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Old 02-03-2010, 02:32 PM
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i actually called up a local vet to get a second opinion. they let me speak to the vet. dogs can still get parvo if not fully vaccinated (i believe 3 shots) plus a yearly boosted just like rabies. i spoke to her about how i've read that there seems to be a huge coincidence with getting parvo shots and coming down with it within that week; parvo life cycle shows symptomatically in 5-7 days and layla only had her shots 3 days prior so she probably had parvo before her shots. that or it suppressed her immune system so she couldn't fight it off completely this time. nobody told me about "the window of vulnerability" so i assumed everything was kosher after the shots.

anyway, i just called layla's vet. they put a vet tech on the phone with me. she said layla is doing great, she seemed very happy about it. she said she's holding down food but she's still connected to an iv drip. she also said if everything goes as planned, she could probably go home tomorrow.

i feel like 60 lbs has just been lifted off my shoulders. thank you all so much for the kind thoughts. it's definitely a time in life where emotional support does wonders.
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Old 02-03-2010, 02:49 PM
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that is wonderful news! sounds like things are moving in the right directions... sending {{{{healthy layla coming home tomorrow}}} vibes your way
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Great news!!

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i actually called up a local vet to get a second opinion. they let me speak to the vet. dogs can still get parvo if not fully vaccinated (i believe 3 shots) plus a yearly boosted just like rabies. i spoke to her about how i've read that there seems to be a huge coincidence with getting parvo shots and coming down with it within that week; parvo life cycle shows symptomatically in 5-7 days and layla only had her shots 3 days prior so she probably had parvo before her shots. that or it suppressed her immune system so she couldn't fight it off completely this time. nobody told me about "the window of vulnerability" so i assumed everything was kosher after the shots.
It's the same in humans-ever heard someone say they 'got the flu shot and it gave them the flu" ?
It's not correct-it's a dead innoculation so you can't get sick from it-impossible. But what does happen is it takes a few days for the body to build antibodies in response to the injection. And during that time it's busy (suppressed immune system) so before the immunity is developed while the immune system is down-very easy to get sick.
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I'm so glad she may get to come home tomorrow things are starting to sound even better Now, maybe you can get some sleep tonight. That's scary they can still come down with it a few days after the shots. I had no idea.
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It's the same in humans-ever heard someone say they 'got the flu shot and it gave them the flu" ?
It's not correct-it's a dead innoculation so you can't get sick from it-impossible. But what does happen is it takes a few days for the body to build antibodies in response to the injection. And during that time it's busy (suppressed immune system) so before the immunity is developed while the immune system is down-very easy to get sick.
yes, i've heard of that. i'm trying not to think anymore about the coulda-shoulda-woulda aspect regarding her vaccination and the coincidence because it just makes me uneasy.

i'm going to try and overnight the parvo spray/disinfectant you suggested.

i just called up odoban -- their products do not kill parvo. i spoke with lysol and theirs do not either -- not even lysol IC (lysol sold to companies/business and it even says online it kills parvo).

doh.
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"In the United States, Virkon is marketed as Trifectant Roccal DŽ"

is this true? i will ask my vet about getting some but i'm reading i can buy it at horse supply stores. it would probably be cheaper there.
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You can buy it at livestock supply stores or the vet-and yes it works. It's trade name is virkon but google agrees with you that it's also called Trifectant Roccal DŽ"
The roccol D is effective against parvo virus so I imagine it's the same deal
http://www.pfizerah.com/PAHimages/co...compliance.pdf


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It was 19$ for 50 tablets at my vet; one tablet dissolves in water (in a windex type spray bottle) and is good for one month. It dissolves easily and the tablets can be stored forever
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ooh. tablets. wonderful. i'm only seeing like 90$ jugs of stuff so i was like... ugh.

i'm in the orlando area so i'm googling trying to find virkon tablets. thank you, you've been very helpful.
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UPDATE:

i went and visited her again around 10 pm. the tech said she was a total chow hound and ate all of her food at around 5 and still had it down at 10. she was licking water off of my fingers and drank twice from her bowl while i was there.

i was afraid she was going to be very weak but the entire time i was there she was in great spirits. tail thumping into the cage wall and she was strong-arming me trying to get the heck out of there! she is off of IV fluids as of tonight. i looked at her chart and she has been clear of vomiting all day today, tonight and last night. she was chasing the napkin in my hand a tad playfully and lick attacked my face anytime i made raspberry noises at her (shes always loved it ).

i went and borrowed my mother's steam cleaner so i'm going to nuke the apartment/couch tonight before she gets home. i spoke to the vet and they will hook me up with a few roccol-d tablets for any accidents/additional cleaning. my min-pin is at my mother's for the next month as a safety precaution. so this far, everything seems to being going about as well as it possibly could.
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