My 5 week puppy has parvovirus

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Hi,

This is Rahul here and my new 5 week puppy Tiger has parvovirus he was diagnosed on 15th evening and the treatment was immediately started with IV drips, starch, etc. The vomiting had stopped and his stool had no blood on 16th morning.

I had stayed awake the whole night and gave him a few mls of ORS Water every couple of hours.

The vet was happy to see that there was no blood in his stool and he had become sightly more active and he had started drinking water on his own but not any food.

But tonight after his third course of drips he has started vomiting but there is no signs of blood in his stool or vomits and he is

not eating or drinking water. I'm very worried about this.

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Rahul... I am so sorry to hear about this... My first question is:

What are you doing with a five week old puppy?

I see you're from India however I do believe that the same holds true there as anywhere else in the world that a pup should stay with his litter till at least the age of  eight weeks.

Do his litter mates have the virus? What does his breeder have to say about this?

WHY did you take him home at such a tender age?

I would imagine that the prognosis is grim. and this is so sad on many levels.

 

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omg I am so sorry to hear and yes 5 weeks is very young to be with humans only.....and the thought of the rest of the siblings having it do they know to check their puppies???

tell us about his story and how he came to be in your life and share his little life with us while we all worry with you about his future......

Keep us posted on him please

I know that even with excellent vet care, a young puppy with parvo may not make it. Five weeks was much too early to leave the litter, but nothing can be done about that now.  Have you been in touch with the breeder? I'd be interested to know if the parvo virus hit the whole litter or if your puppy contracted it after he left the breeders home. 

As a note, parvo virus can stay active in your home/soil for well over a year. Bleaching everything including your yard is recommended. If you get another dog in the next year or two, make sure that they are older and fully vaccinated before coming into your home with the full puppy series of vaccines. 

Good luck to your puppy - I hope he makes it.

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Actually we found him abandoned during one of my road trips. So we took him in to our home the doc said that he might be five weeks old. He was fine for a couple of days, in fact very naughty.

3 days after he came home the tiredness started and then after a checkup with the vet he confirmed it was parvo

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Thank you for rescuing that poor baby!! We are sending you our thoughts from Minnesota in hopes of a full recovery! How's your pup doing?

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Prayers for his recovery from NC! 

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Any updates on this baby???