German Shepherd Dog > new GSD puppy has parvo:( home remedies? (31 replies)
new GSD puppy has parvo:( home remedies?
by sandra93 on 06 June 2012 - 15:29
|Hello my 11 week old puppy most likely has parvo, he is my boyfriends and his other dog just died of parvo yesterday and we were worried that he would catch it, well this morning he wasnt being as playful as he usually is so were rushing to the vet. if he does have parvo what can we do to save him? we dont have alot of money for expensive medication,so most likely we will be relying on home remedies,etc. he is vaccinated he was about to get his third round of shots..|
Well we went to the vet he does have parvo :( we caught it very early he gave us some medications and the vet said all we can do is help him fight it with the medicine and keeping him hydrated . this is what i meant by home remedies like what can i do to help him fight it, bc it is thousands of dollars to keep him in the hospital and that will not happen.
by Darka on 06 June 2012 - 15:49
|If he has it, depending on the degree, he will likely need to stay in the hospital for days on fluids receiving medications daily. Home remedies? Please! Do as your vet says and if you cannot afford it either euthanize or sign your puppy over to a rescue who might take him. Why bring him home to let him suffer? It's a horrible death.|
by Conspicuous on 06 June 2012 - 16:02
|No home remedies get him to a vet ASAP.|
Hope he recovers
by Rass on 06 June 2012 - 16:18
|No home remedies. Vet supportive therapy is very expensive. If you bring him back home after he is well, and you do not clean up thoroughly every surface with Chlorox or other disinfectant, he can become re-infected. Parvo can live a LONG time in the environment. |
If you cannot afford the care and the possibility that even under vet care he may very well still die, euthanize him. It is the kindest thing. There is no "home remedy" for this. Death by Parvo is cruel and prolonged.
Do not get any more dogs where you live for at least a year. That is what I mean by Parvo living a long time in the environment.
by fawndallas on 06 June 2012 - 16:25
|And bleach treat all of your out door area at least 3 times in the next year. Parvo is very very bad.|
by ziegenfarm on 06 June 2012 - 16:31
|definately go to the vet, but also check out this link:|
best of luck. pjp
by aceofspades on 06 June 2012 - 16:36
|I am not at home right now but when I am I will post a couple links to another non dog forum I am on. There have been a few parvo threads there. Two of the dogs didnt make it and one did but TONS of good Info. I remember a few things. Get pedialyte and give by syringe. Dehydration is the biggest thing. Someone else also said diacotomous earth. Not sure if I spelled that correctly and colloidal silver. Read up on those remedies with parvo. Even if you get pup to the vet for a day or two for sub Q fluids it will make a huge difference. It is dehydration that does the most damage.|
by aceofspades on 06 June 2012 - 16:38
|No new puppies for two years now either. You can bleach the crap out of hard surfaces but parvo will live in the dirt and grass fOr a couple Of years. Also no friends bringing over unvaccinated dogs. It is highly contagious. Your entire house needs to be bleached from top to bottom and everything washed in hot hot water.|
by aceofspades on 06 June 2012 - 16:42
|Also you will know if he has it when he poops. Parvo had a VERY distinct smell and even if you have never smelled it before you will know what it is the second you smell it. Black and tan dogs seem to be more suceptible to parvo for some reason. I found this link. Maybe it will help you. You will have to copy and paste the link. I'm on my phone and can't make a clickable link. http://m.voices.yahoo.com/how-nursed-puppy-through-parvo-440258.html Because he has two sets of vaccinations already even if he gets it it may not be fatal but still a ton of work. He will probably need at least a couple days at the vet and home care will still need close vet monitoring. Many vets WILL let you treat at home when the worst is over and just ask that you are in touch often. I personally know of dogs that have pulled through with a couple days at the vet and remaining treatment at home.|
by joanro on 06 June 2012 - 16:53
|Aceofspades, I get it when you say no unvaccinated dogs to visit their home. If any dogs visit the contaminated home, THEY themselves may not get sick, BUT they will carry the disease on their feet and coat to every place they tread, spreading the disease for other people and dogs pick up on their feet and take home with them, infecting any young, vulnerable dogs/puppies. This is one of the ways parvo outbreaks happen. They need to keep the disease contained and not let anyone visit until EVERY INCH is disinfected.|
by fawndallas on 06 June 2012 - 17:04
|All our prayers are with you. Keep us informed.|
by B.Andersen on 06 June 2012 - 17:20
|Parvo facts. Rott dobie gsd in this order the worse for parvo Parvo lives for 10 weeks outside the host not years . It attacks and kill intestinal lining causing enteritis Antibiotics must be given by injection then goes to bone marrow wipes out immmune system. Common causes vaccine failure due to breaking the cold chain vaccinating puppies with worms cocci giardia infection also improper vaccination schedule improper vaccines and vaccination schedule Puppies can be treated at home with medical treatment not some quack medicine. Iv not necessary subcutaneous can be given.Go to your vet run tests get a fecal ask if they will help you treat at home instruct you. These are facts not suppositions|
by aceofspades on 06 June 2012 - 18:32
|If it only lives for ten weeks then why does every vet recommend no new puppies for 2 years?|
by macrowe1 on 06 June 2012 - 18:58
|I wouldn't trust home remedies for parvo. They lose so much weight due to not eating and vomiting and diarrhea, plus they lose so much fluids, they need to be hospitalized. For those who can't afford the treatment, you can always try those medications and use Pedialite and Gatorade to keep the pup's sugar and fluids up, but from what I've seen there's not much success. At the clinics we use anti-nausea medication, anti-diarrhea medication, and dextrose in fluid bags and keep them going 24-7. The pup is not going to have an appetite, is not going to want to drink anything, and most likely will go downhill fast. I would see what the vet would charge to hospitalize and see if they do payment plans. Hospitalization is the best bet.|
by Siantha on 06 June 2012 - 19:17
|a long long time ago we treated a puppy at home after going to the vets and them showing us what to do. but we still went to the vet and we gave thepuppy tons of subQ fluids and drove to the vet every day for antibiotics. mainly because where we lived the vet was soo full they could not take on another dog we ended up saveing him but it was a hard painstakeing process. its better to leave the pup in vet care. i know some vets here will run a tab mine does for me because im in there soo much and i pay monthly but they know me well. benefits of useing the same vet for everything.|
by gsdrocks on 06 June 2012 - 21:39
This link will tell you everything you need to know.
It does work I did use it with a whole litter (diognoised by a vet).
Two people that took pups home after i told them of the parvo had their pups treated the traditional way spent 1,500.00 on the treatment. the pups took weeks to recover.
The rest I kept and treated, they were all better in about a week.
by Jenni78 on 06 June 2012 - 23:56
|I guess I've just been lucky; every pup I've treated for parvo has lived, from 30lb GSD pups to 2lb Chihuahua pups. |
Sub-q fluids, hourly enemas, Tamiflu (supposed to give that before they are sick, though it still may help keep the virus from replicating) antibiotics...it can be done but you need some mad skills. If you can't afford a vet, get CareCredit or insurance. Far as I know, there is no waiting period for parvo with insurance. At least my company is that way...
BTW, for nausea, I like the Cerenia shots. See if the vet will come out to the car and give them the injection if they won't let you do them at home. I have a cool vet who sent me home w/a few days' worth for the Chihuahua. He only skipped eating for one day.
by Conspicuous on 08 June 2012 - 11:32
|sandra, any updates? Hope the pup is rallying.|
by swingfield on 08 June 2012 - 14:05
|Did sandra post then forget about it? I too, am curious about any updates !|
by aceofspades on 08 June 2012 - 15:56
|Was also coming back to check on this.|