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Old 01-06-2014, 12:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Okay, I'm going to try and keep this brief. Early December our Labrador died at a good old age of 14. We decided to get another German Shepherd puppy (we already have a black, long haired GSD who is 9 named Harmony) we named our new pup Eloise. She was beautiful, energetic and we all loved her. After 3 days she got very ill, vomiting , diarrhea. I read up on parvo so knew we had to take her to the vets. We took her 4 times in the space of a week, and every time they said she didn't have parvo (she had no temperature and no blood in poo) unfortunately she died suddenly, and we were heartbroken. We rang the vets a while later and asked if it was safe to get another puppy, they said it was as they were sure Eloise didn't have parvo.

Fast forward, we now have a beautiful German Shepherd puppy named Serenity. Energetic, playful, beautiful. And then it happened, she showed the same systems as Eloise did. I noticed this and rushed her straight to an emergency veterinary hospital who said she did in fact have parvo. Heartbroken doesn't even describe how we feel.

She has been there for a day now (brought her yesterday night at 11:30) has been on antibiotics and had a plasma transfusion. The vets say they're keeping her for a minimum of 3 days.

I'm not quite sure why I'm writing this, but stories of encouragement of dogs who have survived with parvo would be lovely.

I can't believe this is happening, this Christmas has been horrible.
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Oh my gosh. I can't imagine, especially since we have had our pup for only 6 days. My heartfelt sympathies go out to you and your family.

This almost has to be environmental. Where is she going potty?
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I'm so sorry. I've never had a dog with Parvo, but I'll be sending prayers out for your Pup.

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Oh my gosh. I can't imagine, especially since we have had our pup for only 6 days. My heartfelt sympathies go out to you and your family.

This almost has to be environmental. Where is she going potty?
She was going inside the house (was trying to potty train her) and when we caught her in the act we took her into the back garden on the patio where she had her own little 'doggy exercise area.' We didn't allow her to go on the grass incase she ate any of the fox poo.
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Our Daisy had parvo as a puppy. not as young as your Serenity though. It itook three days but after plasma and blood she came through it. My prayers and thoughts are w/ you . There is alot more they know about parvo in the 14 years since Daisy had it.
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My boy had parvo at 8 weeks old. Spent 5 days at the vets. He's now a perfectly healthy, huge, 85 lbs, GSD male that doesn't take crap from anything. I know its rough, but each day that goes by is a good sign. Once they can make it 3-4 days its a great sign. Still could go bad, but generally at that point the dog will pull through.

I strongly suggest spraying your whole house down with a bleach solution. 1 cap to 1 gallon of water is what the suggested solution is. Bleach is the only thing that kills parvo.
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hang in there, your pup will be home soon.
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Someone had mentioned a bleach solution, thats a great idea, i would clean everything with a bleach mix before she comes home. I feel terrible for you, i hope she has a speedy recovery.
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Okay, I'm going to try and keep this brief. Early December our Labrador died at a good old age of 14. We decided to get another German Shepherd puppy (we already have a black, long haired GSD who is 9 named Harmony) we named our new pup Eloise. She was beautiful, energetic and we all loved her. After 3 days she got very ill, vomiting , diarrhea. I read up on parvo so knew we had to take her to the vets. We took her 4 times in the space of a week, and every time they said she didn't have parvo (she had no temperature and no blood in poo) unfortunately she died suddenly, and we were heartbroken. We rang the vets a while later and asked if it was safe to get another puppy, they said it was as they were sure Eloise didn't have parvo.

Fast forward, we now have a beautiful German Shepherd puppy named Serenity. Energetic, playful, beautiful. And then it happened, she showed the same systems as Eloise did. I noticed this and rushed her straight to an emergency veterinary hospital who said she did in fact have parvo. Heartbroken doesn't even describe how we feel.

She has been there for a day now (brought her yesterday night at 11:30) has been on antibiotics and had a plasma transfusion. The vets say they're keeping her for a minimum of 3 days.

I'm not quite sure why I'm writing this, but stories of encouragement of dogs who have survived with parvo would be lovely.

I can't believe this is happening, this Christmas has been horrible.
Parvo stays in the area for a while unless treated. That could be why your puppy got it. I am very sorry you are going through this: (

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Parvo stays in the area for a while unless treated. That could be why your puppy got it. I am very sorry you are going through this: (

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