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Home Remedy for Parvo

labIllustration 233x300 Home Remedy for ParvoCanine Parvovirus (“parvo”) attacks rapidly reproducing cells — such as those that line the gastrointestinal tract, bone marrow, lymph nodes and heart.

Parvo is highly contagious and is transmitted from dog to dog via contaminated droplets and feces. It can be carried on the dog’s hair and feet, as well as on contaminated cages, shoes and other objects. Dogs of all ages can be affected, but the highest rate of death occurs in puppies less than five months of age.

TWO MAIN SYNDROMES OF PARVO:

1. Diarrhea Syndrome (Enteritis)
After an incubation period of 7-14 days, the first signs of parvo are severe depression with loss of appetite, followed by vomiting. The dog will appear to be in extreme pain with a tucked-up abdomen. Within 24-hours, a high fever develops (up to 106 degrees F) and profuse diarrhea that is frequently bloody. Mouth inflammation can also occur. Almost no other canine disease exhibits these symptoms.

2. Cardiac Syndrome (Myocarditis)
This form of canine parvo affects the heart muscle, especially in puppies less than 3 months of age. Puppies with this form stop nursing, cry out and gasp for air. Death can occur suddenly or in a few days. Puppies that recover will sometimes develop a chronic form of congestive heart failure that leads to death in weeks or months.

The success of treatment for parvo depends on the form and the severity of the CPV infection as well as the age of the dog. In puppies that are between 6- and 20-weeks of age, there is a 1-4 week interval when they are most vulnerable despite being vaccinated. This is because the maternal antibodies they received through their mother’s milk are declining and therefore no longer protective but still interfere with the vaccine.

Dogs that recover from parvo are immune to the disease.
To follow is a home remedy I stumbled on for treating canine parvo on the internet and wanted to reprint it in case anyone may need it. It addresses the biggest needs in a treatment: fluid and electrolyte replacement, and medication to control diarrhea and vomiting.

This is an extremely hardy virus. It resists most household cleaners. The best disinfectant is Clorox (one part bleach to 30 parts water).

My puppy had Parvo, he was only 8 weeks old, and just a few pounds. I took him to the vet and realized that it would be anywhere from 600-1500 dollars to cure him, even then he may not survive. So I looked up puppy parvo on Google.com for any alternatives, I found many things that people had tried, and they said it worked, so I chose the raw eggs, children’s Pedialite, and children’s pepto method. What you will need is the following;

* Eggs (enough to last several days)
* Children’s Pepto
* Instant rice
* Hamburger
* Children’s Pedialite (or Gatorade will work also)
* A Syringe for feeding
* You might also want to get puppy training pads or newspaper

Directions
First take your dog and place him in a sterile dog cage, with the puppy pad or news paper covering the bottom because there will be lots of throw up and lots of diarrhea. Then sterilize your whole home. I used a spray found in the pet area of WalMart, its called “Odo Ban.” It also smells really good. Then used bleach [1 part bleach to 30 parts water] on all hard floors and dog cage. After everything is clean, DO NOT let your puppy out of his/her cage until he is completely healed.

Then I took a raw egg and blended it with a fork and put it in the Syringe and force fed him. I gave him 2 tablespoons of egg and 1 tablespoon of Pedialite every 4 hours for 3 days. I also gave him the children’s pill form of Pepto 3 times a day. I cut the pill in half and put it at the back of his throat. The serving size for your puppy may be greater depending on his size. I did this for about 3 days and until he was a lot more play full, and until his diarrhea was gone. (I also changed his pad every time he went potty and sterilized his cage every time to keep the parvo contained.)

After the 3 days was up I boiled instant rice and ground up hamburger and fed him 1/4 of a cup every four hours. (try this one time and wait to see if he can hold down the solid food. If its thrown back up, go back to eggs and pedielite for 2 more days. Then try it again.) After the first day of giving them the rice (and the puppy kept it down), try soft dog food the next day. If they keep that down, then you’re good to go, give them a sterile bath and they are now free to run around and play.

Why this works
This method works because puppy’s die from being dehydrated, not from the sickness itself, the key is keeping them from throwing up and healthy while the sickness goes away. They need lots of electrolytes. The Raw eggs for Nutrition, and pepto to keep there tummy’s calm. It worked for my little boy, and I hope it works for you. He is now the happiest little thing. Don’t forget to follow up with another vet visit to make sure all is well. Keep them in the house and off the outside ground for at least a week more just so you wont spread the sickness to any other dogs. Good luck i hope this helps you icon smile Home Remedy for Parvo Jessica F.

P.S. My puppy is about 3 pounds, so there might me a slight change in feeding, Be sure not to over feed, were not trying to make them full, just enough to keep them alive.

Tip Source: Thrifty Fun website.

UPDATE!

A reader sent a tip suggesting that Tamiflu can be used to treat Parvo. From what I read, she is correct. Here’s more info about using Tamiflu to treat Parvo.

 

178 Responses to “Home Remedy for Parvo”

  1. Hunter says:

    I have a 3 month old puppy and I’ve tried giving her eggs and you can tell she wants it so bad but just can’t seem to eat it. I even gave her small pieces. I’ve been feeding her orphan formula for 2 days now but hasn’t eaten any solid foods. I’m gonna try the Gatorade and see where she goes from there. Any other suggestions would be much appreciated

  2. Amy says:

    I have an 8 week old pitbull that I got when he was 3 weeks old (the owner refused to keep him any longer). My friend also took one of his litter mates and her puppy needed up having worms and the vet have her dewormer for my puppy as well. This was about 3-4 weeks ago that he was given this. For three weeks now he has been eating bil-jac food. For the past 5 days he has had diarrhea. He has been eating, drinking, and playing like normal but having diarrhea about 6-8 times a day. I have an appointment for him on Friday when I get paid to go in and get shots. Due to the crazy weather, the vet office has been closed. Is this something I should be alarmed about and is there anything I can do to help with the diarrhea. He is acting normal but I don’t want it to continue and to get worse. Thanks.

