What Is Parvo Virus: Parvo Dogs: Vomiting

Is this really a big concern or has it been blown way out of proportion?

When dogs have the Parvo disease, a number of things are happening simultaneously, which accounts for so many dogs being lost to this virus.

The vomiting starts off with clear mucus, then it can turn to egg-shell color, and then it usually ends up looking like yellow thick froth. Your dog will throw up a few times, and then within a few hours he can easily throw up numerous times. So, at the end of the day, he may have thrown up 10, 20, 30 or more times, and several times each hour.

This cannot be good no matter how you look at it. But keep reading to find out why.

After so many bouts, he will be very thirsty and since he has lost the contents of his stomach, he will want to drink lots of water. This is a problem: lots of water will cause him to vomit again. Once this cycle has happened a few times, it sets up a kind of negative feedback loop in his mind: I’m thirsty from so much vomiting, I drink water, I throw up again, I don’t like this, so I just won’t drink water.

This is very traumatic for him: he has lost control over everyday activities, he’s very nauseous, he’s depressed, and the simple act of drinking water has become an ordeal that doesn’t seem worth the risk. At this stage, this is where most dogs refuse water because they fear an extreme vomit attack will happen.

Not only will this cycle affect him psychologically, it also can do physical damage: from so much heaving, he may damage muscles and tissues. This is where bloody vomit comes in. This, we have come to know and understand, is very devastating, and in our experience, if you do not shut down the vomiting, no matter what you give the dog he will just throw it right back up, and that will be just wasted efforts and often results in the loss of many pets.

So, why does he throw up everything?

When Parvo strikes, it takes as long as two weeks to see any symptoms. During all of that incubation time, the virus is preparing for an all-out assault. He gathers up his troops and clones himself (saves him a lot of time that way) – rapid cell division makes for exponential virus growth.

As we know, nothing is really free, so all of this virus activity requires fuel – and that’s where your dog comes in. He has been weakened by the virus, so it becomes easy to feed off of your dog. Parvo goes after the bone marrow to get everything started, and then he moves on to easier, more bio-available food sources such as your dog’s intestines – hence this is where the large pools of blood come from (we’ll talk more about this part of problem in our diarrhea post).

The massive amounts of damage to bone and tissue, including other components, e.g. the dog’s immune system, coupled with accelerated rates (especially with the 2c Strain

The 2c strain of Parvo, also known as the F-Strain, is a much more aggressive variant of the Parvovirus. Symptoms appear in a matter of hours, not days, and if left untreated, your dog can die in as little as six hours.

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.

Some of the hot spots in the US are: AR, AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, HI, IN, KS, MS, NC, NV, OH, SC, TN, TX and WI; however, most other states, and some countries such as Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, Aruba, Trinidad & Tobago, the Philippines and others are experiencing a marked increase in the number of Canine Parvovirus cases – most likely due to this new strain.

) create pain, depression, nausea, fever or chills, and without the ability to eat food or drink water, the dog is completely overwhelmed.

Many times, this is compounded when dogs have been given large amounts of drugs, other chemical-based products such as vaccinations, de-wormers and commercial dog foods, etc.

All of these chemical products are exacting their toll as well: the dog is trying to de-tox himself to rid these harmful chemicals from his system, usually with little success since he has no energy left after fighting with Parvo. And, of course, the dog is in such a weak state that other parasites have now decided to join in. So, it is common to see dogs with Parvo also have other parasites creating additional problems that you just don’t need.

When all of this is added together, you will have a difficult time resolving all of these issues.

So, take this step-by-step.

It is absolutely mandatory to stop the vomiting. If your dog throws up four or five times in a row, you have a large problem. You must get help. If you have been reading our sites and you think we have useful information then please do not wait another minute, contact us immediately.

We have much more experience with this than you do. We are up on the latest research and more importantly we deal with this every day. We’ve helped thousands pull their animals through these types of crises.

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52 Responses to “Parvo Dogs: Vomiting”

  1. Deborah Johnston Says:

    Please help, my 11 week old puppy has parvo. Am treating him at home with subcutaneous fluid, pepto bismol and pedialyte but he is not keeping anything down. my phone number is 780-466-6055

  2. Rae and Mark Says:


    Firstly, we’re sorry to hear that your puppy has Parvo.

    We don’t recommend Pedialyte as in our experience, it can actually cause additional vomiting.

    You also need to be careful not to overhydrate a dog with Parvo – most people are aware of the dangers of dehydration, but too much fluid can be dangerous too, and this can also cause excessive vomiting. It can also cause other problems, so Sub Q fluids as well as Pedialyte could be dangerous unless the fluid balance is monitored very closely.

    For hydration therapy, the only thing we recommend in 99+% of cases is the Parvo Emergency Tea Recipe.

    Now, this tea recipe will not treat the Parvo, but it will help prevent dehydration and should calm down the vomiting.

    The other thing you really need is to administer the appropriate treatment, and the best solution available is the Home Parvo Treatment Kit.

    Finally, whatever you do, I hope your doggie pulls through.

