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by cat1111 on 07 July 2009 - 14:07

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I have been hearing around that Tamiflu will kill Parvo in dogs very quickly. I have a vet in my state said he has had a 98% success rate with tamiflu. He said 25mg twice a day for 5 days and after 24 hours of treatment its amazing.

I have talked to other vets about it and they say testing is in the works but not sure one way or the other if it works.

Just want to know your thoughts about this. If it is true then 100's of dogs could be saved by this pill.

There is also a new strand of Parvo that is the worst seen in many years, does the shots we give our dogs now work with this new strand or will they have to come up with a new shot for this?


Any thoughts on this?

by SitasMom on 07 July 2009 - 15:07

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sounds like tamiflu may help but it is not a cure......

EXTRA TREATMENT WHICH MAY HELP:

TAMIFLU® (OSELTAMIVIR)
While this particular addition to the parvo treatment plan has not universally caught on everywhere, news of its efficacy has spread far and wide. This oral medication is typically given for five days starting as soon as the diagnosis is made. It interferes with the reproduction of the parvovirus so that the patient’s immune system essentially has fewer enemy soldiers to combat. This medication is helpful in the treatment of parvo patients plus can prevent development of the disease when given to exposed puppies. The key is to begin this treatment before the virus has had a chance to maximize its numbers; if treatment is started later in the infection, there may be so many viral particles present that little benefit can be realized.

by Two Moons on 07 July 2009 - 19:07

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I think it would be a dangerous practice giving Tamiflu to dogs.
Dangerous for man.

Its a really bad idea.

Moons.

by SitasMom on 07 July 2009 - 21:07

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What are the side effect of Tamiflu?

by marjorie on 08 July 2009 - 01:07

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Parvo treatment- BUT --- > ALWAYS CHECK WITH YOUR VET BEFORE ADMINISTERING ANYTHING YOU READ ABOUT ON THE INTERNET!
http://gsd911.com/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=301

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by Two Moons on 08 July 2009 - 02:07

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I repeat,
A very bad idea.

by marjorie on 08 July 2009 - 03:07

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Maybe its a bad idea to YOU, but I can assure you it was a wonderful idea for the many puppies whose lives have been saved by using it. Many rescues have pulled pups back from the brink of death through the use of Tamiflu. I do not advocate administering it without consulting a vet, for correct dosages, but there would be many more dead pups if others shared your view.

Even VIN is acknowledging it as a use for Parvo
http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&A=1885
http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&C=&A=580&SourceID

http://www.bi-mar.com/tamiflu.htm

Marjorie
Executive Director: New Beginnings Shepherd Rescue www.newbeginningsrescue.com 501 C3
OUR BUILDING PROJECT PHOTOS
http://gsd911.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=196

http://www.gsdbbr.org The German Shepherd Dog Breed Betterment Registry (including frozen/chilled semen database) BE PROACTIVE!
http://mzjf.com --> The Degenerative Myelopathy Support Group

by Two Moons on 08 July 2009 - 05:07

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Your gonna do what your gonna do.
You don't understand why its a bad idea.
I don't care to explain it because it would do no good.
One day you'll figure it out after it is too late.

Moons.

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