On Friday 04/03/15 My two small dogs were diagnosed with parvovirus by the vet.
I couldn't afford to have them hospitalized so I did the best I could at home. The vet gave me two medications Cerenia for nausea & vomiting and Metronidazole 250mg tablets to give oralily. Well I had to fight with them to get it down and they would through it up in minutes.
That's when I found this site with a lot of helpful informatio. I credit the people who took the time to post information that they learned through this heartache with saving one of my babies. I wish I found it sooner. I know my little one would still be here.
On Saturday 04/04/15 my dogs were dying. They hadn't been able to keep any medicine or fluids down. Rufus the smaller one passed away that night, early Sunday morning.
My two dogs weighed less then 10 lbs each & they couldn't keep anything down. I tried the charcoal & pedialite. They couldn't keep it down. I went to Tractor Supply and bought needles and 20ml syringes, I went to Walmart and bought a child enema, Saline solution, and more pedialite.
On Sunday 04/05/15 I put Baby-Girl in the tub of warm water gave her 1/2 of the enema took her outside to go. brought her back in and I gave her approximately 2oz of pedialite very very slowly in her rectum with the enema bottle. She did not expell any of that. I warmed up 1/2 cup of saline solution and filled three 20ml syringes with it. As per the directions a 10lb dog would get 50ml of saline solution subcutaneous. (just under the skin) I gave her 60mls. Every 4 hours I gave her fluids.
I than took one of the antibiotics and put it in an oral syringe put the plunger into it sucked up some warm pedialite waited about 10 min it was dissolved, I shook it up and gave that to her rectally, followed by a little more pedialite. (to push/flush it further into her body). I did give her antibiotics rectally every 8 hrs for the first day than every 12 hours for two days and now 1 pill every 24 hrs as directed till gone.
On Monday 04/06/15 She was much much better. She ate some food.
On Tuesday 04/07/15 She's almost back to her normal self
Today Wednesday 04/08/15 You wouldn't know she was sick at all. She is broken hearted as well. Rufus was her baby. She looks for her but I think she knows she's gone. BTW Rufus was a girl she would've been 1yr old on 04/11/15
I've never posted anything anywhere before I just had to. I know some oral medications can be taken rectally that's why I did that. I never found a definitive answer on the web. I just felt I was running out of time so I took a chance.
(Mpls., Mn) on 06/25/2018
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."
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.
This really works!! Over the past week or so, our 4 month old puppy's appetite had been finicky. Monday evening he started to vomit - clear and a bit foamy. He wouldnt eat or drink. My daughter researched the symptoms and suspected parvo. We got a bottle of Pepto the same night and gave him some. He didn't keep it down and vomitted through the night. First thing Tuesday morning we got a bottle of Oil of Oregano from a health food store for $10 and gave him about 5 drops every 4 hours. By the end of the day, he was drinking a little water with Gatorade and last night he ate some yogurt. This morning (Tuesday) he ate some dog treats and drank a little milk. We found out yesterday it really was parvo because our next door neighbor's dog died Sunday with the same thing. We are grateful for this website because it saved our puppy's life. Thank you all for your comments.
Oil of Oregano
My husband has 2 very mild mannered Pit Bulls. It is two sisters. The youngest some how got Parvo or at least we think that is what is was. My husband took her to the Vet but the doctor was out. He had cleaned up blood 3 times. It was coming out of both ends. She wouldnt eat, drink or get up. I had been reading about natural anti-botics so I went to the health food store and brought a bottle of Oil of Oreganol put 2 drops on her tongue and in 3 hours she had gotten up. I feed her some apple sauce (blueberry) and she finally drank some water, we also feed her a can of fish steaks and a can of tuna. The next day we repeated the same process but we added pedialyte. It has been 5 days and she is back to her old self playing and eating up everything.
I have a Staffordshire terrier/pitbull that is older but I'm not sure of her age. I rescued her from someone who dumped her. She has parvo symptoms and that is what brought me to this site for right now I can't afford to go to a vet at this point in time.
