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Dog Parvo Intestinal Infection Causes and Symptoms

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puppy-profileThe intestinal form of dog parvo is the most common form. It’s contracted orally through infected feces, soil, etc.

After ingestion, the lymphatic system serves as the replicating point for the virus, particularly around the throat. The bloodstream is then infected, and the virus begins attacking other lymphatic cells, the intestines, and bone marrow.

This causes weakening of the intestinal tissue, and so the separation begins to deteriorate, severely affecting digestion. Bacteria normally contained in the intestines is then allowed to flood the bloodstream, causing more problems.

Three or four days later, the virus will be in the dog’s feces, and this is when you can really notice the smell. If you wait this long before realizing the truth, however, it might be too late.

The dog parvo symptoms to look for in this case are the usual: vomiting, bloody diarrhea, and lethargy.

Get your dog to a vet immediately.


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

  1. Dog Parvo Cardiac Infection Causes and Symptoms | Dog Parvo Symptoms on June 30th, 2008 4:53 pm

    [...] 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. [...]

  2. Lona on October 29th, 2008 5:03 pm

    Keep up the good work.

  3. abby on November 4th, 2011 12:31 am

    my dog is in the vet right now.. ivery much love he.. she has shown no signs but the testr was positive of parvo.. she is at risks… she is weak and loss up to 8 npounds within two days. so even if your dog has shown lack of energy.. you should get it checked.

  4. crys on April 19th, 2012 11:11 am

    Well my BFs dog unfortunately has parvo she is very sick, however i wanted to say thanx to u all for the tips u hve posted, she started vomiting on Sunday night , our vet isn’t open Monday-tues. It’s now Thursday soo our 4thday into this she seems very sick but seems to be getting better, ive been giving her watrr with an oral syringe it seems to help alot since.she really doesn’t want to move plus then i can keep track of what she’s

  5. fran on June 20th, 2012 5:26 pm

    well we have 2 3 month old pups and i lost one to parvo our other one started eating again this morning we started having problems with one on sunday the other one was fine until yesterday but i have found some good tips to help the one we have get better. thanks

  6. Lori on September 22nd, 2012 1:39 am

    Thanks so much! My dog is being taken to the vet ASAP. Her stool is bloody but with this info I can rule out parvo because she has been eating the same amount. She isn’t eating all of her food but she never does anyway so it’s not a big deal. She has been active and digging a ton and her poop is inside when we find it and it doesnt smell worse then our other dogs although it might be parasites because she is outside most of the time and has an itchy bum. Hmm.