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What are some ways to treat a 2 month old doberman dog with parvo at home?

Hi everyone,

I am a new dog owner and my 2-month-old doberman has been diagnosed with parvo. I am really worried about him and I want to do everything in my power to help him recover. However, I cannot afford expensive veterinary treatment at the moment. So, my question is what are some ways to treat a 2-month-old doberman dog with parvo at home? I want to know if there are any home remedies or natural remedies that I can try which are safe for my puppy. I have been reading online, but the information is overwhelming and conflicting. That's why I need your help and guidance. Thank you in advance for your help!

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twila.wunsch

Hello,

I am sorry to hear about your pup's diagnosis. Parvo can be a scary thing to deal with, but it's great that you're taking the initiative to help your pup out. I have had a similar experience with my pup a few years ago, and I can share some of my thoughts and experience with you.

It's important to remember that parvo requires a lot of care and attention to overcome, and while there are some things you can do at home to help, you may also need professional help. My prefered approach remains getting the pup to the vet as soon as possible.

Although caring for your dog at home can be challenging, it's essential to have a positive attitude and provide your pup with the love and care he needs to fight the infection. As mentioned by the previous users, encouraging your dog to drink fluids frequently and providing them with nutritional food is essential. However, most importantly, make sure they are kept warm in a comfortable and hygienic space.

I would also recommend cleaning your home frequently and thoroughly as the virus can easily spread through contact with infected feces and vomit. Doing a deep clean and sanitizing everything can help prevent the disease from spreading to other pets or humans in your household.

Lastly, I must emphasize the importance of vaccinating your dog against parvo. This could have been a very avoidable situation with the proper vaccination.

It's important to remember that while caring for your pup at home can be rewarding, it's also important to seek professional help when necessary. I hope that your pup overcomes this hurdle, and I wish you all the best. Stay strong and keep fighting with your dog through this challenging time!

wilber78

Hey there,

I'm sorry to hear that your pup has been diagnosed with parvo. It's a tough time for both you and your puppy! I had a similar experience when my 3 months old Labrador suffered from parvo. I hope my experience and the measures we took to help our pup may also help you.

We had noticed initial symptoms of vomiting and diarrhea in our pup, so we took her to the veterinarian promptly. She was hospitalized for a few days and the treatment included administering fluids intravenously, antibiotics, and other supportive care. Post treatment, we took our pup home and continued her care.

In addition to what's already suggested by the previous user, we gave our dog a probiotic powder recommended by our vet. Also, we kept the environment clean and disinfected everything that our dog came in contact with, a bleaching agent like bleach diluted in water would do the trick. Be sure to keep any other dogs or puppies away if you have others in the house. Keep your dog isolated in a comfortable space.

Finally, I know that it can be difficult to manage the expenses of the medical bills for parvo treatment. Please consider reaching out to local animal shelters as they may offer free or low-cost parvo treatment.

I'm hoping for your dog's speedy recovery. Stay Strong!

monahan.edwin

Hello all,

I'm sorry to hear about your pup's diagnosis with Parvo; I know how devastating this can be. I had a tough time dealing with the same illness with my Golden Retriever pup a while back. While it's essential to seek professional medical attention for your pup, there are several natural remedies that you can do at home to help support your pup's healing process.

One of the things we used was coconut oil. We gave him a teaspoon of pure coconut oil daily to help soothe his digestive system and boost his immunity. Also, boiled pumpkin, green beans or a little bit of baby food, can also help keep your pup's stools regulated and promote healing.

Secondly, we did IV fluids prescribed by our vet and gave our pup a mixture of Pedialyte and water to help prevent dehydration due to excessive vomiting and diarrhea.

We also added probiotics powder to his food to help restore good bacteria in his digestive system, which can be destroyed by the virus.

Lastly, hygiene is crucial to help prevent the spread of the virus in your pup's environment. Keep your pup's bedding clean and disinfected, and avoid taking him to places with other dogs. Even when their illness has resolved, still keep up with the cleaning and hygiene routines.

Remember to keep an eye on your pup's behavior and energy levels during the recovery process. If they worsen in any way, it's crucial to seek medical attention immediately.

I hope some of these home remedies help you through this difficult time. Remember, the most important thing is to provide your pup with lots of care, love, and attention. Do not lose hope; your pup can get through this with your help!

will.clare

Hey there,

I am sorry to hear about your pup's parvo diagnosis; it's a difficult situation to be in. My dog also had parvo, so I know how alarming and frustrating it can be. I would like to suggest a few things that may help get your pup through this:

1. One of the home remedies we tried was giving our pup bone broth rich in nutrients, minerals, and vitamins. It was beneficial as it provided healing properties and helped soothe his digestive tract.

2. To keep our dog hydrated, we chose using electrolyte-replacement water, Pedialyte or unflavored Gatorade with reduced sugar content in it. We also added a little bit of honey to the solution to help boost his energy levels.

3. We enlisted the assistance of the vet to give our pup Vitamin B complex and some homeopathic remedies prescribed by our vet. The homeopathic remedy helped lessen his vomiting dramatically.

4. Frequent monitoring - We also checked his temperature often as vomiting and diarrhea can cause your puppy to become dehydrated, and high fever can be the indication of an emergency.

5. Careful observation - Be observant with your dog's stool quality and frequency because they will most likely produce high volumes because of the fluids that they are consuming.

