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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Dog
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience
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My puppy has had parvo since thursday we took m to the vet

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Hi my puppy has had parvo since thursday we took him to the vet and they sent us home with treatment but my puppy doesn't seem to get better and hes is popping nothing but blood what can i do or is it too late for him?
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 5 months ago.

I'm sorry to hear of this with your puppy. He's a patient who needs to be hospitalized and administered critical care in the form of continued IV fluids, antibiotic therapy, pain control, antiemetic treatment, and nutrition. Repeated blood, plasma, or synthetic colloid transfusions are administered as often as needed. As ill as he is, his prognosis is good with correct therapy. Following an intensive treatment protocol, a 93-99% success rate is expected with severely ill, confirmed cases of parvovirus enteritis. I understand, however, that this will entail a considerable financial burden on caretakers. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.