You have a sick dog or puppy and you think it is Canine Parvovirus (or just Parvo). How do you know for sure? How to treat Parvo at home?
These are very good and very common questions that we hear almost daily, especially since about 2007 when the 2c Strain of Parvo started going around.
First, just to make sure that we’re on the same page, let’s recap what are the signs of Parvo to look for:
- Loss of appetite
- Loss of thirst
- Weight loss will be very visible in small dogs
- Vomiting over and over
- Diarrhea (very foul smelling)
- Bloody diarrhea (spots, streaks, gushing, any of these)
- No play drive, i.e. very unresponsive to normal activities
- Completely drained with no energy (sleeps most of the time)
- He may only be able get up for a rare bathroom break
- He may have a fever (103F / 39.44C or more)
- He may have chills
If you see ANY thing that looks like that, then your dog has Parvo and you don’t have time to dilly-dally around.
How To Treat Parvo At Home?
This is really the heart of the matter. Indeed it is very possible to treat your sick Parvo dogs and Parvo puppies at home using easy-to-cope-with Parvo home remedies.
The main problems with Parvo are two-fold: once your dog stops eating, refuses water, has started vomiting and diarrhea, he will become dehydrated and hypoglycemic very quickly. These two conditions can be a death mill for your pet. They must be addressed immediately – time is crucial with Parvo. One day could be the difference between survival and death.
Hydration can be easily achieved at home without needles for IV fluids or other costly procedures.
Our Parvo Emergency Tea makes for a natural electrolyte replenishing fluid. It has to be given EVERY hour both day and night in order for this to be effective.
Just to make this abundantly clear, the tea CANNOT treat the Parvo, but it can do an excellent job at rehydrating your dog and helping to settle his stomach, which may stop or slow down the vomiting.
How to tell if your dog is dehydrated? These couple of steps will work for most breeds of dogs.
- Look at his gums. If they are pale pink or white, then he is dehydrated and you must administer the tea ASAP.
- You can also pull a small amount of skin (from the back of his neck) up and twist (BE GENTLE and don’t pull too much); if it goes back very quickly, then he is probably not dehydrated, whereas if it takes a long time, then give him the tea ASAP.
- Now, these two tests may not work for some breeds: if the gums are very dark normally, as with Chows, or if they have really baggy skin, like Shar Peis, then you might have a harder time with these tests. However, the tea can’t hurt them, so if you gave it to them because they are not drinking on their own, then there should not be a problem – just follow the dosage guide based on the dog’s weight.
Hypoglycemia results when dogs stop eating. Many complications can happen (these are above and beyond the many problems that the Parvo causes). These complications can even be more serious than the Parvo itself. So, needless to say, this is a complicated aspect of Parvo and unfortunately cannot be properly addressed in a short article.
In order to deal with the hypoglycemia and to knock down the Parvo virus, you must get a Parvovirus Treatment Kit. This will address many of the Parvo symptoms such as secondary infections, repairing damage caused by the virus, boosting your dog’s immune system to help him fight the virus, etc.
Once you get your Gold Parvo Treatment Kit, you will then qualify for our FREE 24 x 7 phone coaching program that has helped hundreds and hundreds get their animals back on their feet again.
We will be in constant contact with you for the duration of treatment, we will send you comprehensive home remedies for Parvo, and we will provide as much support as you need.
If you don’t know much about ParvoBusters, just read any of our sites and you will see that we are organic and chemical-free. We believe that life is important and we do what we can to save animals. We are not hypocritical as some sites that claim to care about animals, but will freely boast about their hunting and fishing prowess. Nope, you won’t find that on any of our sites as needless killing of animals is just not within our nature.
When it comes to healing animals, it is hard not get fired up about some of the blatant injustices that can be easily found all over the Internet. Always be cautious as there are many unscrupulous individuals out there and they don’t have your pet’s best interest at heart.
We always have up-to-date home remedies for Parvo and we will do our best to help you out of your Parvo crisis.