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Q: my dod have the parvo how I can help my dog?

July 27, 2009 | By Jasaileen | 5 answers | Expired: 1902 days ago

I take to the doctor today

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Theresa L.
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Jul 28, 2009

We went through this with our boxer. He is now 5 1/2 months old and doing much better. Along with everyone's good advice, the most important is the vet care and also keeping your dog hydrated. We had to make sure that he didn't get dehydrated from the vomiting and diarrhea, so we syringe fed him every hour a few teaspoons when he was six weeks old. That's the big reason that they die, because they get dehydrated. Vet care is the most important along with cleaning your home. I'm so sorry you have to go through this, I don't wish this on my worst enemy. Please let us know how he does.

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Jillian
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Jul 28, 2009

if your dog has parvo, you will need to treat your entire home and yard before bringing your dog back. the only way to kill parvo is w/bleach. go over every surface your dog can get to and be thorough. if you have any other animals, quarantine them. spray down your entire yard, if you have one, w/bleach. i don't think it has to be pure bleach, but it can't be too heavily diluted.
your dog must also be quarantined to some extent until the parvo is gone. this means no walks and being kept on a very short leash while they're outside. any variance from what i just said could mean infecting other animals. it is very, very contagious and often times lethal.

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Percysmom
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Jul 28, 2009

You will have to leave your dog with the vet if he/she does have parvo. Not to scare you, but it is a very dangerous illness that many dogs do not pull through. Your dog will require 24 hour care until he/she is out of the woods. Hopefully you have already gone to the vet as the sooner the dog receives an IV support etc. the better. Good luck and please update us on how your dog is doing.

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Lynn
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Jul 27, 2009

You taking your dog to the Vets is the best thing you can do for your dog. They will have to quarantine him while they are treating him...

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Ethel02
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Jul 27, 2009

The Vet will tell you & your family what he is going to do & what you have to do, it is a bad disease, the cure entails allot of hard work & cleaning, its allot easier on us & our pets if they have all the proper shots & check up at the Vet.

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