  3. kristen Says:

    Hi, my name is kristen. my 5 month old puppy has parvo. She at first was throwing up about 15-30 times a day now its around 5-10 a day. I give her two iv’s of fluids and antibiotics. She started throwing up blood today. She only has thrown up blood once though today as far as i know. What should I do?


    my 5 month old dogo have been throwing up all morning like deborah said we gave him pedialyte and he kep throwing up what do i do?please help me he is my heart i need help!asap

  5. Rae and Mark Says:


    We’re sorry to hear your doggie isn’t well.

    As we said to Deborah, we don’t recommend Pedialyte as it can cause additional vomiting.

    Our advice to Deborah would be our advice to you too.

    We hope your doggie makes it.

  6. rebekah Says:

    my 8 month dog is vomiting and not looking good i didnt have the money to run a parvo test but the droctor gave her 2 shots and antibiotics to take at home and if shes not better in the morning the doctor told us to put her down we dont know if she even has parvo it just happened one day to the next please help me and my family we dont know what to do shes vomiting and cant hold anything down…shes so weak…..

  7. Rae and Mark Says:


    We are sorry to hear your dog is sick. It sounds like it could be Parvo, although we cannot obviously provide an accurate diagnosis over the Internet.

    However, we never, ever give up on dogs, so putting them down is never an option we would take with our own dogs or recommend to others.

    What you really need is a Parvo Treatment Kit, but as a bare minimum, you should make and administer the Parvo Emergency Tea. This will prevent the dog from dehydrating, in most cases, and can help with the vomiting too.

    Do NOT give Pedialyte or Gatorade to your dog as, in our extensive experience, these products can make the vomiting even worse.

    Whatever you decide to do, we hope she pulls through.

  8. nancy Says:

    my 2mth old pup has parvo…..if i dont get the parvo emergency kit in time , what do i do?

  9. Rae and Mark Says:


    We are sorry to hear your pup has Parvo.

    The only thing we can recommend until you can get a full Parvo Treatment Kit is to make and administer the Parvo Emergency Tea.

  10. omar ramirez Says:

    My dog has parvo but has no diaharria but he thows up a lot can u help me please my # is 323 479 7448

  11. Rae and Mark Says:


    We’re sorry to hear that your dog has Parvo.

    Most dogs with Parvo do get diarrhea at some stage, and it’s often bloody, but the key thing is to start the treatment immediately.

    The best thing we can suggest for now is the Parvo Emergency Tea.

  12. sopie Says:

    My puppy has Parvo, I’ve been monitoring him closely, giving him Pedialyte and switching it back and forth between water and that. He hasn’t been throwing up a lot, it’s been up to 3-4 times a day. This is his second day and he’s a fighter. Will he be able to make it through the night to get to the vet?

  13. Rae and Mark Says:


    We’re sorry to hear your puppy has Parvo.

    Firstly, we never recommend using Pedialyte, as in many cases, this can make the vomiting worse. The best home hydration therapy for dogs with Parvo is our Parvo Emergency Tea recipe.

    As to whether he’ll make it through the night, it’s impossible for us to say. It depends on many factors, such as his age, his weight, the breed, whether he’s been vaccinated and/or dewormed recently (e.g. within the past two weeks), his diet, and the strength of his immune system.

    You should be aware that vets charge anywhere from $500 USD to $12,000 USD per animal, with an average success rate of around 50%. They will use a chemical-based treatment that can make matters worse too. This will include antibiotics that are ineffective against the Parvo virus – they are only designed to help with secondary infections, but they’re basically taking a wild guess as to which antibiotic to use.

    We strongly recommend you check out a home Parvo treatment kit – it’s not only a lot cheaper (typically under $200, including overnight shipping), but it also has about a 90% success rate.

    Whatever you decide to do, we hope you puppy recovers soon.

  14. Rob Says:

    I have 10 week old pup that shows some of the signs of Parvo. He does not have diarrhea or a fever. Is there any other illness that can cause the same symptoms? Will a dog with Parvo always get diarrhea? Thanks – we only got the dog on Saturday (4 days ago) and we already don’t want to lose him. We are scared!!!

  15. Rae and Mark Says:


    We’re sorry to hear about your puppy.

    Almost every dog that gets Parvo does get diarrhea at some stage, but it can start immediately, or anywhere up to two or even three days later in some cases. Also, with the vast majority of dogs, there will be blood in the diarrhea too – it may be a few spots, all the way up to a full gush.

    Not all dogs with Parvo get a fever, however.

    The first symptoms are usually a lack of appetite, not playing, having no energy and generally being lethargic and depressed (i.e. not their usual self), with the vomiting and diarrhea coming later.

    Unfortunately, there are many other illnesses that have Parvo-like symptoms, although the most common one we’ve found is a bacterial infection called Campylobacter. Dogs who have this can even generate a positive result on a Parvo test.

    The best treatment in our opinion (based on helping nearly 4,000 dogs and cats) is a natural, chemical-free home Parvo Treatment – it has a success rate of about 90% (if people follow directions, compared to vets who offer 50%), and you can find out more at our Parvo Emergency Treatment site. Once you order the kit, you will be able to download our comprehensive Parvo Treatment Guide, which contains all the information (including various home remedies) that you’ll need.

