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I'm so sorry to hear your baby has parvo! I hope he feels better soon! There's a sticky here on GRF about using Tamiflu for Parvo : http://www.goldenretrieverforum.com...reed-standard/105526-new-parvo-treatment.html

I'd print it out and take it to your vet. Just last week I told an online friend of mine about it, her puppy has/had parvo and she took that to her vet and her vet prescribed her Tamiflu. Her puppy was doing much, much better since taking it last I heard.

I'm sure there are others here that can give you some fantastic advice. I hope your baby feels better soon.
 

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I don't understand either, why the puppy would be at home. Normally, a pup with parvo is at the vet clinic, IV fluids 24/7, meds and given special foods once it can keep it down and has to stay there in isolation. Everything handled is bleached daily. Am I missing something here?
 

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I don't understand either, why the puppy would be at home. Normally, a pup with parvo is at the vet clinic, IV fluids 24/7, meds and given special foods once it can keep it down and has to stay there in isolation. Everything handled is bleached daily. Am I missing something here?
I've never had a puppy with parvo but I always was under the impression it's a pretty serious disease. I didn't think it was something normally handled at home either.
 

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At times like this, GRF is so great at coming through with good, wise advice. That is very interesting and hopeful about the Tamiflu. It is very unusual to send a parvo puppy home, especially as it is so contagious. If you have a way to contact the littermates& breeder, do let them know. Make sure the pup stays very hydrated, even if you have to make a little chicken broth, freeze it in icecube trays, and add a cube to drinking water. I am so sorry you and your pup must battle this.
 

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I'm so sorry you and your puppy are going through this. But I would have to agree, due to how dangerous and contagious parvo is, your puppy should probably be at the vet, not home.
 

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I think you need to go to another vet before it is too late. IV fluids every three days is not enough for a pup that will puke out one end and have bloody diarrhea shooting out the other end. Parvo is a true emergency. Make some calls, tell the vets at the clinics you call that your pup has parvo. If regular vet clinics are closed, call an emergency clinic. I just don't see how this can wait and how this can be done at home with a good outcome.
 

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:( my previous golden Saya when she was a lil pup about 4-5 weeks old she had parvo. the vet sent her home after he gave her a shot and some meds cuz the vet's place was full and very busy. (the vet clinic i go to is open 24/7 and usually filled with "patients". its closest to my house)

i kept her hydrated by giving her lots of fluids (meat and veggie stock) and gave the meds on time as the vet told me. i kept her in disinfected area and cleaned the area every few hours thinking it would be better. wiped her clean every so often with a warm damp towel (i disinfected the towel after each use)<--i still dont know why i did this but i thought if i clean her often it will help.

i stayed by her side praying she would get better soon, had very little sleep, woke up at every whine of my pup since she was really small and fragile. i didnt want my pup to die. after few days she got better and the vet said she was fine.

:--sad: it was a hard exp i had in past and i hadnt known about GRF back then.

anyway, i think you should hurry and take the pup to another vet. the pup needs meds and fluids...and also its very dangerous for the pup.
 

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Parvo can not be treated at home. Please find a vet that will keep at the clinic on iv fluids, Tamiflu is a good idea. But please don't wait, find a vet to take him to for treatment.
 

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Tamiflu is very good in the treatment for Parvo but must be administered in the early stages from what I have found. The Vet should have her on a drip with many different things in it including the Tamiflu. This is an emergency and she must be treated at a Vet Clinic or hospital not at home.
 

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I figured it had to be a financial issue and I am sad about it. But, I would start making calls to other clinics and see if you can get a better price or a payment plan. It is worth a shot. Puppy needs all the help he can get to survive this.
 
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