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: https://www.earthclinic.com/pets/parvo.html
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: https://www.earthclinic.com/pets/parvo.html
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!
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.
Never Use Ibuprofen
(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.
Oil of Oregano
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.
Older Dogs With Parvo
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.
Parvo Shot Side Effects
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.
Please start here: https://www.earthclinic.com/pets/parvo.html
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
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.
Pedialyte or Goat's Milk
Really I found that Pedialyte alone is all I needed. Until one puppy that I was bottle braking got sick then when to straight goats milk. Fresh is best but you can get it at your local supercenter (Walmart).
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.
You have replied to a post that has been inactive for 2 years, so I will offer some advice.
The amount you give varies by the results you obtain. In general:
Most dogs tolerate being given subcutaneous fluids. You can give about 10-20 ml per kg of body weight (5 -10 ml per pound) in one spot (e.g. 50 ml for a 10 pound dog) before you move to another location. It usually takes 6 to 8 hours for all the fluids to be absorbed. Check to see if the previously administered fluids have been absorbed before giving more fluids. Even though the fluids are given on the back, gravity will cause the fluids to accumulate on the belly, so check for residual fluids on the belly before you give more. Check with your veterinarian if the fluids are not being fully absorbed.
Read complete "how to" instructions at the Source:
(Oklahoma City, OK)
I have been giving my puppy 10 mL about every 45 minutes, how do you know it's working? He's still highly depressed and looks close to death and it's breaking my heart to see him suffering from parvo! Please tell me how I'll know, I don't want him to die! I'm giving him saline like you said to do and pepto with water and activated carbon with Gatorade and a little water; he's so sick and I don't know what else to do! Please help me.
Are you injecting your dog with the saline solution? The advice for the saline was to administer it sub-Q - with a needle just under the skin, to help with deydration.
The other remedies - AC, pepto, gatorade - are to be dosed orally.
If this were my dog and no results yet I would increase the amount of saline administered sub-Q - 20cc's - this if I could not first visit a veterinarian.
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.