The Parvo Virus is a deadly viral infection. Puppies are more susceptible to the parvo virus because their immune systems are weak and they are so small (dehydration hits them fast). Around 85% of puppies that contract the parvo virus will die if treatment is not given.
First we will briefly discuss how to prevent parvo from taking over your yard and home. Always bleach your puppies whelping area, keep traffic to a minimum, and never allow your puppy to interact with outside dogs until they have received their second set of shots. Use 5% bleach to spray your backyard every 3-4 months.
NOTE: Never allow your puppy to touch the floor at the vet clinic when he or she goes in for their first and second set of shots, the vet clinic is a hospital for animals and is full of bad stuff.
SYMPTOMS OF PARVO VIRUS
- Severe and sudden watery and smelly diarrhea
- Loss of appetite
- Extreme weakness
- Loss of muscle control
- Puppy stops drinking water or eating on its own
“HOW TO TREAT PARVO AT HOME”
Step One: Move the puppy to a quite warm area with minimal traffic (rest is important).
Step Two: Administer Sub Q fluids Buy Fluids Here through the back of the neck. Leave a camel sized hump under the skin. Re-hydrate every 2-4 hrs during the first 3 days of parvo.
Step Three: Give the puppy baby amoxicillin Buy Amoxicillin Here . The stomach of the puppy is more then likely infected. This will combat the internal infection and help get your puppy eating again.
Step Four: If you can afford Tamiflu ask your vet for a bottle and give this as well. It will help with the flu symptoms.
Lastly: Buy a bottle of Bullyade, this will help your puppy recover fast from parvo. Bullyade is packed full of electrolytes and vitamins and it changes your puppies water flavor to beef or chicken. This product will help get your puppy back on track FAST.
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Edward Perez is a dog expert with over 20 years experience.