    We hope all goes well.

  16. Rob Says:


    Lack of appetite, not playing, having no energy and generally being lethargic and depressed (i.e. not their usual self), and the vomiting started almost at the same time. He hasn’t eaten (short of what we have been feeding him with a syringe to keep him hydrated) since Monday night (it is Wednesday afternoon now). Would this be a reason for not having diarrhea or even if the system is close to empty, could the puppy still get diarrhea with Parvo? Thanks for all your help!!!

  17. Rae and Mark Says:


    Yes, he could still get diarrhea yet.

    Also, we don’t know what you’re using to hydrate him, but we’ve found that Pedialyte (which is often recommended) can cause dogs to vomit even more. What we recommend is our Parvo Emergency Tea recipe.

  18. Dakota Says:

    Hey i think my dog has parvo and I don’t have time to order ur stuff she would did before it got here. u guys are sick anyways all you ever tell anyone is to buy ur $hit that we could make ourselves

  19. Rae and Mark Says:

    You can find our response to your comment on our Parvo Emergency Treatment site.

  20. TAZZ Says:

    My 9 week old pup has diarrhea and has thrown up twice in one day. He still eats and drinks and is still playful. He has not been vomiting at all. Does it sound like Parvo?

  21. Rae and Mark Says:

    It’s hard to say for certain, but it could be. Not all dogs get all of the classic symptoms, and they don’t always appear in the same order.

    In most cases, the lack of appetite comes first, followed by the diarrhea and vomiting, but that’s not always the case.

    Another possibility is worms, of course, and not all of these are visible to the naked eye.

    However, our view is that if it looks like it could be Parvo, then it’s wise to treat it like it is, because if you take a wait-and-see approach, it might be too late.

    If you want to play it safe, then check out our reasonably-priced Parvo Treatment Kit.

  22. craig Says:

    My 10 month old pit bull started vomiting a yellow foam today. He was fine yesterday. He won’t eat and is very lazy. He hasn’t had bloody diarrhea but earlier he did have watery bowel movements. He does still get up and move around. But he is pretty tired. I don’t think I have very long. What is best to do right now?

  23. Rae and Mark Says:


    We’re sorry to hear about your Pit Bull.

    The first thing you should do is to make and administer our Parvo Emergency Tea, as this will keep him hydrated.

    Next, you need to get him treated, and while most people would opt for the vet’s, this will be both expensive (think $500 to $12,000!) and their success rate is only about 50%.

    So, we always recommend home treatment, using natural, chemical-free products.

    If he has recently (i.e. within the past two weeks) been vaccinated and/or dewormed, OR if he has worms (although note that you can’t always see them with the naked eye), then you will need the products featured on our Parvo Emergency Treatment site.

    If, however, he has NOT been vaccinated or dewormed recently, AND he does NOT have worms, then you could use the products on our Parvo Treatment site.

    Whatever you decide to do, we hope he pulls through.

  24. Melissa Says:

    Hi I have a ten month old German shepherd mix he was diagnosed with parvo on Wednesday the vet gave him a shot and said to give him pepto bismol and pedialyte as I read your article you said it would make him throw up but it’s not, I guess it’s a good thing right. I had a question what happens if I give him water is it ok for him please reply..

  25. Rae and Mark Says:


    We’re sorry to hear about your GSD.

    While shots, Pepto-Bismol and Pedialyte won’t always cause additional vomiting, it happens often enough for us to recommend not using any of these products. After all, if vomiting is one of the major Parvo symptoms, why would you want to risk making matters worse than they already are?

    As for your question about water, then when a dog has Parvo, you need to be really careful about their fluid balance – while dehydration is a known risk with Parvo, over-hydration is just as big a danger.

    If you check out our Parvo Emergency Tea recipe, you’ll see that we specify precise doses based on a dog’s weight. By the way, this is also the best way to hydrate your dog safely at home.

    Note, though, that the Parvo Tea by itself is not going to deal with the Parvo – for that, you’d need a Parvo Treatment Kit (which is also 100% safe and natural).

    Whatever you decide to do, we hope your doggie pulls through.

  26. Linda Says:

    hi i have a 5 month old puppy yesterday she vomited 3 times,no diarrhea she looked alittle depressed and non playful. and she is potty trained to go on the pad but yesterday she was peeing and looping on the floor, like as if she couldnt hold it.but today she seems perfectly fine, shes eating alot and drinking water. shes very hyper, she does look alittle thin though, ive been feeding her cat food for about a month and a half now because of some money complications soo i dont no if its the cat food that could have caused this.but today she seems fine but what do you think?

  27. Rae and Mark Says:


    We’re sorry to hear about your puppy.

    We suspect that feeding your dog cat food for a month may well have caused this problem, and while we understand that people have financial constraints, economising on your pet’s food can prove to be a false economy in the long run – for example, it can cause health issues, which in turn may require expensive treatment.

    The only dog food we use with our dogs is called Triumph – and if you watch the video we put together on the home page, you’ll see why we never recommend cheap crappy commercial dog food.