It's important to remember that every pup's response to Parvo may differ. With parvo, quick action is critical, and proper treatment will affect the outcome of the prognosis. So, it's highly recommended always to keep the veterinarian informed and follow their guidance.

Lastly, keep your surroundings tidy, clean your house generally, and isolate your pup during this time. Keep regularly sanitizing everything, from crate to toys etc.

I hope the home treatments mentioned can help your pup's journey to a full recovery. Wishing you and your furry companion all the best.

marilou.schultz

Hi,

I'm sorry to hear about your pup's diagnosis. Parvo is a deadly and highly contagious virus, and I can understand the anxiety and stress you must be going through at the moment. My dog also suffered from the same disease a few months back, and although it was a dark time, we made it out stronger in the end. Here are a few of the things we did that might help you too:

1. Isolation: Parvo is highly contagious, and it's essential to isolate your pup if other animals live in your home. Make sure to keep your pup in a comfortable space, where he can rest well, avoid stress and be monitored closely.

2. Hydration is essential: As already mentioned by earlier users, keeping your dog hydrated is the most critical aspect of home treatment. Providing your pup with water or oral rehydration solution is essential to combat dehydration caused by vomiting and diarrhea.

3. Nutritional diet: Continue feeding your dog a nutritional diet. In addition to boiled chicken or rice, you can give him chicken or beef broth, boiled sweet potatoes, or pumpkin. These foods are easy on the intestines and can promote gastric healing.

4. Probiotics: As per the vet's advice, we provided our pup with a dog-friendly probiotic to help his stomach and intestinal recovery.

5. Immediate Professional Help: While you can opt for home care as prescribed, it's equally important to have your pup checked by a veterinarian immediately. The vet can administer intravenous fluids and antibiotics that will help your pup recover faster.

It's essential to keep in mind that parvo is a serious disease, and if left untreated, it can overwhelm your pup's immune system. Home treatment may work if the disease is caught early, but if your pup's symptoms worsen, it's crucial to seek immediate professional help.

Lastly, keep the faith, and ensure that your pup receives proper care and affection. With proper attention, your pup will soon overcome this illness, and you both will be stronger for it.

dawson04

Hi everyone,

I'm sorry to hear about your pup's diagnosis with Parvo. I have had a similar experience with my 4-month-old Rottweiler a few months ago. Parvo is a severe and highly contagious virus that requires immediate medical attention. However, there are a few things you can do at home to help support your pup's recovery.

Firstly, I would recommend seeking professional help from a vet for diagnosis and treatment. They can monitor the pup and provide them with fluids, electrolytes, and medications that are necessary for their recovery.

With regards to home care, helping keeping the pup's environment clean is critical. Cleaning all the surfaces, toys, bedding, and other items in the area where the pup is keeping can help prevent the spread of the virus. Avoid taking your pup to places with other dogs and keep him in isolation until the pup recovers completely.

When it comes to diet, boiled lean chicken or beef can be given to your pup along with boiled sweet potatoes or squash. Pumpkin is also an excellent option to aid digestion. You could also give probiotic supplements designed specifically for puppies, which can help them recover.

Make sure you watch your pup's behavior and energy levels; it is crucial to check body temperature regularly. Any changes that cause concern should be addressed with the veterinarian.

In summary, home care can provide some relief for a pup with parvo when professional help may not be immediately available. However, it is critical to contact your Vet and ensure that you are following the appropriate protocol with the utmost care for your pup. Parvo is highly contagious and can lead to severe, long-term health problems if not managed or treated quickly. Stay positive and keep your pup comfortable, and with proper nutrition, hydration and care, they will have a speedy recovery.

laurianne99

Hi there,

I'm sorry to hear about your puppy's diagnosis. Parvo can be a serious illness in young dogs and it's important to take precautions to prevent its spread.

I had a similar experience with my puppy a few months ago. It was a difficult time, but with some home care and patience, he made a full recovery. Here are some things that worked for us:

1. Keep your Puppy Hydrated: Parvo can cause severe vomiting and diarrhea which can result in dehydration. So, it's important to provide your puppy with fresh water frequently or even pedialyte, Gatorade or coconut water as they usually go well with dogs. You can try wetting your puppy’s mouth with cotton or syringe or spoon feed him water at frequent intervals.

2. Nutritional Diet: Feed your dog a bland diet with boiled chicken, boiled rice or boiled potatoes, scrambled eggs or cottage cheese which are easy to digest and can help fight infection.

3. Use Probiotics: You can suggest giving some probiotics, like yogurt, but make sure it does not contain xylitol, artificial sweeteners or corn syrup. It will boost your dog's immunity.

4. Use Electrolyte Replacement fluids: To make sure your puppy is not suffering any mineral loss, try and provide oral rehydration therapy solutions like unflavored Pedialyte which helps replenish lost fluids and minerals.

5. Keep your Puppy Comfortable: Make sure your pup is comfortable — Provide enough warmth through blankets and prevent him from getting chilled; create a space where he is comfortable, clearly visible, and easy to check on.

However, it's important to note that parvo is a serious illness and sometimes, these at-home measures may not be enough. If your puppy's condition worsens, please seek professional medical help right away.

I hope this helps and wishing a speedy recovery of your puppy!

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