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Discussion in 'Dogs - all breeds / types' started by Jas, Aug 21, 2004.

  1. Jas

    Jas New Member

    First thing:
    Bring your puppy/dog to the Vet ASAP if you suspect your dog is ill. The information shared here is NOT meant to replace vet care. Please note that while information may be helpful, only a vet can give your puppy/dog a proper diagnosis.
  2. Rene

    Rene New Member

    I copied this from another post from Sargesmom

    Here is the a VERY detailed listing of disinfecting after Parvo-

    The choice of what disinfectant to use is dependant on ones circumstances. Chlorine Bleach is the most highly recommended, and is used in a 1 to 10 ratio with water, (1 cup bleach, 10 cups water). It is readily available and economical. It is also corrosive, produces fumes and can burn skin. Bleach must be left on the surface being disinfected for 10 minutes.

    Another option is a Parvocidal Disinfectant. The most widely used is Vikron S, manufactured by Farnam. Veterinarians may have other suggestions for Parvocidal Disinfectants. In the case of Vikron S, it is not corrosive, gentle in relationship to washing hands and skin in general, and produces no fumes. In some situations products such as this, though more expensive, may be a better choice. Vikron S costs approximately $1.60 per gallon when used as a soak or hand application product. When used in fogging or wet mist application the cost is doubled. A ten-pound container of Vikron S is sold for $77.00 and will be sufficient for 123 gallons of mixed solution. The manufacturer states that one-gallon is sufficient for 135 square feet of surface for wipe on applications. It must be left on the surface for ten minutes, or until it is dry. To insure the safety of the dog being cared for, it must be wiped off as well. It must be mixed with warm water, as it will not dissolve in cold. AS you can see, there is more to it than simply adding some to your water.

    The biggest problem, aside from cost, when choosing these products, is that the directions on the labels must be read carefully. Do not rely on memory or the advice of experts. We recently came across a post, written by an expert, stating that Vikron remained an active disinfective agent for two weeks after being combined with water. This is not so according to the information given by the manufacturer, which states that Vikron is only effective when mixed with water for one week.

    With Parvocidal Disinfectants read the label carefully for strength needed to kill Parvo viruses, ratio of water to product, length of time product must stay in contact with surface being disinfected, and length of time it remains a viable disinfectant when mixed with water. Store the product as per instructions to assure its potency

    Preparing Yourself For The Down And Dirty
    The first thing to remember is that everything that goes into a potentially contaminated area is possibly infected when it leaves. Skin, hair, clothing, cleaning apparatus. So one wants to be assured that one is not taking the virus out with it. Here are some tips.

    •Have a bucket or other container inside the doorway on a rubber mat with cleaning solution inside.

    •Wear a shower cap, latex gloves, plastic boot covers. Some people are sensitive to latex. If you are one of those, there are latex gloves that are made for the sensitive. Check with your laboratory/medical supply person. Also have goggles on hand to protect your eyes from the cleaning solution. The more you cover, the less contaminated you will be when leaving the room.

    •Have "Clean Clothes" that are specifically used for this job. There are disposable scrubs that can be purchased and worn for this task. These can be worn when caring for quarantined Animals as well

    •Another choice would be coveralls that go directly from quarantine room to wash, using one cup of bleach for each ten cups of wash water. But remember, if the virus is on the clothes and the clothes are placed on a surface, the surface is then potentially contaminated, and then will need to be disinfected immediately.

    •Even if using plastic boot covers, getting in and out of the room can be tricky. We would suggest that rubber or latex boots or rubber boot protectors be worn in the room. One can then place cleaning solution on the mat, stand on the rubber mat, remove the plastic covers, place them in bucket of solution, step out of boots into a foot bath of solution, a large plastic dishpan would suffice, placed outside of the door of the room. Yes we are being anal.

    •All clothing and cleaning paraphernalia, (rags, sponges, whisk broom, dust pan, etc.), would best be placed in the bucket of solution when finished.

    The How To's
    Once you have created an environment that is workable for disinfecting procedures and chosen a product to use, dressed for the occasion, the next step is planning and implementing the actual procedure. Here are some guidelines that would be best considered.

    •Start by washing all surfaces off with warm water and detergent to get dirt and other organic material off of the surfaces if necessary.