    • Amy says:

      There is no blood in his stool. Sometimes they are formed but very soft and other times it is more loose.

      • isak says:

        The diarrhea could be from many things because puppies tend to get into things and eat them. There are two things you can try:

        1. acidophyllus – it’s a capsule or tablet you buy where they sell vitamins. It restores the balance of good bacteria in the digestive tract.
        2. canned pumpkin (plain, with no spices) – give about a tablespoon full. Pumpkin helps with either diarrhea or constipation.

      • Hunter says:

        My puppy didn’t have blood in her stool until yesterday but has had parvovirus for about 4 days now. She was playing outside like nothing was wrong with her but drinking lots of water constantly. Then she was very inactive when I would bring her inside. Not normal for puppy. Took her to vet and tests said she didn’t have parvo but be careful because it could be too early for tests to recognize the virus. Keep the dog hydrated for sure and keep a close eye for unusual behavior

  3. Kiara says:

    Hi everybody. My 4 month old German Shepherd cross has (I think) Parvo. I say “I think” because when I took her to the vet (he’s a new vet, we relocated and had to find someone else to treat our pets) he took her temp, blood from her ear and then went into a back room and ran tests. He came back and gave her 3 shots, gave me Glutalyte (also, I live in South Africa so the names of medications are sometimes different) which is for electrolytes. Here’s the problem…when we got home I immediately gave her the supplement and she didn’t really like it but kept it down. After about the 4th time she was up and about and bouncy, thought it was over and that she would just need lots of love and attention. But this morning she threw up and had a runny tummy. (Both twice in 30min) now she won’t keep the Glutalyte down. She drinks water on her own, not as often as I’d like but she is drinking. She isn’t completely listless. She has been ill since 17:00 on Thursday. Its now Sat. The thing is, she was looking so much better, should I take her to the vet again or just keep encouraging her to drink fluids?

    • isak says:

      Yes, you should call the vet. Describe what has been happening to her and get his input. He has seen and tested her, so he knows best what is happening. The runny tummy may be from the supplement — if it was a lot, it could be the same as when we eat too much of something that we don’t usually eat. Especially if it’s liquid. You may also give her acidophyllus to help maintain the healthy bacteria in her stomach. It’s something that you can sprinkle on her food.

  4. Juan says:

    My dog looks sad and isolates him self he has been throwing up a light dark fluid for the last day what should I look for to know if this serious or what can I feed him to prevent this from happening

  5. Stephanie Zambrano says:

    Thank you so much!!!!!! I used the direction, but I decided to feed my dog 1 tablespoon pedalite every 2 hours in addition. My chihuahua thats about 2 lbs is 100% in 3 days. Thank you thank you thank you. You saved me $100s of dollars and she got better way faster! My other dog got parvo I took her to the vet and it took a week and she looked like a skeleton. This way my other only lost a little. I did catch it super early cause I know the signs now, but this will always be my first treatment. Again thank you!

  6. Pamela says:

    Something that NOBODY will ever tell you about that will knock out the virus in just a few days is Tamiflu. I don’t know the ratio but you can request your vet administer when dog is first taken into vet and diagnosed. But don’t just rely on this make sure they get plenty of fluids with antibiotics and antinausea meds. Also get so A/D food (only sold by your vet office to help coat the stomach lining).

    I have already brought back 2 rottweilers that were knocking on heavens door.

    • isak says:

      Here’s more info on Tamiflu for parvo.

    • Anonymous says:

      The eggs and others is not needed to bring your dog out of parvo. What the vets don’t want you to know about is the pedilyte trick. My dog had parvo when he was a pup, so I took him to a vet, and they said it will b $500 to 1,000 to treat him with a 50/50 chance on surviving. So I told him I cannot afford that, and asked him if there was a home remedy. He said that some people said pedilyte has worked for there dogs, and that he never seen the owner or dog come back in. So he said give it a try.

      You might think pedilyte might give them worms, but it never with my dog. I always got the clear kind. And it worked just as what the vet said. What you do when giving it to your dog is using a syringe to squirt it in there mouth and get them to drink it while comforting them. Try to get as much down them, but take breaks inbetween. You want to do this before you feed them. But when feeding them. Give them some good table scraps that they love. Cooked hamburger is good. But don’t let them inhale it.

      Another thing you want to do is if there a outside dog and it really hot outside, is to get them wet with the hose for a few secs, to help hydrate them quicker. Do this first then the pedilyte. Then food. This has also worked for dogs that have heatstrokes, as long as you catch it in time. My dog has had parvo twice in his life and 1 heat stroke. I have told many other people years ago in person, and it has helped there dogs recover. So never believe a vet to tell you that you can’t cure a parvovirus or let them take hundreds of your money. Good luck

      • Anonymous says:

        Oh and when treating your dog if it’s a outside dog. Get him out of the sun and put it in a area where it’s not to hot or cold.

  7. kristina says:

    i just lost my puppy to parvo she was an outside pet ! i didnt realize she was sick with parvo !i thought she just had an upset stomach but i was wrong ….i went outside today and she was gone !!!!!!!!!!!!! she has a twin puppy her brother ….he does not show signs of having it !!!!! but should i treat him for it just in case he catches it from her where shes been?i have to treat my yard i know ! but i’m worried about him catching it !!!!!so my question is should i go ahead and treat him just in case he has the virus and it just hasnt hit him yet ?or will he be fine ?i need help plz i dont want to loose him !!!

    • isak says:

      You should have your other puppy checked by a vet. Are you sure your puppy died of parvo?

      Because the boy puppy has been exposed to her, there is a chance he could contract the virus, too, if that’s what she had. Perhaps you can sterilize a room in the house, put him there and monitor him. Then start sterilizing the yard and the rest of your house, including bedding. Make sure your boy stays hydrated.

