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    Default Sick dog - parvo contact?

    Hi guys, if you can help I would be much appreciative.

    On Sunday I went to visit a friend who had a new puppy. My daughter played with the puppy and then washed her hands. 2 days later my friend told me that her new puppy has parvo.

    Now Gigha, my dog, is off her food and chewing grass and throwing it back up. She is fully immunized to C7 level and had a booster shot in May. She will be 2yrs old in February. We haven't changed her diet and she was fine with food yesterday but this morning was slow to eat breakfast and is not interested in dinner. Having said that she is running around and barking etc but not herself.

    Could it be Parvo from this other dog? I am soooo cranky with my friend. She didn't know the puppy was underage and she didn't know it wasn't fully vaccinated, it was a 'gift'.

    There has been no diarrhea that I have seen so far.

    Opinions please.
    Kerrie

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    'kerriek_99' - the only thing I can very strongly suggest here is - contact your vet and ask the same questions that you are asking here.







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    I thought diarrhea was always one of the prominent signs of Parvo? Don't think they can have it without that as it aggressively attacks the bowels. But others might correct me, I'm not an expert. I did once watch a pup die from parvo when I was a kid... Awful disease.

    I was wondering if dogs can still contract Parvo when they've been immunised but a milder version. This happens with some of the diseases that humans get immunised against. But I cannot find any reliable sources that confirm that in the first 3 pages of Google results. I'm sure that is something that vets would mention too.

    So it seems highly unlikely that your dog has contracted it. But I can definitely imagine your concern about the timing.

    If he continues to refuse food, I would take him to the vet anyway. Never a good sign. But hopefully he just ate something bad that needs to pass through his system.

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    I did just remember that last night she ate a small frog...a plain brown colored one...

    She has just gotten up and had a go at a noise outside rather enthusiastically..I will phone the vet in the morning and see what they say...hopefully i am being paranoid.

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    YES...as Riley J said...please get in touch with your vet ASAP...imunised or not.

    Scooby got parvo and he was lethargic and stopped eating followed by very bad diarrhea. I just wouldnt risk it. Dont want to sound like i'm telling you what to do especially since you already said you'll contact your vet....it's just that even the word 'Parvo' sends a shiver up my spine after watching my poor pup suffer from it. It's a bastard of a disease that no dog should ever go through....it's just bloody shocking and terribly sad to see a dog fight this disease.

    I'm guessing that since Gigha has her shots she may be OK but i wouldnt risk it anyway. I wouldnt be visiting your friends for a long time either, even if the pup survives as it stays in the ground for a while too.

    Scooby also ate a canetoad once (jeez he had a ruff trot) and his gums went bright red and where hot to touch. I rang the after hours vet and they told me to wash his mouth out (harder than it sounds). But he was OK afterwards...thank dog.

    If she's drinking thats a good sign but i'm hoping she comes good and it's nothing to worry about. My thoughts are also with your friends pup....they have a long, tough and expensive fight ahead of them. I hope he can pull through.


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    I have rung the vet and she has said that it is most UNLIKELY to be parvo because she is immunized. I have an appointment at 0930 though cause she isn't right. She didn't eat breakfast but she is drinking heaps of water. I will let you know how we go.

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    'She', not 'he'. Sorry.

    Let us know how you go.

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    Good luck....fingers and paws crossed for some good news soon.


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    Thanks Sean and Beloz.

    Well $99 later......

    The vet said again that it is VERY unlikely for a dog to get parvo once fully immunized.

    Once we mentioned the frog the vet's head snapped up and she smiled, yep that will do it.

    So we have anti nausea tablets and a much better feeling in ourselves that we are ok from that nasty bug. Now the question is how do I point out to the doberman that she is German, not French and as such SHOULD NOT EAT FROGS!!!!!!

    Thank you all for your help and concern. It makes it easier to wait til you hear the all clear...

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    Fingers crossed she'll make the link herself. Otherwise, I don't know.

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