    •Allow all areas to dry before using disinfectant product or you will be diluting it's strength.

    •Start from the top and work your way down to disinfect all exposed areas. Leave the cleaning solution on the surfaces, and we are talking every single one thousandth of an inch here. Leave no area unclean. Pay special attention to cracks and small holes in surfaces.

    •According to some experts, and we agree, the above step should be repeated.

    •Place all clothing and cleaning paraphernalia in disinfectant solution, letting it soak for at least, we repeat, at least, ten minutes and then wash nondisposable items in warm water thoroughly.

    •Before removing the buckets or pans of clothing, cleaning utensils, feed dishes etc, wipe the outside of the container with disinfectant solution and allow to sit in same on mat for necessary time. Remember to wipe down the mat, both sides, as well.

    •After necessary time, which for both bleach and Vikron is 10 minutes, rinse all surfaces you have cleaned thoroughly.

    •Allow entire area to dry before restocking.

    Are There Stones Left Unturned?
    We have prepared the above guidelines very carefully. We are not Scientists or Medical people, though many of us have worked in Wildlife Rehab and Veterinarian Hospitals. It is possible that we have left some crucial step out. We are open to your Feedback.

    In the meantime, many may be thinking that we are going overboard here. Please note, an APHIS Doctor who is considered an expert was recently quoted as saying that a sufficient quarantine would require a Level 3 Bio Security facility. To the best of our knowledge there are two in the country. That gives you some idea of the degree to which potentially contaminated items and surfaces must be cleaned.
  3. stravieso

    stravieso New Member

    Having experienced Parvo with my puppy Piccolina, I have done a lot of research. Here are some websites that have great information. Unfortunately, my Piccolina did not make it. The vets that saw her did not test her or diagnose her with the virus so she went 3 days without treatment which if they would have recognize the virus, she might have made it. If you see the signs in your puppy or adult dog, please ask for a Parvo test right away.


    http://www.pethealthcare.net/html/body_ ... ction.html


    http://www.avma.org/communications/broc ... vo_faq.asp

    This medication claims to kill the Parvovirus. When my new puppy Bella started showing signs of Parvo, I immediately took her to the hospital to have her tested for Parvo. She was negative but if she would have had the Parvo, I would have tried anything and I would have given this a try.


    Good luck and feel free to contact me. Silvia.
  4. Jamiya

    Jamiya New Member

    Here is the site for Parvaid: http://www.ambertech.com/index2.html

    Here's the parvo tea recipe from Amber technology:

    1 cup of Pedialyte
    2 tablets of Echinacca with Goldenseal
    2 bags of Bigelows mint medley peppermint and spearmint tea
    1 tbsp of diced garlic

    If the dog weighs less than 4 lbs use only echinacca w/o goldenseal.

    Heat the pedialyte but make sure it doesn't boil.Add tea bags and let it heat for a little while.Then add the rest of the ingredients.

    Using this on a dog with parvo doesn't mean he will live for sure.It's just a tea recipe for people who ordered Parvaid to help the dog live until the Parvaid medicine arrives.
  5. JennersO7

    JennersO7 New Member

    Puppy Parvo

    If you don't mind me asking you a few questions, what kind of puppy did you have, and how big was she?? What were her sypmtoms when you took her to the vet, and how long was she there?? I understand if you don't want to answer these question, i'm just trying to get as much information as i can. thanks for what you've given me already.
  6. stravieso

    stravieso New Member

    I don't mind answering your questions at all. My puppy was a little Maltese and she was 11 weeks old when she started the symptoms. She was only 1.3 lbs. She started vomiting (Friday night) and I called a vet that comes to the house. He checked her and said nothing about Parvo. He treated her for the vomiting and diarrhea and that was it. The next morning she was worse. I took her to her regular vet and he did the same thing...NOTHING. I called him that afternoon to tell him that she was still really bad but he never returned my call. The next day (Sunday) I took her to the emergency clinic and they diagnosed her with Parvo and at this time things did not look good at all. She died on Tuesday. It was super hard and I still can't believe that these vets did nothing about it. I read your post that your lab is doing better. Since he has survived this for over a week now and from what I've read, he's got a pretty good chance of making it. I'm very happy for you :y_the_best:

    This is a horrible illness but I'm glad your puppy is beating it!!!!

