Natural Parvo Treatment for Dogs

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!

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..

Apple Cider Vinegar, Activated Charcoal
Posted by Emily (NV) on 05/09/2021

There is some strong speculation around anecdotal data that the distemper vaccine created a susceptibility to Parvo.

According to Don Hamilton DVM, in his book Homeopathic Care for Cats and Dogs, the canine parvovirus pandemic of the late 1970s led to the idea of the necessity of annual vaccinations for dogs while there is no scientific evidence that this is necessary or beneficial. Most puppy vaccines give at least 5-7 years of protection, many being provided a lifetime of protection.

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.

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!!

Homeopathic Remedies
Posted by Rose (Australia) on 03/12/2016
4 out of 5 stars

My lovely Great Dane/mastiff/staghound 6mth female pup came down with the first symptoms of parvo on Tuesday evening. She refused to eat her dinner, which is very uncharacteristic for such a afst growing pup. since 7.5 weeks only she has only eaten a raw diet, which is helpful in the prevention of parvo. This was unintentional on my part, as a raw diet of meat, bones and animal parts is a normal doet for a canine. However, she still caught the virus. Tuesday morning she still refused to eat and was starting to show signs of lethargy. She still refused to eat Wednesday and the debate about a vet visit started. We monitored her closely, as any abnormal behaviour in an animal can be indicative of illness. By Thursday she was vomiting. Most days she consumes vast amounts of water and likes to remain cool. thursday evening she was depressed, lethargic, the sexondary membrane of her eye was inflamed, showing very red all around the eyes and she was standing still in her pool of water. It was too late for the vet by this stage. We spent the night watching her, she continued vomiting showing the first signs of threatening dehydration.

Friday morning we rushed to the vet with her, didn't even call first. Luckily we have been attending the same vet clinic with all of our animals for nearly 15 years. They brought her in immediately after a brief history was taken by the vet nurse. My little girl had a temp of 39.4 degrees C, she weighed in at 24.4 kgs and had lost most of the lovely condition she had previously. Large puppies lose weight very quickly. The vet admitted her immediately for IV fluids and anitbiotics, anti nausea medication and medication for diarrhoea. The vet let me know that especially heading into the weekend, I was looking at a cost of thousands. Which I most certainly can't afford.

She spent on night at the vets and this morning, Saturday, I picked her up. The vets were not particularly supportive in our decision to bring her home. During the night she had started having bloody projectile diarrhoea.

In preparation for bring her home we bought some essential supplies, as we had never had to deal with parvovirus before.

~ puppy training pads to contain the expected mess.

~apple cider vinegar for disinfecting and for treatment.

~aloe Vera juice for nutrients

~large syringes for subcutaneous saline injections for hydration, this is vastly important as most oral liquid will be vomited and cause a chain reaction of further dehydration

~subcutaneous needles from the vet, as the pharmacy required a prescription

~saline solution from the pharmacy for subcutaneous injections

~rectal thermometer from pharmacy

~plastic drop sheeting in a roll from the hardware store, protection for furniture and walls. I'm damn serious about the mess.

Luckily for me I'm visiting my parents and my father is a homeopath. After checking her behaviour, symptoms and response to stimuli he determined to use Absinicum Album 1M. I had already as a precaution given her 2 homeopathics as first aid, these were:

~virus and bacteria

~nux vomica

Once we got her home, she pooped blood and vomited bile, which is an amber colour, at 10:30am. we gave her as many subcutaneous saline injections in the next 5 hours that we could without causing too much stress. I monitored her closely, I doused her with Absinicum album roughly every 30-60min. I cut back on the nux vomica and only used it when she was excessively drooling or was clearly nauseous. I mixed a splash of apple cider vinegar with about 1/3 aloe Vera juice and 2/3 water. I've been using the large syringe to force feed her roughly 15-20ml of liquid every 15-30, unless she was sleeping.

By 5:30pm this evening, Saturday, she can move about on her own and started hovering near the door to the room we'd isolated her in. I carried her out to a section of lawn that's separate from our other animals. She had 2 bouts of bloody diarrhoea and urinated twice, her urine was not overly yellow, indicating that she was hydrated enough that her kidneys were not suffering overly. I carried her back inside and continued the above treatment. However, her temperature climbed to 40 degrees C. Her eyes became bloody again and were weeping. I gave her virus and bacteria homeopathic whenever her eyes became red. I wet down her paws and forelegs to cool her fever and drain the heat from her head.

By 10:30 her paws are cool, her tummy is pleasantly warm and no longer blisteringly hot, her eyes are not red. She's been out to toilet again and only had one bout of diarrhoea and urinated once. Tolerated 3 sal injections, and has held down liquids for 3-4 hours at a time.

We're not out of the woods yet, but she can walk, and is not incontinent. Is cranky about her injection and will get up and have a weak tantrum about the entire affair. Things are looking good. My partner is taking the night shift, as he is much more confident with giving the injections, especially on his own. He'll wake me in case of anything he doesn't know how to deal with. Fingers crossed my angel continues making such progress.

The simple instructions I've left my partner are as follows:

1. If she's drooling give her nux vomica

2. If her eyes are going red give her virus and bacteria

3. Every 2-3 hrs give her Absinicum album, especially if she's has a bout of bloody diarrhoea

4. No more than 50ml of liquid per 30-60 min, less if vomiting is frequent, don't let her drink too much herself even if she wants to. Slow and steady wins the race.

