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Dog Parvo Symptoms

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sorry-puppy-faceIf your dog, especially your new puppy, begins exhibiting any of these symptoms, see a veterinarian right away. When parvo is involved, every hour counts. The secret of survival is quick treatment, so don’t ignore these symptoms! One or all of these will usually being showing after 3 – 10 days of infection.

  • Lethargic. If your dog normally likes to play and has high energy, this is the clearest sign that something is wrong. You could say they act depressed.
  • Lack of Appetite. The more common strains attack the digestive system.
  • Vomiting with no change in diet. It usually looks clear and foamy.
  • Bloody Diarrhea.
  • Stronger Feces Odor. It’s unmistakable and you will never forget it.

The vomiting and diarrhea are the most dangerous, as they can quickly lead to dehydration and malnutrition. This leads to other problems that eventually compound on top of each other to finally kill the dog. And fast.

Always be on the lookout these symptoms of parvo, especially if your puppy is over 10 weeks old.

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69 Responses to “Dog Parvo Symptoms”

  1. jody on January 4th, 2009 1:02 pm

    hey my dog has bad diahear and some ppl tole me it could be this but hes still eten . and having fun hes not puckin at all .. i donmt no what could be wrong she is 4 months old i just got her 2 weeks ago

  2. nenna on May 25th, 2009 7:48 pm

    i know it my sound crazy bout give the puppy 5ml of pepto,pedialite,and sweet potatos{babyfood} every half hour and i promise u the puppy will be fine only 4 2 days hope the puppy feels better!!!!

  3. Gregg on May 31st, 2009 5:24 am

    DO NOT LISTEN TO NENNA!! He/she is an idiot. If your dog has been anywhere outside where other dogs have crapped before having his/her final round of shots, he/she are at risk!!! If your dog has symptoms you should see your vet immediately!!! Parvo is very serious and every hour counts!!!

  4. david diaz on June 9th, 2009 2:33 pm

    my dogs throwup is clear but she’s still running and no diarrhea or nothing but she’s still the same old her and her eye is pussing really bad and i have no idea whats wrong

  5. lee roach on June 30th, 2009 10:46 am

    I have just lost a minpin to what I thaught was parvo but he went from playing to dead in about ieghteen hours. I have another dog that has just vomited a clear liquid with alot of bubbles but he has done that before. All of my dogs have had their shots but i’m stilled concerned that they may get sick and die

  6. micah faggans on July 1st, 2009 8:35 pm

    please someone help me i just got a 6week old boxer puppy he has had is worm shot but… he threw up this morning and he has been “pooping” a slimy substants i really hope it’s not parvo also he has been playing fine and acting the same

  7. crystal on July 2nd, 2009 7:33 am

    I have a puppy that is just now 12 weeks old and has been vomiting off and on all day. If he doesnt have diareah and still wants to rough house with my other dogs (I which is his brother and has been everwhere he has) what are the chances this could be parvo if only 1 puppy seem sick. I have seperated them for now and after 3 hours of throwing up cream colored thick vomit (could be picked up with a napkin with no liquid). basically does this sound like possible parvo or more of the little 8 lb mess just got something bad out of the garbage when he was being a naughty dog?

  8. renata on July 4th, 2009 11:22 pm

    my dog is acting really weird she wont sleep and she doesnt want to run aroud (she usually does) shes not eating and she shakes like shes really cold…i dont know what to do …. the vet isnt open til monday and its only saturday does every hour really count…im really starting to get worried!!

  9. desiree on July 6th, 2009 5:26 pm

    Well, One of my puppies died from parvo a few years ago. Then when we got another dog he got it but we were able to save him. But then we got his daughter. And she started having red diarria a few weeks ago. I told my parents to take her to the vet but they were stupid and didnt listen. :/
    And now she is acting slugginsh and you can see her bones and shes throwing up everything we feed her. Im positive she has it because thats what happend to my other 2 dogs. My parents just left to take her to the Vet. But shes like 6 months old. I hope they can save her…

  10. desiree on July 6th, 2009 5:27 pm

    renata take her to the vet asap.

  11. carre on July 7th, 2009 4:04 pm

    some one please give me advice.. i got my puppy Bella a week and one day ago she is a little over 2 months old. i got her from a shelter. i am very worried. she threw up twice yesterday. and she is sleeping all the time… plays a little bit when other puppy is around but usually is sleeping. she has a very fast heart beat and wont eat or drink today. what do i do? someone please help.