  8. Jewelz says:

    My 10 week old pit pup is lethargic has started vomiting and will now not eat. He had his first set of shots 2 weeks ago so I am starting your treatment today. I am hoping this works. any suggestion for areas of the carpet he has thrown up on and how to treat that?

    • Jewelz says:

      Well he is not holding the pepto tabs down about an hr & half after i gave it to him with a little bit of gatorade the pepto came back up?? with yellowish water i gave him white gatorade. I do not think this little guy is going to make it.

      • isak says:

        Have you tried something like baby food — stage 2 chicken or turkey (it has no onions in it)? The important thing is keeping him hydrated. The yellowish color is probably bile, his stomach acids. He may be having a reaction to the shots. Some puppies do.

  9. Melissa says:

    Thanks for the information posted here. I have a puppy with parvo. Vet told me she should be put down, because she was to dehydrated and would not make it. This was all in a matter of hours from the onset of symptons. I brought her home and after following these instructions, her gums are turning back to pink within 1 second. She has had all of her shots, we had 4 rounds of them. So having her treated by a vet, and getting all of her shots did not work. We will be switching Vets, because I can not go back there again. They were heartless. I hope the best for everybody else on here that has or is going through this.

    • isak says:

      Good for you for not giving up on your puppy. I wish you continued good luck! And I would change vets, too.

      • Melissa says:

        Sadly she passed away today. They now tell me that the form of parvo she had was effecting her heart. She didn’t really have a chance at all. I urge everybody who has dogs with parvo to read up as much as possible. They just don’t tell you everything at the vet anymore. If it is the kind that effects the heart, they will die. If it doesn’t take them during the initial phase it will within a few weeks. The heart ends up with fluid around it and has to work to hard to keep pumping. Just to remind whoever reads this in the future, she was current with all of her shots, she was seen by our vet from the moment we brought her home as a puppy, and she still got parvo. Thanks again for posting this information. She passed away in my arms, knowing she was loved.

        • isak says:

          I am so, so sorry for your loss. Big hugs to you. How lucky for you that she was a part of your life. You both knew each other’s love.

          Thank you for sharing.

  10. ashley says:

    hello i have a 13 week old German shepherd puppy who i think caught parvo i gave him the raw egg and 20 min later he threw it up i have been giving him pedyalite he seems to be able to hold it down and drinks on his own but want eat i have lost two dogs to parvo and plz no rude comments (stating i don’t need a dog) but i am determent to save my puppy he is every thing two me i induced vomiting the day be for yesterday and he was a little more happy and playing with my other pup like he use too the following day he went back down i also have a child and expecting and cant afford a vet right now also how can you tell if you dog has worms i have a two yr old son who thinks the puppy should eat what he eats and cought him giving them chocolate i check poo ever time they go but found nothing plzzz hel me

    • isak says:

      It’s not necessarily unusual for puppies to have worms depending on their mother’s situation. Often in puppies, they will have a pot-bellied look if they have intestinal worms. There are several kinds of worms and not all will show up in their poop. Tapeworms will when they break off from the main string, but you may not always see them. Tapeworms come from the dog ingesting fleas, so if you see fleas on your pup and he has been kind of chewing and licking on himself, he may have ingested the fleas. If you have a pet store or feed store nearby, they will have wormers. If you suspect tapeworms, read the label because not all wormers work for tapeworms.

      Why did you induce vomiting? Seems that would be the reverse of what you want to do. How are his stools? Diarrhea or are they firm?

      • ashley says:

        stools are runny and light brown and i induced vomiting on the 15th about 4:30 pm and he seemed to be a lil more playful and happy that night he had diarrhea and later on that night it was regular after i induced vomiting and he threw up a couple of times he was cheerful but still sleeping alot the pass two days he has been sleeping but he still drinks on his own and i bottle feed him pediyalite ever 15-30 mins as far as eatting he want touch it and its scaring me seeing him like this i gave him a bath over two hrs ago just to fight any bacteria that could be on him his gums are and dark pink and pail but when i lost my other two dogs to parvo the were drulling at the mouth and he is not he just mopping around and gose off to a corner by his self so i pick him up and put him back in my sight

        • ashley says:

          i induced vomiting thinking he just ate some thing crazy he a very curious dog and try’s to eat every thing in sight my husband put some seven dust down and he had been eating the grass but i have another pup who is a lot smaller and was doing the same and he is fine i just don’t know whats going on :( and i was going try anything to help my baby boy

        • isak says:

          Have you tried different food? The recipe above for hamburger and rice… or even some Chicken baby food to see if he will eat it? Maybe he has a blockage. However, induced vomiting may not free it. It could also make it worse if he ate something that may not easily come back up. Or maybe he does have worms. Both can cause a dog to not eat. It’s good that he is drinking on his own.

          Did you say his gums are dark pink or pale? When you press your finger against his gum, does it leave a pale mark that quickly returns to pink? Is his nose cold and moist?

          • ashley says:

            yes it quickly returns back to pink and his nose is wet a cold the last two days it was dry and warm

          • isak says:

            That’s very good. He is not anemic. If he has something blocking him, it may help to give him a little oil on bread. When was his last poop? Is he peeing regularly? Are you able to see if it is clear?

          • ashley says:

            also i was thinking about giving him cream of chicken soup to replace as a food supplement would that be ok

          • isak says:

            The cream of chicken soup may be too salty.

          • ashley says:

            he poop is still runny and a light brown no blood or any thing pee normla just not eatting

          • isak says:

            The runny poop may be from the pedialyte — because his system is not used to it. Canned pumpkin (without any spices) is good for diarrhea or constipation. Maybe a teaspoon mixed into something, in case he doesn’t eat it. Does he have a bloated belly?

