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Home Remedy for Parvo

By isak, June 21, 2009

Canine 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.

Dogs that develop parvo will show symptoms 3-10 days after being exposed. Symptoms include: vomiting, lethargy, diarrhea (usually bloody), and fever.

The biggest needs in parvo treatment are fluid and electrolyte replacement so the dog stays hydrated, and medication to control diarrhea and vomiting. Diarrhea and vomiting can quickly dehydrate a dog.


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 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

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 :) 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.


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.


If you read through the comments below, you will see a testimonial from Angelica about a product she bought and used on her chihuahua/dachshund mix. And it worked for her! It’s called Parv-gone. I am not familiar with this product. If you are, let us know how it worked for you.

Note: Also read through the comments below. Many people have kindly shared what has worked for them.


  1. beowolf says:

    gatorade and powerade can also be used instead of water

  2. Tori says:

    My 2 1/2 month old walker pup was in contact with the virus from a little older pup I have. He’s cured of parvo but the vet gave me the 8 in one shot to give to her even after I told her she was around him a lot. Do you think giving her that shot was a bad idea? I say this bc she spent the weekend in the vets office they said she had parvo but she was eating and drinking but when I got her home she wasn’t and wouldn’t for me. I’m up all night making sure she’s getting her fluids and raw eggs but she is dehydrating even with the fluids pepto and raw eggs. I’m at a loss she acts fine at times (with no drinking or eating on her own) then she acts like she’s about to die which I really don’t want to lose her. Any help wounding be greatly appreciated!

    • isak says:

      Giving a dog a vaccination for parvo when she has parvo will not make parvo go away. It prevents parvo in the future. Maybe the vet vaccinated her because she was scheduled for her puppy shots?

      Vaccinations usually include “live” viruses. The body has to fight them off just as your body fights off a flu virus. This builds up the dog’s immune system. On a good day, this fight against the “live” virus can cause a dog to not feel well. So it’s hard to say if you are seeing her not feel well because of parvo or the vaccination. It can take 2-3 days for a dog to get past the malaise from a vaccination.

      If you see that she is dehydrating, your vet can give her fluids under her skin. Some vets will show you how to do it and you can do it at home.

      Is she vomiting? If not, give her pedialyte with an oral syringe. The amount depends on the size of your dog, but think about how much or how little an oral syringe holds. If it’s a 6cc or 6ml syringe, fill it with plain water, then empty that into a bowl. See how little that is? Compare it to what she normally drinks and dose her accordingly. Give her fluids and food regularly. If the raw eggs are not staying down, try one of the other options listed on this post.

      Parvo is tough on the young ones because of their untested immune system, so you have to keep after it for several days. But don’t mess around with her hydration — make sure she is getting plenty of liquids.

      Best to you both.

  3. Michele says:

    I have a 2 1/2 year old male Yorkie I think has parvo. I can not afford a vet bill at this moment. What can I do for him at home?

    • isak says:

      Why do you think your dog has parvo? You did not mention his symptoms. Has he been away from the house/yard somewhere where he might have picked it up? It can take 3-10 days for symptoms to appear. If he doesn’t leave the house/yard and there have been no new dogs in his space, perhaps — and hopefully — it is something else.

      The most important thing about combating parvo is keeping your dog hydrated. If he is vomiting and has diarrhea, then he is losing hydration so you must replenish it. Then you want to get nutrition into him so he can fight the virus. Read through the comments posted on this page to see what people have tried and what has worked for them. Pick one and stick with it for a couple days before deciding that it isn’t working. After that, if you still think it is not working, pick another one and stick with that one for a couple days. Changing things too quickly can also cause confusing signs, so go slowly.

      If he has parvo, you must be vigilant and consistent, even hydrating him through the night. Best to you both.