  12. steph on July 8th, 2009 3:03 pm

    I have a 5 yr old mini schnauzer that is vomiting…he vomited all food up then a few which look watery but then i found one that is foamy and sticky….no diarrhea though….he was in the closet and kind of shivering…..he got up when i asked him if he wanted to go outside and was ready to go and got a drink of water on the way….does this sound like parvo?

  13. sara on July 14th, 2009 8:25 pm

    the best thing for all of u to do is bring him to the vet i no i cost money and theses are hard times but what is more important the money or ur dog? and i am sorry if any of u found out ur dog had parvo no one said if they did

  14. rachel on July 15th, 2009 12:20 am

    im sitting here at my parents house watching one of their papillion’s tyler have diarrhea and they said it started last night… so i decided to check on here all the symptoms of parvo…. and by reading this i have come to the conclusion that if you have any doubt that your pet may be sick and they are not acting the same… parvo or not, it’s time to get your pet checked out by a professional vet…

  15. Tina on July 17th, 2009 1:05 am

    Hi my dog has been sick lately
    not sure what happen or why
    she has had all her shots and there up to date
    i also give her the heart worm pill every month
    today after she pooped there was this slime stuff kinda brownish red the only time she goes out is to go to the bathroom she has had some diarria
    and not eating much
    i was wondering can a dog get parvo if they have had there shots
    please some one help

  16. jt on July 20th, 2009 5:46 pm

    I would just like to add that shaking is also a symptom. My mother got a puppy a few weeks ago who had parvo, and the shaking was the biggest symptom. She didn’t really have diarrhea or vomit much, but after a few days of shaking and acting sluggish we took her to the vet. She did not make it. My mother got another dog just a few days ago and we are now afraid that it may be infected too. It was fine the first few days, but now she is shaking like the first one, and we are worried it may be happening again.

    Just take the dog to the vet if you have any bad feelings about what is going on. Emergency vets operate in many cities 24/7, you just have to look them up.

  17. Nokomis on July 29th, 2009 5:44 pm

    The shaking you all are speaking of is your pup running fever (could be parvo or other infections). Using infant tylenol may help with this but make sure to call the vet for dosage on your baby. Parvo stays in your ground and even in your floors (I believe for 6 months but I am no expert). If you have had a pup with parvo you need to treat your home and yard with bleach. I know it will kill your grass, but it will also kill the parvo. I don’t know what to do about carpeted areas, I have only dealt with hard wood/linolium. Getting the shots for parvo is definatly something I would look into, but know it is not %100. It is like getting a flu shot it makes it less possible but there is still a chance. Bottom line, if you have a sick baby, take him/her to the vet. Only then will you know exactly what you are dealing with and what your options are.

  18. judy on August 4th, 2009 7:13 pm

    If your dog has not received it’s parvo shots and starts displaying any signs of sickness – get him/her to a vet IMMEDIATELY- do NOT wait.

    Not all vaccinations are necessary and some cause cancer in dogs- but rabies and parvo are necessary.

  19. judy on August 4th, 2009 7:16 pm

    Also= don’t go to any dog parks- they help spread illness/diseases in dogs. People don’t vaccinate their dogs and the dogs touch noses and “other places” and end up sick.

  20. mary austin on August 7th, 2009 6:56 am

    my dog mia is 5 months oid she hasnt got sick but one time and has no diarrhea but she has trouble walking its like she hurt her legs iam worried she wont eat or drink and she sleeps alot and has no energy please help my family we dont have the money ialready took her to see the vet and they gave me some special dog food and sent us home only said she might have parvo what can ido?

  21. john on August 8th, 2009 10:17 pm

    i had a dog, he was 10 weeks old and today he died of parvo, he was only sick for 6 hours before we got him to the vet and it was to late he died in the hospital, if they like to play and they just stop and dont eat take them to the doctor, my dog didnt eat tuesday, we took him in wednesday and he died today, witch is friday. its not good and they act dapressed and throw up a while/clear foam and have bloody diarrea. and u will always remember the smell it will make u puke even if u have a strong stomach.

  22. gina on August 10th, 2009 6:27 pm

    hi i have a three month old pitbull yesterday morning he was acting fine now he wont eat or drink and he has not been around any new dogs i have had him for 1 month could you please help me out.