5. Only check her temp if she feels overly hot

6. Don't wake her if she's sleeping properly

7. Do wake her if shes gone for more than an hour without a saline injection.

No treatment is really a guarantee with parvovirus, but I have seen a dramatic improvement in less than 24 hrs. Bear in mind that homeopathics may often initial present with a strong reaction, maybe an increase in temp, don't panic, ride it out. Hold off on the homeopathic until the signs are there that it's required. After the second dose of Absinicum album her temp soared for about 30min. Keep hydration up is the number one priority. At one stage during the day, I noticed her shuddering when she inhaled. My father gave her another homeopathic called merc sol, the shuddering stopped within 15min. Started again about 3 hours later and stopped almost immediately after a second dose.

Activated Charcoal - Where to Buy
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 02/27/2015
5 out of 5 stars

For those looking to find activated charcoal to use in gatorade or pedialyte to treat parvo, you can buy activated charcoal at most pharmacies or drug stores - just ask if you do not see it. You may also find it at whole food co-ops or natural stores OR at any fish/pet store - though the type from the fish store needs to be ground into a fine powder before you can use it.

Activated Charcoal - How to Administer
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 09/04/2014

Hey Marybeth!

You may be doing everything right; it is just that your puppy cannot keep it down because he is ill.

Consider giving him an OTC anti nausea remedy such as kaopectate. Dose this and wait before trying the AC/pedialyte.

Keep an eye out for dehydration; use the pinch test to check: Pinch with two fingers the skin on the scruff or back of your pup's neck and pull it up, so it forms a tent or peak -and then let go. It should *snap* right back rapidly. If it slowly sinks back down or takes a few seconds to settle back down then your puppy is dehydrated.

If you are dealing with dehydration your best bet is to see the vet. Some EC contributors have had success using sterile saline solution for contact lenses and injecting it under the skin with a hypodermic needle and syringe to re-hydrate a parvo pup, but again the best thing to do might be to see the vet if you are dealing with a dehydrated pup.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Barbara Ann Daca (South Lake, Ca) on 02/13/2014
5 out of 5 stars

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!

Colloidal Silver
Posted by Nancy Cogar (Jacksonville Fl) on 11/11/2013
5 out of 5 stars

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

Colloidal Silver
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 11/12/2013

This is awesome news!

Thank you for this feedback!

MMS, Activated Charcoal
Posted by Hennie (Pretoria, South Africa) on 10/12/2013
5 out of 5 stars

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.

Saline Solution
Posted by Scorpioempress (Ridgecrest, Ca) on 09/02/2012
5 out of 5 stars

Charcoal has saved my puppy from parvo, but I had another dog recently come down with parvo. He was much more sick than the first and would not even TAKE the charcoal chicken broth. He wouldn't eat wet food, wouldn't drink broth, and I couldn't force fluids down his throat. He seemed to be near death. What really kills dogs with parvo is dehydration. Knowing this, I went to a feed store and bought a large (10ml) syringe and needle. I then bought pure saline wound wash from Walgreens (MAKE SURE THERE ARE NO OTHER INGREDIENTS OTHER THAN SALINE). I then sucked the saline from a very clean bowl into the syringe and pumped it into his little neck 3- 4 times in the first 3 hours. In total, I put about 30ml of liquid into his scruff, not his muscle. More for a larger dog would be necessary. He was so near death that he didn't even fuss. The next day, he was so much better and ALIVE!! I knew he would have died if I hadn't pumped him full of saline. I continued with the saline inections, about 30-50 mls for the next two days until he started to complain. I also gave him charcoal as soon as he started eating and drinking. I also gave him some antibiotics in his food, the kind you get for fish at the feed store. I gave the antibiotics because I had them, but he was markedly better BEFORE I even started them due to the saline.

The whole thing cost about $30 including the gas to get around. It would have cost $300-$500 at the vet and the most effective thing the vet does is give your dog an IV of SALINE.

Arsenicum Album, Diatomaceous Earth, Phosphorous
Posted by Nichole (Middletown, Ohio Usa) on 01/30/2012
5 out of 5 stars

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

Arsenicum Album, Diatomaceous Earth, Phosphorous
Posted by Nichole Langham (Middletown, Ohio USA) on 01/31/2012

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!

Posted by Virginia (Hamilton, Ontario ) on 08/12/2010
5 out of 5 stars

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

Pepto Bismol
Posted by David (Cedar Springs, Michigan) on 07/05/2010
5 out of 5 stars

This pepto treatment worked for my dog I also was giving him electrolyte water every hour now he is eating and drinking on his own.

Pepto Bismol
Posted by Tom (Fountain, Colorado) on 12/31/2009
5 out of 5 stars

several years ago we had a puppy that came down with parvo. we figured he would die, since the vet had told us that it would cost over $300.00 and no guarantee he would live. So I decided to give him pepto bismol, since that was what we take. A no win situation. We gave it to him forcibly for two days. one table spoon every four hours. to our surprise in three days he was eating and drinking (at first we had to force the water on him) and like the puppy we had before. Hope this helps.

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?

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.

Never Use Ibuprofen
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 06/25/2018
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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, Activated Charcoal
Posted by Tammie (Kenbridge, Va) on 03/13/2018

How much each hour?

Apple Cider Vinegar, Activated Charcoal
Posted by Elizabeth (Louisiana) on 09/08/2020

I love your post Tammie and thank you for that info. At the same time I can't help but wonder if the vet visit had anything to do with the pup getting sick. As I child I just can't remember Parvo being a household name as it is now.....

It was just a thought that occurred to me when I read your post.

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