What are the symptoms of Parvo virus?
1. Lack of appetite
3. Diarrhea - yellow, dark brown, or bloody foul smelling diarrhea
5. High or low grade fever
F-Strain Parvovirus Symptoms
1. Stools have a gelatin like appearance with little or no blood.
2. Vomiting is frothy bile or foam.
3. Rapid weight loss within a few hours of becoming ill.
IS IT REALLY PARVO? ~ There are many diseases that can mimic parvo. Some of these diseases are viral, some bacterial, others are worms or protozoan. Here is a partial listing of diseases that mimic parvovirus:
1. Campylobacter aka "Campy" or Campylobacteriosis Jejuni Parvo or is it Campylobacter?
2. Coccidiosis aka "Cocci" or Coccidia (single celled organism - protozoa)
4. Distemper aka Hardpad Disease (exhibits upper respiratory symptoms)
5. Giardiasis aka Giardia (single celled organism - protozoa (trophozoites)
6. Food Poisoning (i.e., salmonella)
7. Poisoning (non-food; i.e., antifreeze, drugs - i.e., wormers)
8. Intestinal Blockage (i.e. from consuming foreign objects)
9. Worm Infestation (roundworms, hookworms, whipworms, tapeworms)
10. Dysbiosis (aka Leaky Gut Syndrome)
11. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Colitis
12. Ebola virus
13. Dog Show Crud (Bacterial Overgrowth)
14. Leptospirosis (Bacterial infection)
15. Infectious canine hepatitis (virus)
16. Hemorrhagic Gastroenteritis (HGE)
17. Heliobacter Infection (Bacteria)
18. Addison's disease (Hypoadrenocorticism)
19. Pet food poisoning - check this current list o recalled dog foods, effective 2012. http://bullmarketfrogs.com/blog/2012/05/diamond-pet-food-recalls-expand-to-13-brands/ Many dogs and cats have died from these foods that are causing kidney failure and liver failure with vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, lethargy, and dehydration (all parvoish type symptoms).
What's really in most pet canned and kibbles you are feeding:
Nexus Polluted Pet Food
MANY parvo like diseases will test positive for parvo, such as: Campylobacter and Salmonella. AND, IF a puppy was just vaccinated for parvo, it will test positive for parvo for at least 2 weeks post vaccination, even if it doesn't have parvo.
Being vaccinated can cause vomiting, diarrhea, and/or lethargy in some puppies for 1 or 2 days post vaccination. Traditional wormers can exhibit these symptoms immediately after dosing as well. When we used to vaccinate for parvo, distemper, lymes, corona, adenovirus, lepto, bordetella, etc., one of my canine companions would vomit and have diarrhea for days after being vaccinated. She was still eating and running around, but just being vaccinated caused her to have diarrhea and vomit for a few days after her vaccinations. I didn't correlate it at the time, but now I know this was her way of saying she was extremely sensitive to the vaccines.