If you’re dog is unlucky enough to get parvo and you get to the vet in time, this post will give you a little bit of what to expect.
Honestly, there’s not much they can do. The true danger of parvo is dehydration and malnutrition, so that’s what the vet will focus on. Mostly the dog will be pumped with IV fluids containing vitamins, sugar, and potassium. This can be done at home, if you’re up for it, but most of the time hospitalization is required.
In some cases, the vet may also inject your dog with some sort of anti-nausea medication to help prevent anymore regurgitation.
Once a dog can finally begin keeping his food and fluids down, IV’s are gradually reduced. Very bland food is offered. Many times, a vet will also administer antibiotics to help ward off secondary infection, because the dog’s immune system will be severely weak from the experience.
Unconventional Treatment of Parvo
Some anecdotal reports claim that Tamiflu reduces parvo’s severity and can aid in faster recovery if given early enough. Also, a substance produced by silkworm larvae has been shown to be effective, but research is still preliminary.
There are also natural remedies that many people have had success with, such as Parvo-K. We’ve seen far too many testimonials to ignore it, and so we’re offering it here on the site for a discounted price. Buy Parvo-K here.
As always, your first resort should be to get your dog to a veterinarian ASAP. If you can’t afford that, however, Parvo-K might be a suitable alternative.