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My name is***** and I will be able to help you this evening. Dr. Andy is not on-line this tonight.
The good news is that once your dog survives parvo, he has excellent immunity for life. There is no way that he can become ill from this virus again.
Unfortunately, I cannot promise you that he cannot contract some other kind of virus, but there aren't any that are severe as parvo.
Can you take his temperature tonight? Normal body temperature is 100.5 to 102.5 degrees.
Any coughing, sneezing, discharge from the nose or eyes?
Please let me know the answers to these questions so that we can make a plan for care for your pup.
Percoset will make a dog very sleepy if he ate it within 30 to 90 minutes of you noticing the lethargy. The amount of tylenol in this pill is not dangerous to a large dog.
Benadryl can also cause lethargy in some dogs so either of these medications could be the cause.
You're welcome. Good luck this evening. I will be on-line tomorrow evening if you have any more questions.
On a different note, did you get a message that I offered you a phone call? If so, can you let me know? I am not able to accept phone calls, so this would not be typical for me to offer. If the website is offering, I will contact customer service about it.
Ah, okay. That was the website offering additional services, not me personally. Most vets are not able to take phone calls anyway due to restrictions on our professional licences.
Thanks for helping me with this, I appreciate it.
Have a good evening.
You're welcome. :-)
How is your puppy this evening? Any more lethargy? Do you have any more questions for me?
Thanks for the update! I am glad to hear his energy level is improving. His appetite may not reach it's full potential for 3-4 weeks after parvo, so as long as he is eating daily, I wouldn't worry about it.
Have a great evening,