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|Best Approaches To Parvo Treatment by BOUNTYDOG(m): 11:38am On Sep 08, 2015|
I have experienced a terrible attack of Parvo 2ce and all were due to carelessness.
1st time I had 3 puppies and was to travel for a weekend.A friend of mine persistently volunteered to handle my dogs in my absence,but I thought to myself it might be dangerous to allow him and thought since I am leaving on friday morning and back on sunday evening,the dogs should not have any problems but the puppies might just go hungry thru saturday as I plan to put enough dry food and water to @least last dem thru friday,when my friend persisted on helping out,I thought the best I should do is to give him one of the pups so the feed could last the remaining 2 till sunday evening.
When I came back on sunday I called him to bring D pup but he said I should leave it with him till monday,monday morning I went to his house and alas a saw he had a very skinny local dog and he told me there were no dogs @ his place b4 I allowed him take my pup,@ his house his kids and their friends had turned the pup to a toy,see how dey were carrying my pup about,I though to myself I had entered one chance.I noticed the pup has even lost weight unlike D other 2 @ home,I asked him to feed D pup wit some dry feed I gave him and realised the very agile pup was not active as I left her,and not eating the dry feed.hmmm so unusual cos D ones @ home still has good appetite.anyway I took the pup home and that was it,the following day she started vommiting,I rushed her to the state govt vet clinic where she was placed on drips and the vets advise I bring D other pups too as it must ve been spread even though dey re not showing signs yet,and true to their words I noticed dey'd lost appetite too on getting home.
Alas I can't wait for day to break.early the following morning I took all thre pups to the clinic and treatment began.I was takng them to the clinic daily for over a week.I lost one of them the 3rd day though.and she was the fattest of them.
2nd time my client requested for a caucassian,I got the co from Tope Sosanya of Topdogs kernel.the client deposited for the pup on wednesday and ask that I take the dog to my kennel till he comes for the pup on saturday.I asked to get D pup from tope but he came up wit excuse that he's not around D day I came.anyway he gave excuses till the client came on saturday and he transfered the pup to the client.on sunday evening the client called that the pup is not eating and vommiting,I adviced he takes the pup to PVC as he lives in Opebi and its the best clinic I can recommend,the client called on monday that the pup is diagnosed of parvo and asked to return D pup as its 20% chances of survival,meanwhile Tope was already forming quarell with me immediately after the client picked the pup on saturday and deleted me from his group and was blacklisting me to the members that I was almost running away with his money.lol meanwhile what transpired was that I gave him 3k addition to the 80k he agreed to sell D pup and he rejected D 3k that I must make it 5k,why?client deposited 60k and asked that I take D pup in my custody but he gave excuses till D client came for the pup on saturday,and was asking if D client is already in my kennel and I hd to tell him yes we are waiting for him before he came,when he arrived the client was close by too and he transfered the pup to the client.
I called Tope that the dog has parvo,I now started to add one and one 2geda on why he blacklisted me in his group and deleted me knowing fully well the dog would eventually bring problems,I recalled sometimes after the initial deposit and some of his excuses was that the dog is with his vets,that he had asked him not to take dogs in his absence but he wouldn't listen bla bla bla.
He said he sold a healthy pup and has nothing to do with the pup even though it was just a day,I went to the client and took the dog from him,that night I bought titus fiish and tried feeding the pup but he would just sniff it.
On getting home I had a GSD pup of 8wks,an imported bullmastiff pup of 4mths and a boerboel pup of 9wks.as I was tired and no puppy dry feed and the gsd pup was screaming I now gave him the fish the caucassian sniffed,the ffl morning I took the caucssian to the clinic and admitted him as I was scared of infecting the other pups in my kennel.so I was going to check and assist in the drpping @ D clinic daily,2days later the GSD that ate the sniffed fish lost appetite,I quickly rushed her to the clinic,and started treatment immediately,the next day the boerboel and the imported bullmastiff fell down too,hmmm see me oh,meanwhile the caucassian had already given up,the GSD made it,but I lost the boerboel and the imported bullmastiff,since then I stopped selling other people's pups as I cannot believe Tope could sell an infected pup to me,but then he was preparing for his wedding and prolly desperate.