    Another problem may be that your dog now needs a full detox to get rid of the ingredients from the cat food that have no place inside a dog’s body. For that, we recommend our Daily Maintenance Kit – full instructions are available for download after purchase.

  28. Jenn Says:

    Hi I got a 9 week old male maltipoo puppy who weighs about 3 lbs 5 days ago. I picked bought him from the breeder the day that he went to the vet and got vaccinated for parvo and he was fine. Last night he ate his dinner and as playful and acting fine, he slept in his crate and this morning I found he had pooped in his crate during the night, but it was just soft not diarrhea and no blood. Then about 5 minutes later he threw up. He drank water and threw up again. He laid around the rest of the morning and threw up about 3 more times.

    I finally took him to the vet around 2 pm. He didn’t have a temperature and they did a snap parvo testand it came back positive. The vet gave him an anti-nausea shot and he drank some water right after, which he held down, slept but then got some energy back and ate some scrambled eggs later on.

    Is it possible that this was a false-positive since he just got vaccinated 5 days ago and is a very small dog?

    The vet said snap parvo test are accurate and don’t get false-positive readings. What’s your opinion?

  29. Rae and Mark Says:


    We’re sorry to hear about your Maltipoo.

    In spite of what vets will tell you, vaccinations do cause the very thing they are meant to protect against, and this includes Parvo. A former vaccine developer has admitted this publicly! See http://www.ParvoBuster.com/blog/parvo-vaccinations/vaccines-lower-immunity for details.

    We hear cases similar to yours on almost a daily basis – dogs who are vaccinated showing full Parvo symptoms anywhere from a few hours later, to a few days later.

    And it is our experience too that the snap test can generate a false positive result (as well as a false negative). (For example, a Campylobacter infection can return a positive Parvo result.)

    Regardless, our policy is that if it looks like Parvo, then it’s best to treat it like Parvo, as the one thing you don’t have with this virus is time – it can claim a dog’s live all too quickly.

    We therefore recommend you order a Parvo Treatment Kit (http://www.ParvoEmergencyTreatment.com/parvo-treatment-product-calculator.php#) immediately, and once you’ve placed your order, you’ll be able to download your copy of our comprehensive Parvo Treatment Guide, which contains all the information, including home remedies and dosage instructions, that you need. And even though we can’t get your order to you until Tuesday, assuming you place your order before 2:00pm MST (i.e. GMT – 7) tomorrow (i.e. Monday), you need to start with the home remedies at once if you are to give your puppy the best chance of survival.

    Whatever you decide to do, we hope he pulls through OK.

  30. Angel Says:

    I have a 3 month old, 4lb Shih-Tzu who has had 2 series of shots. Over the past 2 days he has vomited (2x on the first day) but has refused to eat since then. He is drinking alot of water, and has regular urine/bowel movements. He is very lethargic and wants to sleep all the time. This is not typical of him at all. He has had no change in diet/food or been exposed to any sick pets/people. He is a house dog who is house trained. Could he have parvo? My in-laws are saying to induce vomiting with raw eggs, is this wise? Money is tight, so any home remedies will be appreciated. Thank you

  31. Rae and Mark Says:


    We’re sorry to hear about your Shih Tzu.

    Some of his symptoms do sound like Parvo, but the problem is that not all dogs get all of the classic symptoms, they don’t always appear in the same order, and there are many other causes of such symptoms.

    However, in our extensive experience, Parvo shots can and do give dogs full-blown Parvo, although vets will, of course, deny that this can happen. Having said that, if you read the following blog post, you’ll see that a former vaccine developer has admitted that vaccines “can actually cause the disease they are supposed to prevent”: http://www.parvobuster.com/blog/parvo-vaccinations/vaccines-lower-immunity

    As to how or if he’s been exposed, then the problem here is that it’s such an easily transmitted virus. For example, you can walk it into the house on your shoes without even knowing, or it may be spread by birds, flies or other insects. In fact, Parvo is classified as “ubiquitous”, which basically means it’s everywhere, and it takes a really, really tiny amount to infect a dog.

    And if a dog’s immune system has been compromised (e.g. by vaccines, traditional dewormers, heartworm medications, or poor quality dog food – see http://TriumphDogFood.com/ to find out what we feed our dogs, and be sure to watch the video on the home page), then it will be so much easier for the virus to take hold.

    So, we would have to say that it’s entirely possible he may have Parvo.

    Regarding your in-laws’ advice to induce vomiting by feeding him raw eggs, then we believe that is very bad and dangerous advice indeed.

    One of Parvo’s main imitators is a very nasty bacterial infection called Campylobacter – the symptoms are almost identical to Parvo, and it can generate a positive Parvo test, although it should not be treated in the same way. This bacteria can be spread in a number of ways (e.g. by mosquitoes), but the main way is via poultry products (e.g. chicken, turkey, duck and, of course, eggs), regardless of the format in which they are sold. This means that dog food bought at the store might already be infected with Campylobacter, as has been known to happen, but our advice is always to stay away from any poultry-based products, including meat, eggs, baby food and soup/broth. This is also one reason why we cannot support a raw food diet – one of our customers had a dog that contracted Campylobacter because somebody who was looking after it for them gave it raw chicken (although following our recommendation to have it checked for this bacteria, as they thought it was Parvo, they were able to get the correct treatment and their dog pulled through).