  23. Megan on August 18th, 2009 5:39 am

    My dog is about 8 months old. she hasn’t eatin in 3 days i thought it was just the heat. She won’t walk on her back leg and is not acting the same she is not as happy as she used to be. Her poop is actually stronger and when she walked beside me after pooping i could smell it on her still.

  24. tom on September 2nd, 2009 6:17 pm

    we’ve just got a new little puppie (3 month) from the street. he’s quite cheerful and yet he hardly eats and this evening he threw-up and diarrheaed what I believe was his lunch. he got his shots 3 days ago and ofcourse changed his diet. there was’nt any blood or foam. we’re gonna see the vet tomorrow, what do you think? thanx..

  25. Leslie on September 10th, 2009 11:20 pm

    I’m fourteen years old,and I got my first puppy at the end of july. she was 8 weeks old , and was a black toy poodle.Her name was lilly rose. She stop playing one day and started getting sick and having bloody diarrhea. I knew something was wrong cause she wouldn’t even lay with me anymore. My mom hadn’t heard of parvo for a long time.We thought she just got into something at first. She started this on a monday and we took her to the vet on wensday. Lilly had fluids and everything in her. She died on august 27 that thursday when I got home from school,she went right after I kissed her. You could hear her take two deep breaths and she was gone. She was my first puppy and it was so hard for me.

  26. ashlie on September 22nd, 2009 12:29 am

    I have a 2 month old puppy. I got him on 9/16/09, today its 9/21/09. He was perfectly fine on 9/17/09 and 9/18/09. On 9/19/09 he didn’t eat anything and he had diarrhea. He just laid around all day, which isn’t like him. He ate once on 9/20/09 at 10:30 am. He hasn’t eaten today, he still has diarrhea and he threw up a white/clear liquid. And his stomach has been really hot lately so i put a damp wash rag on it. My boyfriend said it seems like he has parvo because he has had a dog that had parvo, but there is no blood in his stool. If he does not eat today we are going to take him to the doctor. But can someone please give me some type of advice. I’m really worried :(

  27. shaune on October 5th, 2009 7:11 am

    Guy if your dog has any systems of throwing up or diarrea PLZ GO TO THE VET i just had a 9week old black lab puppy my first lab my dream dog got parvo and i had to put her down plz take the time and care to bring your pet in i put her down last ight and let me tell u i lost something that was really close to me every min counts so plz take care and bring your dogs to the vet even the smallest thing

  28. aix on October 10th, 2009 12:09 pm

    i have a shih tzu terrier and their names are parker and pebbles. right at this very moment, parker is in the vet clinic, trying to fight for his life. it’s his 5th day today and the doctor said that if he ever survive the 7th day, he would surely be okay by then. i am so worried. he has got this stupid virus, parvo. i miss him so much and ever since he was admitted in the vet, i kept on visiting him so to give him emotional support, hoping he would feel loved and fight his sickness. just two days more of praying and hoping, i told the doctor.
    unfortunately, just moments ago, pebbles, the other puppy vomitted and is showing symptoms of parvo.
    i will be bringing her in the clinic early tomorrow. please pray for their survival. i’ve been praying almost all the time now.
    i just dont care if i’ll be spending much, i just want them back, alive and kicking.=(

  29. Sheila on October 27th, 2009 4:16 pm

    I just got a 3 mo.old pit bull on Thursday and he started vomiting, first it was food, then it was clear and foamy. But he continued to vomit. He had diarrhea from the moment I got him. He had his first round of vacs but no more. Friday, he was up and playing and he did eat but very little. Saturday, he wouldn’t eat but just drank water. Sunday I began giving him pepto, pedialyte, and baby rice cereal every hour. He began to act more lively but wouldn’t eat. His diarrhea was a dark brown. When I got up on Monday morning he was laying on the floor breathing heavy and limp. I moved him and he couldn’t move. I ran to call someone on the phone to where I could take him and he died just that fast. Parvo will kill your dog rapidly, so take him/her to the vet immediately and make sure you vaccinate.

