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post #21 of 178
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Originally Posted by gaiamom
Sorry if this is TMI, but he's moving around for just a min. then sleeping for 30. He's thrown up 4x today, 3 of which after the meds, and bloody diarrhea 2x. I just felt and his nose is wet, but he's still very lathargic and pitiful looking.

My moms dog died of parvo, and right toward the end it was constant throwing up and diarrhea so i'm thinking even if he's not feeling well, the fact that he hasnt had "that much" throwing up and diarrhea is a good sign. I'm loving him right now in my lap.

I did try to nurse him, as i couldnt express more than a couple drops, and he wasnt interested. I know that may sound crazy to some....like the woman on the news nursing the monkey, but i'm willing to do anything at this point.
can you pump or hand express more milk? None in storage? Yah, I don't think that a pup would catch on to nursing from a human breast.
post #22 of 178
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They are already closed, but if he's doing worse by in the morning, i'll call the dr. and ask him to come in and let me take the bags home. That's a great idea, thanks!
post #23 of 178
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Originally Posted by gaiamom
They are already closed, but if he's doing worse by in the morning, i'll call the dr. and ask him to come in and let me take the bags home. That's a great idea, thanks!

wait, I thought he gave you his cell or home #?
did I read right?
post #24 of 178
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Originally Posted by edamommy
can you pump or hand express more milk? None in storage? Yah, I don't think that a pup would catch on to nursing from a human breast.

I've tried but havent been able to get more than a couple drops

The reason i tried to nurse him is because when my dd got up in my lap to nurse last night he tried to nurse too, but she kept pushing him away.

BTW, he's been at the shelter since he was 2 wks old so i'm sure they had to bottle feed him or something. Poor pup has been through so much.
post #25 of 178
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Originally Posted by polka123
wait, I thought he gave you his cell or home #?
did I read right?
Yeah he did give me his home # to call him in the morning and let him know how he was doing
post #26 of 178
I'm pretty bummed that the Vet did not even try to give him fluids : just for sh!ts giggles..
post #27 of 178
I had almost the same thing happen to me with a puppy my exdh bought me years ago. it's rectum eventually fell out and we had to put her down it was just awful! I think the only think you can do is keep that puppy as comfortable as possible. also you can contact your DA's office for legal advice as well but frankly it's not illegal to sell sick animals (though it should be)
post #28 of 178
No help for ya, Mama, but I'm thinking of you and your pup, sending all the light and love I can.
post #29 of 178
oh poor puppy..whats his name? I would let him try to nurse from my breast..whats the harm..just make sure you clean your nipple really well after he does..(does this make me a freak that I dont think its weird) I am sending healing vibes your way mama and puppy..
post #30 of 178
Oh, to you! I hope the pup pulls through! You're in my thoughts.
post #31 of 178
yes, what is pup's name ??
did you say it was a boy?
post #32 of 178
from the mts. for the pup and for you and the fam.

Sending

Joyce in the mts.
post #33 of 178
s and healing vibes for your puppy. I hope w/ all the healing vibes and your loving attention he can pull through!
post #34 of 178
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http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y67...om/tate001.jpg
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y67...om/tate003.jpg

His name is Tate, and here are some pics of him from a few minutes ago. Thank you mama's so much. If there's any additional advice i would SOOOO appriciate it...I'll be updating soon.






By the way, the flyswatter in the picture is for "ghost shoowing" not punishment or killing things :LOL sorry, just noticed it
post #35 of 178
He's absolutely adorable.

We had a pup survive parvo, and it was a horrendous case - she spent two days at the vet's with IV fluids - she had horrible bloody diarreha - the vet told us if she were his pup, he'd put her down. We just didn't lose hope - as a last ditch effort, and I know this sounds gross, but I really think it saved her - the vet put an entire bottle of Pepto-Bismal into her rectally - we were just amazed, but it must have done the trick, because she pulled through.

I think the breastmilk is an excellent idea - I don't know if a pup could latch on, so maybe an eyedropper. I really, really hope things work out. Best of luck.
post #36 of 178
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Originally Posted by opally
He's absolutely adorable.

We had a pup survive parvo, and it was a horrendous case - she spent two days at the vet's with IV fluids - she had horrible bloody diarreha - the vet told us if she were his pup, he'd put her down. We just didn't lose hope - as a last ditch effort, and I know this sounds gross, but I really think it saved her - the vet put an entire bottle of Pepto-Bismal into her rectally - we were just amazed, but it must have done the trick, because she pulled through.

I think the breastmilk is an excellent idea - I don't know if a pup could latch on, so maybe an eyedropper. I really, really hope things work out. Best of luck.
wow - great tip

cute puppy TATE
post #37 of 178
Ohh that poor baby..he looks so tired....almost like he's saying..."I'm tryin' to feel better, mama." I'll keep a candle lit for him and your family...
post #38 of 178
OMG, what an adorable pup! Please keep us updated. My heart is breaking for you.
When my pup was sick (well, she's not a puppy, but I say she my "puppy"), I was crying and was so worried for her. It was tough, but she's better now(not parvo, she had a severe infection and was close to not making it).

Kepp giving him lots of lovin' and we'll be sending some (((healing puppy vibes))).
post #39 of 178
Try a probiotic.

Also, found this on vit c:
http://www.wholisticanimal.com/vitaminsupplement.html
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Natural Treatment for Parvo Virus:
Signs are, as with other kinds of distemper, lack of appetite, diarrhoea and vomiting accompanied by very quick dehydration. - If a dog has parvo med size dog would get approx. 10 grams of Sodium ascorbate acid, if dog is already at the vets, ask for them to administer this Vit C by injection in the muscle and repeat if necessary daily. If not at a vet, then dose orally mix the white powder into some small amount of water and dissolve, syringe into side of mouth 2 to 3 x daily until symptoms improve. Defense and maintenance of Parvo - dose of vit C ( in the form of sodium ascorbate) if parvo was around a daily dose of half a gram for small dogs, going up the scale for large dogs.
Still looking for other stuff to try, so will add links as I find them.
post #40 of 178
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Originally Posted by Breathless Wonder
Try a probiotic.
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