A week ago my 10 week old Jack Russell terrier mix came down with Parvo.
Luckily when the first symptoms showed I was around (due to being between
jobs). I caught the symptoms extremely early and for 3 days she was un-
diagnoseable. The early symptoms overlap with hundreds of ailments. Sat.
after taking her to the emergency hospital the night before she was
diagnosed with suffereing the effects of the Parvo virus. Initially I
fell to pieces when i left her witht he vet, but I've pulled myself together
and realize with out the care I'm providing for her she wouldn't have
a chance. Every thing that can possibly be done has been done as far as
healthcare. has anyone else been through parvo with their dog? What breed
was your pet and did they survive? i was told that Dobermanns and Rottweilers
often die from the virus and certain breeds are able to survive the disease
easier than others. Also does anyone know how long the disease usually lasts?
This weekend I've immersed myself in information regarding teh disease and
the care that is needed to restore health to the pup. Isuppose that is
just the way i'm dealing with the stress. I'm amazed at how strong a bond I've
made with Curly (my puppy) over the first week we've been togehter. Anyone
else heard that the virus has weekened in virulence over the years as to its
attack on the heart? I realize growing tissue such as the intestines and liver
are still prone. Also if your pet has survived any lingering effects of teh
disease? Hoping my puppy makes it!
Jim Goldstein "THE" quote: "Oh my God! She's really