  30. Maria on November 6th, 2009 10:55 pm

    I cant believe i found out about this information too late. My puppy died today at 5am. and im pretty sure it was parvo. I came from school yesterday at 3pm and found my dog in a corner outside in my balcony just shakin i called him to come and he wouldnt. I took him a shower and then saw that he was vomiting what looked to me like his own saliva this keept going on for hours then i notice he was having diarrhea with blood. When i gave him his food he didnt want to eat it, i also had to give him pedialite because one of my neighbors told me her dog had had this symptoms when her dog was a puppy and the vet told her to give him this.She waited 3days before taking him to the vet but he survived. I was going to take him today at 7am because they open the vet at 8am but at 5am i cheked my puppy n he could verly move so i gave him a bath because he was so dirty with his diarrhea and then he died in my arms when i was drying him with the towl.. I still cant accept the fact that hes gone,Why couldnt i have found out sooner how dangerous this was and that i didnt have time to wait.. RIP. MICKEY .

  31. Aliesha on January 25th, 2010 2:13 pm

    I have had 2 dogs that have had parvo the ones was a puppy we got from the pound, we didnt notice the signs in time and had to put him to sleep. The other one we gave him pedialite and kaopectate to calm his stomach so he could ride in a car then we got him to the vet immediately. He survived but only because we took him to the vet. Dont wait to see if its parvo if you think it is take him some vet offices will work with you on payments, agian only some but its worth the try to save a member of your family.

  32. charly king on February 15th, 2010 3:12 pm

    the same thing happend to my baby pitbull named Cocaine.. all white.. and well one morning he was fine and that afternoon he stop breathing.. DARN PARVO.. Sheila the same exact thing happend to my pitt.

  33. Chris on February 23rd, 2010 2:42 am

    ALL YOUR PUPPIES ARE GOING TO DIE!!! SICK SICK PEOPLE!! LETTING YOUR PUPPIES GET PARVO! HOW COULD YOU?! I for one do not let my dogs eat their own poop, or other dogs poop. maybe you should check the bowl before you let them eat whats in it. Way to go. >:(

  34. Kristin on February 24th, 2010 7:53 pm

    This website has helped me…my dog Trixie was going to be a year old next month..she had her shots but somehow she still got parvo..I took her last night and they said she did not have a fighting chance. I had to put my dog to sleep last night. The vet said that there was a new strand of parvo that was going around and it was extremely deadly. And that new strand of parvo is what my poor Trixie had.

  35. cforbes on March 4th, 2010 11:56 am

    Today I lost my dog of 4mths it hurts so much because he was so healthy and full of life just Sunday gone. He succumb to the deadly virus Parvo but by the time we got tru to the vet to have him checked out it was too late :( The Parvo virus had him to the point where he was so helpless.Please people from the time u nnotice ur dog has a lost for appetite and begins vomitting foam like stuff most of the time its as a result of the Parvo virus he also had a bloody diarrhea. When the vet told us that his chances were very slim I had already made up my mind to put him to sleep the following day because he was in a lot of pain. I have another dog with whom my late dog grew up with she is in a mess because she knows what happen she is very quiet however I manage to get the vet to vaccinate her from the deadly Parvo because it is very contagious. Now I have to focus on her by showing her a lot off love and attention cause she is defintely going to grieve. The nite my dog died was the first nite they both seperated. If the same thing happens to

  36. LL8 on March 22nd, 2010 9:55 pm

    I might have been lucky with my old german shepherd puppy. She survived but these are some things i remember, symptoms and whatnot. Our puppy was sick for about 4 days before i finally caught on, thanks to the internet. Loss of appetite, vomiting, diarrhea, lethargic, she had them all. She would eat nothing but CONSTANTLY go for the water bowl so we did keep it filled. After the normal diarrhea, it started to become just a watery bloody brown ooze and somewhat JELLO-y substances coming out too. The internet tells you its a ‘distinct’ smell. WTF is a ‘distinct’ smell for christs sake?! What i personally smelled was a mix of a extremely strong stink diarrhea, along with mix of blood you can practically smell the IRON in it. The smell was so strong i could smell it 2 rooms down…

  37. janet on March 23rd, 2010 10:42 pm

    I have a 5 month old english mastif mixed with american rot. He came down sick yesterday throwing up and not very active. He still is drinking but not eating. He had worms but i treated him last weekend and now hes acting like this.Dont know if its the worms or could it be parvo.PLEASE HELP

  38. kcarter on May 11th, 2010 3:20 pm

    we just got our puppy about a month ago…she is 10 weeks old and when i took her out this morning she had some diarrhea. i brought her back inside and she threw up and i know this is going to sound gross but it smelled like rotten grass and was really watery. she has not eaten anything today and usually loves her first feeding of the morning…someone please tell me what could be wrong with my baby girl.