  4. jesse says:

    I have a 10 week puppy and she has not had her second shots due to money issues i gave her a raw egg with shell with her dog food cause she would not eat it she ate the hole thing even took her for her walk and around 9 pm or so she started vomiting she does not have diarrhea she jst been vomiting and been real down what can i do i already called the vet but i have no money please help me

    • isak says:

      Given her young age, is it possible that she ate something you did not see and it is giving her an upset stomach? Has she been dewormed? These can cause vomiting.

      You feed her eggs shells? Were the shells crushed to an almost powder consistency? Otherwise they could be hard for her to digest.

      You can give her some plain yogurt to add good bacteria to her gut.

      If she vomits once but is eating, drinking, happy and acting totally normal, it’s PROBABLY OK to watch it for a day. Keep the next meal bland; just some white rice and boiled chicken. It’s always better to err on the side of caution though and run it by your vet.

      Puppies dehydrate quickly, especially when vomiting/diarrhea are greater than their water consumption.

  5. Amanda says:

    My has been at the vet for 3 days and today he was diagnosed with parvo but has a negative test not sure it is parvo only had diarrhea once this morning they said I’m just lost what to do?

    • isak says:

      Did they run a parvo test 3 days ago that indicated he had parvo? Or was the test today the first test? I can understand why you are confused. I am, too.

      Sounds like whatever was bothering him is coming under control. The biggest issue with parvo is dehydration. If he is not vomiting and his diarrhea is getting under control, perhaps he can come home.

  6. Michele says:


    My 2-month-old husky was just diagnosed with parvo and it is killing me inside because I instantly became attached to him. Unfortunately, I couldn’t afford the $4,000 the emergency room estimated me to stay in the hospital. I was just wondering if there is any way I can mix your home remedies of using the eggs, peptobismol, etc and the tamiflu? I am so desperate to save my puppy.

    • isak says:

      I am so sorry to hear your news. I’m sure you are attached. How could you not be?

      The first thing is to not give up. You need to be vigilant and consistent 24/7 with your treatments. The most important thing to do is keep your pup hydrated. Give him liquids every couple hours 24 hours a day. Buy a large oral syringe if he will not drink on his own so you can be sure he is getting liquids. Vomiting and diarrhea delete his hydration. Then you want to address his vomiting. Did the emergency room provide him any meds to help stop his impulse to vomit? If not, ask them if they will. Then find an option from this page to try. Stick with it. Don’t keep changing it up. The consistency is important, too. Parvo is pretty hard on pups because their immune system is still developing, so you need to work with him around the clock. It may take a few days or even a week to work through this, so don’t give up on him.

      Also clean your house as described to rid it of the virus. Best to you and your handsome little boy.

  7. Tonys says:

    Thank you.

  8. Tami Ebersole says:

    I just purchased a boxer puppy almost a week ago. The breeder gave him his 6 week shots. One the third day of him being with our family he started having diarrhea sometimes it has blood and sometimes it has mucous. I went ahead and wormed him again. There has been no signs of worms in poop. I would like to hear your suggestions of what it could be. I had one friend say that it could be parvo. He eats, drinks, and plays fine.

    • isak says:

      It sounds like it might be a reaction to the shots. It’s not uncommon to sometimes see a little blood in the diarrhea, though if it persists and/or increases, you should take him to the vet. The mucous naturally occurs in the gut; it protects the wall of the stomach from the stomach acids, so seeing it occasionally isn’t alarming so long as it does not keep happening. If he is eating, drinking and playful, I think it might just be a reaction to the shots — they usually contain an “active” virus that the pup’s body must fight off like our bodies do when we get a cold or the flu.

      For his diarrhea, you can make him a mixture of plain pumpkin and plain yogurt to firm up his stools:

      2 tablespoons plain live cultured yogurt
      1/4 can canned pureed pumpkin, no additives

      And monitor him. If he doesn’t improve, take him to your vet.

  9. songhye kyo says:

    Its not effective . My baby puppy passed away .

    • isak says:

      I am so sorry. Parvo is very hard on puppies. Their immune system is not fully developed yet making it hard for them to fight back against this terrible virus.