          • ashley says:

            i really appreciate the help u are giving me just to let you know your giving me so much hope for my pup its incredible and also nice to talk to some one who actually cares about animals as much as i do thank u so much and no bolted bell and no vomiting any more since the egg he just looks like he is hungry poor baby :( he is walking around a little more just mopey was wondering even tho he threw up the egg is it a chance he did get a some of the protein he needed from it and should i try the warm medicine haven’t tried it yet

          • isak says:

            You are welcome.

            He may have gotten some protein. Depends on how long he held it down and how much he threw up.

            Which medicine?

          • ashley says:

            i just read it its only prevents roundworm pro-sense brand

  11. Liz says:

    This has helped tremendously!! My 8 month old pit caught parvo from our neighbors dogs and she almost died…I took her to the vet and decided I would attempt to nurse her back. We are on day 3 of eggs and shr is looking a little more perky. Still very low energy but we are noticing her doing a couple things like she used to!! Thank u so much!!

  12. charlene says:

    Hi my puppy chihuahua seems sick but it doesnt soubd like parvo. She “threw up” twice yesterday morning but nothing really came out. Since then she looked jst sad so i started giving her abt 2 tbs of pedialite every 3 hrs n shes held it dwn. she has no diahrea. This morning she,was more playful n even ate abt 2-3 tbs of wet dog food on her own. I thought maybe she jst ate something funky so i slowed dwn on the pedialite but now she looks sick again. I gave her 2tbs of the raw egg n the pedialite n im glad to say shes holding it down. Is there any suggestions on wat might be wrong or did i jst stop givibg her the pedialite too soon. I love ny baby n dnt wanna c her get,worse:( pls help

    • isak says:

      Puppies will get into all kinds of things very quickly. And what you are seeing could be a result of that. How is she feeling today? Is she doing better? Is she eating and drinking water on her own?

  13. kika says:

    My dog has parvo. I started, today w the egg remedy. I have a, question.,does it get worse before it, gets,better? I’m scared think im gonna lose my baby :(

    • isak says:

      I haven’t personally experienced parvo, so I don’t know. Make sure you keep your baby hydrated and see a vet if he/she seems to be getting worse.

      • kika says:

        How can you tell when a,dog is,dying?

        • isak says:

          If your pet’s health warrants your concern, go to the vet. Death is not reversible, but many health situations are. This is a life, not just a dog or a cat or a ferret. It’s a life that you are entrusted to take care of because you are their guardian. Please take your baby to the vet.

  14. melissa says:

    I just got a new puppy, she is Alaskin husky, she was taken from her mom too early, she is 5 weeks old, she has low energy and her feces is always liquid, she hasnt drank much on her own and so I have been giving her liquids in a bottle. We went ahead and wormed her and that was nasty what came out of her! Live worms! She hasnt had much of an appitite and now I have noticed blood in her bow movents( not all of them just about every two to three). I am worried about her and she was the runt of the litter. She hasn’t been vomiting none, so any advice or solutions.

    • isak says:

      Congrats on your new puppy! The symptoms may be from the worms. There is a post on here about diarrhea. At the end of it are some suggestions for treatments and meals. That may help. If you do not see improvement from her or she worsens, take her to your vet. And keep us posted on how she is doing.

  15. Nita says:

    Hello. I have a 7 month old puppy named Missy. She was diagnosed with parvo two days ago. We couldnt afgotd the vet tteatment. We have been trying a home remedy for a day now. I give her pedialyte 10ml every hour but i started with 5 ml.

    • Nita says:

      This is the rest of my comment .For some reason i can only type a couple of lines before my phone messes up. Shehas startes drinking water on her own and now im not sure how muxh i should let her have. She is an Australian shepherd mix and weighs around 40-50 pounds. I also give her tims and imodium. I tried to give her the raw egg but she wouldnt ta.ke it and i didnt want to force it for fear that it might gag her and make her vomit. She didnt vomit the whole day which is amazing progress. Any help woild be greatly appreciated

      • isak says:

        Dehydration is one of the biggest problems, so if she wants to drink on her own, that is good. Let her. Is she eating? If so, make sure it is bland food at first, like the boiled rice and hamburger in small amounts as mentioned above. You aren’t trying to fill her up; just keep her progress going forward.

        Good luck and keep us posted.

        • Nita says:

          Thanks for your help. Missy is back to her energetic self! She is eating her normal dog food woth a little water to make it soft now. I gave her rice and chicken the last couple days then slowly adsed wet dog food, and now the dry dog food.
          Now that she’s better, how long should i wait until i bring her back into the house? I have a 6 year Pekingese who has had his parvo vaccine when he was a puppy, but doesn’t get the annual. I have to walk Missy through the house to let her outside from the room were keeping her in. I bleach the floor everytime i do it, but i sroll think if my Pekingese was going to get it, he would probably have gotten it by now beacuse im not too confident in the fact that i bleached everything. I dont know. Im juat ready to have her back on the house and not secluded.

          • isak says:

            Best bet would be to check with your vet about when Missy can come back in. They already have her history, so they would know best. I am so happy to hear your great news! Congrats to you!

  16. Hello we have a 6 month old girl boxer(full bred) she is very ill tonight and we are doing everything we can to save her this site is giving us hope and tons of advice thank you guys for posting your advice.We have raised boxers now for many many years and have tried many remedies this one seems the best one.We just bought her from a man down the street that had a whole litter in his yard so we stopped and got one from him feeling bad for there living environment we are worried for all of our dogs now they all have there shots but our baby boxer.Im thinking we cought it too late.thanks for the advice.

  17. Shirley says:

    i have a 6 month sausage dog (peanut) he is part of our family and very special to us, how ever last week Thursday night he started throwing up and had very bad diarrhea that smelt horrible, Friday morning he was not doing nothing so i took him to the vet they first told me he had acute diarrhea, they gave me meds and told me to take him home which i did he started coming around late afternoon and almost his naughty old self how ever that night he was just as sick as that morning so i took him back to the vet where he has stayed until today, his bill is sky high but he isn’t eating and i am the only one who can force feed him so i go there twice day to do so, the bill is to expensive and cant stand leaving him there so i have decided on home treating, i have been looking for help on google all day and so great full i found this page i will be going to the vet soon and will be bringing my baby home where he will be more comfortable and where i can keep a eye on him all the time and look after him…. I am so scared of loosing him cause he so heart broken when i leave him and if he passes away there in that cage i will never forgive myself so im bringing him home….

