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Dog not eating

I have a 10 month old female Border Collie/Healer mix. She stopped eating her regular food 3 days ago and now she won't even eat canned food. She's very lethargic and isn't herself at all. She vomited twice this morning and just lays under the table looking sad and skinny. Any suggestions?
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675347 tn?1365460645
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Yes I found some info. about cleaning after Parvo....
Use 1 part bleach to 2 parts water, then EVERYTHING will have to be wiped down! Literally. From one end of the house to the other.
The best way to deal with carpets and upholstery would probably be to have them professionally steam-cleaned, as obviously, bleach will damage them terribly. To deal with bedding etc I think the highest machine-wash temperatures should do it...but I am not exactly certain....maybe someone else here will have some advice??

Your dog after she recovers, will be immune to the virus, and as far as I know it is not transmittable to humans. However, be very careful and do not let unvaccinated dogs or young puppies come to your house or yard.
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675347 tn?1365460645
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Oh that is good news that she seems to be recovering. Parvo is a horrible virus, and easily caught. My dog had Parvo when she was much much younger, and before she came to live with me. Mine also made a good recovery, and has gone on to be a very healthy dog, generally speaking.

It's great that she already has some appetite back. But be careful because the virus severely damages the gut lining, and even though she is fighting off the virus now, the damage will take some time to fully heal.
Has the vet suggested a light diet? Or any other particular advice?

You will also need to clean VERY thoroughly as Parvo is highly contagious. Any friends who visit should not bring their dogs with them until yours is fully recovered, and everything is well cleaned. Bear in mind that the virus can survive a long period of time anywhere the dog has defecated. It would also be possible for visitors to carry the virus home from your home or yard, on their shoes etc.
There is a protocol about this cleaning. I have forgotten now exactly what it is, but will take a look and post back.

So glad your girl is getting better!
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Just to let everyone know, my baby girl has Parvo. She was severely dehydrated when I got her to the vet the morning after my original posting. She is back home now, still not drinking on her own, but she is eating a little here and there. I have spent the last 3 days forcing her to drink Pedialyte and keeping her confined to the bathroom. She was energetic and playful last night and this morning, which has my hopes high. And the fact that she's getting her appetite back proves that her health is stabilizing.
Thank you all for your input. Luckily, I took her to the vet before waiting to get to check on any feed back. Thanks again.
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441382 tn?1452810569
This is not meant to sound cruel or harsh, but if your dog has refused food for three days and is now vomiting, you should have called the vet this morning!   The heat has been so oppressive this summer that a dog can dedydrate in a day if they are not drinking normally, and now that vomiting has started on top of that, it will happen that much more quickly because she's not taking in liquid but now she's vomiting it up!  Dehydration can throw off the body's electrolytes which, in turn, can have disastrous consequences such as a disruption of the heart rhythm.  Death due to dehydration can easily occur within 48 hours in the extreme heat we've been having this summer.

Please take everyone's advice to contact your vet ASAP very seriously!  And please post back and let us know what the vet says.  

Ghilly
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1310633 tn?1430224091
Dogs have a way of letting you know something is drastically wrong with them... when they stop eating, it's time to take them to the vet.

Get to your vet's office ASAP. I would imagine she's dehydrated and in need of IV fluids.

OFF TO THE VET WITH YOU!

Post back and let us know how it goes.

Good luck to you and your puppy.

~LMNO
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