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can a puppy with parvo take seizures, or is it parvo it is

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can a puppy with parvo take seizures, or is it parvo it is very sick , had it to vet, it wont eat , vomiting, loosing wt, it is on a antibiotic, amoxicillian, been , giving pedialite, but it just started taking seizures yesterday
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 2 years ago.
Hello,
Are you asking if a pet with parvo can have seizures?
or
Can a puppy tolerate having seizures when being treated for parvo?

Sorry, wasn't quite sure what answer you are looking for...

Dr. Andy
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
if a dog has possible parvo can that make it have a seizure , and what can we do to make the dog better , we had it to a vet its on a antibiotic, and we r giving pedialite vomiting has stopped , however it is now taking seizures
Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 2 years ago.
Okay.
Yes, absolutely, parvovirus can result in seizures.
Parvo causes very bad disturbances in the normal equilibrium of the body. It can result in hypoglycemia, severely low protein levels in the body, almost complete loss of the normal immune system. So, although the virus, itself, wouldn't necessary directly cause a seizure, it is the affect of parvovirus on the body systems that can result in seizures.

A pet with parvovirus needs to be on continued intravenous fluid support, sometimes receive transfusions like plasma, continued antibiotics and sugar supplementation, etc...

Good Luck
Dr. Andy

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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
how long can a puppy have parvo , cause its had it since tuesday , they think its parvo could it be something else
Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 2 years ago.
Hello,
No idea why vets do this...

There are simple poop tests that can be performed to test for parvo. To be continuing therapy for several days and not do the test is bad.

In addition, Yes, there can be other problems. For example, concurrent infection with intestinal microscopic parasites like giardia and/or coccidia is exceedingly common.

A parvo test should be done.
A fecal test should be done.

A puppy can require treatment for parvo for as long as 7-10 days before being stable enough to be treated at home.

I hope that extra response is helpful.

Dr. Andy

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