    Just as giving raw (or undercooked) eggs to humans who are “at risk” (e.g. infants, the elderly, and anybody who is already sick) is never recommended, the same applies to animals too, and whatever it is that your Shih Tzu has, he clearly is not 100% healthy right now.

    In conclusion, our usual policy is that if it looks like Parvo, then you’d better assume it is and begin treatment immediately, because if you just wait and see, it may be too late – Parvo is very aggressive and you don’t have any time to waste.

    So, although we appreciate your financial situation, the products we sell are very good value, especially compared to what most vets charge, and provided that people follow the instructions in our Parvo Treatment Guide (which you can download immediately after placing your order), we expect a 90% success rate.

    If you go to our main website, at http://www.ParvoEmergencyTreatment.com/, you’ll be able to see which products you need.

    Whatever you decide to do, we hope he recovers quickly.

  32. Ashley Scott Says:

    Hey my 9 wk old puppy is showing signs of parvo. This will be the 2nd time he has contracted the virus. Is that possible? He had it about 4 wks ago and I treated him at home with antibiotics and iv fluids. I work at a animal hospital so I know I am taking the virus home with me. He has only been able to get his 1st set of shots so far. My main question is do you think a puppy can get the virus more than once?

  33. Rae and Mark Says:


    We’re sorry to hear about your puppy.

    Out of the thousands of dogs we’ve helped treat, there have only been two so far that have caught Parvo twice. In both cases, the dogs had first got it several years previously, and we suspect that what was happening was that they were first infected with an earlier strain of Parvo (e.g. 2a or 2b), and then were subsequently re-infected by the more virulent 2c strain. Both dogs showed typical symptoms, but not as badly as you would usually expect, which leads us to believe that they had partial immunity to the new strain.

    However, this is clearly not the case with you.

    If he had his shots after the first bout of Parvo, then that could trigger a re-infection – after all, vaccinations are basically injecting a ton of viral particles into a dog’s body, and if he hadn’t fully recovered, then it may just have given the virus a second opportunity to take hold again.

    Something else that we see on a regular basis (almost every day) is Parvo shots actually giving a dog Parvo – i.e. regardless of whether the dog had previously been infected. This is just one of many reasons why we do not believe in vaccinations – even a former vaccination developer has confirmed that vaccinations can cause the very problem they’re meant to prevent; see http://www.ParvoBuster.com/blog/parvo-vaccinations/vaccines-lower-immunity for more information.

    Another possibility, although perhaps less likely, is that he has some other illness that imitates Parvo. For example, Campylobacter is a bacterial infection that generates more or less identical symptoms to Parvo (although it needs to be treated differently, typically using specific antibiotics that are not the same as those administered for Parvo); it can even create a positive Parvo test. This bacteria is usually contracted through infected poultry products, which is why we advise not giving sick animals any chicken, turkey, duck, goose or eggs, in any format whatsoever (e.g. raw meat, cooked meat, broth, baby food), although it can also be spread by mosquitoes, for example.

    Anyway, our policy is that if it looks like Parvo, you should treat it as though it is, because if you play a “wait and see” game, it can be too late.

    You can find out what you need on our main Parvo site, at http://www.ParvoEmergencyTreatment.com/

    We hope that he recovers soon.

  34. kim Says:

    they killed m brothers dog and charged 400$ withn out telling him bout the bill till after she died

  35. kim Says:

    she wasnt that sick

  36. Rae and Mark Says:


    We are, of course, sorry to hear about your brother’s dog.

    The problem we’ve found is that most vets are using outdated treatments that were designed to work with older strains of Parvo, but which are increasingly ineffective against the newer 2c strain, which is probably why most of our customers are only quoted a 50% success rate by their vet.

    And it may be little consolation, but $400 USD is relatively cheap these days – many charge in the thousands of dollars!

    It’s a shame that your brother didn’t find our site first – the cost would be have been $200 (or less), and his dog may well have survived her bout of Parvo.

    Given that your brother now has Parvo on his property, then we strongly recommend that he gets a Parvo Treatment Kit before he gets his next dog, so that he can administer the prevention dosage as soon as the new dog arrives.

  37. Samantha Says:

    Hi. I have a beagle mix that is almost a year old. She was diagnosed with parvo yesterday. I took her to the vet they gave her a shot and like others they told me to give her pepto and pedalyite. Since yesterday morning she has no vomited at all, and has never had diarrhea. Is that a good sign? She threw up the first day, but since the shot she’s hasn’t threw up at all.

  38. Bree Says:

    I have a 3 month old pomeranian that weighs 6 lbs I took her to the vet and she was diagnosed with parvo with a snap test. They recommended a 3 day hospital stay but I couldn’t afford that I have always bleached my floors prior to this dog because I have 3 other dogs a 2 year old pit and 2 3mo old Shepard mixed puppies I allowed the vet to give the pom a iv treatment and 2 shots for the nausea and for the antibiotics but I went and bought another parvo treatment solution but she is still vomiting although I am forcing 1cc of liquid ( not pedalyte although the vet recommended it) in her every 1hr that was specially formulated for dogs yet she still keeps vomiting My concern is how do I know if the treatment route Ive taken is working and not making her worst and should I treat my other dog especially the puppies even though they haven’t shown any symptoms? Please help my children are devastated to know we may lose not just one but possibly all our dogs from this disease!

