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  • Hi! I hope your pup survives. At 6 months old, she should have at least some defense against Parvo compared to a pup of younger age. Just have her confined under the care of your vet. And your vet is right. The pup's gastrointestinal system is too sensitive to accept any food or water, and any vomiting in your pup's part will worsen the condition. The IV should be able to replenish any fluid loss and with proper antibiotics and vitamins, I do hope she survives. Your lucky 'coz some pups I know die within 24-48 hours at the onset of bloody diarrhea. I really do pray she survives. Good luck!
  • Unfortunately, Rottweilers are also one of the breeds that are more prone to Parvo, for reasons nobody fully seems to understand. Other "at risk" breeds include German Shepherds, Labrador Retrievers, Dobermans, Pit Bulls and some of the larger, wide-shouldered black and tan dogs such as Coonhounds. By now, I know that your situation will have been resolved one way or the other (and I obviously hope your puppy survived the Parvo), but we do find that a lot of our customers are in similar situations - they take their Parvo puppy to the vet, where it stay for three to seven days, and at the end of that time, their dog is no better. That's largely because traditional vet treatments for Parvo have not really kept up to date with the continuing evolution of the Parvo virus, and the latest 2c strain is the most aggressive yet. To add to what the previous person said, some dogs are dying within six hours of Parvo symptoms first appearing! Also, most Parvo vaccines are no longer offering protection against the 2c strain, which is why more and more of our customers are finding that their fully-vaccinated adult dogs are being infected by and dying from this virus. If you have a dog, you owe it to yourself and your dog to educate yourself about Parvo (e.g. what symptoms to look out for, how to treat it, disinfection regimes), as many vets, especially the emergency clinics, don't always offer people the best advice. Try to find a copy of Parvo Treatment 101 - it's a free, downloadable ebook with a ton of information about this virus.
  • follow the doctor's orders. Hmmm.. I see this is a very old question I hope your puppy lived if you're still on answerbag please give us an update.

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