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NOTE: The "Sporn Halter" I'm always talking about....(Link)

NOTE: Do not give PORK bones. Please.

NOTE: Your dog WILL NOT STARVE when you feed dry dog food offered dry.

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Clinician's Notes On Parvo Management

Puppy Is Laid out with a bad diarrhea - smell iron.
Symptoms are sudden onset 5 to 8 days post-exposure.

Sucralfate (Coats guts and limits bleeding)
Loperamide (Stops diarrhea pretty well)
May need metoclopramide (stops vomiting.)
Watery poop: Phenobarbital chips (Stops diarrhea VERY well)
3cc red can coke whenever he seems really, really flat. Or every EIGHT hours.
SQ fluids 60-100cc twice a day.
Albon 1x daily (Kills germs)

A/D diet is a pasty food in a can. See what you can get the puppy to take.

It sometimes happens that anemia can be fatal and sometimes drawn out after 'clinical' recovery. It sometimes happens that secondary bacterial infections set up in the liver or other organs while the puppy is so weak so on occasion I might use some Clavamox or Simplicef alongside metronidazole or similar. And it's even possible for the bowel to get deeply inflamed after so much immune-fighting and may need management for temporary or permanent Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

Doc Johnson

*How to Turn a Parvo Case Into a Five Thousand Dollar Moneymaker
Excerpted From "The Franchise Vet's Strategic-Invoicing & Overkill Manual" 3rd Edition. ©2022"

1) Hospitalize

2) Serially test Parvo Q24hrs til negative

3) Track HCT/PCV Q 6 hrs.

4) IV Cath

5) Fluids slow drip

6) CBC & Organ Function Q24-48 hours.

7) IV Antibiotics

8) Neurology Consult (Still trying to cost-justify the cobwebs off THAT whole redundant department)

9) Epogen / erythropoetin or transfusion for HCT below 20.

Have you seen these?

These can track your pet (or kid) in real time and unless they get the thing off their collar, you can find your pet. Highest rating on Amazon - reliable and again, unlimited range. (It uses the internet)

Put one on your pet soon, and cut your chances of losing your pet.

Long range, waterproof Pet Location GPS Tracker.

Something else I found for my dog "Ajax" that's cool:

Sporn Dog Halter STOPS "pulling and tugging" NOW. (Link)

This is what I use now, with my dog Ajax. I used to use the Gentle Leader, but I didn't like including his face in the thing. Now, this just goes around his chest and he DOES NOT PULL ANY MORE. It's great! Amazon.com has it.

You can buy a fat bundle of 'wet wipes' with Cetaphil and I'd recommend it. They're great for cleaning healing wounds, dirty ears, cleansing around some eyes, under-tails, surgery sites, sores.

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