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My baby has Parvo

Discussion in 'Doberman Health Issues and Questions' started by linx_linx, Jan 8, 2009.

  1. Silent

    Silent Novitiate

    Glad your pup is doing better :)
    Did your vet explain the time peroid that your dog will shed the parvo virus and be contagious to other dogs? If not please ask him about it. I know you would not want to expose someone elses pup to it.

  2. burlysoldier

    burlysoldier Member

    I am so happy for you!!!!!!! what a relief!! As a fellow puppy owner I am scared as hell of little Zulu getting it here in the rotten apple. Luckily most residents in my neighborhood seem to be pretty fanatical about their dogs and all seem totally taken care of but you never know. Alot of dogshit on those sidewalks....
  3. linx_linx

    linx_linx New Member

    all i can say is shots shots shots
  4. linx_linx

    linx_linx New Member

    it's a picture illusion lol thanks for asking though.
  5. linx_linx

    linx_linx New Member

    look how good hes doing

  6. Dobiegirl

    Dobiegirl Novitiate

    WOW he does look good....so glad this is a happy outcome......
  7. DoberDon

    DoberDon Hot Topics Subscriber

    Glad to see him looking so well !! That looks like a great toy,anything to keep them entertained
  8. deladobies

    deladobies Member

    Thanks for the updates....looks great! Soo glad
  9. DobieLvr

    DobieLvr Novitiate

    I noticed it too - is it the joint or the joint and the pastern?
  10. CloverMom

    CloverMom Active Member

    So glad to hear all is well! I never even knew parvo was treatable, any puppy I have ever heard of having it has died. What is the survival rate of parvo? Anyone know?
  11. DobesMom

    DobesMom Member

    I am so happy to see another survivor!! My girls had parvo at 12 weeks. They were in ICU for about 8 days total (each). Each had a day where the vet suggested we might consider "our other options" (PTS). I was told 20% chance. Dobe's are SUPER susceptible (sp?)...and are hit HARD by this lousy disease. My "breeder" never gave my girls shots , either. At least she never bothered to provide proof.
    It affected my Hope permanently so that 3 months after recovery she went into renal failure & passed away in 6 short days. At least the vet believes that is why it happened.

    I am glad to hear your baby made it, like mine did. It was a HORRIBLE experience to see a 16 week doberman weigh 5 pounds & 8 pounds!!!!!! And to have them handed to you & you're told...''take good care of them''!!
    Here's what Fire looked like the day she came home:
    And at Christmas just 3 months later...a month before Hope passed away:
  12. JanS

    JanS DCF Owner Administrative Staff Moderator Hot Topics Subscriber

    Linx Linx, I'm so glad to hear he's doing better and looking so good. :) What a cute little guy.

    My gosh DobesMom, that top pic is just shocking.... Poor little thing. There's a breeder that I hope isn't in business anymore.
  13. DobesMom

    DobesMom Member

    She's a crappy scumb-sucking BYB out of Clarksville, TN. She's so good at lying she actually convinced her local humane society she was a rescuer & got them to give her animals. She then breeds & sells them. I have done what I can from here by postng all over the internet about her where she places her puppy ads, contacted her local animal control & the TN police. We wanted to sue & we had a GREAT case...but we were told she'd likely never pay it. So, we dropped the ball on that. The animal control folks swing by her property regularly hoping to find something they can use against her...but she keeps the puppy mill elsewhere than the address I have!

    Voodoo Kennels out of TN
    Cheri Apker (Likely a false name), Judy Apker, others
    Breeds MANY different breeds. Her & 4 othe people run the scam.
  14. Miller Dobes

    Miller Dobes Novitiate

    Many of you are great but sometimes breeders without a care is only interested in the almight buck. It is people that are out for the money and skip all but the check.....at the expense of the puppies that costs us all in the long run. It's sick!
  15. linx_linx

    linx_linx New Member

    i caught mine early but the vet here told me he has had a 80% turn out with pups with parvo so i was very hopfull
  16. burlysoldier

    burlysoldier Member

    thank you DobesMom. I hope you get her.
  17. DobesMom

    DobesMom Member

    My pups were hospitalized & on IV fluids within 3 hours of the very first symptom. I was told most dogs have an 80% survival rate...but Dobes are MUCH lower due to vWD complications (due to the fact that it causes intestional lining bleeding/shedding & affects he bone marrow). I would suspect affected dogs are the ones more likely to succumb.

    We really have living miracles. Thanks to us being diligent owners, fast moving vets & a guardian angels looking out for our babies.:SwinginStar:
  18. JanS

    JanS DCF Owner Administrative Staff Moderator Hot Topics Subscriber

    I think we all agree with that, but I don't think you'll find a single breeder like that on this board.
  19. jonsie

    jonsie New Member

    I had a pup had parvo and I couldn't afford to keep him in vets office. Vet put shunt in so I could give him fluids at home-got bags of saline solution and hung them, cleaned with clorox everytime he pooped, used childrens pedialite? to help with fluids shot down throat with baster. He survived!!! Kept him in room with papers to keep clean. You can fight this but it takes work! Good luck.
  20. DobesMom

    DobesMom Member

    That' awesome that you had a vet willing to help you help your pet...even though you couldn't afford hospitalization. I am SO HAPPY to hear you have a survivor too. :)

    BTW- I just heard Oprah's puppy passed awaty from parvo. Goes to show how bad it is...I am sure she spared no expense in her pet's care...yet he lost the battle.
    I hate this virus!

    I bleached EVERYTHING in our house & yard so many times. As extra insurance for the new puppy I bought parvaid & have been giving it to her until she can go to the vet for her 3rd in the series of 5-in-1. She has bronchitis right now & I am giving her Clavamox, so I have to wait another week for the shot.

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