  18. Jessica says:

    I have a 12 week old pitbull puppy that i have only had for about 2 1/2 weeks… they said he had all his shots but he is not drinking or eating and not keeping anything down when i force him.. now he is to the point to were when i try to force it down (with a syringe) he is flipping out and acting like a fish out of water.. I dont kno what else to do i am currently 21 weeks pregnant and have 2 other children so i dont have the $ to take him to the vet right now… He is just laying in the corner shaking and skinny as can be.. the symptoms just started last night we didnt even know that he was sick … Anybody have any other suggestions… he is a tough boy but with how he is looking and acting he is making me worried and scared to death that when i wake up he is not going to be here :(

    • Jessica says:

      And he had very bad diarrhea last night and earlier today.. but hasnt done it in a while.. But when i try the rice he cant hold it down and when i try the eggs or anything else in the syringe he wont let me do it…. :( :(

      • isak says:

        I am sorry I did not see your messages before I went to bed. How is your puppy?

        • Jessica says:

          He Didnt make it :( I woke up that morning and he was gone :( but now my 1 year old pit keeps shaking and throwing up.. her puke is yellow and white with grass in it and I can tell by her eyes she dont feel good she has had all her shots… Do i need to be worried or will it work itself out of her system? She is scaring me :( She is still eating and drinking but i can tell that there is something wrong.. I woke up to her puking and now she is starting it again…

          • isak says:

            I am so sorry for your loss. Poor, poor baby.

            In most cases, yellow foam indicates that the dog’s stomach is relatively empty of food. If there’s something in the vomit besides yellow foam, it may help to bring a sample to your veterinarian. Of course, if there’s grass in the foam, for example, you may already have your answer. So keep your dog from grazing on the lawn, and see if the vomiting subsides.

            If your dog shows other signs, including loss of appetite, lethargy and diarrhea — or if you notice a yellow tinge to your dog’s skin, eyes or gums — it merits a trip to your veterinarian. The problem may be as simple as a sudden diet change, stress or side effects from medication. But it could also be something more serious.

            via http://www.vetstreet.com/

          • lexi says:

            Jessica we have two ideas first there is a chance it could have parvo from what we understand but know that its going to cost at least 65 dollars for the parvo shot from the vet. you can get the shot from your local feed store for about 9 dollars it includes syringe a directions. Our puppy caught it from a neighbor puppy. After we realized she caught it we gave her the parvo shot from the feed store. We followed the directions above and added a few of our own twists for example we rubbed white karo syrup on the puppys gums to help keep her blood sugar up an it helped her to drink more water. (my puppy could drink on its own but i had to hold her up) but she didnt like the taste of the pediolyte so i mixed water and pediolyte about 50 50 each an gave her small amounts all day when she was awake. Then the pepto bismol childrens pills where just not digesting fast enough so she would throw them up. so what i did was crushed them up an added a bit of water to make a puffy pink liquid the force feed it to her with a syringe. She hasn’t thrown up since. TLC just spend the time and it will pay off mine did now she up and about now.

            Then the second idea is possibly worms because of the foam. there’s other signs like gums will be white, also grasp a handful of skin and pull upy on the loose skin and let go if skin doesn’t slip back quickly it means the dogs dehydrated, certain kinds of worms act fast and can kill the dog in 48-72 hours from the time the hatch, that why it is important to check the gums. (if white that’s a sign of anemia which the worms a re draining him of blood) worm him as fast as you can also get electrolytes which is gatorade or pediolyte also you can buy it in a packet from the feed store. Fight the dehydration buy giving lots of water and electrolytes. if the dog has chewed any dead bird or chicken it’ll give him those fast killing worms. I don’t know how to spell provious but you can get it from the feed store it will give the disire to eat. these are just our ideas that we learned threw trial and error an vets. The recipe on this website really helped we thank the person who wrote it lots. (sometimes the dog will seem to foam at the mouth but sometimes it is worms give the dog water. if it drinks its just worms but if it wont it could be rabies).

          • Charlotte says:

            Jesus christ people. They administer vaccines FOR A REASON!!! If you can’t afford them OR the emergency care THEN DON’T GET THE DOG. Plain and simple. So,your dog sat in the corner shaking and wasting away to nothing and you sat typing on a computer whining that you couldn’t syring feed him. He dies a horrible death during the night from something that is PREVENTABLE WITH A SHOT and now looky there,your OTHER dog is having the same symptoms. Gee go figure,right!! Someone should also mention here that not only is parvo extremely contagious,but it can also srvive in your house,yard,carpet etc for up to 7 years.. Meaning if you get another dog and don’t vaccinate it,more than likely it will also catch it and die of it. VACCINATE YOUR DOG NEXT TIME AND FFS STAY AWAY FROM OTHER PEOPLES DOGS AND BLEACH EVERYTHING SO YOU DON’T SPREAD IT ANY FURTHER!!! Smh…. Poor dog laid there suffering in its own puke and crap while you complained about “oh I’m pregnant and broke and I can’t tube feed him blah blah BLAH!!” – after the other one dies,which it probably already has,don’t get any more dogs for christs sake. Irresponsible dog owners,man I swear.

          • isak says:

            While I think you make some valid points in your comment, I also believe you could have stated them in a kinder way; in a way people want to be spoken to. It tends to be more effective.

