Ok so I have a yr & a half pitbull, I think he has parvo.. I dnt think he's gonna make it, I feel as if he's suffering :/ my man is sooooo upset cause its his puppy.. Im worried for the baby & i's safety!! What do I do??
Take your dog to the vet!!! Right away. And keep your baby away from the dog. Either its going to cost you a lot of money or you may be better off putting the dog to sleep if it is suffering. I know thats horrible to hear and read and think but I met a lady who's dog had parvo and it cost her a couple thousand $'s.
My Dobyhound(Doberman/hound dog) contracted parvo when she was a pup, and I felt the same way you do now. It was terrible watching her in such a state. She wouldn't eat, could barely drink, and had to be carried around because she was so weak. My first line of advice, is to stay away from city doctors. I took Ginger (my dog obviously) to city vets and they all told me I needed to euthanize her because she was too far gone. Of course they waited to tell me this until they gained at least $500 out of me. I however looked them in the eyes and not only told them no, but hell no! I was not going to let Ginger down like that at such a young age. She was the last surviving pup out of her litter, and all that I had left of her father who I owned as a child but ran away before I could manage to bring him to live with me at the house I had gotten. I finally took her to a country doctor. Sure it was a 4 hour drive and I had to deal with her vomiting in the backseat every so often, but it was the best choice I had ever made. The man saved her life after only seeing her once. Unlike the other doctors, he put an entire bag of saline in her which she desperately needed, then taught us everything we needed to know so we could take care of her at home as well. Make a sort of home hospital for her so to speak. He even gave us all the saline bags we needed, as well as some meds, and after training us on how to work the IV he created for her, sent us on our way. It only took a day of his treatment for Ginger to be up and about again. She's nearly seven now, and that was a little over five years ago. Parvo has done nothing to hinder her growth, or change her from the dog she was. She's just your typical floppy mutt now! My advice is this. Find yourself a country doctor, and take your baby to see him or her. Maybe you will be as lucky as I am.
I had the opposite experience. My rottweiler got parvo & was also in very bad shape. Not eating & needing to be carried around. The vet said there was very small chance but she might get better with treatment. After more.than a thousand dollars in vet bills & another week of terrible suffering, she still passed.
Thank you all soo much!! Was starting to worry about the baby & i's health!! When I walked in the room to let him out it smelt like dead animal... He wnt eat for the psst three days an pukes water up as soon as he drinks it. He has diareahea really bad & not active at all :/ he's my boyfriend world! & im worried something bad if gonna happen.. I dnt wanna see him hurt like tht
I agree w/ lindapalm....Your right, something bad IS going to happen.....Your dog is desperately ill & needs treatment immediately! Letting him suffer is NOT an option! You are responsible for his well being & medical care......To do nothing is neglect!
In an 18 month old dog, this was completely avoidable with proper Vaccines....Has he had any?
This is Serious....Get him to an Emergency Clinic NOW.......He needs treatment just as you would for your child......
I am really really sorry to hear your dog died of Parvo. It is heartbreaking indeed to see a good, young healthy dog stricken down like this.
Parvo is one of the nastiest, most virulent infections a dog can get, and many of them do not make it, even with treatment. It acts like wildfire, once contracted, and only the toughest survive this.
I can understand your panic and worry. When things like this happen so quickly, we can be taken badly and not know what to do next. But the answer is always to take a seriously sick dog straight to the vet, to put your faith in the care your dog will receive, and wait and see. It's always best to do that before doing anything else.
It's so sad and I am very sorry
So sorry to hear the sad news. You must learn from this experience. For one you have had Parvo on your property. You need to clean thoroughly with Chlorox the hard surfaces you can. Wash clothes you can in hot water. p Argo can stay in the environment a long time. Bring in a new pup could have the same outcome. If you get another dog, make sure it has had ALL it's shots, even an adult dog. Only get a dog from a reputable breeder or rescue group!
You have to be sure you can financially handle having a pet and that means food, training and HEALTH care.
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