What Is Parvo Virus: Dog Diarrhea Blood
If you see bloody stools from your pet, that DOES NOT mean his fate is sealed. DO NOT throw in the towel – there is hope and we know, because we’ve dealt with over 5,670 Parvo cases and almost all of those dogs had bloody diarrhea at some stage.
Let’s back up for a moment.
If you are not familiar with the Canine Parvovirus, or perhaps you have not seen the classic Parvo SymptomsParvovirus Symptoms: lethargy and a lack of playfulness; not eating or drinking; vomit (often starting as an off-white mucus, turning later on to a yellow frothy vomit); diarrhea (normally foul-smelling and frequently bloody); dehydration; fever; chills; depression., then you will need to get up to speed. This site, What Is Parvovirus, is designed to help answer the basic questions about Parvo.
What kind of diarrhea can you expect if your dog is infected with Parvo?
You will probably see a range in the consistency, the color, the texture, etc. It may start off just loose, it may then become very watery, it will definitely have a very distinctive obnoxiously foul odor (it will be nothing like your ever smelled before, so you will know it when you see it), and at some point there will be blood in the stools.
With the older strains of Parvo (i.e. 2a and 2b prevalent in the 70s, 80s, and 90s), you might not see blood in the stools for a few days into the Parvo cycle. However, with the 2c Strain of Parvo that has been going around in the US since 2006, you could see blood in your pet’s stools within hours after seeing the very first symptom.
Most people fail to realize just how serious this virus is. Please pay attention: if you see your dog moping around, depressed, sad eyes, vomiting, diarrhea (any type), not eating, not drinking, etc. then this is a wake-up call. This is not normal behavior by any means. Your dog is very sick and it will just go downhill from here.
If you decide to take your dog to the vet, then they will do an in-the-clinic Parvo test. This is unreliable and often comes back with a false negative (i.e. the test comes back negative yet your dog does indeed have Parvo). The first thing most vets will tell you to do is to give him a Parvo vaccination. This is the absolute worst thing in the world for your dog: he’s been exposed to Parvo, is showing Parvo symptoms, and mostly he’s infected with the virus.
By giving your infected dog a Parvo shot, you’ve just given the virus an army of reinforcements and a tactical coup, since the Parvo shot is engineered to lower the dog’s immune system, then your dog will have no chance in this situation. From that Parvo shot, he will be inundated with virus particles, greatly suffering all sorts of side-effects from a potent toxic cocktail loaded with all types of chemicals, and regardless of age, any dog, or cat for that matter, will not be able to just bounce back from this type of hideous attack.
Now, if you found yourself in this particular situation, then the clock if ticking and it is not in your dog’s favor. Stop researching and get him started on a safe effective Home Parvo Treatment Plan that is made up of organic products and natural Home Remedies for Parvo. You will increase his chances for survival (we see 90% successes vs. the average that most vets offer of 50%, and they will charge you an arm and a leg – expect a bill in the thousands easily).
What does the bloody diarrhea look like?
This can be a few spots, some streaks, or out and out gushing.
The virus has eaten through the intestinal walls and this is now causing a large, painful wound. The bright red blood means the virus is doing considerable damage to your pet. It doesn’t mean an automatic death sentence, but believe me, this has to be stopped and fast. Your dog will not be able to function under these barbaric conditions for too long.
If you see dark brownish blood, this means that the blood is old and the body is trying to get rid of it. It does not necessarily mean the virus is gone – it could be taking a rest and a Parvo relapse could be on the way.
This is why we stress treating your dog with an at home Parvo Treatment Kit. You will help him stop the virus from multiplying any further, you will help him heal secondary infections, stimulate his appetite, boost his immune system and more.
Bottom-line: if you see bloody diarrhea dogs, then it is way past time to spend hours researching. This is precious time that you could be spending on treatment. This is the problem with Parvo – it acts so quickly that in the morning your dog seems fine, but later that day, he’s a totally different dog, looking like he’s on his last legs.
Treating dog diarrhea, especially if it comes from Parvo virus, will be a challenge, to say the least. There is no magic pill that you can give your dog and poof, within a couple of hours, he’ll be back to normal. Nope, we have not found anything like this available. You will have to roll up your sleeves and be prepared for some grueling, long hard hours.
But in the end, he’s your family and isn’t he worth it?
When my dog has diarrhea, there’s no hesitation – it is time for fast action, and that’s part of why our dogs are healthy. Anything out of the ordinary, we are on top of it immediately so that whatever it is, there’s less likely a chance for viruses, germs, bacteria, parasites, etc. to get started. We pounce and knock them out cold.
When we see dogs with diarrhea, we don’t take chances and neither should you. It may just be a simple upset stomach, but it may not, so we always give them a few treatments of the products in the Parvo Treatment Kit, and all should be well in a few hours. If it something more serious, such as Parvo, then you’re prepared to step it up to the full treatment plan.