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Experience:  Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Owner of a small animal clinic and an ear/skin clinic 35 years
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Can Humans give dogs parvo? Can dogs give humans parvo? My whole family is sick with diarreha and vomitting. And now my three, Eight week old puppies have vomitting and diarreha. It started with my 3 yr. old Granddaughter came home from pre-school with sever vomitting and diarreha we took her too the hospital they admitted her with diagnosis of the flu. for 5 days one by one each family member got the flu. It has been two weeks age now my puppies are sick any relation?.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Louis Gotthelf replied 7 years ago.
Although people can get a type of parvovirus (called the Minute virus) that causes severe arthritis, dogs cannot transmit their parvo to people and the people parvovirus does not affect dogs. The puppies need to get treatment because if they are having vomiting and diarrhea, then they will get dehydrated rapidly. They may have picked up some type of virus or they may have worms.

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