*Urgent* Help needed!!

Discussion in 'Health & Nutritional Care' started by Lilliput, Jan 7, 2015.

  1. Lilliput

    Lilliput New Member

    I have good news I think!

    While I was mixing her morning electrolytes/anti nausea/antibiotics, I heard a crunching noise. She was eating the cat food! So I quick grabbed the chicken and rice, which she wasn't interested in. I then tried the emergency high cal food the vet had given us and boom, she started chowing down. I let her eat a few mouthfuls, gave her some water (which she didn't want) and now she's sleeping. She hasn't vomited yet so if she keeps that down I'm going to be super excited!

    It's my husband's birthday today so maybe this is her birthday present to him. :)

    Even though I'm sure she's not out of the woods, I feelike just maybe we're getting somewhere!
  2. musicdeb

    musicdeb New Member

    BOOYAH! Awesome news!
  3. dpenning

    dpenning Well-Known Member

    Awesome news! Take every positive. :)
  4. cayeesmom

    cayeesmom New Member

    That's great!
  5. Boxergirl

    Boxergirl Well-Known Member

    That's the best news!
  6. DMikeM

    DMikeM Active Member

    Now you need to start disinfecting everything inside and out of the house. Parvo lives for months if not years on anything even under the snow. The mix of bleach to water is one part bleach to 32 parts water or one-half cup of bleach per gallon of water. Other commercial disinfectants could be used in the house but your yard her toys and bedding will need a bleaching. In reality all her bedding should just be tossed out and replaced. All the other stuff in the home will need to be washed with soap and hot water, but that might not kill the germ.

    Other products that are said to work are.
    Consan Triple Action 20 (20-20-20 on the label)

    Parvo will live in your carpet for at least 30 days. You should rent a steam cleaner or have the carpets cleaned to speed up the death of the virus. And contrary to popular belief Parvo can be contracted more than once and especially since it can mutate into different strains.

    • Despite the introduction of new cleaners with all sorts of claims, parvovirus remains virtually impossible to completely remove from an environment. The goal of decontamination is to reduce the number of viral particles to an acceptable level.
    • The best and most effective disinfectant against viruses (including parvoviruses) is BLEACH. One part bleach is mixed with 30 parts water and is applied to bowls, floors, surfaces, toys, bedding, and anything contaminated that is colorfast or for which color changes are not important. At least 10 minutes of contact time with the bleach solution is needed to kill the virus. Steam cleaning is also able to kill the virus.

  7. Lilliput

    Lilliput New Member

    Just wanted to update on Xena-

    We've been through the whole day with NO PUKING!!! I'm so excited. She has eaten a few bites of food throughout the course of the day (ground turkey puree and some of the high cal food from the vet) and has been lapping up water every hour or so. She's still sleeping a lot and we're still giving her sub q fluids and also using the syringe for her medicine, broth, and electrolytes, so she is peeing a lot and her gums are staying nice and pink.

    She has had diarrhea twice today, both times a chocolate brown color instead of yellow/tan. I've taken it as a good sign because the smell isn't quite so bad, but I can't find much information on what the color indicates. (Sorry to say, it's kind of the color brown in the background of this webpage, lol)

    The fight is back in her for sure. It has been really difficult to get her to take the syringe now because some strength is definitely coming back. Her temp is a steady 101.6.

    I'm really, really hoping this is a turning point and she's just going to continue getting better, but I know parvo can be unpredictable. Still, our little warrior princess is a fighter for sure!
  8. cayeesmom

    cayeesmom New Member

    Sounds like she is a little warrior! showing interest in food is good, sleeping a lot they do as young pups and not feeling well she is going to sleep even more, but it sounds like she is on the right track. Good job mom!
  9. Lilliput

    Lilliput New Member

    Xena just had her first hard poo! Tmi, sorry!

    As soon as she's old enough and healthy enough, I'm going to start working on getting her trained to be a therapy dog. I can't imagine a better encouragement to children than to meet a little fighter like herself! I'm super proud of my girl.
  10. dpenning

    dpenning Well-Known Member

    Awesome news! You need to be sure and post pictures when she starts looking happier!
  11. DMikeM

    DMikeM Active Member

    Great news. Dog people are not afraid to discuss poop. At least when it comes to dogs.
  12. cayeesmom

    cayeesmom New Member

    Great news!
  13. Clare

    Clare New Member

    I'm so happy to hear the good news! Her namesake would be proud :)
  14. Hector

    Hector Well-Known Member

    Oh I'm glad she's on the mend. Such a scary, scary time. My dog was tested 3x before it was confirmed. She will grow up to be a strong girl.
  15. musicdeb

    musicdeb New Member

    Great job Xena and mom!
  16. angelbears

    angelbears Active Member


    Way to know your pup and to go with your gut.
  17. Lilliput

    Lilliput New Member


    Here she is this morning! I'm heading to the store as soon as I get the girls ready and we're going to get all of the ingredients for satin balls. She has been eating like a champ so I'm out of the vet food and baby food already. I told my neighbors about her to make sure that their two dogs have their shots, and they don't, so I'm going to the feed store to buy the shots and I'll be giving them to the dogs next door. It doesn't guarantee anything but those dogs need their vaccinations anyways.
  18. Bryce.Spence

    Bryce.Spence New Member

    Ah that is great news!!! So glad to hear she is doing better!

    Satin balls are awesome both our dogs love them!!!
  19. TricAP

    TricAP Active Member

    So glad to hear she is better! Great job mom! Take a deep breath and sneak a nap in for yourself. :)

    Thanks for laugh on tmi on poop - as you'll learn its a big topic on this forum. These guys and gals seem to have challenges in that department from time to time. ;)
  20. musicdeb

    musicdeb New Member

    She looks 110% better!

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