    • Charlotte says:

      While I could of said it a bit “nicer”,I also believe in giving credit where credit is due and I DON’T believe in giving people false hope. Also,some folks are just ignorant as all get out and sometimes you’ve gotta hit them in the head with a shovel before they realize anything. NEGLECT IS ALSO ABUSE and if you can’t afford the vaccines and treatment then don’t GET THE ANIMAL. I work in a veterinary clinic and have worked in several shelters. THE BEST TREATMENT IS WHAT’S PROVIDED IN A HOSPITAL OR IF YOU CAN’T AFFORD THAT,THEN HUMANELY EUTHANISE IT. People have the urge to want to fix and heal everything but it mostly turns out with that animal dying an even worse and painful death than it already would have. GET YOUR DOGS SHOTS AND YOU CAN PREVENT THIS. Plain and simple. Its not Hitler’s master plan floks.

      • JESSICA says:

        OK B***H LOOK HERE I HAD JUST GOT THE DAMN DOG AND TRIED EVERYTHING TO HELP HIM! I WAS ON HERE HUNTING FOR MORE WAYS TO TRY AND HELP HIM HE WAS NOT LAYING IN HIS OWN PISS AND SHIT! THANK YOU AND I WAS TOLD THAT HE HAD HAD HIS SHOTS I DIDNT HAVE HIM FOR LONG ENOUGH TO EVEN GET HIM TO A VET AND MY OTHER DOG IS ALIVE KICKING AND COMPLETELY FINE B***H SO F**K YOU! AND YOUR RIGHT I AM A PREGNANT MOTHER AND WAS SCARED SHITLESS ABOUT MY PUPPY BUT I SAVED THAT DOG FROM ANOTHER DOG THAT HAD HIM COMPLETELY IN HIS MOUTH SO HONESTLY I DID WHAT ANYONE ELSE WOULD DO! AND I HAD JUST GAVE HIM ALL THE WORM MEDS AND ALL… AND AS FAR AS I AM CONCERNED YOU HAD NO RIGHT TO EVEN COMMENT ON THIS POST IT HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH YOU I TAKE VERY GOOD CARE OF MY ANIMALS BUT WHEN EVERYTHING THAT I AM BEING TOLD TO DO IS NOT WORKING AND MY DOG DONT WANT ME TO TOUCH HIM I THINK HE KNEW IT WAS HIS TIME THIS AINT THE FIRST TIME I HAVE DEALT WITH PARVO! I HAVE SAVED A COUPLE PUPPIES FROM THIS S**T… SO F**K YOU AND EVERYONE ELSE THAT GOT SOMETHING TO SAY ABOUT THIS POST….THATS WHAT THIS WEBSITE IS HERE FOR RIGHT????? :)

        • isak says:

          I am allowing this comment with edits for profanity so the owner can air her side. It is a mistake and inappropriate for people to make statements about others when they do not know the whole story. Assumptions are rarely fair.

          The purpose of this blog is to help people through knowledge and experience. VETS ARE NOT PERFECT! And I do not believe that some vaccinations should be for life.

          I recently spent $270 on a vet visit with a dog who was losing weight and not eating. He actually looked quite emaciated. His blood work was good; his stool sample was clean. The vet said he did not know what was the matter, but suggested we do further tests for cancer. I spoke to a second vet and questioned the possibility of cancer since the blood work did not seem to support that idea. She said that he was slightly anemic and that one count of his blood was a little on the low side in one area. When I asked if this could be from not eating, she said, “yes.” I felt like they were certainly moving quickly towards a diagnosis of cancer without a lot of indications, so I declined the further tests at that time.

          Instead, I went to the grocery and bought a $1.59 can of pumpkin. I mixed it with some baby food and syringed it into his mouth. I did this for about a day and a half before I saw him outside pooping. It was a large stool that seemed to get stuck. So I grabbed a paper towel and tried to gently ease it out of him. A couple hours later, he pooped again. This time on his own. That night, he started eating on his own again for the first time in two weeks and hasn’t stopped.

          It’s been about 3-4 weeks now and Bosco is FINE! His weight is back, he is smiling and the spring is in his step again. IT IS NOT CANCER! HE WAS CONSTIPATED!

          I paid the vet $270 and they wanted further tests at further cost when a $1.59 can of pumpkin was all he needed! Vets are not perfect… and sometimes they do not hear what an owner is saying which is sad because an attentive owner knows their pet. With that thought in mind, this blog continues as a place where people can gain info on various topics and share their experiences for the benefit of others in a similar situation.

          • FYI says:

            Thou should not critize others what if it was u

          • JESSICA says:

            I am sorry for the language but how is she going to down grade me when all i was trying to do from the beginning was save the puppy… she didnt kno the whole story and started telling me i was a poor animal pwner and things like that… Im very sorry if i made any of you upset with How i approached that but i was very hurt with how someone who didnt know anything about the matter could talk to me like that….

        • Christina says:

          I agree with you all the way. I purchased a $650.00 10 month old Pomeranian with a shot record from another state. Had my puppy for three days and he started laying around, vomiting, and very sick I took him to a local vet $450.23later positive parvo snap test, Iv’s, antibiotic’s, fluids, and vomiting meds he is still sick. $1000.23 later sick pup, sad family and I get on here for help and you see people’s opinions guess what it’s not there show nobody is paying for your opinions keep you mouths shut Jessica might just save a puppy’s life. We are on day day 4 from positive test no stool but continued vomiting. We are keeping him hydrated every hour and he goes out for peepee time. I’m broke at this point and any help would be great.

          P.s. everyone giving opinions not regarding something to help Sir. Theo will be ignored. You are of no importance to me.

          • isak says:

            Fortunately, the majority of people posting here are sharing their experiences – what has or has not worked for them. Which is the purpose of this blog: people helping people help their beloved pets.

          • Shelley Wagner says:

            For vomiting natural non med ginger root. Snap a piece off at store. Size of your thumb. Price under a dollar. Slice very thin and bring a pan to boil. Add the ginger root. Let simmer on low for 20 minutes. Strain out root and let cool. Ginger is one of the most anti vomiting herbs on planet Earth.

