What Is Parvo Virus: Parvo Tea Recipe
We do NOT recommend Pedialyte for dogs that have Parvo because in our experience (we’ve dealt with over 5,550 cases), it can result in additional vomiting, and that’s not what you need at all. The Parvo Tea Recipe is a much better and safer means of hydrating your sick dog.
We NEVER recommend chicken, turkey or other poultry- or fowl-based products for Parvo dogs because of the risk of dangerous bacteria (e.g. campylobacter, e.coli, salmonella). This applies to any form of poultry, whether it’s cooked, raw, baby food, in soup or broth, organic.
We do NOT recommend Gatorade for dogs with Parvo as we have found that it can cause vomiting, and additional vomiting is something you can do without. The Parvo Tea Recipe is a much safer way to hydrate your sick dog.
We NEVER recommend eggs for dogs with Parvo for the same reason we don’t recommend poultry-based products – i.e. the risk of harmful bacteria. This particularly applies to raw eggs, although cooked eggs can be dangerous too.
Even though rice is a well-known remedy for dealing with diarrhea, we do NOT recommend rice of any type (e.g. brown, white, pilaf, wild, jasmine, basmati, calrose) for dogs with Parvo as it is too hard for their damaged digestive systems to digest, and it can, at worst, cause a fatal blockage.
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Warning: This Parvo Tea Recipe is purely meant to be used as a stopgap measure to keep sick dogs going until your products arrive. It will prevent puppy and dog dehydration, but it will not be enough to treat the Parvo virus itself – for that, you will need one of our ParvoBuster Parvo Treatment Kits. Use our proprietary Parvo Product Calculator tool to determine exactly what you need.
Once you buy your Parvo treatment kit from us, we will email you a much more detailed Emergency Action Plan that will tell you exactly how to use this tea, in conjunction with various other emergency measures you can take to keep your sick doggie going.
Warning: Do not use this recipe with other treatments outside of the products we sell if their ingredients are unknown. Doing so could be fatal to your dog. Always check with a knowledgeable or qualified individual before combining treatments.
Parvo Emergency Tea Ingredients (Version 7.3)
The following ingredients can be found in most major supermarkets that have a pharmacy section:
|2 cupsA cup is a measure used extensively within the USA and is equivalent to 8 fluid ounces. of Oatmeal Water, which is chemical-free and therefore makes a perfect natural electrolyte fluid.
To make the Oatmeal Water, you will need half a cupA cup is a measure used extensively within the USA and is equivalent to 8 fluid ounces. of oatmeal, one teaspoon of salt (sea salt or table salt, or whatever you have, will work fine), and one third of a cupA cup is a measure used extensively within the USA and is equivalent to 8 fluid ounces. of either maple syrup or pancake syrup (preferably organic).
|2 teabags of chamomile tea (a good source is Celestial Seasonings’ Chamomile or Bigelow’s Cozy Chamomile). THE TEA MUST NOT CONTAIN ANY CAFFEINE.|
|2 tea bags of herbal Spearmint with Peppermint tea (a good source is Celestial Seasonings’ Mint Magic or Bigelow’s Mint Medley). If you can’t find this particular mixture, find spearmint and peppermint teas separately and use 1 tea bag of each. If only one is available (e.g. Spearmint) use 2 tea bags. THE TEA MUST NOT CONTAIN ANY CAFFEINE.|
|2 capsules of Echinacea. (This can normally be located in the vitamin section near the pharmacy.)|
|1 teaspoon of either maple syrup or pancake syrup (preferably organic).|
|McCormick Italian Seasoning, which contains Basil, Marjoram, Oregano, Rosemary, Sage, Savory and Thyme. If you cannot get this particular brand, the ingredients you should try to locate are Basil, Oregano, Rosemary, Sage and Thyme. (This can normally be found in the cooking / spice section.)|
|250mg of ginger. This would also be better in the veggie-cap format, from the vitamin section of the store, but if you can’t find that, you can always buy ground ginger from the cooking / spice section, in which case you should just use a sprinkle or two.|
|250mg of MSM. It doesn’t matter whether the MSM includes either Glucosamine or Chondroitin. Note that this ingredient is optional, so if you can’t find it, don’t worry.|
|250mg of White Willow Bark, if your dog has a fever (i.e. a temperature of 103F or higher). Note that this ingredient is optional, so if you can’t find it, don’t worry.|
|Note:||You may come across other companies providing a Parvo Emergency Tea recipe who instruct you to include garlic in the Parvo Tea recipe as well. We recommend that you omit this ingredient, as our research and experience show that there are a number of dogs who will suffer from increased diarrhea and/or vomiting when the garlic is included, and this is clearly something you should avoid when your dog has Parvo.|
When straining the Parvo Tea, one of our customers, Julie, recommends using cheesecloth to get rid of any remaining bits of herbs, etc.
Thank you for your emergency medical tea because my puppy is doing so much better.
Preparing The Parvo Emergency Tea
|Use Accurate Measuring Devices!
It is important that you measure out all of the different ingredients accurately.
We therefore recommend that you use measuring cups and measuring spoons, as appropriate (i.e. measuring cups for the water and Oatmeal Water, and measuring spoons for the salt and pancake or maple syrup).
