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Old 06-09-2010, 12:51 PM
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Life after parvo? (scenthound?)

I'm going to talk to my vet about this but I want everyone else's experience as well.
In dogs who had parvo as puppies, have you noticed any lasting effects?
I know that Scenthound's Missy got sick right after her battle with parvo so I'm aware that Crash's immune system is going to be close to nonexistent, but I'm wondering about later on down the road.
Any problems with digestion? Energy levels normal? How quickly should I expect him to start building back his immune system?
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no experience personally...but I have seen dogs with damaged teeth due to parvo...som'thing about the high body temps causing the teeth to rot/pit.
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Liza after parvo is perfectly fine. No effects left...but I don't know anything more than this. I'm glad she is fine but I didn't search it more.
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No lasting problems, but it did stunt her growth. She is smaller than most redbones. She is the most attached to me and has separation anxiety, but she did come from a shelter. Hounds in a shelter get spoiled by everyone, and tend to develop SA. I have all of my dogs on a high protein/no grain diet so digestion is great with her. The only thing I have to watch out for now is that my yard is contaminated for the next 8-10 years. I cleaned up as well as a person can, but parvo is extremely resilient. I am not taking any chances, so puppies and non vaccinated dogs are not allowed on my property as of now.
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Thanks guys. Spoke to the vet about it and she said that there should be no lasting effects of the virus as far as Crash's future is concerned.
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Mikey was born with parvo (I wasn't there) and was so sick he lived with the vet (according to the shelter)

His teeth are outstanding.

He seems to have some mental issues-this could be genetics or due to poor treatment or just due to not having the stimulation during critical periods. But he has high anxiety reactions and although in some aspects he's just brilliant, in some he's just so behind where other dogs are.

Parvo can cause brain damage-and while he's great-(Quoting a neuroscientist I know and respect) he's not as great as he would have been without this having happened....However he's the best most fantastic dog and who's to say exactly what caused the issues. And he's doing well in spite of them.


My first dog Max had distemper (very similar) and was being led to be put to sleep when my dad stopped them and adopted him. He was a fanstastic dog, with some fear issues as well. Who's to say-maybe that's the part of the brain that is damaged?

At any rate-no different then many other dogs And so glad to have him in my life
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Hi - I think every dog is different - my collie Molly, caught parvo aged 3 months whilst she was in an RSPCA rescue centre. We adopted her on the Wed and by 4 am on the Sat she was admitted to vet hospital! AND ALL BECAUSE her previous owner had not bothered to get her vacinated - it makes me so angry!

She spent two weeks in hospital and we were told that she would have to be put to sleep, but I asked if they could wait till I returned home from training in two days time - thank god they said yes, because on the Friday she started to eat and seemed to have turned the corner! A week later she came home.

She has just turned 11 years old and has been the best dog ever.

However she has suffered with many ailments since - though I will never be able to prove they were as a result of the Parvo.

Her teeth have always been awful and she has lost all of her front teeth (we have always looked after her dental hygiene, but to no avail!). Then when she turned 5 she was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis - NOT osteo arthritis like most dogs. Having research rheumatoid it would appear that a shock to the immune system may trigger it - that would be the parvo then!!!! SHe was also diagnosed as being incontinent at the age of 8 (medicine has helped with this).

We have managed to keep her in good health until this year . All four wrists have v bad arthritis and she has just undergone an extremely expensive operation on her rear leg as she was unable to walk on it. Thousands of pounds and a two month recovery later the leg is doing well. However, having returned after the op she is now extremely incontinent and the medicine is no longer working! We are off to the vet on Monday to see what can be done - I am worried that we have put her through this operation and now this has happened!

I strongly believe that Molly has suffered from her dental problems, incontinence and arthritis due to the parvo virus! I am not a vet though so am not qualified to comment I suppose.
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