These experiences at the clinic now gave me insights on how best to handle parvo cases.
|Re: Best Approaches To Parvo Treatment by BOUNTYDOG(m): 11:58am On Sep 08, 2015|
I learnt from experience not to expose pups to other dogs or clinic environment at tender ages.cos my adult dogs had contacts with the pups somehow but was not infected,even my then 7mths old bullmastiff.
I also realised that you can actually spread parvo to young pups by just an handshake with a Dr attending parvo case and u carelessly take that hand to carry ur pup.I don't let clients to touch my pups,I don't take dem to clinics for vaccines and make sure the Doctor coming to vaccines comes straight from home in the morning and not after attending to other cases in the clnic 1st.
Then for the treatment is basically done by hydrating the pup to last the days the antibiotic can cleanse the system.
They use Dextro saline and not water to restore energy loss from frequent vommiting and pooing without eating
Metronidazole infusion to stop frequent pooing
B complex injected in the drip (saline)
Then antibiotic to fight the virus.
Them most importantly ur TLC
Cleaninless care and ur presence can bring life into ur pet or give him the zeal to want to hold on much longer as he sees ur presence.wash the saliva from the mouths as he vommits and clean all bloody smelly. Poo
Cleanlinless I believe can heal all sickness.
Though some might have other approaches to Parvo,this is from my experience and other experiences can be shared here,
|Re: Best Approaches To Parvo Treatment by Dochman224(m): 12:58pm On Sep 08, 2015|
BOUNTYDOG:I witness it in my puppy jst yesterday and am feeling so sad its really a bad situation
|Re: Best Approaches To Parvo Treatment by Richybang: 1:40pm On Sep 08, 2015|
make Una no dea put fear for person body na I don't dea fear this sickness is it applicable to adult dogs too or is it only puppies? can a 2month pup who has not stepped out or see or be in contact with outside dogs have it only the dogs in his pack he makes contact with can he still have it? is it harmful ? how are we going to know if a/an outside dog/pup has it ? please help others
|Re: Best Approaches To Parvo Treatment by BOUNTYDOG(m): 1:56pm On Sep 08, 2015|
Its best to avoid ur pups in contact with other dogs or pup for preventive measures as the virus can sometimes stay 7days in a pup from the day of contact before showing symptoms,the virus is not air borne so it can only be transfered by physical contact,don't joke with your pups vaccination,
It does affects older dogs,but more prone to puppies
|Re: Best Approaches To Parvo Treatment by BOUNTYDOG(m): 2:01pm On Sep 08, 2015|
Yea that's why I decided to share my experience of it,especially @ a tym u said he was sleeping thruout the day,I felt if he was in good hands he prolly would ve survived it
|Re: Best Approaches To Parvo Treatment by BOUNTYDOG(m): 2:07pm On Sep 08, 2015|
Then it was a very horrible experience,as I was almost going crazy,I had hypo bleach I wash my hands with everytime I touch the infected pups.and funny I bathe with it mixed in D water immediately I'm back from the clinic b4 touching any other thing or dogs.the infected pups are quarantined.
|Re: Best Approaches To Parvo Treatment by knyte(m): 3:17pm On Sep 08, 2015|
Parvo is a deadly disease which we dnt wanna experience but yet we shld b aware of how devastating it can be.. Thanks bountydog for sharing ur experience, I hope we pick a thing or two frm it and always take safety of our pups first bfre nytin else.
|Re: Best Approaches To Parvo Treatment by uchpanila(m): 7:13pm On Sep 08, 2015|
Is there no way this virus can be eradicated from the environment or is it only contracted from infected dog?