      Be sure to thoroughly clean your house and your yard before you bring another puppy into it. Exactly how long the virus survives depends on many factors – temperature, humidity levels, sunlight, etc. Parvo commonly survives for 5-7 months in an outside environment. It should be noted that freezing temperatures are protective for this virus; cold temperatures won’t kill parvo.

      The mainstay for parvo disinfection for the environment is to use a diluted bleach solution on cleanable surfaces (never on an animal!). The type of bleach varies the mix, but a general rule of thumb is: 1 part bleach to 30 parts water.

      Washable surfaces may be cleaned with a dilute bleach solution (test small area of the item first). Washing with large amounts of water may help “dilute” the virus from areas such as lawns. For furniture, carpets and other difficult-to-disinfect areas in the home, waiting 4-6 weeks may be sufficient time for the virus to die off before introducing another puppy.

      Again my heartfelt apologies for your loss.

  10. juanita says:

    We have an 8 weeks old pit mix and the poor baby is lethargic and throws up everything we have given it. However no diarrhea could it be parvo with no diarrhea????

    • isak says:

      Given the young age, the baby could have eaten something that is really disagreeing with him/her. It may not even be parvo if you don’t have the diarrhea, too. You could try some pepto-bismol — 1/2-1 tsp per 5 lb. Some people swear by Ginger Snap cookies, too.

  11. Shauntell says:

    I got a puppy about a week ago named him Ivan and got his shots around 3pm 12/8/15 and as soon as we left he started throwing up.
    I thought he just wasnt feeling good from the shots and by midnight i brought him to the emergency vet 12/9/15
    They tested him for parvo and it came back positive. Only one light blue dot (if that says anything)
    They gave me two options, one to be hospitalized and they treat him. Or i treat him at home.
    I didnt feel comfortable with how they kept saying the chances of survival even with being hospitalized is a very veey low chance. They gave him a fluid pouch in his side, some 24 hr nausea medicine, and some other stuff.
    They gave me “metronidazole suspension 100mg/ml”
    .3 ml every 12 hrs for 7 days and “reglan solution 10Cc” .5 every 8 hours for 3-5days.
    I have been giving him raw eggs, pedailyte, and childrens pepto. The first day(12/9/15)he was just sleeping alot. I did alot of praying and stayed up all night looking after him making sure he was okay. The next morning i gave the meds as directed and from looking on here i read to give the eggs, pedailyte and pepto.
    All day yesterday (12/10/15) he was very active running around, playing, chasing my feet, no throwing up (he had diarrhea 3 times since the hospital)
    Around 3am he threw up, i gave him more pedailyte etc.. today he is not really holding much down..
    Its only 8am but i just want to make sure im doing the right things.
    Is there anything else i can give him to stop the throwing up?
    I broke the childrens pepto in half grinded it up and put it in a medicine cup with pedailyte and give him that every few hours throught the day.
    Just a half of a pepto pill a day.

    I dont have a kennel to lock him up in but he stayes in his bed(most of the day) that i keep close to me where ever im at. Is it bad that i let him run around yesterday? Keeping the house cleaned and every time he poops on his poty pad i poor bleach in it and throw it away. Ive gave him a bath wed and just been using wipes to clean him up since. He seemed so much better yesterday than today. :'( any suggestions are very appreciated
    Thank you guys so much.
    -Shauntell D

    • isak says:

      Great name!

      Parvo is harder on puppies because their immune system is not up to speed yet. It will take several days to make a dent in it, so I suggest you keep doing what you are doing and do it on a regular schedule which includes overnight care as well as it sounds like you are doing. It would be better if you could limit his activity.

      Vets sometimes prescribe anti-vomiting medications that will suppress the urge to vomit. Check with your vet for those.

      Good luck and our best to you & Ivan!

  12. Dayday says:

    It forcing fluid down him he is 5.4 pounds every hour with egg but he is still laying around. He does become active when given pedialyte. Is he going to be OK is there anything else I can do.

