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Parvoviral Enteritis (Parvo) in Dogs

By: Dr. Debra Primovic

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Following recovery from parvo, allow your pet to rest and regain his strength. Feces should be picked up and kept from other dogs, because it most likely contains the virus. The virus is extremely resistant to many disinfectants. The recommendation for cleaning areas possibly contaminated with parvovirus include diluted bleach (diluted to 1 part bleach to 20 parts water) and quaternary ammonium disinfectants (such as Roccal-D, Parvosol, and others).

Once vomiting and diarrhea have stopped, encourage water intake. Offer your pet a small amount of water and a bland diet. Your veterinarian may recommend a prescription diet.

If your pet is not eating or drinking, is continually tired, vomiting and/or still has diarrhea, call your veterinarian. It takes a few days for stools to normalize.


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