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    @Lalaloopsie How is Tank doing? I hope he is much better today. Still sending the vibes and prayers.

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    Hoping for a positive update<3
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    Default Re: We are diagnosed to have parvovirus! Please share your experience!

    Quote Originally Posted by oscarmayer View Post
    1. Simple answer is YES... this is a good sign. Much better than if your pup was still vomiting. However, it could also be a sign that the stomach is completely empty. I assume no dry heaving too.
    2. You might consider ice chips. Be watchful and monitor urine passing. If he does not urinate for more than 24 hours that's serious and needs to be addressed right away...with more IV fluids.

    How old is your bulldog?

    Dogs going in for surgery often do not eat or drink after midnight and skip breakfast the next morning and then will not have anything for several hours prior to the surgical procedure...so 17 hours of no food or drink just after IV fluids end should not be alarming. Be advised, that if anything does not seem right, call your VET...not just for your bully but also for your sanity.

    Parvo is nasty stuff and bad cases usually affect younger pups with weak immune systems. After 5-6 months the immune system starts to strengthen and the dog has a much better chance for survival. It seems that you are doing everything you can at this time and hopefully your baby will pull through.

    Discard all toys and bedding and clean surrounding areas(and kennel) with diluted bleach...TWICE! Do not introduce new bedding until your pup is deemed free of infection. Just let them sleep on bare kennel surface and wipe it down every day with diluted bleach. No interaction with ANY other dogs for your dog AND any person that comes in contact with your dog. This disease is passed on through feces /diarrhea and is extremely contagious. It can be passed on to a neighbors dog by a person walking into their home with contaminated shoes. It's that easy.

    I wish you all the luck in the world!
    Fantastic advice!!! We had a puppy w/parvo, and he did survive... if they catch it early enough chances are he will be fine. It DOES take time to get thru their system, so be patient... plenty of rest is important too. Please keep us updated!!!

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    Continued prayers for total recovery (yes, it does happen)
    and sending much love & caring hugs from Texas <3


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    Oh my goodness. How scary this must be for you, but it sounds like you've found treatment in time! Best of luck to you and Tank. This was a very informative read, apparently i knew next to nothing about parvo.

    I hope he's continuing to improve.

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    DEar friends, thank you SO MUCH for all your positive words and support, love and prayers! It is extremely important for us! Also huge thank you for sharing positive outcomes and priceless advice about ice cubes! Tank is struggling, today is third day and doctor says today and tomorrow are crucial days, when his body has to overcome the disease. Yesterday he felt a bit better after treatment, but overnight he became again weak and developed fever. Today he is very weak, but luckily he vomits only once a day and his diarrhea is not too bad, not bloody and even not watery. Doctor seems to be knowledgeable, but it is difficult to understand some medicine they use here in China. Some of them I cannot recognize at all. But Tank definitely gets antiemetic, antibiotic, heart support and immune serum. Price for 1 day treatment is around 120 Usd, I don't know if it is the same like in th USA, or cheaper. But money is not important, we just want this little boy to recover. We got all nesessary shots for his 5 month age, but still got this awful parvo! I have doubts about quality of vaccines (you know, Chinese quality is famous - sometimes you get good and sometimes you get bad, it is a lottery) and going to bring some vaccines from Netherlands in a thermos with ice.
    Frankly speaking, I was very nervous from the beginning about getting a dog here in China, as it is so difficult, starting from buying a decent puppy and further on - vaccination, medical problems, even getting proper food - everything is a big challenge. As a doctor, first thing I told my husband - how are we going to get proper medical help here? We stay in a city which is small by chinese scale (5mln) and medicine is not as good as in Shanghai or Beijing. People here just started to have pets less than 10 years ago, before not many could afford them, so it is not so developed in comparison with USA and Europe. Especially regarding such a special breed like EB. But we just couldn't resist temptation.
    Thank you so much agan and God bless everybully here!
    Hoping for the best and praying for Tank's recovery.

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    Thank you for the update, it sounds hopeful! Continued prayers for Tank and family, that little boy is blessed to have such caring parents! Much love, Susan and Jersey

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    Thank you for the update, I so hope the little guy will power through it like a champ<3
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    Don't give up yet, sounds like he's hanging in there... I'm curious if vaccines are required in China. I know when we lived in Germany they were extremely strict about pets over there, and especially in England. We had cats at the time, and we were able to take them to the US Army base for their vet care.

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    Dear friends, seems like this little guy is doing better - he didn't puke or poop since yesterday, and he is quite active. He is also super hungry and is begging for food, and it breaks our hearts! Because we cannot give him anything yet! Today doctor even gave him a tablespoon of canned food after IV and he seems to digest it - it is already 3 hours since he ate it and no problem! But we have to wait till tomorrow to give him some more. He is now also very interested in destroying a catheter which is in his paw, so we have to watch him thoroughly.
    Cannot express in words how grateful I am to all of you for your love and prayers and great advice! You gave us a huge feeling of support and comfort in this difficult situation. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU and God bless everyone and your beloved bullies!

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    What a great update Hugs<3
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    My only experience was in the early 90's, but it was not good. At that time less than 5% of dogs diagnosed lived. Perhaps vet science has changed. Basically your dog is sluffing their intestinal lining (as it was described to me). If they do survive, their intestine will be primarily scar tissue and they will have to be on a very special diet the rest of their lives. The link below gives current info:

    Parvovirus Infection | Canine Parvovirus | Dog Parvo | petMD

    What I know from experience is pray to God in and ask for LOADS of help. These links lead to prayers of St. Francis the protector of animals:

    MyCatholicSource.com - St. Francis of Assisi Section: Prayers for Animals / Pets

    Prayers of St. Francis of Assisi for Sick Pets and other Catholic Prayers at Heavenly Divine Custom Rosaries
    Fritthy

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