  39. Rae and Mark Says:


    We are, of course, sorry to hear about your Pomeranian.

    We suspect we know what product you tried already, and we are well aware of the problems with this product and with the company who manufacture it. If it’s the one we’re thinking of, then it used to be good (many years ago), but it’s just not up to the job these days – which is why we stopped selling it.

    We would recommend one of our own Parvo Treatment Kits, which is safer than others on the market, probably more effective, and it comes with our own proprietary step-by-step Parvo Treatment Guide which nobody else supplies.

    When you fill in our Product Calculator, please make sure you enter details of ALL your dogs, and then if they do develop symptoms (which is quite possible, given that they are undoubtedly exposed and that any dog, young or old, vaccinated or unvaccinated, can get Parvo), you’ll have enough to treat them as well.

    As to the vomiting, then it may be overhydration (depending on how much IV fluids your vet put in her, combined with what you are giving her by mouth), or it could be the liquid you are giving her, as you don’t say what that is.

    Whatever you decide to do, we hope all your doggies are OK.

  40. amber jones Says:

    My puppy who is six months (I think) has been throwing up. It started off solid then it turned to a foam. I’ve been reading on this since I got home today and realized that there was some light red liquid on the floor this morning and it didn’t look familiar. Does my dog have parvo? If so, will the others get it?

  41. Rae and Mark Says:


    From what you say, it does sound like it could be Parvo. If your dog has also stopped eating, or any diarrhea has a really foul smell, then those would be more big clues.

    Assuming it is Parvo, and that’s the wisest course of action in our experience, since it’s so aggressive and by the time you take a “let’s wait and see” approach, it can be too late, then it is highly contagious and it’s very probable that your other dogs are infected too.

    It usually take from 3 – 15 days before symptoms appear, although about five days is the norm, so you may not see anything for a few days, even though the virus will be taking hold.

    Note too that even fully-vaccinated dogs can get Parvo, and that the Parvo shots can give them the virus too. If your dog was vaccinated within the past two weeks, then it’s quite likely that’s what caused it.

    We would highly recommend getting a Parvo Treatment Kit immediately (today’s shipping deadline has been and gone, but if you order before 2:00pm MST, which is GMT – 7, tomorrow, we can probably get it to you on Saturday, if you’re in the USA – just make sure you select FedEx Priority Overnight + Saturday Delivery during check-out). If you fill out the form on this page, our Product Calculator will tell you what you need, but please make sure you enter details of all your dogs:


    As soon as you’ve placed your order, you’ll be able to download our Parvo Treatment Guide, which contains all the information you’ll need.

    Whatever you decide to do, we hope all your dogs are OK.

  42. Dana Talbot Says:

    I have a 14 week old puppy currently at the vet being treated for Parvo. I pray that she pulls through this. We lost her sister a few days ago to what we now suspect was also parvo. At the time Mollie, the puppy we lost fell sick, I also found a frog that had fresh blood on the shake of the dogs mouth. We assumed that the frog was toxic. Since she had be vaccinated, we didn’t think that Parvo was possible. A few days later, when Ellie stopped eating and threw up, we thought it was depression from losing her sister. I took her to the vet this morning. My vet said it resembled Parvo, but since she had her shots thought it was depression and the stomach upset was because she had not been eating enough. As the day went in, my Ellie got worse and started having bloody diahrrea. We took her to a local emergency animal hospital where the tested her for Parvo. Between myself and my two grown children, there were four puppies that we kept from a litter that my daughters dog give birth to. We thought we’d save money by getting their shots at a low cost vaccination traveling vet. Their first set was given at a pet store. We were notified that the veterinarian was moving to a local feed store. We continued shots through him and assumed our dogs were protected. The vet that we saw tonight informed us that the problem with the shots was most likely that they were not kept at the correct temperature. He said if not kept at the right temperature, the shots are basically like injecting the digs with water, because they lose their effectiveness. It breakspear
    heart that if we knew this, we could have saved our Mollie that we lost earlier this week. We need to stop this vet. Do you know who we would contact to have his license revoked. My daughter still had one puppy that they were still trying to find a home for. He and my sins puppy were at the same home. Rex had not received his shots. Both Rex and my sons puppy fell sick. They found a Plant that is known to be toxic to dogs that they weren’t aware of with tooth marks and assumed that caused the illness. We lost Rex, but my son nursed Rocky his puppy back to health. These are two puppies that we lost and two others that were very I’ll due to this vets actions. God knows how many more have died at this mans hands. I want to do everything possible to save other dig owners from such tragedy. Thanks!

  43. Rae and Mark Says:


    We’re very sorry to hear about your dreadful experiences.