    • isak says:

      It will take some time — several days — before you see a difference. The most important thing is to keep him hydrated. Force the pedialyte down him every couple hours — even through the night — until he takes it himself. The second most important thing is then getting some nutrition in him. It will be a slow process, so be diligent, keep on a regular schedule and don’t give up.

  13. Dayday says:

    I have a miniature yorkie. Tested positive for parvo. He is very week not eating and have to force liquids down him. Is he going to be OK. What else can I do.

  14. Kayla Conn says:

    My 6 week old puppy has parvovirus. I’ve been giving him pedialyte religiously and egg whites and yogart mixed. I found some human flagyl 500mg. How much would I give him in a single dosage? My friend 4 month old pup got parvo and they prescribed flagyl to her of course for canines 10mg. Please help. Just need a dosage.

    • isak says:

      You didn’t say how much your puppy weighs. The usual dose is 3mg-23mg/pound of your pet’s body weight, by mouth, 1 to 4 times a day

  15. shiela says:


    just wanna ask about whats happening to my puppies. I have 3 now and they r 1 month and 18 days old. Their shaking, body paralysis ( both front feet and they cant raised their heads and bloated tummy. Their stool sometimes it color yellow ( watery with blood) sometimes its black, but most of the time sticky blood stool and their losing a lot of weight. And they have white colored tick.

    My question is, is this genetic? or that the mama dog is a carrier? Bcoz this is already her 3rd puppy batch and suffered the same symptoms with her previous puppies.

    • isak says:

      I honestly don’t know what you are seeing, especially since you say this is recurring. The momma dog needs to see a vet and should be spayed.

      Is the momma dog current on her vaccinations and has she been dewormed? Have the puppies been dewormed? The bloated stomachs sounds like worms which in a severe case can cause bloody stools and a decline in health. The shaking suggests it is getting quite serious. You should deworm puppies at 2, 4, 6, & 8 weeks of age, then again at 12 & 16 weeks of age. Deworm again at 6 months and 1 year. Then deworm them as an adult. Also deworm the momma dog.

      Your puppies may well be infected with roundworms from the time they are born because often the mother passes the worms to the puppy while it is still in her body. Roundworms can also develop in a puppy after it is born when the puppy eats larvated eggs from the environment or drinks worm larvae (young worms) in the mother’s milk.

      Ticks tend to look white when they become full of blood. These can cause health issues as well.

      Between the ticks and the worms, the babies are getting robbed of their necessary nutrition to survive. They are fighting an uphill battle and it sounds like you need to take action quickly. Deworm the babies and their mom, make sure they do not have fleas and ticks on them, keep them all in a warm, clean place with access to plenty of clean water and good quality food. It is important that you take care of the momma dog as she is providing the nutrition her babies need right now and it does not sound like she is providing it.

      It suggest that you bottle feed the babies with puppy formula for the next couple weeks to be sure they are not getting worm-infected milk from the mother. Once momma is dewormed, you can let her nurse them.

      This is serious and you need to act quickly to save these babies.

  16. Julia says:

    Have a female pup, maybe 5mths old. We found her about a mth ago,haven’t given any shots, she just started vomiting day before yesterday. First her food, then just white foam. Slept on it, seemed ok yesterday, but not really eating. Today vomited again white clear.Now is laying around, not much energy and not eating at all. We started her on pedialyte and colloidal silver. Idk what to do for her…sny suggestions

    • isak says:

      You might give her some pepto-bismolto coat her stomach, then add some plain yogurt or break open an acidopyllus capsule (sold where vitamins are sold) into her food to add some good bacteria back into her gut. Given her age, she may have found something to eat that she shouldn’t have when no one was looking.

