What Are the Symptoms of Parvo?
Your Puppy Will Let You Know If He's Not Feeling Well If You Know The Signs
“I really don’t want to have to pay to go to a vet. Can someone just tell me what are the symptoms of Parvo?”

We have to say this upfront: Call your vet immediately if you in any way suspect that your dog has Parvo. We are not qualified to give you medical advice for your dog. We only discuss general information that can be found anywhere online.

Again: CALL YOUR VET. If your dog is vomiting or exhibiting any symptoms of signs of parvo in dogs, then you absolutely must catch this early. Parvo is a deadly virus that can kill your puppy. We discuss just how bad it can be in this article here.

In this article, we will discuss what are the symptoms of parvo. But again, do not simply rely on our discussion. Your vet is the only person qualified to diagnosis your dog and determine whether Parvo is at play.
Parvo Symptoms In Dogs
Because Parvovirus affects the intestines of dogs, symptoms revolve around gastrointestinal issues. Your dog may experience:
  •  Lethargy
  •  Depression
  •  Fever / Hypothermia (case-to-case)
  •  Loss of Appetite
  •  Abdominal Pain
  •  Bloating
  •  Vomiting
  •  Diarrhea
  •  Death
You should be especially concerned should you see diarrhea. In Parvo infected dogs, the diarrhea can quickly become bloody as the virus ravages your dogs intestinal tract. 

If your dog is vomiting or has diarrhea, be aware that dehydration is a concern as well. Without proper fluid intake, you dog will be in an even worse position as her natural immune response will be suppressed.

Death is of course the worst possible outcome, and does occur in many cases if left untreated. Even when caught early, Parvo can still result in death due to its viral nature. Most deaths occur within 48-72 hours of symptoms developing.

This is why it is vital that you immediately speak with your veterinarian if you remotely suspect Parvo is possible.
All It Takes Is The Wrong Thing In Your Dog's Mouth To Catch Parvo
At The Veterinarian
Your vet will be looking for the signs of Parvo in puppies when examining your dog. This means that she will be checking to see whether your dog is showing discomfort or pain in his abdominal region, as well as whether they have bloody or sores in his mouth.

The vet will take into consideration your dog’s medical history, recent events, will perform a medical examination and will most likely run lab tests. A stool sample will be required in order to confirm the diagnosis.

Unfortunately, your vet will not be able to give your dog any specific drugs to cure Parvo. There is no cure for Parvo.

Instead, your vet will take actions to help support your dog’s natural immune response. This includes giving IV fluids, giving anti-nausial medicines to prevent vomiting, medicines to stop the diarrhea, as well as providing warmth and comfort.

In many cases, your dog will need to stay at your vet’s office for several days while she recovers.

Additionally, your vet will likely tell you how you can begin to attempt to disinfect your house and yard. You will want to try to clean up enough so that no other animals risk infection as well.
There Is No Sure Way To Disinfect Your Yard - You Can Only Dilute Down The Virus Concentrations
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Please do not submit questions about medical problems here. Only licensed veterinarians can diagnose medical conditions. If you think that your pet is sick, injured or experiencing any kind of physical distress, please contact his veterinarian immediately. A delay in seeking proper veterinary care may worsen your pet's condition and put his life at risk.

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