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Stop This Scene Before It Happens!
Imagine getting up in the morning to take your loving dog for a morning walk and finding your dog throwing up, having violent attacks of diarrhea, not eating, and literally wasting away right before your very eyes.
“But how could this be? “, you may ask. “Last night my sweet loving dog was doing fine and now… is my dog poisoned, what could possibly be wrong? Oh my, this throwing up is out of control, the diarrhea won’t stop!”
This could be the scene that you encounter if heaven forbid your dog contracted what is perhaps the most devastating virus a dog can contract. Canine Parvovirus can be extremely devastating to a dog, especially if the dog is attacked by the new 2c strain of Parvo, also known as the F-Strain.
The F-Strain is a much more aggressive variant of the Parvovirus. According to veterinarians the symptoms of Parvo appear in a matter of hours, not days, and if you do not rush and treat your dog it can die in as little as six hours!
How Does Canine Parvovirus Attacks Your Dog?
Parvo is a viral disease that once contracted it attacks the lining of the intestinal tract, bone marrow and immune system of dogs. Because it attacks the intestinal track it can cause vomiting (especially yellow, frothy vomit), a foul-smelling and bloody diarrhea, lethargy, depression, severe dehydration, a very high fever/chill and sudden death.
Apart from the acceleration in the rate of symptoms appearing, the best clue you have that your dog has the 2c strain instead of one of the older, more standard strains, is if he has bloody diarrhea within the first two to three hours.
Can Parvo Be Prevented?
Now, as with any other virus that could affect your dog, the best solution to keeping this scary virus from harming your sweet dog is to make sure your dog is vaccinated against this deadly virus. However you must make sure that the vaccine does in fact cover the latest 2c strain instead of just the older strains. So make sure you ask your veterinarian which strain the vaccine they will administer will protect your dog from.
As far as I have been told, “only Intervet manufactured vaccines that had been 100% challenge-tested against the 2c strain, but we’ve now had customers whose dogs had been vaccinated using their products, and yet still developed Parvo.” (Parvo Buster)
So even though you might have done the responsible thing and taken your dog to the veterinarian to get vaccinated, your dog may still be infected by the Parvo virus. Remember, viruses are very hard to control.
What To Do If Your Dog Contracts Parvo?
“If you take your dog to the vet, it will typically cost from $500 to over $12,000 per dog, and your vet will probably only give your dog a 25% to 85% chance of survival, with 50:50 odds being the most common.” (Parvo Buster)
The only other option that you have is to get a product called Parvaid. Essentially, Parvaid is an organic chemical-free solution that helps relief the symptoms of the Parvo virus. In addition to relieving the diarrhea, gas,vomiting and nausea, Parvaid will stimulate the dog’s appetite.
As an organic chemical-free solution, Parvaid will not further exasperate the dogs already weakened intestine and immune system by adding harmful chemicals that often have catastrophic side effects. Note that Parvaid is not meant for taking the place of vaccinations, but rather it is the last line of defense for a dog that has already contracted the Parvo virus. Parvaid is essentially your dogs last chance for survival considering that 80% of Dogs Will Die From It if not treated immediately.
Some of the hot spots in the US are: AR, AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, IN, KS, MS, NC, NV, OH, SC, TN, TX and WI; however, many other states and some countries such as Australia, Canada, England and others are experiencing a marked increase in the number of Canine Parvovirus cases – most likely due to this new strain.