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Dog Parvo Cardiac Infection Causes and Symptoms

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The cardiac form of dog parvo is the least common form, and the most deadly. The virus directly attacks the muscles of the heart, then blood vessels, leading to hemorrhaging.

This form is not passed orally, but usually infect puppies in utero or shortly after birth. Unfortunately, it is hard to catch and sometimes there no symptoms at all before the puppy dies suddenly. The only thing to watch out for is difficulty breathing, but by then it might be too late. The obvious signs of the intestinal form are often missing with this type of infection.

Thankfully, widespread vaccination of breeding dogs has cut the occurrences of this form so it’s not something you should be worried about. You have a better chance of being struck by lightening. Better to be on the lookout for the symptoms of the intestinal strain.


6 Responses to “Dog Parvo Cardiac Infection Causes and Symptoms”

  1. Morgaine on December 17th, 2010 10:32 am

    omg plz help i dont know if it cld be parvo or just him throwing up diarrea. In like the last month i caught him vomiting a poop smell vomit and then right away he tried to eat it, it smelled horrible and i am so worried. i think he has only done it 2 or 3 times so far.

  2. Juan on December 23rd, 2010 8:28 pm

    I had a dog named Panchito (pun chi toe).He was ok for 2 months but on october 26 i come home from school and i found him realy skinny and vomiting.My oyher dog just watched him.I went outside and picked him up.I asked my mom to take to the vet but she didnt’ lisen.On the third day he was sickwe finally took him to the vet and the vet said it was parvo.they gave us medicine but the next day he died.Now i only have one dog left.I hope she doesn’t get sick.RIP.PANCHITO

  3. Gayle Kohlenberg on August 17th, 2011 8:15 pm

    About three weeks ago, my daughter and her companion were down to Winnipeg from Thompson for three days. During that time, she left her dog (a pit bull, German shepherd, Rotweiller cross) with a neighbor. The dog became ill, and wouldn’t eat or drink in all the time that they were gone. He had sever diarrhea and vomiting and so becaome dehydrated. Two days after they got home, he died having seizures and hemorrhaging from his nose and his anus. I personally think he was poisoned, but it has been suggested that he had parvo. The vet would not see him without having payment up front and my daughter could not afford that so no autopsy was done to cofirm one way or the other. I would, however appreciate any insight that you can give me to pass on to my daughter.

    Thank you so much.

    Gayle Kohlenbeerg

  4. Tracey on June 20th, 2012 1:43 pm

    I just read this I am so sorry! my story a little diffrent but still heart breaking I bought a pup and it died 1 wk after having him,I have never been through this parvo and brought it to my home and I have other dogs old and young well we did what we were told after he died of this Parvo and the only place we didn’t bleach was under my bed and we got a new baby and he is now in the vet hospital I myself when the first pup got sick called the emergancy vet and they wanted 1000.00 for me to walk in the door and we didn’t have it it was memorial weekend to so he got sick friday night and died sunday, so I know how you feel I wish you the best and again so sorry JUST WISH THEY HAD A CARING VET HOSPITAL THAT WOULD HELP THOSE WHO DONT HAVE THE UPFRONT MONEY TO GET OUR ANIMALS HELP!! hopefully my pup will be ok for he is a momma’s boy already and I was able to get care credit for the deposit they are taking great care of him I just pray he is strong enough to fight! sorry for your loss!

  5. Daniela on August 4th, 2012 1:04 am

    Hi, my puppy was just diagnosed with the intestinal form of parvovirus today, and you should know that he had the exact symptoms your dog was having. He was throwing up all night, atleast once every hour, and wouldn’t eat or drink at all. He also had extreme diarrhea, and was shaking a lot. I personally think that the dog did suffer from parvo, in the intestinal form.

  6. Lavon Fossett on May 29th, 2016 2:01 pm

    My stepson had my Puppy. The puppy took to me everyone thought it was my puppy. About a week after we got him,he started breathing funny. Then a week later he wouldn’t eat play or anything. We called the vet they said there was nothing they could do for him.The Puppy died the next night while I was trying to nurse it back to health the best way I knew. I cried like a baby. Can other dogs contract this if they are brought into the home?