Tag Archives: Canine Parvovirus

Titer Testing: What Is It and How Does It Benefit Dog Owners Concerned About Parvo?

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What’s A Titer Test? A titer test is a laboratory blood test that measures the amount of antibodies, which are proteins produced by the immune system as a response to illness, in the bloodstream. The procedure involves taking a blood sample from a dog and sending it to the laboratory, where the contents are evaluated […]

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Is It Time to See the Vet? 5 Warning Signs of Parvo

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What Are the Warning Signs of Parvo? Parvo is one of the most feared diseases in dogs, and for good reason. Not only is it highly contagious and caused by an extremely resilient virus but it also causes gastrointestinal effects that can take a dog’s life within days. However, Parvo doesn’t have to be a […]

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5 Best Foods for Dogs Recovering from Parvo

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What Do You Feed A Dog Recovering From Parvo? So, your dog is recovering from Parvo and you’re not sure how to reintroduce solid foods? Since Parvo does a lot of damage to the gastrointestinal tract, your furry friend may not be too keen on going back to their old diet just yet. Although, even […]

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What’s the Role of Electrolytes in Parvo Treatment?

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Electrolytes in Parvo Treatment The Canine Parvovirus, or Parvo for short, is one of the most feared viral diseases in dogs, and for good reason. It comes with extremely damaging gastrointestinal effects and if left untreated, has a mortality rate of about 90%. The good news is that, although there’s currently no specific cure for […]

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Fasting Dogs with Parvo: Beneficial or Harmful?

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Fasting Dogs with Parvo: Beneficial or Harmful? The Canine Parvovirus, or Parvo, is a very dangerous viral disease in dogs. It’s known for its severe, damaging effects to the gastrointestinal tract that, without timely veterinary attention, can easily result in death. In addition to that, there’s also currently no known cure for Parvo—there’s only supportive […]

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Fecal Transplantation Is Saving Dogs from Parvo!

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What’s Fecal Transplantation? Fecal Microbiota Transplantation (FMT), also known as Microbiome Restorative Therapy, is a procedure where fecal material from a healthy microbiome donor is transferred to an individual suffering from a gastrointestinal disease to restore gut health and resolve the illness. It’s been practiced in human medicine for years and has been used to […]

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Does Your Dog Have Parvo or Campylobacter?

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Does Your Dog Have Parvo or Campylobacter? Bloody diarrhea, vomiting, and a fever—classic signs of a Parvo infection, but are you sure that the Canine Parvovirus is the culprit? There are plenty of harmful pathogens that cause Parvo-like symptoms, and Campylobacter is one of them. Since misdiagnoses can and do happen, being familiar with the other […]

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What Would Happen If Parvo Symptoms Didn’t Exist?

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What Would Happen If Parvo Symptoms Didn’t Exist? Parvo is an extremely contagious, potentially fatal viral disease caused by the notorious Canine Parvovirus. It can affect dogs of all breeds and ages, but unvaccinated ones tend to be more susceptible. However, there are cases where even vaccinated dogs become infected. There’s never a guarantee that […]

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Parvo VS. Distemper: Which One Is Worse?

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Parvo VS. Distemper: Which One Is Worse? Canine Parvovirus and Canine Distemper are the two most common systemic viral diseases that affect our furry family members. Both are incredibly contagious and have the potential to become life-threatening without timely medical attention. But, which one is worse? Let’s compare the two viral diseases to find out! […]

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7 Things You Should Never Do If Your Dog Has Parvo

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7 Things You Should Never Do If Your Dog Has Parvo  1. Clean After Them Using Household Cleaners When cleaning after a dog with parvo, regular household cleaners are definitely a no-go. Since the Canine Parvovirus is extraordinarily resistant to common household chemicals, the only way to completely get rid of it is to use […]

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