What should I do if my dog has parvo?

asked 2017-03-15 18:45:03 -0500

My dog came in contact with another dog that has the parvo virus, and I think he has it too! What are the next steps? Should I take him to the vet or is this something I can remedy at home?

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CPV is a very serious condition and highly contagious. This virus attacks the lining of the gut and dehydrates the canine to death by severe vomiting and diarrhea. It even has a distinct smell in the stool, we would immediately recognize the symptoms. Please, please take the dog to a pet hospital.

Josephine S.'s profile imageJosephine S. ( 2017-09-01 13:12:46 -0500 )edit

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answered 2017-03-15 18:49:37 -0500

Take the pup immediately to the Vet!! Parvo is not something to fool with and can kill a dog quickly

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answered 2017-07-19 23:08:36 -0500

Yes take your dog to the vet and call ahead to let them know you're bringing a Parvo dog. He'll need to be quarantined.

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answered 2017-07-23 09:13:05 -0500

Take your dog to a vet ASAP, let them know in advance you are bringing a possible case of Parvo so they can prepare since this is a highly contagious disease.

As far as treatment, Parvo being a virus, only anti viral meds will work. Tamyflu is one of those that have shown to have great success in treating parvo.

Good luck!

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answered 2017-03-16 17:55:41 -0500

Go to the vet as soon as possible! Especially if your dog is a puppy. Parvo is no joke - the mortality rate increases the longer you wait and it's very contagious. As a previous Vet Assistant, I've seen Parvo first hand and it is not fun :(. Hope you're pup is okay!

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answered 2017-03-16 00:09:07 -0500

Agree w/previous answer. With a quick response & vet's care, it can be overcome. I've met some adult dogs who had it as puppies.

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answered 2017-09-04 18:47:11 -0500

Also, the longer you wait, the more chance that you cannot have another dog in your home or yard because Parvo stays around for a long, long time once it is there. The pup needs a vet quickly and hopefully they can catch it in time to help him.

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answered 2017-08-21 08:54:17 -0500

Parvo is very lethal and contagious. Take your pup to the vet immediately, and quarantine away from other dogs. If other dogs are exposed, let the owners know.

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