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Pavo virusMy 2 puppies have...
Pavo virusMy 2 puppies have this virus I'm loosing them they might die
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Gary, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 years ago
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Hello. Thanks for the question.

If you can, I would have both puppies hospitalized at a vet clinic. With hospitalization and aggressive care, we get a > 90% survival rate. I usually have them on IV fluids, anti-nausea meds, antibiotics and I'll have a naso-gastric tube in place to trickle feed them.

If you can't get them hospitalized, the survival rate drops to 30-50% with at home care. In those puppies, I still have owners give injectable fluids under the skin 1-2 times daily (ie sub-Q fluids). I also have them give anti-nausea meds and antibiotics orally. Lastly, I would syringe feed some canned food every 2-4 hours. Small volumes ever 2-4 hours to keep nutrients going to the gut.

I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Gary, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 years ago

Milk thistle is for liver disease, that's not needed here. It won't help at all.

Yes, the food can be given with a syringe. That's the best way to get the gut lining to heal- get food to it.

You can boil chicken or hamburger, but I prefer a blended canned food/ water as it's easier to syringe.

Flagyl (Metronidazole) is the ideal antibiotic for these puppies, I usually give that.

Electrolytes (ie Pedialyte) can also be given with the food. That stuff you have can be syringed with the food/ water.

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