Dogs » Recovering sign from Parvo virus

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This question is related to: Snow the Dog

Age:Up to 2 months
Gender:Male
Breed:Tibetan Mix
Neutered:Yes

Recovering sign from Parvo virus

Last time I got 1 puppy name Luffy but he died because of Parvo virus. After that my friend gave me new puppy so I name him Snow. At first I didn't know that after puppy got Parvo virus our place/home will be the carrier of Parvo cause' Parvo can live for a long time. I really didn't know it. So last saturday Snow started not eating at all and his body so weak, vomitting yellow foam and saliva and he got blood diarrhea but only a small bit of blood and not everyday. So i made a desicion to brought him to vet. After been check he got positive Parvo virus. So doc at vet told me that u got 2 choices. Gave him treatment here or at home. I know i cannot treat him at home because I need to go to work. So I left him there for treament. After 2 days he still ok but the third day he's body started to get weak and he's not eating at all. The doc said this is his critical moment. They can only provide him treament to fight the virus. I can't do anything. All I can do is pray and always visit him morning and night. So the next day he seems better. He can stand up already and he started to eat and drink but he still need to be there until he is fully recover.

What I wanna ask is, is that the sign of recovery for Snow? And after he recover can he still been infected with Parvo virus again? Because I'm afaid that my house is still the carrier of Parvo. If yes then what should I do?

Thanks in advance!!!

12/12/12

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Chicco Chicco

I am not a vet... so wait until the vet answers for full confirmation, however, if the pup is now standing and eating and drinking, even if only a little, then it sounds very hopeful, and yes this is a very good sign that he is recovering.

I believe his immune system should now repel future parvo viruses but please wait for the vet for that.

Also, yes, parvo can live up to a year in soil and obviously around the house if a dog has lived there with it.

All the best and hope your little guy recovers.

12/12/12

stuart stuart

the improvement in the puppies strength and appetite etc do suggest that he is improving though as Chicco quite rightly says the weakening of the immune system can sometimes lead to relapses so very much a keep fingers crossed time for the next few days.
Adult animals that recover will develop a strong immunity as long as there i no other defect of their immune system. Puppies however are less predictable and their immune level after natural infection will vary. He is however unlikely to transmit the disease to himself and provided he does recover then it would be sensible to assess his antibody level prior to vaccination. Should this not be possible for any reason then i would be inclined to vaccinate him in a months time provided he is clinically fit and well.
As far as survival of the virus in the home is concerned then in soil and faeces etc it is very resistant to heat cold and drying. Bleach is the best household disinfectant to use alongside cleaning all hard surfaces and discarding contaminated soft furnishings

12/12/12

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