Parvovirus Kills Dogs, Especially Puppies

Wikipedia Says;

Canine parvovirus type 2 (CPV2, colloquially parvo) is a contagious virus mainly affecting dogs. The disease is highly contagious and is spread from dog to dog by direct or indirect contact with their feces. It can be especially severe in puppies that are not protected by maternal antibodies or vaccination. It has two distinct presentations, a cardiac and intestinal form. The common signs of the intestinal form are severe vomiting and dysentery. The cardiac form causes respiratory or cardiovascular failure in young puppies. Treatment often involves veterinary hospitalization. Vaccines can prevent this infection, but mortality can reach 91% in untreated cases. Canine parvovirus will not infect humans.

Parvovirus Treatment

Treatment ideally also consists of crystalloid IV fluids and/or colloids, antinausea injections (antiemetics) such as metoclopramide, dolasetron, ondansetron and prochlorperazine, and antibiotic injections such as cefoxitin, metronidazole, timentin, or enrofloxacin. IV fluids are administered and antinausea and antibiotic injections are given subcutaneously, intramuscularly, or intravenously. The fluids are typically a mix of a sterile, balanced electrolyte solution, with an appropriate amount of B-complex vitamins, dextrose and potassium chloride. Analgesic medications such as buprenorphine are also used to counteract the intestinal discomfort caused by frequent bouts of diarrhea.

In addition to fluids given to achieve adequate rehydration, each time the puppy vomits or has diarrhea in a significant quantity, an equal amount of fluid is administered intravenously. The fluid requirements of a patient are determined by the animal’s body weight, weight changes over time, degree of dehydration at presentation and surface area. Untreated cases of CPV2 have a mortality rate approaching 91%. With aggressive therapy, survival rates may approach 80-95%.  Can you imagine the costs?

Killer Virus

Parvovirus is a viral disease of dogs. It affects puppies much more frequently than it affects adult dogs. The virus likes to grow in rapidly dividing cells. The intestinal lining has the biggest concentration of rapidly dividing cells in a puppy’s body. The virus attacks and kills these cells, causing diarrhea (often bloody), depression and suppression of white blood cells — which come from another group of rapidly dividing cells. In very young puppies it can infect the heart muscle and lead to “sudden” death.

Parvovirus Vaccination

Parvovirus is probably the most common viral illness of dogs at the present time. It is much more common in puppies than it is in adult dogs. It can be very hard to successfully vaccinate a puppy for this disease because the antibody protection the puppy acquires from its mother can interfere with vaccination. Many vets recommend vaccinating puppies every three to four weeks for this virus starting at 6 weeks of age and continuing until they are at least 16 weeks of age and preferably 20 weeks of age. It is possible that this vaccine confers lifelong immunity once it does work but most veterinarians continue to recommend yearly vaccination for it. It seems prudent to at least get the vaccination at one year of age. Since it is combined with the other vaccines it is often easier just to give it yearly with them.

What are the symptoms of Parvo?

“Parvo” is a virus that attacks the lining of the digestive system. It causes dogs and puppies to not be able to absorb nutrients or liquids. Puppies are especially prone to it because they have an immature immune system. When dogs and puppies contract parvo, they often have diarrhea, vomiting and lethargy. Usually they stop eating and develop a bloody, foul-smelling, liquid stool.

Symptoms usually begin with a high fever, lethargy, depression, and loss of appetite. Secondary symptoms appear as severe gastrointestinal distress, such as vomiting and bloody diarrhea. In many cases, dehydration, shock, and death follow.

Parvovirus is characterized by severe, bloody diarrhea and vomiting, high fever and lethargy. The diarrhea is particularly foul smelling and is sometimes yellow in color. Parvo can also attack a dog’s heart causing congestive heart failure. This complication can occur months or years after an apparent recovery from the intestinal form of the disease. Puppies who survive parvo infection usually remain somewhat un-healthy and weak for life.

My Attorney’s Dog Had 6 Puppies

These puppies didn't make it....

All 6 puppies contracted Parvovirus. I was successful in convincing her to give NutraSilver to 2 of the puppies.  Unfortunately, the other 4 puppies died. She was heart-broken.  She told me that she felt guilty because she had only given NutraSilver to two puppies and she should have given NutraSilver to all of them. Hindsight…..

NutraSilver Kills Viruses in Dogs

Dr. Haripriya Dillon, ND          April, 2010
“My young dog’s eye started to get a little bloodshot, but I did not pay much attention to it until it became glossed over like a caterac was forming.  Then the eyeball got huge like a big red marble…twice the size of a normal eye, and was full of a pussy substance.  I wasn’t sure if it was a simple infection, or if there was something that got under the eyeball.”

“The eye is about 80% healed, and it seems that the color is coming back as well. I was afraid they might have had to remove the eyeball it was so awful looking, but I am convinced that the strong anti-biotic properties of NutraSilver has been the main ingredient in healing my darling doggie.  I shall continue it, until all the red is gone, and her eye is as normal as it can be restored to.”

These puppies were given NutraSilver and survived....

Customer-generated Suggested General Health for Dogs

Depending upon the weight of your dog, we offer the following guidelines:

  • 2 – 20 pounds: 3 drops a day
  • 20 – 40 pounds: 5 drops a day
  • 40 – 70 pounds: 6 drops a day
  • Over 70 pounds: 7 drops a day

It is best to place the drops directly on their food.

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