Bentley's Mom· Registered
I'm by no means an expert but I am happy to share our experience and hope it helps in some way. First I am so sorry that you and Luna and Apollo are going through this. Bentley got sick on Monday morning at about 9:00 am. He had shown no symptoms until this time with the exception of not eating breakfast. He was administered the Tamiflu at about 11:00. My understanding is that needs to happen soon after the symptoms exhibit in order to be effective. I was told by our vet that older puppies have better chances for recovery because their immune symptoms strengthen with age, much like babies. As for time, Bentley was sick and hospitalized Monday, came home Tuesday, lethargic and refusing to eat and back to the hospital Wednesday. Home Wednesday night. I did not start to see marked improvement until late Saturday early Sunday. I would see little glimpses that he was recovering but not his normal self for about 5-7 days. I don't know what the vet has said regarding food but ours put us on a canned low residue formula and Bentley would not eat it. I decided that he couldn't get better without nutrition so I boiled chicken and rice then put it in a blender and added fat-free, sodium-free chicken broth to get to the texture of wet dog food. He did eat that but I only gave him 2 ounces at a time until I was sure he could keep that down. Then I increased it 1/2 ounce at a time. As for the cleaning bleach is the only disinfectant that kills the virus. After you spray the mix you need to let the surfaces air dry. I know nothing of corona virus so I can't be any help there. If I can do anything else pleas let me know. Prayers and thoughts for all your puppies to get healthy and stay healthy.