            Using a syringe and give a syringeful every few hours.

            I have cured my own projectile vomiting by biting a piece of ginger and chewing it up.

            Also take 3 cups of Olive leaves, and put in a crock pot. Fill crock pot to too and turn on high until water gets hot. Then turn on lo setting and let simmer checking water to make sure doesn’t boil dry, for twelve hours. Let cool and strain the Olive Extract. Bottle and date the contents and put in frig. Olive leaf extract is an immune busting extraction, which has antibacterial as well antiviral, antifungal properties. Mix a half a cup each of ginger, olive leaf and a tsp of honey.. Using the syringe give full amt . every half hour, then as rehydration and killing of virus and bacteria, see if pup can begin drinking on its own. Give Chicken broth that has onion, garlic, 1/4 tsp salt, carrot, celery leaves, rice and let simmer for one hour. Add ginger tea, olive leaf extract of equal parts. Either hand feed, and see if pup can take on own.

          • isak says:

            Be careful with the onion and garlic. Too much can cause blood cell damage and/or anemia.

      • Tabatha says:

        I work at a vet as well and I think its great that people put through the effort to save there dogs/puppies. For you to say that they should put them down is heartless. You need to lose that “holier than thou” attitude. There is no such thing as false hope. Its called having faith you uneducated wench. Maybe you should find Christ before you go using his name anyway you see fit. You say you work at a vet, which tells me, you Are NOT a vet. Get a life and stop criticizing people and their decisions to be humane!!!!!

        • isak says:

          Years ago, I took a very sick feral cat to the vet for treatment. He was so weak that I was able to get him into a carrier. The vet diagnosed him as FeLK+ and told me he should be put down right away because he might infect other cats and was going to die anyway. The news told me so by surprise. I looked into his face and could not in good conscience put him down because he was inconvenient. I asked about treatments and got nowhere. For 45 minutes, a parade of people from the clinic came in and told me why he should be killed. I finally got them to give me some antibiotics for the illness he was suffering from. You see, FeLK affects their immune system. The FeLK itself does not kill them. It’s usually a secondary infection.

          I brought Otis home where I built him a cattery. He recovered from his infection and thrived for five more years. He passed a month ago.

          He was a most incredible little guy. I used to say to him all the time, “I love you,” and he meowed back to me with three cat syllables that sounded like he was saying “I love you” back. When I bent my head to kiss him, he would roll his head against my face. I have received head butts in my life, but I have never had a cat roll his head against my face.

          I will never regret my decision to not kill Otis that day in the vet’s office. I am happy that he passed on his terms and that his life was not taken from him before his time.

          I agree… there is no such thing as false hope.

          Here’s a photo of my Otis.

          • Stephanie says:

            Otis was beautiful! I had an Otis that also became FELK+ :( he was the BEST kitty-solid black and Beautiful! RIP OTIS’!

          • isak says:

            Thank you. He was such a charmer and so kind-hearted. I think you are the first person I have known that also had an Otis. :)

      • Stephanie says:

        Charlotte, YOU ARE A JERK!

  19. Esmeralda says:

    i am SO THANKFUL i found this blog of yours for a home remedy. my puppy got really sick and thanks to this today shes actually more active!!
    just want to say thank you so much:)

  20. Suzanna says:

    thank you for this it really worked. thought i was going to loose my baby but thanks to you and the lord she pulled threw

  21. Ashlee says:

    i have a 10 week old yorkie/Weiner dog mix (buttercup) are yesterday she ate very little and today she ate nothing. She had been vomiting its been clear and foamy and also has diarrhea but its not really bad so i’m not sure if she has parvo or not i can’t afford a vet right now i’m going to try what this post said but if anyone has any other suggestions please help

    • isak says:

      How is your baby doing? Any change in how she is feeling? Given her young age, maybe she just ate something she shouldn’t have, but please let us know.

  22. Lorraine says:

    I originally posted on Aug. 28th, 2012 about my pup having Parvo. I am very very glad to report that my little Fluffy has fully recovered. I followed the home remedy on this webpage for the most part,say 90%. I alternated with chicken broth from a can and pedialyte, I diluted Pepto Bismol (easier to swallow) and I did give some of my antiboditics (cut pill in half and mixed some of it into the chicken broth) using a child syringe to feed. Anyhow, I hope anyone who is going through this experience will have hope that YOUR PET CAN RECOVER TOO!! Oh and the egg worked! (was a little nervous about it at first). THANKS!!

  23. Christine Wright says:

    Ty 4 all the good info on here. My sister has a sick pup. Took him 2 the vet they tell us he has parvo. Which we knew. Been giving him Gatorade and water and he seems better 2day than yesterday. My sis is so scared she will loss her puppy so i Google at home remedies 4 parvo and found this site. Great info on her and so much stuff we needed 2 know. Doing what we need 2 4 this little guy. Will make sure I update u guys on his progress. His name is Buddy.

  24. Lorraine says:

    Took my pup, who is 12 1/2 weeks, to the vet and they wanted $500.00 to test and treat for Parvo. So I paid the $30.00 visit fee and left. I am treating my pup Fluffy at home. Have been giving him 2 tablespoons of chicken broth from a can, seems to agree with his tummy. I am also alternating with Pedialyte water for children. I gave him Pepto diluted with water. He seems to be holding down the fluids a little better. Threw up a little once today so far. I pray Fluffy gets better otherwise my 3 1/2 yr old daughter will be devastated. I thank the person who posted the info. It gives me hope that I can slowly nurse Fluffy back to health.

    • isak says:

      Good luck to you. Many people have contributed what they have done and shared what has worked best for them. It seems to center on keeping these babies hydrated and giving them around-the-clock care. You sound determined. Best to you. And please keep us posted with your results. We are all pulling for you and Fluffy!

