has diarrhea but not he's drinking water on his own???

Vaccinations Prevent Parvo
Posted by Tammy (New Mexico) on 09/28/2016
1 out of 5 stars

my daughters dog is 6 months old has had 4 sets of shots including parvo. as I type this she is fighting for her life at the vet with parvo. She has been sick for 2 days but we never thought of parvo because she had all of her shots. So I guess dogs can get it even if they are vaccinated by a vet.

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