  39. Ashlea on May 19th, 2010 9:51 pm

    I had a miniature pinscher puppy that was one year old, I did not give him any shots because I had no idea about dogs and that it was a requirement to have shots. Then he had ALL of the symptoms everyone talks about. I also sprayed some roach spray around and thought that he had got into that. So I thought since he was sick he would get over it, cause my other dog had also and got over it. But I came home from work one day and he was limp. The inside of his mouth was gooey with something. So I thought he was dehydrated so I forced water down his mouth (Which i was told to do in early signs of dehydration) we took him to the vet and it was a 1000 dollar bill that we could not afford. SO basically they sent us home with some fluids, antibiotics, and anti nausea medication home. 5 minutes after we got home he kicked his legs trying to gasp for breath, he looked like he was scared because he didn’t know what was going on. and he passed. That was the saddest moment of my life cause it was the first dog i had with parvo and i get really close to my animals. If I had known this sooner i would have done something, and I feel that it is all my fault because i could have done something but i didn’t. And I felt it was my fault because I didn’t get him shots. So now i know how important it is to get shots to prevent parvo. I will miss stilts forever….

  40. Babygirl78 on June 10th, 2010 10:55 pm

    I have 2 dogs,one 10 month old pitbull & a 4 month old hound dog and I can actually say it’s been very hard for the past week!!! My bitbull Zeus is in the hospital getting better from parvo,it has cost a lot of cash but it’s soo worth it,we love him to death & would do it all over again,the thing is that our hiund dog has been very quiet lately since Zeus went to the hospital & Hunter is very sad looking but NO symptons so far,the key in all this is to clean your yard real good altough I don’t care what anyone says you can never really clean it good enough for this virus but you must moop with bleach/diluted water @ least 4 times a day,and wash everything you have even your clothes..Throw away all the old toys for both dogs & DO NOT bathe your dogs when they are having diarrhea,it is so bad for you to do that as a matter of fact you cannot even wipe them off because they are fighting a fever & you do not know what they are going through!!! Please take your puppies & older dogs to the vet asap,I heard that even though you can save a dog at any age you have less chances of saving a puppy or 1yr or younger or an older dog from Parvo…If the dogs are between 3 yrs and older than it’s not even a big deal!!!

  41. - bruce32 on June 17th, 2010 8:15 pm

    —> we have a 15 month old springer spaniel puppyy that we got from osme friends about 5 wks ago . on sundayy he startedd acting reallyy funny . he wasn’t eating, he was lethargic, he kept going in the bushes to hide as if he didn’t want to be botheredd periodd at all . this reallyy worriedd us becuz usually he was reallyy playful & loving and now he was the exact oppisite . the next dayy he was evn worse . it was storming so we let him in the house b/c he was up under the bushes in the rain . when he got in the house . he promptly threw up a clear liquidd . & then he just layy there . we decidedd we would take him to the vet in the morning . when we woke up the next morning, the room was full of throw up & a red foul smellingg liquid which we later found was diarreah . we took him to the vet who confirmed it was parvo . he is now at the vet having treatment for 5 dayss . we are praying that he makes it . i never will forget the smell of that diareeha though…:’(<—

  42. Kai on July 2nd, 2010 12:48 pm

    I lost my puppy yesterday to Parvo. He started throwing up on Wednesday afternoon so my fiance brought him to the vet Thursday afternoon. The vet said he was severly sick and most likely wouldn’t survive. She recommended putting him to sleep. He was in alot of pain and suffering. I have three other dogs at home and now I am taking them all to have an additonal booster to protect them. I feel terrible. I wish there was something I could do. He only showed symptoms for 1 day and it was already too late. =(

  43. sabrina on July 9th, 2010 4:23 pm

    in reference to chris from feb. 23rd…obviously YOU know nothing about the ways of puppies and dogs getting parvo!! you sicken me by your message! dogs dont get parvo by eating their own poop or other dogs poop, it is an airborne disease that YOU can bring home to them!! i have lost 2 rotties from this and I dang sure didnt allow them to eat their poop or other poop! you can bring it home to them from walking on ground that has been infected with it and YOU not even know that it is in the soil! other people can bring the disease on their shoes or the bottom of their pants from where they have been around dogs that are infected by it! so never tell these people that they should be ashamed for letting their dogs eat poop, YOU SICKEN ME BY THAT REMARK!! YOU NEED TO READ UP ON IT AND DEFINITELY TALK TO YOUR VET BEFORE YOU MAKE REMARKS LIKE THIS AGAIN!!!

