How long before parvo symptoms improve with treatment?

My 6 mo old puppy got parvo. He had pneumonia at 3 mo that lasted 3 weeks and the vet wouldnt give him his shots. I had an appointment next tues to get him neutered and his shots. He started getting depressed Monday and Tues would not eat and then started vomiting Tues night. I took him to the vet first thing Wed morning. He had diarehha with red specks in it and was still vomiting. The vet took him and kept him with IV fluid treatment and antiobiotics. He did not get up at all Wed. Thur, today he has black diarehha and is up moving around a little and has not vomited. Has anyone dealt with this before and is bloody diarehha on
the 3rd day still a bad sign that he wont make it? How long before he should start showing improvement? I guess what I am asking is my dog going to die because it is the 3rd day and has bloody diarrehha still? Or has anyone experienced this and had success?
Rarely, does a dog survive parvo. Good luck!
I'm assuming he is still under vet care. I'm sorry I can't be more encouraging. I got a Siberian Husky from a pet store about 30 years ago and she was dead in three days. My dear vet stayed up with her all night, the night she died. Parvo is not just deadly, many dogs who survive have lifelong problems - neurological damage, etc.
Sometimes, dogs may not even show improvement for a week. Don't give up long as your vet is keeping him on IV fluids and giving him the proper treatment..(which I'm sure he is), then he more than likely will make it. But I want to also let you know that some dogs dont make it even with treatment if they are too far gone. He should have started to receive his shots after he was over the illness the first go around..after that 3 weeks, there was at least a month there (going by his age and the timeline) Just wait and see,.I pray for you that he will be better!
Parvo is a serious disease, but is treatable and survivable. I hope your vet didnt just give IV fluids and call it good. More treatment is needed. Check in with your vet tomorrow.
Yes it is normal for your dog to have diarehha with blood in it on the 3rd day. one of my pits i used to have got parvo and it took her about a week or so to get back to her normal self with the regular bowel movements and eating I think you did the right thing about getting your pup to the vet as soon as you did,,, i hope this helps and i really hope your pup is going to be ok and i really think he will be,
Actually, it sounds like he is doing incredibly well. I don't want to get your hopes too high, but it does sound like he will make it. His age and the fact that you took quick action are definitely in his favor. I have had a few dogs pull through parvo, but all were over four months when they got it.(rescue dogs, no shot records!) None of them had lasting problems, but one had a long recovery, three weeks if I remember right. Good luck to you, I'll be praying your little guy makes it!
im afraid nobody can honestly answer that question, but lets put it this way, if hes still here tomorrow then the next day then the better his chances are because he is in the best place he could be, hes getting his fluids & im sure he will be on antibiotics & painkillers , painkillers that the vet give will make him tired & he wouldnt move much anyway being doped up. so all you can do is hope n pray that the poor little mite makes it, hes had a hard time with having pneumonia & now parvo, he needs alot of tlc. my thoughts are with you both, let me no hes well again wont you? xox
It sounds like you got him to the vet pretty early in the disease. I think since he has been under vet care since then, he may stand a good chance of surviving. Parvo is a horrible disease, but don't give up on him. If you believe in prayer, start praying now and I will too. God bless.
I had a dog that got Parvo and she was in the vet for 8 days and came out just fine. Sounds like you caught it with enough time to help him. After 3 days no vomiting. good sign. The vet is the best place for him. Just give it some more time and I bet he will do just fine. Here is some helpful info.
As with all infectious diseases, minimizing exposure from infected animals is the most effective means of prevention. Since infected dogs shed large amounts of virus in their stool, contamination is always a possibility. The virus is quite resistant in the environment, especially in public areas that are not disinfected. This is a good reason to keep your pup away from these areas until it is older, worm free, and had its full series of dog vaccines.

Since this disease occurs mostly in puppies, worms (internal parasites) and poor nutrition add susceptibility. Puppies should be wormed frequently until they are 3 months old.

Any dog you already have in the household before you exposed it to a parvo dog you recently brought in (whether it died or recovered from the parvo) should be current on its vaccines and should have minimal exposure, if possible, to the contaminated areas. It is rare for an adult dog that is current on its parvo vaccine (yearly boosters) to get parvo.

If you had a dog die of parvo we recommend thorough cleaning with diluted bleach (1:30 with water, or 4 ounces of Clorox in a gallon of water) and waiting 1-2 months before introducing a new dog to the area. Spray the yard as best as possible with a hose and keep new dogs away from the area for 1-2 months. Never put bleach on your dog.

Vaccines are highly effective. Ideally, we should vaccinate pups every 2 weeks starting at 6 weeks of age and lasting until 5 months of age. This is not realistic for most people though. Fortunately, parvo vaccines given at 8, 12, and 16 weeks of age are highly effective. Puppies should not be exposed to other dogs or the feces of other dogs until the vaccine series is complete

I hope this helps!! You and your dog will be in my prayers.
Parvo is a really nasty disease for dogs to contract. Unfortunately, getting the vaccine would not have guaranteed your pup not to get it either. I had a puppy who got it and she was fully up to date with her shots. But she had a bad habit of eating the poo in the yard, which was not fenced at the time. The vet said she likely contracted it by eating something another infected dog had left behind. So even with the vaccine, she still got it. Much more likely to be the case in puppies tho as their immune systems are still developing.

My puppy went to the vet the day after she began to show as lethargic (depressed). They put her on fluids and she was able to come home and much better after 2 days.

Your pup sounds like he went a day or so longer before treatment so it may take a little longer before you start seeing good signs of improvement. But you should try to prepare yourself for the worst as many cases of Parvo do not survive or recover.

I'm so sorry your pup is sick and I so hope he is able to recover from this.
Considering you are on the third day and he is up moving around a little that is a very good thing. Keep having him treated for it, sometimes it takes up to a week of treatment to kick this thing and even then he will have to build his immune system back up slowly. This is a very hard thing for puppies to get over, usually it is a 50/50 chance either way. It is a good thing that he is on his third day, but if you want to save him you have to keep treating him.
I Had two of my adult VACCINATED dogs come down with it 4 years ago.My beagle had bloody diarrhea and my St.bernard/boxer had both bloody diarrhea and vomiting.Strangely,though,my beagle never lost his appetite,buy the other dog wouldn't eat for about 36 hours.Since they were adult dogs and vaccinated,my vet just had me keep them at home and treat the symptoms.I gave them kaopectate and Centrine( a prescription) along with pedialyte,Nutrical,chicken broth and rice,and plain yogurt.I also gave them Grapefruit seed extract ,olive leaf extract,and ginger.Their diarrhea was bloody for about 72 hours,after which it was just mushy.They were completely over it in a week,but again,they were adult dogs and vaccinated;it's a lot harder on puppies.Strangely,my German shepherd ,who was just a puppy at the time,didn't get it and neither did any of my other dogs.My vet said that it was probably a mutated strain of the virus or something,but no one could understand why just two of my then 11 dogs caught it.

Related Questions and Answers ...