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Old 12-02-2012, 09:28 PM
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This is terrible and makes me so sad there are some grants you can apply to help with the financial issue part.. You have to look them up in your area. But main thing you can do is keep water in him! Even if you have to use a syringe dropper keep him hydrated! And I am so happy you took him ASAP to the vet or else he may not still be here


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Old 12-02-2012, 10:17 PM
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How to Save a Puppy with Parvovirus

Its very important to keep your little hydrated..I will keep your baby in my prayers....
Wow that is great informations to have..
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:24 PM
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I really don't think I'd give Pepto to a 14 week old pup. Most Pepto has asprin in it which isn't good for dogs & being he is already taking IV fluids & antibiotics, the Pepto might be way to much for his system. Many dogs die from Parvo. It's nothing to play around with. I would get him back to the vet any way you could & get him what he needs. Have you called around to other vets for cheaper prices?
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:27 PM
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I would also ask about installments or borrow the money from someone. My friend just lost her toy poodle puppy to parvo. It's VERY serious. I've heard of some people surrendering their dog to the vet clinic. Is that an option there? I would hate to give away my puppy, but would do it if it meant life or death.
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I really don't think I'd give Pepto to a 14 week old pup. Most Pepto has asprin in it which isn't good for dogs & being he is already taking IV fluids & antibiotics, the Pepto might be way to much for his system. Many dogs die from Parvo. It's nothing to play around with. I would get him back to the vet any way you could & get him what he needs. Have you called around to other vets for cheaper prices?
Someone already posted an article, on giving Pepto for Parvo, 1/2 teaspoon every half hour. Here is another article on Pepto and dogs. Their stomach lining needs to be portected and Pepto will do that.
Is It Safe to Give Your Dog Pepto Bismol? - VetInfo
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Old 12-03-2012, 04:59 AM
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Izzie may have had Parvo at around 5 months. She got sub-q fluids, antibiotics, and a anti-nausea injection (which I believed helped SOOO much) plus a blood test and a fecal test. Our total was about $350, which we didn't have at the time so I had to put it on my step-mom's Care Credit card. The vet wanted to hospitalize her overnight, but it would run over $1000 there and I couldn't do it, plus I didn't want her away from me during this time, she never had spent a night away from me. So I took her home.

I made a mixture at home for her based on advice from another Chi mama. It consisted of about 6 cups of plain pedialyte, 2 tablespoons of pumpkin puree, and 1 can of chicken beech nut baby food. I kept it in the fridge, then on my table stand at night. I syringed her that mixture every 4 hours, 8 CCs.. mixed with her pepto bismol. Then every 2 hours, I syringed her 4 CCs of just plain pedialyte. So every 2 hours she was getting fluids syringed, around the clock. I set alarms for every 2 hours even throughout the night. It took about 2 or so full days, but eventually she perked up and started eating some chicken and stuff.

She was 3.2 lbs from the start and that got down to 3 lbs, which is a big deal when they are small. I think it kinda stunted her growth maybe, cuz she is only 4 lbs max now.
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At 12 weeks old my puppy was diagnosed with parvo after receiving her second set of vaccines 3 days before. I also choose home care but the vet gave her a shot of anti-nausea meds and sub q fluids before sending us home with anti nausea meds and anti biotics for her. I followed the vets instructions almost to the letter but I did have something called Parvaid (
Amazon.com: Parvaid - All-Natural Parvo Aid for Dogs (1oz): Pet Supplies Amazon.com: Parvaid - All-Natural Parvo Aid for Dogs (1oz): Pet Supplies
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I got lucky and within 36 hours my puppy was back to herself but it was a lot of lost sleep and following the vets instructions before she was improving. I would call the vet back and ask about the anti-nausea meds for your puppy to help his stomach. Usually they can give something without needing another appointment specially since they know the puppy has parvo. The vet told me the hardest part of a parvo puppy is keeping anything from being thrown up which is why my vet gave the anti-nausea injection then meds to give her as needed.
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Can you at least bring your pup in for another fluid treatment and maybe an anti-nausea injection? Fluids run about $50 at our vet clinic.
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