  44. victoria on January 14th, 2011 1:10 am

    my dog bella started showing theses symptoms but i wouldnt belive it she was only 3 months old, cause she had worms to which was bad and then she wouldnt eat and all that… we didnt get a chance to take her to the vet. we gave her a day and it went down hill, she started loosing wate i cryed cause i new something was wrong we called the vet but we didnt have enough money. before bella died she came to me when i was in the kitchen, which she was in the room and she just stood there so i picked her up and held her and told her i loved her that night she was in her dog bed asleep. when i got up for school i found her dead :( it was sad but i prayed for her. i love my dog bella FROM VICTORIA age 13

  45. Jake on January 22nd, 2011 2:09 pm

    Alot of times vets misdiagnose the dog. My vet thought it was worms.

    Once the parvo virus has gotten the wood over the dog he will go very quickly. My dog had these sy
    mptoms but I still saw him eating and drink, just not like usual.

    I dont know if my dog will live. The vet has him in hospital on IV now and says he thinks the dog is better but I dont see that. Looks worse to me.

  46. amy on May 15th, 2011 8:14 pm

    I have a puppy thats about 4 months old. she has had the parvo shot. About a week ago someone gave me another puppy. And he died this morning from parvo. Now im worried about my other puppy getting it. Anyone have any tips on how to clean up my yard good and any other helpful tips on preventing my other dog from getting it?

  47. glittereyes on May 24th, 2011 4:44 pm

    hi just to let u all no parvo is a flu like symptom if u have a puppy that throws up dont wait take them in it cost around 30 bucks to get a parvo test done and ur dog can survive if u get them to a vet in time if u get a new puppy and they haven’t had all there shots DONT take them out ! or to any pet store or to a family members house. dont out them on any lawn but ur own and parvo can live over a year in the dirt bleach is the ONLY thing that can kill it. if u plan on getting a new dog and u have had a dog before at ur house with parvo u need to treat your house or risk the new dog getting it. be smart would u let ppl touch a new born baby during flu season or put a new born baby on the ground its the same thing good luck SHOTS are way more cheaper than treating parvo

  48. Dog Lady on June 1st, 2011 9:47 pm

    Running to the vet doesn’t necessarily resolve anything. The Vet often cannot properly diagnose the dog, he has no magic wand. Getting advice from other’s that may have had similar problems/symptoms could help you help the vet diagnose the problem. These people that say run to the vet need to get off the site because they are not helpful. Sometimes you just need some advice from someone that had similar experiences.

  49. Ceymone King on June 2nd, 2011 9:38 pm

    Hi, my name is Ceymone and yesterday I just got a 3 month year old puppy that was not abandoned, but was locked in a cage and fed sometimes. His ribs are showing, but he is running around and playing with teddy bears and toys. His name is Toby and he looks like a black lab mixed. I found him in the neighborhood. I already have a dog named Freedom and is a Chihuahua/Jack Russel mixed. He has all his shots and he is perfectly healthy. Should I let Toby around my dog? Will Toby be okay.

    I fed him and he’s getting his weight back ! But someone please respond to make sure that it is safe to have Toby around Freedom.

  50. helppp on January 2nd, 2012 6:21 am

    My dog is very shaky can’t walk right is vomiting and has a fever she’s also breathing very hard like if she’s really thirsty.. :( Can anyone help please what can I give her!??