    If you need anything or just want to talk about it, feel free to PM me and I'll be more than happy to help you.
  7. Mlilly559

    Mlilly559 New Member

    Thanks for all the info.

    Jamiya and others I just wanted to thank you VERY much for all the info on how to help keep dogs safe after they have had Parvo. As I said in another post of mine a friend of mine found a adorable dalmation on the side of the road and I took him home and found a great home for him with my next door neighbors. I was puppy sitting Rudy for about 5 days and yesterday he was sick... I took him to a local ER vet center and they confirmed he has Parvo. His owners arrived home from there trip about 2 hours after I brought him in and desided after talking to the vet on duty to start treatment. They told me this morning that after just one night he is doing alot better. He hasnt had any diareah (sp?) and his white blood cells are goos and he is looking alot better. He hasnt had any shots that we know of and considering that, its a miracle that he is doing so well. They are going to start his shots and he should be home within the next couple of days. Thank goodness we caught it so early and got him in right away. I think that is the main thing that saved him. I am printing this information up right now and I am going to take it next door and give it to my neighbors that way he wont get sick again. I am so happy and relieved that he is doing well. He is like part of my family too. Hes a lucky puppy to have two families that love him so much. Thanks again everyone! :eek:
  8. Jamiya

    Jamiya New Member

  9. KarenPMarleysMum

    KarenPMarleysMum New Member

    Parvo and possible home cure

    Hi All, I have never posted anything but this is important.
    Until I moved to Texas I had never even heard of Parvo. I am from back east and it is either non-existent there or never talked about.

    We found out a week ago that a dog we had puppy-sat came down with parvo and died.

    We went to a graduation (gone 19 hours) and when we came back , Marley was near death, it seemed. He wouldn't eat, didn't want to move, wouldn't drink and had diarrhea all over the place and had lost a huge amount of weight..

    We called the vet but it was the start of a 4 day weekend, and we received no return calls. We called other vets but got no response. (of course it was late at night)

    I gave Marley raw garlic, sliced as you would put into pasta or a roast.
    Natch, I had to shove it down his throat, with much apology.
    He started drinking pretty quickly, I assume because it tastes nasty.
    I did this every 3-4 hours all night.

    The next day I gave him cooked ground beef and rice, as he perked up when he smelled meat cooking.

    I gave him the garlic/ground beef and rice combination for the next two days, with a bit of dog food thrown in on the second day.

    Today, you cannot tell that he was sick over the weekend. He put his weight back on quickly and is his old crazy self.

    I am not saying don't take your dog to the vet. But, if you have to do it at home, maybe this will help.
  10. AmberNeeley

    AmberNeeley New Member

    Parvo Killed my new pup

    I ordered a beagle pup from alabama and had her shipped to me here in california and from the first few moments that I had her.. at 9pm sat night on in to early sunday morning she was continually throwing up and just plain sick. I called the breeded and she informed me that she must be just sick from the flight. When I had picked her up from delta airlines she was with out the food or water that was to be succured to the kennle and given to her during layovers.... come to find out she was not given food or WATER for over 13 HOURS!!!! While in the care of Delta airlines... There for I figured she was just suffering form extreme dehydration. One hour later the breeder calls me and tells me that another one of the puppies she shipped the day before with my baby had just passed away from PARVO!!! I rushed my baby... Alley we called her... to the vet and sure enough she was in the Advanced stages of parvo. She later died that day and I not sure where to lay the blame. The breeder agrees that the puppy must have had parvo before she was put on the filght since she has had 2 other puppies come down with parvo since but places the blame of death on delta airlines because Alley and her sister Millie were deprived of Water for so long the Parvo advanced faster then it would have normally? Delta is doing an investigation on what really happened with the puppies while in their care and I am just so unsure as to where to go from here.

    Also... the pup was given her second parvo vaxination just 48hrs before she was dropped off at Delta Airlines... Could that have anything to do with it? Is it possiable for Parvo to manifest in 3 days and kill a 7lb puppy that was deprived of food and water for overe 13 hrs? I'm just not sure?

    Thank You!

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