How long does d virus live on the environment before it dies off because to the best of my knowledge virus can only survive on a living cell?
Is this virus only for dogs?
|Re: Best Approaches To Parvo Treatment by Nobody: 7:33pm On Sep 08, 2015|
Thanks BOUNTYDOG for sharing this informative piece. This what I want pet section to look like- sharing of experiences -not just dog sales.
I remember my GSD in 2007. It was already given DHLLP but my ignorance made me take it to a vet for another round of vaccination. A pup that was active and feeding well suddenly lost appetite a week or 2 after the vet vaccinated it. I guess the vet touching the pup must have been the cause of infection cos he might have carried it in his hands.
|Re: Best Approaches To Parvo Treatment by BOUNTYDOG(m): 8:30pm On Sep 08, 2015|
Yes it is mostly contacted from infected dog,and can be eradicated from an environment if proper measures are taken
The virus can hibernate in an environment for up to 6mths if not properly cleaned out of the cages and all contacted items
Yes it is a cannine disease
|Re: Best Approaches To Parvo Treatment by BOUNTYDOG(m): 8:48pm On Sep 08, 2015|
Yea there is no overdose of vaccination,if you gave 2wks earlier cos some vets advice 2wks interval while some practise 4wks.
Anytime I import a dog I normally vaccinate 2days after their arrival cos I try to ignore previous vaccines and do mine as there is no overdose
So prolly exposed @ D vets I believe
|Re: Best Approaches To Parvo Treatment by Prodeegee(m): 9:58pm On Sep 08, 2015|
nice, tho not everyone knows how to pass an infusion.
and metronidazole is also an antibiotic. you might not need another.
|Re: Best Approaches To Parvo Treatment by BOUNTYDOG(m): 11:17pm On Sep 08, 2015|
This is exactly the problem with infusion as it must be administered intravenously which most quacks or even some vets find hard to get the veins.this can be related to why I lost the imported bullmastiff and the boerboel as the do shifting @ D vets and the Dr on duty that sunday was a lady and she could not get the veins and was just talking theories lol.we quarelled that day but later became friends as I can understand it only takes an expert to get veins from a dehydrating pup as most of the veins are already weak.
This is why I open up to others to share experiences.is there other alternatives to hydrating the pup if u can't pass infusion?
Metronidazole can be an antibiotic but cannot fight the parvo virus,it can only stop poo.its just flagyl
|Re: Best Approaches To Parvo Treatment by Prodeegee(m): 9:09am On Sep 09, 2015|
BOUNTYDOG:metronidazole can. I use metronidazole, dextrose and one other injection that stops vomiting. The key factor is timing. You have to clear out your schedule for a parvo pup. I had a case of parvo early this year and thanks to a vet friend who also assited, all 6 puppies survived. I think the problem withvets treating parvo is they can't be there 24/7. And energency might emerge at any time of the day.
I remember the worst sound then was when a pup starts throwing up again.... I nearly gave up. Until gradually they started catching up.
One other thing I realised is, during the course of infusion, it's ideal the pup excretes a smelly...I mean really smelly bloody poop.
The next thing is a very clear urine. When I see that, I knw there's hope.
|Re: Best Approaches To Parvo Treatment by houseofmastiff(m): 9:44am On Sep 09, 2015|
Nice write up.
|Re: Best Approaches To Parvo Treatment by Apitch(m): 1:28pm On Sep 09, 2015|
Parvo is a virus and so ur drugs can't handle it, the reason for the drugs are for the symptoms, the immune system and also secondary infection.
That's why It's managed and not treated
|Re: Best Approaches To Parvo Treatment by barcaboi(m): 2:48pm On Sep 09, 2015|
lost my Rott to parvo too....bad experience. .....don't wanna be in dat situation
|Re: Best Approaches To Parvo Treatment by BOUNTYDOG(m): 4:02pm On Sep 09, 2015|
Nope parvo can actually be treated.and any parvo victim that survives is said to be free from the virus recurring
|Re: Best Approaches To Parvo Treatment by BOUNTYDOG(m): 4:07pm On Sep 09, 2015|
Metronidazole stops the poo and the antibiotic cleanse the virus,while dextro saline rehydrates,curing parvo is usually a gradual process which can best be achieved with infusion to safe the pup from dehydration.