  17. Alex says:

    My 6 to 7 week old lab pup got her first shots from the breeder Monday afternoon . I picked up some litter mates on Monday evening as well, they are fine. I picked her and her brother up Thursday. Only she is sick. Her temp is exactly 100 degrees. She can’t keep down any fluids. I’m giving her rice that I boiled with chicken broth half an hour after I give her half a pepto pill and she can keep that down, unless I give her any fluids with it. Her poop is not diarrhea. It’s black and tarry. She also has a gooey cough. Another shot that they got was bordetella, but that was about 1 1/2 weeks ago. The breeder didn’t notice anything was wrong with her. It’s the weekend, and I don’t want to take her into emergency room vet if I don’t to. Any ideas what this is or suggestions on what I should do? I’ll take her if you think she needs it!



    • isak says:

      Her temperature is a tad low. It’s generally 101-102.5. The vomiting could be a reaction to the vaccination. However, you should watch her poop. Black and tarry can indicate bleeding in her digestive tract. The rice and chicken broth is a good idea.

      I’m not sure what you mean by a gooey cough.

      Try to keep her someplace quiet. She may not want to be completely alone. In that case, maybe she will be okay in a kennel crate near her litter mates? Keep an eye on her poop to see if it begins to return to normal and see if she will take some liquids, maybe even a bit of crushed up (small pieces) ice.

      It’s fairly common for puppies to feel a bit off after vaccinations and this occurs because the young body has just had a highly immune-reactive, live virus injected into it. Her body is trying to fight this virus. This could last 2-3 days. However, if she doesn’t seem to improve or her poop continues to be black and tarry, you should get her checked out.

  18. Lacy says:

    I have a little over 4 month old puppy, he’s lacking energy, losing weight and not eating but he’s drinking fine. His poop isn’t bloody. He had white chunks in his poop, and it’s diarrhea. His Temperature is 102.7 F .
    We just gave him a ‘Spectra 10’ Shot which includes the Parvo vaccine in it, and we’re starting him on pedialite. I’m stuck between the Parvo virus and the sign of Worms, the only difference is there is no cough. Any help?

    Also, We couldn’t find any CLEAR pedialite and got a orange kind instead, will it still have the same benefits ? And instead of hamburger can i heat up/boil some canned chicken and mix that with some rice and feed it to him?

    • isak says:

      How was he before the shot? Maybe he is reacting to it? This general malaise after vaccination is fairly common and occurs because the young body has just had a highly immune-reactive, live virus injected into it (along with other reactive additives, called adjuvants, which enhance the immune response). His body is busily trying to fight this off. As occurs with any infection that the body is fighting (think of yourself with the flu), it is not uncommon for puppies to feel off-colour and lethargic, go off their food and even get a fever following immunization. This could go on for 2-3 days.

      Separately, if he is drinking but not eating is it possible he got into something when you weren’t looking (as puppies do)? Maybe that’s what the white chunks were? Any idea what the white chunks are? Soft or hard? Could one still be stuck inside him?

      The orange pedialyte is fine. Some dogs aren’t especially keen on orange flavor, but if you have any problems with it, you can give it to him via an oral syringe. If the canned chicken is cooked, there is no need to boil it. You might rinse it off to remove any excess grease so that what he finally gets is as bland as possible.

  19. Madison says:

    I’m currently fostering a puppy who was fine the first day but they think his vaccinations he got the day he came to us may have sparked parvo because now he tests positive for it. The vet sent him home for treatment and has him taking 1 enrofloxacin once daily and 2 cc of flagyl once daily. He just started pooping blood and I’ve heard that’s a good and is the parvo passing. Is that true or does he need to go back to the vet?

    • isak says:

      Pooping blood can a symptom of parvo. Are his poops solid vs diarrhea? I think it would be good to call the vet clinic, update them on this change and get their input. Parvo can be pretty tough on puppies, so while you are ahead of the curve on his treatment, I think getting their input would be valuable.

      A dog can be exposed to parvo and not show any symptoms for 3-10 days.

  20. Ella Andora says:

    Hi may I ask what do you recommend for my dog. Medicines??

