How long does it take parvo to run it’s course?

This is the 5th day for my puppy at the
vet on fluids and medication. BTW she had parvo when i got her!! As she is still vomiting she isn’t gettig worse. What are her chances side she has made it this far? She is begining to be interested in food but can’t eat it just yet, the smell makes her vomit. So each day she lives do her chances get better? How long do symptoms of parvo last?

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    Answer by ladystang
    you have to talk to your vet
    all parvo cases i know of they died

Comments

  1. Amanda says

    I had a pup with a severe case of parvo, she was in the vets for almost 2 weeks but in the end she pulled through. So long as she’s progressing in the positive direction its a good sign, especially if she’s starting to get interested in food. Each case is different, and you need to really talk to your vet they’d be able to answer your questions better.

  2. *~ATL Braves Baby Girl~* says

    Since she isn’t getting worse, that is always a good sign. Also, she is at the vet’s office for treatment, that is also a good sign.

    With Parvo.. sadly its up and down all the time. 1 hour they can be doing better, and the next they can look grim and worse than before.

    Just keep her at the vet’s office until she is eating/drinking and keeping the food/water down.

    I will pray for her. Parvo is the WORST and its so so so sad and horrible to watch your puppy die/suffer that way.

  3. C.A. says

    “Parvovirus persists because the virus is highly infectious and difficult to destroy. Infected dogs shed millions of virus particles in their feces and potential victims need only ingest a small amount to become infected. New victims can become sick within 4-7 days of exposure. Secondly, although vaccines are available, not all vaccines are equally good. This is where your veterinarian comes in.
    Lastly, many dog owners still fail to get their puppies vaccinated and this is the most common cause of outbreaks. Puppies need to be vaccinated in a series of shots every 3-4 weeks starting around 6-8 weeks of age and extending to 14-16 weeks—longer in susceptible breeds such as Rottweilers and Doberman Pinschers. Adult dogs who’ve never been vaccinated may need a series of two shots to start off, although one administration of parvovirus vaccine is considered to be protective. Both groups should have regular boosters—the American Animal Hospital Association recommends not more than every 3 years. Alternatively, individuals can have their titers taken to see whether they need a booster yet.”

    “The virus was highly infective with possibly hundreds of thousands of dogs falling ill, but only about 5% died. Because those that recovered were immune, the population was gaining a natural immunity to the disease. New cases mostly involved puppies.
    This natural immunity didn’t stop the disease though. While the first commercial vaccines were marketed in 1981, they weren’t in time for a second more deadly wave of disease in 1980. This time fewer dogs were affected but more died. The virus had mutated to a more deadly form affecting primarily dogs under five months of age and killing whole litters of younger puppies.”

    “Today we have a number of good vaccines against parvovirus and we no longer see nationwide outbreaks. However, every year, hospitals see micro outbreaks and occasionally large outbreaks of over 100 dogs occur, especially at shelters. In fact, if you work at a shelter, you are likely to see an outbreak of distemper or Parvovirus at least every several years. And infectious disease is such a prominent issue at shelters that there’s now a well-established specialty in veterinary medicine called shelter medicine. The veterinary specialists in focus on keeping large groups of animals healthy rather than just focusing on the individual. They set up programs and make choices that ultimately keep more animals safe. Even in the absence of actual outbreaks, many individual cases or Parvo infection occur. In 2009 one of Oprah Winfrey’s puppies died of Parvovirus infection after staying at an animal shelter in Chicago. (http://www.examiner.com/pets-in-boston/oprah-s-dog-dies-from-parvo-dog-owners-urged-to-get-their-dogs-vaccinated-for-parvovirus)”

    Look at this article: http://positively.com/2011/07/14/why-should-you-vaccinate-against-parvovirus/
    http://drsophiayin.com/blog/entry/puppy-vaccinations-why-puppies-need-a-series-of-shots

  4. Tamara says

    Her chances of survival are around 50% right now. Each day she makes it adds about another 10% chance of survival. Her parvo should be gone by the 10th day.

  5. Morgan says

    my 2 month old puppy had parvo. my dog went through treatment, and she surprisingly, recovered very quickly. after she gets home from the vet, she should be just a little sick, but thats just your dog recovering. if she is properly cared for, it is possible for her to recover.

  6. Jamie says

    Tamara is right on with the 50% chance survival rate. Every day she lives this adds another 10% to her chance of survival. Parvovirus will run it’s course in about 10-12 days.