Hi. My dog was just diagnosed with parvo Saturday afternoon. Background: he was throwing up Wednesday night and refused to eat Thursday and Friday so we took him to the vet and turns out he has parvo :(. We are doing the at home treatment. Yesterday they inserted IV fluids and began medication. Today he seems to be back to normal. Super playful, eating, and doing well with fluids and pills. I'm wondering 1) do you think my dog will survive this? And 2) how long until the parvo is cured?
Unfortunately, the parvoviruws has developed a nasty habit of mutating so that while the parvo test is positive it doesn't identify the strain making it difficult to predict the course of the disease. Puppies under about six months of age with an underdeveloped immune system are at greatest risk with a 30 ~ 50% mortality rate but even older dogs may experience an illness of a week or two to several months.
Your dog has had the advantage of prompt veterinary care and aggressive home treatment so it's much more likely that his illness will be shortened.
Continue his medical care as prescribed and be vigilant about monitoring any vomitting and/or diarrhea with or without blood. Try to keep him quiet as possible as undue exercise and exhaustion can impact his immune system and potentially cause a relapse.
I wish you the best of luck with your dog and I hope his recuperation goes smoothly.
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