    While it’s possible that the vaccines were not kept at the correct temperature, which may have compromised them, you also need to know that, in spite of what many vets will tell you, getting your dog vaccinated does NOT guarantee that they still won’t get Parvo. This is one of the biggest misconceptions about vaccinations, and it’s propagated by endless news reports who quote local vets without actually verifying the facts.

    Out of the 4,800+ dogs we’ve helped treated over the past 5+ years, a significant number of them were fully-vaccinated, and this applies both to puppies and adult dogs.

    Another problem we encounter frequently (almost every day, in fact) is Parvo shots actually giving dogs Parvo. Again, vets will deny this can happen, although a former vaccine developer has publicly stated that vaccines can give people or animals the very disease they’re meant to protect against, as well as different diseases too.

    In our view, all vaccinations are dangerous – they’re less effective than they used to be (e.g. because bacteria and viruses are mutating and learning to bypass them), they can cause the illness they’re meant to prevent, and they cause both short- and long-term health issues, which include chronic inflammation and cancer.

    The best way to keep your dogs healthy is to make sure their immune system is as strong as possible. For us, this means no chemicals of any sort – i.e. no vaccines (except rabies shots, which you can’t avoid), no chemical-based dewormers, including most popular heartworm preventatives, no cheap mass-market commercial dog food, and no access to household/garden chemicals either.

    There are natural, chemical-free dewormers available (e.g. FourGuard – see http://www.ParvoBuster.com/recommends/FourGuardHerbalParasiteFormula.php for details), and you still can find high-quality dog food at reasonable prices that do not contain dangerous chemicals, harmful ingredients (e.g. corn, wheat, soy, chicken) and useless fillers. We use Triumph, if you want to take a look at it: http://TriumphDogFood.com/

    We also recommend doing a full detox to help get rid of any chemicals (e.g. from the vaccines and/or dewormers) from the dog’s body too. For that, you can use either of the detox kits on this page: http://www.KennelCoughTreatment.org/buy-kennel-cough-treatment#dailymaintenance

    As you just never know when Parvo will strike, we strongly encourage all dog owners to have a Parvo Treatment Kit (http://www.ParvoEmergencyTreatment.com/) on hand at all times.

    It is also possible that it wasn’t actually Parvo, as there are many other illnesses that mimic this virus. One of the most common is a bacterial infection called Campylobacter – the symptoms are almost identical to Parvo, and it can even generate a positive Parvo test. However, vets must NOT treat this in the same way they treat Parvo, as that can prove fatal; for example only certain antibiotics will work, and these are not the ones usually administered for Parvo.

    This bacteria can be spread via mosquitoes, say, but most dogs get it from eating contaminated meat, which is almost always some form of poultry (e.g. chicken, turkey, duck, goose). This is one reason why we never recommend a raw food diet, and why we advise not giving sick dogs any type of poultry (e.g. raw, cooked, eggs, broth, baby food) as you really don’t want to risk making them worse than they already are.

    We’ve never heard of this bacteria (or Parvo) being spread by frogs before, although it may be possible.

    The only way to know for certain that it was this (or something similar, such as Salmonella) rather than Parvo is to have dogs tested for it specifically, or, in the case of dogs that didn’t survive, have an autopsy done.

    In terms of trying to get that vet’s licence removed, you would have to prove that he was negligent, which will be very difficult (and maybe costly), especially as vaccines don’t guarantee immunity, not to mention the fact that it could have been the vaccines that gave the dogs Parvo.

    We hope this information helps.

  44. Rae and Mark Says:


    Although we never recommend Pepto or Pedialyte, since both of these products can make the vomiting worse, it sounds as though you were lucky.

  45. Jayne Says:

    Hey my 2 month old pup just started throwing up has done so about 7 times in an hour the first time she threw up a worm even though shes been treated with worming tabs.
    Now its started to just be a white foam kind of sick.
    She is still playful and alert & has been eating fine all day, with no diarrea, though we think she may have eaten the insides of her tennis ball as small black plastic bits keep coming up.
    Is it likely that its just cuz she may have eaten that or is the possibility of it being parvo?
    She had her shots for it last week but im scared she may have picked up the virus from other dogs in the building (live in a flat)
    Please let me know what you think!!! Thank you

  46. Rae and Mark Says:


    From what you say, it sounds like your puppy may have both Parvo and worms, which is a condition we come across frequently.

    It’s possible she got the virus from other dogs or from the surrounding area, but it’s also possible that she got it from her Parvo shots, especially if it was only a week ago. (We come across this almost every day of the week, in spite of the fact that vets will tell you this can’t happen.)

    We would strongly recommend getting a ParvoBuster Viral Smack-Down Kit, which contains two products that will help with both the Parvo and the parasites, in conjunction with our Parvo Treatment Guide, which contains various home remedies to help with dehydration and hypoglycemia, and which you can download immediately after placing an order.

    You can find out exactly what you need here, but make sure you enter details of all your dogs, as this virus is highly contagious and dogs that are currently healthy could get sick at any time:


    Whatever you decide to do, we hope your pup gets better soon.

