You won't be able to bring any new dogs into your home for quite some time. The parvo virus is very stable and can live outside even in the soil in freezing temperatures for months.
Insomnia wrote:Okay....he is now off all meds and food and water. I consulted two vets, one at a big hospital the other the local vet downstairs, both agreed that he should now stop taking the meds, instead, rely on the IV fluid. However, they both feel that he doesn't not need to be hospitalized, I asked them to keep him. So now, Harley have to go in daily to the vet downstairs for 500 cc of fluid, along with other stuff, and should stay off of all food and water, howeve, I think I should try to give him some pedialyte at home instead of water.
He took 800 cc of IV today and was rather upbeat after the second injection, I could see he was trying to wag his tail, but was too drained still....poor boy. He's now sleeping, I'm at work again after no sleep, I'm gonna break the coffee drinking record, I'm praying he'll at least stop diahrea blood tomorrow morning. Thank god the vet give me a huge discount for providing care for a stray. Well, Harley's no longer a stray that's for sure, I can't imagine the pain he has to go through if no one picked him up.
Thank you ppl so much for all the advice and concerns, it really helped me a lot. If he makes it through, I don't think I would put him up for adoption.
msvette2u wrote:Kudos to you for taking responsibility for this little guy. I hope he makes it. I'm glad the vet isn't too far.
I'm not sure about bringing your dogs back. If you can successfully bleach everything it might be safe. Put a pan of bleach solution by your door so you can step in it before going back in the house from the balcony. Think STERILE STERILE STERILE.
I hope your dogs are vaccinated. But even so with any vaccine, all it does is boost their immune system to recognize and hopefully attack the virus, they can still contract it.
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