The virus kills by dehydrating D victim
And if u use the metronidazole without other antibiotic to cleanse is not the best approach.
|Re: Best Approaches To Parvo Treatment by Apitch(m): 8:33pm On Sep 09, 2015|
BOUNTYDOG:I wish U know better
If u can read up Virus and vaccines, u will be better informed
|Re: Best Approaches To Parvo Treatment by BOUNTYDOG(m): 7:59am On Sep 10, 2015|
I don't understand,do you mean a pup treated of parvo still lives wth the virus,when you said it can be managed and not treated?
|Re: Best Approaches To Parvo Treatment by Apitch(m): 11:31am On Sep 10, 2015|
BOUNTYDOG:That's why I asked you to read up vaccines and No once a dog survives it, it won't suffer it again but no 100% certain just like viral infections like chicken pox
Let me educate U a bit, Virus for now can't be killed by drugs so no drugs can kill a virus yet and the use of vaccines is just to equip ur antibody on how to handle such virus when the show up. That's why live attenuated virus are used for ur vaccines.
Bro I can't give all the lectures here that's why I said u should read it up
|Re: Best Approaches To Parvo Treatment by Prodeegee(m): 1:40pm On Sep 10, 2015|
understanding matters. wether treated or managed, one way or another the endeavour you made helped the puppy survive.
most people call it parvo treatment. but that doesnt change a thing. all na english bro. no be our papa language, abi no be so?
|Re: Best Approaches To Parvo Treatment by Apitch(m): 2:31pm On Sep 10, 2015|
Prodeegee:Not just English o
U need to understand a problem before u can be able to solve it
Prodeegee! U use metro for diarrhoea and one white one for vomiting and then dextrose for energy! To me that's the perfect management but the Op thinks antibiotics will handle the virus, that's just the impression I want to correct
|Re: Best Approaches To Parvo Treatment by uchpanila(m): 3:42pm On Sep 10, 2015|
No one wants to answer my question?
|Re: Best Approaches To Parvo Treatment by uchpanila(m): 3:49pm On Sep 10, 2015|
I will go with managed because to the best of my knowledge do far, virus are managed not treated because there is no cure for viruses yet. You manage by treating the symptoms that occurs and boosting the immune as well. this is not just in dogs alone both humans.
|Re: Best Approaches To Parvo Treatment by Apitch(m): 6:06pm On Sep 10, 2015|
uchpanila:Bountydog already answered ur question
|Re: Best Approaches To Parvo Treatment by uchpanila(m): 7:13pm On Sep 10, 2015|
Apitch:Yea, have seen it. Thanks
|Re: Best Approaches To Parvo Treatment by BOUNTYDOG(m): 9:38pm On Sep 10, 2015|
"My brother make u no follow book oh look am and go ur way"Fela Anikulapo kuti.
The essence of this thread is to share experiences if you had ever faced it and the measures you took to handle it.
Ofcos I know bout virus and vaccines,but here I'm sharing 1st hand experience.
I learnt alli shared as I assisted the Drs and google all I could bout the case.
If you know other ways share t as I want to tap from it,but not theories
|Re: Best Approaches To Parvo Treatment by ElPhoche(m): 11:59pm On Sep 10, 2015|
BOUNTYDOG:Gaining venous access is not easy as you might think. A lot of factors like, obesity, dehydration, old age and young makes it harder....
|Re: Best Approaches To Parvo Treatment by BOUNTYDOG(m): 7:27am On Sep 11, 2015|
Yes you are right,I guess that is why Dochman's vet dr never suggested it,and to the best of my knowledge,t is the best approach to handling the case.
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