    • isak says:

      Recommend for what? Parvo? If so, my best recommendation is to have you read through the post and the comments to see what has worked for people. The most important thing is keeping your dog hydrated, then working on the diarrhea and vomiting and getting food into your dog. This will take time and constant attention from you for a few days, but don’t give up.

  21. Kyle says:

    My dog was saved from these helpful tips. Pedialite,pepsid Ac, baby tylonal and baby food. Thank you all for giving me hope. I spent 36 hrs straight pumping fluids in my dog. It’s hard d but not impossible.

  22. Itzel says:

    Hey I need help! So my 4month old puppies ate some others dog poop yesturday! (I didn’t even know about it til my baby brother told me today). Today I noticed a weird smell in his poop . Is this a sign of parvo ??? I don’t have the money right now to take him to the vet ! Last time I went they charged me like 300 dollars on just one visit

  23. Traylor says:

    When she was having seizure her face was twiching and her legs were shaking and her mouth looked like she was chattering

  24. Traylor says:

    The seizures only last a minute and she grindes her teeth i gave her a drop of baby tylenol and some tuna and oil…but before that she was trying to get up and move so i hope it i caught what ever it before she gets worse…and vets around wont help me since i aint got hundreds of dollars

  25. Stefannie says:

    Hi i lost my baby girl yorkie today due to Parvo, she was 7 months. i have my boy who also 7 months and 4 punds im so scared to loose him too he have not show any sign or symptoms. Any help or advised please.


    • isak says:

      Keep a close eye on him. They can contract the virus several days before showing any symptoms. Hydration is the biggest issue. Have your vet test him for parvo and perhaps he can prescribed drugs that will help.

      You also need to clean your house and yard thoroughly as this is an extremely hardy virus. It resists most household cleaners. The best disinfectant is Clorox (one part bleach to 30 parts water).

  26. Traylor says:

    I have to puppies one is full blooded chihuwu or how ever you spell it and the other half shitsu and chihuwu and the mixed one was throwing up light brown stuff and had dark drown diarrhea but hes fine now but my full blooded is not she has diarrhea and i think shes having siezers

    • isak says:

      Seizures? Why do you think she’s having a seizure? What did she do?

      Monitor her through the night. Write down when they occur and how long they last. Then contact your vet in the morning. If it’s seizures, there are meds that can help. I’ve even heard that pet cannabis can help.

      If she has a seizure that lasts more than a few minutes, you should go to an emergency clinic. Seizures are very physically exhausting to a dog and can cause serious problems if they don’t pass in a few minutes.

  27. devon says:

    My puppy is 1 and a half n he’d had all his shots but I think he has parvo no vomiting just bloody diarrhea I gave him amoxcillon way else can I do

    • isak says:

      Is he eating? Is he drinking water? How’s he acting? Any vomiting?

      Keeping him hydrated is the most important thing. You may give him some plain yogurt or powdered acidophyllus to soothe his stomach.

  28. Crystal says:

    I just got an 8 week old French poodle 3 days ago when I bought him the breeder gave him his first parvo shot. I brought him straight home and he was fine until the evening he started to vomit about twice the first night, then started loosing his appetite. The next morning I woke up and took him to the vet she gave me amoxicillin to control the vomiting, I’ve been giving him the recommended dose and keeping him hydrated with a syringe with water but he’s still very limp has visited 3 more times but very light soft stool. What do you recommend?

    • isak says:

      What you are seeing may be a reaction to the parvo shot. It can cause a loss of appetite and soft, light-colored stool as well as make him lethargic. I’m not sure why the vet administered amoxicillin, an antibiotic, because that, too, can cause stomach upset.

      I think you are doing the right thing keeping him hydrated. You could try some baby food — Gerber makes a 2nd level chicken which has NO ONIONS in it — and mix some plain yogurt in it or stir in some acidopyllus (comes in capsules and sold where vitamins are sold). The yogurt/acidophyllus puts good bacteria back into the digestive system and will help his stools.

      Congrats on your new baby and best to you both.

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