  51. rebeccca on January 5th, 2012 4:37 pm

    my dog has the shakes and he won’t eat and he gets up and then go’s and lay down..and he acts like he’s rib cage is hurting him.he is 5 years old

  52. Karen on January 7th, 2012 2:22 am

    My puppy came down with this on december 30-31 not sure but saw symptoms on December 31 around 8pm to late to get to the vet they were closed read your site did not have pedilite I did have some pepto and a dropper which I started giving the puppy water and pepto. He was still throwing up and then I remember when people are sick in the hospital they are given glucose (sugar water) I started giving him sugar water and pepto as about 1/2 teaspoon of pepto and as much as a 2oz of water every thirty minutes for about two hours. Then just water via the eye dropper. I went to bed around 2am and around 4am the puppy walked into my room and made noise so I put him in a blanket by my bed and he slept at 6am again peptpo and water and he was taking all the water he could get. Took until today 1/6 for his bowel to come back to brown color but he was on his way to health by the afternoon of 1/1/12 I did feed him boiled chicken, baby rice, rice and baby sweet potatoes. I don’t know if what I did was right but the sugar water helped and the pepto stopped the diaherriah and vomiting. As of today he is fine and eating and drinking and playing and letting us know I am here.

  53. Karen on January 7th, 2012 2:26 am

    My puppy was only seven weeks old and we are scheduled to get his shots as soon as the vet feels he is fully over the parvo but the vet said it was good I acted quickly because the dehydration is what kills them and the diarreah and vomoting are signs of the parvo along with the stool have blood and really white and liquid and stinking something awful. So far sure he had parvo no doubt according to the vet.

  54. N. James on January 11th, 2012 11:53 pm

    On Saturday my dog was it’s usual self. She jumped all over the man who came to look at the boiler. Later that evening she regurgitated all the food she ate. The next morning she would not touch her food, that was a shocker for me since she would eat anything that passed under her nose, even cake. About 4.30 am Sunday morning the flood gates opened in the form of a watery diarhea, she continued to drink alot of water though,but regurgitated that as well .The weight loss became noticeable, brought her to Banfield pet hospital on 117th street in NYC on Wednesday, she was admitted immediately and is there as we speak.I am praying that it was not too late. Diagnosis was Parvo. BTW, Petsmart offers a free diagnosis/consultation for those of us who do not have deep pockets in these hard times.

  55. scott on January 13th, 2012 2:24 am

    Hey I have a 10 week old boxer, she’s been sleeping a lot, wont eat, she will drink water a lot. But shes been throwing up a lot lately ( like a thick clear bubbly liquid. Idk what’s wrong with her. I’m taking her to the vet tomorrow but I still need alittle info.

  56. N. James on January 13th, 2012 2:52 pm

    Scott, I do not want raise an alarm, but it looks alot like my dog in the early stages, that thick frothy looking substance could be the Parvo virus in the early stages.

  57. N. James on January 13th, 2012 2:54 pm

    Scott take your dog to vet asap. I recognize that thick clear frothy vomit as a sympton my dog had in the beginning of the Parvo virus.

  58. athena on January 14th, 2012 7:04 pm

    my dog can barely open her eye its sooo watery. im very worried what should i do

  59. Tracie on March 25th, 2012 5:00 pm

    I am studying to be a Vet Tech and I can tell you with complete confidence that if your dog has parvo he will be throwing up AND had horrible diarrhea that smells like death!! All puppies and dogs throw up or have diarrhea at some point but its when they are together and the dog is VERY lethargic (doesnt even want to move much) that it starts becoming a concern for parvo. When a dog has Parvo it will NOT act normal, or want to play, or even run. There are many doggie flues that have people running to the Vet thinking that they have parvo, dogs get flues every year just like humans do. The ONLY way to prevent your dog from getting the horrible disease is to MAKE SURE they have their yearly shots ON TIME EVERY YEAR. If you only give them their shots every other year you are wasting your money. They have to be vaccinated every year to stay safe, just like you vaccinate your children you should also do the same for your furry children. :)

  60. Jade on April 3rd, 2012 1:29 pm

    Hi my 5 year old Jack Russel has been been sick, first all he’s food, then clear foam then blood, he also had very bad bloody diarrhea (with that horrible smell you all keep talking about) we have taken him to the vets and he has not been diagnosed with Parvo just a very bad stomach infection! He has been given an antibiotic injection and some promax which we have to give him. We have also been told to only give him small amounts of water throughout the day. He is obviously very drowsy and weak. Do you think my vets has got it right or could it be Parvo, I am really worried?!

