have a 12 1/2 week old 7 lb female beagle puppy that was tested pos. for parvo on Monday the 28th . I am self employed and work is slow so I have to try and save this little angel on my own . I have been giving her pedialyte for three days and a blended chicken and rice .Her hydration seems good . Mooky is her name and she was responding very well until this afternoon she came down with a fever I have it down to 103.4right now . She seems to be shaking quite a bit also . Is this normal with this terrible virus ? What can I do ?
well this morning the fever is up again but no shaking this time . I have just given her some pedialyte and will be feeding her soon .I will trying to cool her down in the bath . The stool is still very loose / runny but only maybe a trace once in a while of blood .
This is day four . How long can this go on ?
The no bath idea seams the right way to go but I remain confused because the vet that tested her says cold bath . If that's the case and a blanket should be used , how high can she tolerate ? She is at 105 .
I am trying my hardest to help this little one get back to health . If I was working more she would be at the vet right now .
I will check on antibiotics this morning .
would it be harmful to add a little syrup to her chicken and rice ? Maybe a pick me up so to speak .
I mixed some syrup in the chicken and rice . I had to pretty much fight her to get the food down but it is done .I hope it peps her at least a little bit . I have been giving her 15 to 20ml of food per feeding . I also give her pedialyte at the same time . ( 10-12ml ) Is that enough ? Which she will drink with not problem .
Please for give all the questions but I just want to make sure I do ALL that I can do with what I have .
I am off to get her a prescription .
Thanks you ,
Sadly my Vet has not called me back about the prescription . I think I need to start using a new one .
I guess if I can't afford to keep my puppy at the clinic for a week I and my puppy are not good enough . Pretty sad when the money means more !
I had to go and tell them I needed something NOW . I was able to get Flagyl . Really a dumb scene if you ask me . I would have thought the vet would have at the very least prescribed something when she was tested pos. on Monday . I don't get it .
Anyway I gave her some at 2:00 and will be giving here more before I go to sleep (12:00-1:00 )
Also her fever has came down quite a bit . It was as high as 105.9 and now is 103.3 . That was a rough ride for sure . I hope she continues to get better from her on out . I need to sleep !
I probably did not mention that there are four more Beagle puppies here . I have kept them away and have been cleaning and bleaching and cleaning and bleaching and ...well you get the idea .
. This has been a hell of a ride so far . I sure hope it is almost over .
I want to thank you for your time .