  25. Roseanna Thomas says:

    Hi everyone i have a 7 to 8 month old yorkie he started throwing up last night and wont eat or drinl anything today…… as of right now the vet refuses to get out of bed for less than 300 dollars and thats for walking in im sure he has parvo from reading all these post but i cant get him to even move his mouth is locked up and he is unresponsive im rubbing syrup on hia gums and dribbling a mix of water and gatoraide but it dont seem to be working….im so scared im about to loose my baby :(

    • isak says:

      I’m sorry we did not get your message overnight. Now that it is morning, I hope you will take your baby to a vet.

      The symptoms you mentioned can be several things. Being a puppy, it could even be something that he ate that you are unaware of; something that he found on the floor. The vet can best diagnose him.

      Please let us know what you find out. We are sending you our best.

    • Charlotte says:

      That sounds more like distemper than parvo. AGAIN,preventable with a shot AND parvo,distemper & lepto are all in a combo shot now. A series of 3 shots given approx a month apart from a vet could prevent that and parvo =(

      • Casey says:

        You know what Charlotte, it isn’t ALWAYS preventable. You can’t prejudge people the way you are, if you are this bitter in life I pity you. #1 Parvo has THREE different vaccines and a dog is NOT fully guarded against parvo ‘instantly’ as they are in your magical world. #2 Once parvo gets past a certain point, it is difficult for even a vet to bring him/her back. Not everyone has the money to shell out $1500 on the spot no warning for a vet bill. A check-up is much more budgetable and if you look at the comments, pretty much everyone took their dogs to the vet and found out the horrible news so sit down. #3 It is possible for someone to get their puppy WITH parvo and not even know it. It takes time to happen, this in fact is my situation currently. I have already nursed a pup from parvo years ago, I’m in the same shoes again so once again, sit down. You need to take a very hard look at yourself, I’m not sure you live up to your own standards that you require for everyone else. Have some humanity, you really need to find your path and get informed before you judge.

  26. David says:

    Hi I have 2 8 month old canadian bear akitas I keep them both in the same kennel at nite time… Around 4 days ago while I was at work my cousins girl friend was watching them the female threw up all her food from that morn I did not think much of it cause I just had to which them from there regular food to a cheaper food beacause of $ issues with in 1 day she became extreamly ill would not touch water or food I knew somthing was vary wrong the next day I tried feeding her in the morn still nothing I went to work n asked my cousins gf to pay close attention to her I called on break n my dog jacey still had not consumed anything at all n she had noticed that jacey was standing in place alot n would not lay down or move much this was friday… When I got home around 5 or 6 n seen her right off the bat I noticed that she had lost a substantial amount of weight also quite a few days before noticing any symptoms she was very snappy towards kids and smaller animals which is absolutely not like her she is a lover n praticlly afraid of her own shaddow… I did and assessment on jacey noticed she was a lil shakey n had vary slimey drippy saliva but would still move quite a bit which lead me believe it was not parvo but being is scared as I was my reg vet was closed because of the weekend so I had to take her to the emergency vet which was crazy expensive got her tested n was positive… I had had a run in with this befor with my pitt bull n it was vary hard to deal with gettin the pup to good health but we did….. So I had the vet give her some antibiotics a non nausea medication and some fluids I had to take her home cause absolutly did not even have 1,2oo dollars 4 them to keep her so I have not left jaceys side for almost,3 days now wit only about 4-6 hrs of sleep… She is slowly gettin better using pedialyte every hour to 2 hours raw eggs every 2 hours and pepto bismol every 3 hours also using maple syrup to rub on her gums to help with her blood sugars 2-3 times a day n staying consistant with the procedures she has actually started drinking small amounts of water not to much so she dont get over filled n get sick be carful wit the amount they consume they will throw it back up the goal is to just keep wat ever down to make forward progress…she is also getting up on her own to use the restroom very happy about this… hoping tomorrow she will have more energy been praying a lot about it and it seems she is pulling thru…. very thankful for the info I have picked up on this website hope my info can help someone notice signs of parvo my experience with this virus is act immediately cuz if you wait one day to long is all it takes to lose them…..

  27. Georgie says:

    Im feeding my dog eggs now, shes a pitbull and shes 33lbs. We took her to the vet and she had a faint positive for parvo” Im doing my best to keep her hydrated ad got all the meds from the vet” she has an iv and will drink everyonce in a while but will not eat. This is the best advice, thak you. I just forced a lil bit of raw egg and have been giving her pedialyte. Day 3 I will giver her eggs n beef/ ty

  28. ish says:

    my 12 week old rotterman has parvo. after 9 days of confinement at the vet i decided to birng him home yesterday since he was looking so weak and i was afraid that he might die alone.. :( plus i’ve already spent about 200 dollars or over 5,000 pesos..
    so ive been giving him pedialyte, and he’s drinking water from his bowl every now and then.. still my prob is trying to make him take his meds (tablet form). he wont open his mouth for me and just pushes the tab out with his tongue every time i try to forcefeed it to him..

    • isak says:

      Have you tried wrapping the pill in something that he likes (lunch meat, cheese, canned dog food, yogurt, applesauce)… or maybe even crushing it up and putting it in an oral syringe with some pedialyte?

    • Jenn says:

      Crush the pill and put it in a syringe will a little pedialyte or egg and water. Open her mouth and slowly squirt it down the back of the throat…slowly is the key..Should work. good luck!

  29. Carolyn says:

    I have a 6 month of chihuahua named Felina and she has parvovirus. This started last Thursday and she has been to the vet three times now and although she is wagging her whole tail instead of just the tip but she is still not out of the woods. I searched the Internet and found a site that said give them pedialyte and yogurt and I tried that this morning and she has kept it down now for almost two hours but I was still worried. I found this site and I tried two tablespoons of raw egg and pedialyte and that is also staying down. She has some diarrhea a little while ago so I added the half baby pepto to another dropper of pedialyte. I am going to follow this in another three hours with more egg and then more pepto. I am hoping this makes her feel better than she does right now. thanks for the advice I appreciate it.

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