Note that, when you order a Home Parvo Treatment Kit, you will need to know how to use an eye dropper
Please move your mouse over the two images to the left and you will see exactly what sizes of measuring cups and spoons you will need.
- Make the Oatmeal Water:
- Boil half a gallonA US gallon is equivalent to 128 fluid ounces, which is therefore 16 cups. (i.e. eight cupsA cup is a measure used extensively within the USA and is equivalent to 8 fluid ounces.) of water.
- Add the half cupA cup is a measure used extensively within the USA and is equivalent to 8 fluid ounces. of oatmeal, one teaspoon of salt and one third cupA cup is a measure used extensively within the USA and is equivalent to 8 fluid ounces. of pancake syrup or maple syrup, and give it a really good stir, to mix it all in.
- Remove it from the heat.
- Let it sit and steep for 20 minutes.
- Strain off the oatmeal, but don’t throw it away – keep it in the refrigerator for later, as most dogs love oatmeal, and it’s good for them.
- The liquid that is left is the Oatmeal Water.
- Heat 2 cupsA cup is a measure used extensively within the USA and is equivalent to 8 fluid ounces. of Oatmeal Water until it is hot, but DO NOT BOIL IT.
- Add the following ingredients to the heated Oatmeal Water:
- 2 tea bags of chamomile tea
- 2 tea bags of mint tea
- 1 teaspoon of pancake syrup or maple syrup
- The contents of 2 capsules of Echinacea
- 6 sprinkles of the Italian Seasoning (but if you couldn’t find this, then one sprinkle each of the herbs you could locate)
- 250mg of ginger
- 250mg of MSM (if you could find it)
- 250mg of White Willow Bark (if you could find it)
- Stir it well.
- Let it cool for 20 minutes.
- Remove any non-liquid ingredients (e.g. tea bags, and any bits of herbs that may not have fully dissolved).
Once we had given him a few doses of the Emergency Tea, he miraculously started showing signs of improvement. He had previously been off-balance and disoriented, but now was starting to get back to normal.
Debbie & Sheila, Alabama
Administering The Emergency Tea
As per the following chart, give one dose, wait 15 minutes, give another dose, then give a dose every hour (and that does mean day and night) after that.
|Animal Weight||Parvo Emergency Tea|
|Under 3 lbs.||1 Teaspoon||5|
|4 – 10 lbs.||2 Teaspoons||10|
|11 – 20 lbs.||1 Tablespoon||15|
|21 – 30 lbs.||2 Tablespoons||30|
|31 – 40 lbs.||3 Tablespoons||45|
|41 – 50 lbs.||4 Tablespoons||60|
|51 – 60 lbs.||5 Tablespoons||75|
|61 – 70 lbs.||6 Tablespoons||90|
|71 – 80 lbs.||7 Tablespoons||105|
|81 – 90 lbs.||8 Tablespoons||120|
|91 – 100 lbs.||9 Tablespoons||135|
|Note:||Add one additional tablespoon (or 15ml/cc) to the 9 tablespoons for each 10 lbs of body weight over 100 lbs.|
This is what a standard feeding syringe, available from most good pet stores (e.g. Petco), looks like, but please ensure you buy the right size for your dogs, as per the table above, and also remember to buy a separate one for each dog that you need to treat, to avoid cross-contamination.
The tea is most effective if given warm. You can either run the oral feeding syringe (i.e. a syringe without a needle) under warm tap water, or you can also put the recommended dose of tea in a small glass and place it in a larger bowl containing hot water and allow the tea to warm up. Do not microwave the tea.
Caution: Over-hydrating can be put a strain on your dog’s heart, so if your puppy is on IV fluids, you should reduce the IV drip to half the dose and give only half the amount of tea; if you are using subcutaneous fluids, then you should wait for whatever has already been injected to be absorbed before giving the tea.
Bonus Emergency Measure
If your dog is not eating, which is usual with Parvo, then you should dab maple syrup or pancake syrup (preferably organic) on your dog’s gums every hour. Please make sure your fingers are ultra-clean, and that you dab the pancake syrup or maple syrup on very gently so as not to hurt your dog. Another option is to use a Q Tip to apply the pancake syrup or maple syrup.
This will help to boost your dog’s blood sugar levels, which will start to drop as soon as he stops eating.
Additional Emergency Measures
Once you place your order, we will send you, via email, vital additional emergency pre-treatment measures that will complement and supplement the Parvo Tea and that will address the severe risk of hypoglycemia (which is especially dangerous with really tiny dogs) that is caused by your dog not eating.
It is important that you use the emergency measures in the Parvo Treatment Guide that you will receive, after placing your order, as these are different to those shown above, and the dosages are different too.
This Parvo Tea Recipe has been extracted from our Parvo Treatment 101 book, which you can download to your computer for FREE.
We strongly recommend that you read this book, as it contains a lot more valuable information about the Canine Parvovirus and about treating your doggie at home.
We would also encourage you to have a Parvo Treatment Kit on hand at all times, not only for Parvo emergencies but also for everyday problems such as an upset stomach.