  47. donnie Says:

    my dog has parvo and is not vomitting or having any bal movements or urinatingwe are keeping him hydrated as instructed, but nothing his breath has never smelled until today and it smells like somthing dead and decaying what do you think my dog is my world

  48. Rae and Mark Says:


    If your dog has Parvo, then while our Parvo Emergency Tea (http://www.ParvoEmergencyTreatment.com/ParvoTea) can help keep him hydrated, it won’t treat the Parvo virus itself. For that, you’ll need a Parvo Treatment Kit, so to find out what you need, please fill out the form on this page with details of all your dogs: http://www.ParvoEmergencyTreatment.com/ProductCalculator

  49. Mich Says:

    My dog threw up one time the other day and it was a white foam .. Should I call the vet to see if it’s parvo ?

  50. Rae and Mark Says:


    If it only happened the once, and it was a day or more ago, then provided there are no other symptoms of Parvo, especially appetite loss, dehydration or diarrhea, then it may just be a one-time problem that has resolved itself.

    You could get a Parvo test, but you may be wasting your money, and if it does turn out to be Parvo, you should be prepared for a hard sell of their expensive treatment (which only has a 50% chance of working, according to what our customers tell us), or a recommendation to put your dog to sleep (which we never condone).

    However, you do need to bear in mind that not all dogs display all of the classic Parvo symptoms, and not always in the same order (e.g. some dogs don’t vomit much, while others can’t stop, some dogs don’t get bloody diarrhea, while most do).

    We always advise dog owners to have a Parvo Treatment Kit (http://www.ParvoEmergencyTreatment.com/ProductCalculator) on hand at all times anyway, but note that with the Thanksgiving holiday being tomorrow, we will be unable to ship any orders out after 2:00pm MST (which is GMT – 7) today until Monday.

  51. Tanya Says:

    Hi, I purchased a maltipoo and she was very playful the first day, but did not eat and barely drank. I attributed that to her not being used to her new home and food/drink bowl. The next morning I found that she had vomited on the puppy pad, it was a yellowish orange color. She was playful half of that day and was not throwing up, but still not eating. Mid day she started vomiting again and again, I estimated about 8 times (through out that day). She would drink a little bit at a time. I called the store where I bought her and they said that she is probably just missing the store and is stressed out. They said to not feed her but make sure she gets plenty of water and is warm and cozy. I eventually decided to call a vet and they suggested I bring her in right away. They did the Parvo test and it came back negative. She did have a borderline fever and was pale. They gave her a shot to stop the vomiting and it worked. I took the dog back to the store and returned her because I had just had her for one day and she so was sick. I told them I don’t know what is wrong with her and cannot afford to find out (vet estimated $700 for tests and treatments) but I do want her back if it turns out like it was nothing major. Called the next day and they said that she is eating, her bowel movements are normal, and is playful. Can a Parvo test be negative and the puppy be back to normal, only for the symptoms to show back up in a couple of weeks? I really want her back, but am scared that she has this disease and that her symptoms have just subsided. Please help, I don’t know what to do!

  52. Rae and Mark Says:


    We’re sorry to hear about your Maltipoo.

    To answer your question, it is possible that the Parvo tests conduct in their clinics (e.g. a stool sample test) can generate both false negatives and false positives.

    It is unusual for Parvo symptoms to appear, then disappear, and then reappear, but we have seen it happen on a few occasions, just as we sometimes see relapses once dogs appear to be recovering. (Normally, once you see the symptoms, the virus takes hold and doesn’t let go.)

    We assume that the puppy was given at least one set of vaccinations, and these can definitely give a dog Parvo. Vets will deny this, but we see it happen several times a week.

    You also have to question the source of the puppy – many pet stores get their dogs from puppy mills, where conditions are horrible. We obviously can’t say anything about the store you bought your puppy from, but it’s one of several reasons why we prefer to rescue our dogs from local shelters and rescue organizations. (Another benefit of this is that you will typically spend less, meaning you can use the money you save to buy a better quality dog food, for example.)

    No matter where you get a dog, you never really know whether it’s bringing anything with it, such as Parvo. Although the virus is pretty much everywhere, and you may have it on your property without even knowing it, the speed with which she became sick indicates she was already ill when you bought her.

    We do understand you are wary about re-buying her, but the fact is, any dog that you get, whether vaccinated or not, can still have Parvo when you get them, which is why we always recommend that a preventive Parvo treatment be administered as soon as you get them home.

    What we would do is use the ParvoBuster Viral Smack-Down Kit for this – not only will it help to prevent full Parvo symptoms from developing in a dog that has already been infected, but it will also help get rid of any worms that your new puppy might have.

    Then, once you’ve completed the four- or five-day course of treatment, we would drop it down to the Daily Maintenance dosage (which is all fully explained in the Parvo Treatment Guide you can download after purchase).

    The savings you would realize by getting a dog from a rescue instead of a pet store would probably pay for this treatment kit – another reason not to buy from a store.

    And finally, we do not believe in vaccinations – they don’t always work, they can cause the disease they’re meant to prevent, and they weaken the immune system, rendering your dog more likely to get sick from other illnesses too – and would strongly recommend a good-quality dog food (i.e. one that is not full of nutritionless fillers, allergens and chemicals), such as Triumph

    We hope everything works out for you.