  61. Joe on April 9th, 2012 12:38 am

    My puppie is 12 weeks old
    And I jus gave her last shot 5 days ago but lately past couple days she’s been losing balance in her hind legs and has been vomiting once and hasn’t ate all day. I hope it’s not parvo im takin her to the vet tomorrow tho

  62. Marie Davis on April 11th, 2012 4:52 am

    I have a whippet/chihuahua mix, and for the past two days, he hasn’t eaten and has thrown up three times for the past two days. The first day it was clear. The second day it was yellow. I’d give him some gatorade, and he trew that up, what should I do next? Should I take him to the vet? He hasn’t had diarreah.

  63. Joey S. on April 20th, 2012 12:59 am

    My puppy is about 4 months now. she is always playing and always has energy. she was playing a couple of hours ago now shes puking up foam and shes not moving very much. I can’t get her to eat anything. I would take her to the vet but their closed right now… what do I do :(

  64. loma and chris on June 26th, 2012 2:48 pm

    Hi my dog is 6 months old pitty crossd with staffy i need help asap the vets aint opend an i think my dog may have parvo…shes vomitting up all her food and seems constipated i cant stand to see her in i over thinking it?? ive had a 6weeks old puppy bfore tht died of parvo and i dont want this pup to die on me shes like my daugter.. i really am getting worried.shes had all three shots but her last shot she was a day late so im taken her back to get a boost shot . please help me !!!

  65. Tiffany on July 26th, 2012 5:58 am

    I have a 3 month old boxer I got about 12 days ago! He stopped eating Sunday night but still drinking water. Monday afternoon after work I went to feed both dogs and my boxer came out of the dog run and went to the bathroom (watery diarrhea with a pink tinge) I called the vet immediately but didn’t have the money to get him in. They told me to give pedialite every 2-3 hrs, pepto every 6-8 hrs and Pepcid every 12 hours and hope he makes it till this weekend to get to the vet. I got a favor and took him to a vet and it was confirmed that it is parvo! I don’t have $2000 for treatment so I chose to take him home and do my best with the treatment my vet told me to do! I am not waiting 2-3 hours to give him fluids, I’m giving every hour and sometimes sooner if he throws up! Today he started drinking some water on his own but I am still forcing fluids in him as well! I hope he makes it but it’s very touch and go at this point! If you have the money get the treatment, if not, follow these directions and do your best to help your 4 legged friend! Also get baby food meats and give a little every couple hours to replace protein loss and iron loss!!! Good luck!!

  66. Stormi on August 24th, 2012 9:26 pm

    My 7 week old puppy’s left rear leg like has been acting up, she hasn’t shown any pain towards it. But, she has been constantly shaking and has lost quite a bit of weight. I have been searching for answers but have found nothing. Please help me figure out whats going on.

  67. cheyenne on October 3rd, 2012 4:10 am

    I just got a 3 month old puppy i think somethings wrong with him. His stool is soft and has a horrible smell. His stomach is bloated. He eats and plays but something seems wrong. Any ideas of ehat it could be

  68. Chasity Rodgers on June 20th, 2013 4:54 am

    The thing about parvo many are unaware of is it’s like staph. Once it touches any environment you can not kill it. Dispose of everything that the dog had contact with. Kennels, blankets etc. do not put the same dog in contact with any of these surfaces at all. For floors in home, bleach them. Parvo lives in surfaces for 7 years.

  69. audrey on November 11th, 2015 10:51 pm

    I was told by my vet that the parvo virus will linger around and be dangerous to any other pup that comes around the area. I had a border collie and by the third litter she had that the pups got sick and nearly died did i know it was from parvo. After my vet told me about the virus staying active for seven years it started to make sense why they were getting sick. A year prior to us getting the border collie we had a pit bull pup that we had set up in the same kenel we were putting our mom n pups in and had no idea we were forcing them to their sickness. A few years after that i got a lab pup who ended up with parvo in which i took to vet who tested him for parvo and came out positive i was just done. I couldnt go through the painful experience anymore so i was certain after this pup i wouldnt be getting anynore. I took “Red” home that night and brought him in the house and nurtured him back to health. My dad was shocked as well as my vet but it did take alot of patience around the clock force feeding of water with a seringe and eventually him standing on own then eating cooked rice and broth to nibbling his food and walking and playing again. It was a long four or five days but it was all worth it . And today i am taking care of his nine babies that has me concerned. But i have prepped and bleached and sanitized the entire area and keeping up with keeping their area cleaned up. Its alot of work but so worth having a healthy pup vs. A sick one .