I'm using activated charcoal and I just made a pot of chicken broth using 3 whole carrots, ground up fennel seed, salt and a whole chicken. I'm happy for she just lapped up some of the broth that I placed in her dog crate. I was going out to buy a syringe but think I may not need it at the moment. I'm going to keep offering her the broth every hour and later offer her chicken. I just want to let those know that they say fennel seed has very good properties for the flu or flu/cold/covoid virus..also helps soothe upset stomach. I am surely happy that she is drinking, but she is not yet out of the woods. I think adding the ground fennel seed and the activated charcoal caps that I have on hand will cure her. I grind the fennel seeds in a coffee grinder.
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.
Parvo Shot Side Effects
We are on day 4 after shots and my puppy has all the signs of parvo!
Parvo Shot Side Effects
My 6 week old Jack Russell terrier puppy received his first parvovirus shot yesterday morning. In the evening he vomited and the following morning he was unusually listless and had vomited again. He does not have diaharrea.
Parvo Shot Side Effects
Parvo side effects
We have a doberman 3 months old and received her Parvo shot. She was fine for about the first 6 hours then developed allergy like symptoms (swelling of eye lids and gums) Gave her an allergy tablet and she was fine by next morning.
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.
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.
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.
(Oklahoma City, OK)
My mini dachshund puppy was diagnosed with Parvovirus a few years ago. She was vomiting, lethargic and had bloody diarreah. I went online and researched and there is a vet who works for a rescue shelter in North Carolina that has been curing cats and dogs with Parvovirus by giving them Tamiflu liquid (baby dosage), with a 100% cure rate.
I contacted him and he emailed me the dosage and instructions for my pup. My local vet reluctantly wrote the script and I had it filled at the drug store. After being on Tamiflu for 24 hours, the vomiting/diarreah stopped and she began eating on her own. She was completely recovered in 3 days. I also gave her PediaLight by syringe to keep her hydrated.
Tamiflu is an antiviral and Parvo is a deadly virus, very much like influenza. Although, Tamiflu is not a natural remedy, it definitely will cure Parvo if it is caught early enough.
I hope this helps someone.
My daughter's dog was diagnosed with Parvo a couple days ago. He died because she could not afford $400 a night to stay at the vet. He may have had a chance, if her vet was as kind as mine and sent him home with an IV bag for subcutaneous fluids. But I digress.
I have learned so much from Earth Clinic and it has inspired me to do further research on herbal remedies. As you know, Parvo is a dogs' version of the 1918 flu epidemic.
I told her to start her other 3 dogs on Turmeric (1 1/2 tsp 2x daily) fresh ground cloves (1/4 tsp 1x daily) and 1 slice of crystalized ginger (1x daily) in hope of keeping them alive. Parvo has an incubation period of 3 -14 days (though they could have been exposed at the same time)so I was hoping to get enough in their system to combat this terrible virus. The first dog died early in the morning, one of the other dogs had a fever that night with vomiting and diarrhea. They continued the herbs but upped the dosage a little. This morning (she got sick last night) she was doing much better. This evening she is "whole body wagging!" Though it may or may not help the one diagnosed in multi dog families, it may help the others that live in the household.
Parvo is said to survive in contaminated areas for 6-0 months and can be spread by birds, rodents and even people. Every place I read said to disinfect with bleach. They also say that Parvo does well in an acidic environment. I told them to disinfect all they could with bleach (obviously can'd do that to the car seats) to kill all they could. The virus' that survived would hopefully be killed by baking soda sprinkled heavily on carpets, yard, car, etc. I have no proof on that, but it would be worth a try since it is so cheap. Ted would probably be the real authority on that one so please add anything else you think may work Ted!
I hope this helps someones beloved companion!
Parvo is a very easy virus to avoid if you just VACCINATE your pets. This means taking you puppy for regular visits to your veterinarian to be vaccinated properly. This does NOT mean purchasing vaccines at the local store and giving them yourself. Once a dog/puppy gets Parvo, there is only a 50/50 chance of survival NO MATTER WHAT YOU DO! The Parvo virus itself doesn't kill dogs, the effects of Parvo, such as dehydration, secondary infection, hypoglycemia DO kill dogs. Supportive care is important. IV fluids, antibiotics, anti vomiting medication, etc.
If you take in a stray puppy and your other pets are not vaccinated, you should keep that puppy separate from your other pets for 14 days. JUST VACCINATE!! Dogs that have survived with all of these "alternative" treatments were just on the lucky side of the 50/50 chances of survival.