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Please review the following links to understand the whole story.
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/i...7Mzb3sHsy6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20120316010140AAKPnWH
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/i...vPRk_Cfsy6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20120316105024AAV1Mfy
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/i...l_xk5nTsy6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20120316192945AAt0OmJ

My puppy died a few hours ago. Even after taking him to the vet twice, I still don't know exactly why he died, I do know I am very angry and overwhelmed. He had siezers for a total of 7 hours straight. Please read the questions from the links above and help me determine why he died. We are very devestated and don't know how to cope with his death.

These are his baby pics.
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What a beautiful pup. So sorry for your loss! It is such a heart ache. I know, for me, I get so emotionally attached to my pets. It's nothing devastating when their time is up, especially when it's so sudden.

I went over your posts quickly, but not thoroughly. He was diagnosed with parvo? He was just an unlucky guy to pick that up. Was he vaccinated against it? When? Was he exposed to other puppies/dogs (dog parks, etc) before his vaccinations? I know these things won't help, and I apologize if I'm being invasive. Just trying to help you find some answers here. Truth is, it's just a terrible, awful illness that many puppies just don't make it through. It all depends on how quickly it can be diagnosed, as well as how it is treated & how promptly.

I'm a science student at the local university, and I don't know everything! But I know parvo. I worked at a veterinary hospital for several years and dealt with several puppies that suffered from parvo. The ONLY treatment I am familiar with (I saw someone posted this in one of your links) is INTENSE IV fluid/medical therapy for days and even longer. Parvo dehydrates pups in no time at all, and when signs start to show (bloody poops) treatment is in dire need. The pups need to be isolated from other animals; we have to gown up going in and sanitize coming out. It's so important that when we have a parvo individual that it is quarantined. Some puppies (depending on how advanced the illness is, how old they are, etc) just don't have it in them to pull through.

I can't know for sure what your vet said exactly, or what condition your puppy was in. Maybe I didn't read it, but did they not suggest the puppy stay at the vet hospital for care? I would be really surprised to find out that they didn't. Maybe I'm more familiar with "in hospital" treatment where they can be closely monitored. In my experience, I have never seen a "send home" parvo case. That's just me, someone please add on/correct me. Sounds like the little guy went through a lot, and put up quite the battle, regardless.

I'm so sorry, again. I don't know how I could put your mind at ease. It's just a painful thing to go through, no matter what. It's such a shame. Can you talk to your vet and perhaps ask what happened? Sometimes just knowing what happened is enough to "put your mind at ease" (is why I asked all those questions). Like I said, it's just one of those terrible things.
 

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First off, I am so sorry your puppy died. Second, have a necropsy done which can help explain why he died. Some advice you received from the links can do more harm than good, always talk with a vet before giving any medications or treating the dog at home. Tylenol is not good, and force feeding a pup with stomach issues is not recommended.

Did your dog have parvo? Why was he sent home from the vet?
 

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I am so very sorry for your loss.
 

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The vet sent you home with the dog after it was diagnosed with Parvo? If this is the case and I'm reading this correctly, there is no way that puppy should have been sent home. The pup needed fluids non stop along with everything else. If this puppy had parvo and it was in your home, I would wait a while-at least 6 months before you bring another pup into that home. It is highly contagious and dogs like pits, boxers, rotts, shepherds are more prone to it, but any dog can get it. Everything needs to be either thrown away or bleached. I read the dog had all of its vaccines, when you say this does that mean the pup had a series of 3 parvo/distemper shots and its rabies? Very sorry about your dog, I worked with many that had it and always cried when we lost one even if it wasn't mine:(
 

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Did your dog have parvo? Why was he sent home from the vet?
Not that I mean to intrude, but seconding this question.

My family dog had parvo when she was a 3 month old pup (many, many years ago), was interned at the veterinary for a couple days, survived the illness and was fine afterwards. It seems odd if your vet didn't want to keep the pup in.
 

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So sorry for your loss. It's hard enough to loose an old friend, a new friend is much worse.


He could have gotten parvo from the vaccine, from another dog, who knows. It does seem odd that the vet sent him home, usually they will run fluids and keep them till they are recovered, but I'm not a vet and wasn't there.

There is bleach or another product that you can get to clean, I can't remember the name but it's a pink powder you mix with water that won't discolour everything like bleach does. If you can't spray, scrub or put it in the wash with either, toss it. Clean the yard well and treat with a bleach solution as well.

I was told everything from six months to seven years to wait, I went with six months and a good clean of everything. I had a litter of foster pups here for a week and they came down with parvo, one died and the other three recovered. Then I got a puppy about six months after that. Kilt is now six months and never has had a problem. There's a product called 'parvaid' that you can get as well for an alternate parvo treatment. http://wolfcreekranch1.tripod.com/parvaid.html
 

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Maybe parvo and distemper? Even vaccinated dogs can get distemper, especially when they are young. I don't understand why your dog was sent home from the vet.
 

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I'm so sorry for your loss. Your puppy looks like my Pit Bull.

There is bleach or another product that you can get to clean, I can't remember the name but it's a pink powder you mix with water that won't discolour everything like bleach does.
I believe your talking about Virkon. Ask for it at agriculture supply shops. I used it to clean carpets, soft furnishings and fabrics that couldn't be bleached when I had a kitten with ringworm. It does lighten some fabrics but not the way bleach does.

You may learn that very high temperature steam or freezing (outside or in a deep freeze) will kill Parvo virus, too, if you research that. I am not familiar with Parvo, just other diseases.
 

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Are you serious!!!! I just watched my dog DIE MINUTE BY MINUTE! Thats why we got this dog to replace the 2 we lost already.
You little ****er go to a forum where it requires no soul or heart, you will fit right in!!!

What did you lose the first two to? Did they also have parvo or something else?
 

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I second the mention of a necropsy and also want to know why happened to the first two.
 

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Are you serious!!!! I just watched my dog DIE MINUTE BY MINUTE! Thats why we got this dog to replace the 2 we lost already.
You little ****er go to a forum where it requires no soul or heart, you will fit right in!!!
So you got a dog to replace 2 that you lost but you're upset because somebody advised getting a dog to replace last one you lost. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm! What's that about?
 

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What veterinarian would diagnose parvo and seizures and send the puppy home with antibiotics? Are you sure the vet said parvo and not something else? I'm honestly trying to imagine circumstances where this would be remotely okay and I can't. Did they do sub-Q fluids at all before they sent you home?
 

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So you got a dog to replace 2 that you lost but you're upset because somebody advised getting a dog to replace last one you lost. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm! What's that about?
For the life of me, I can't figure out where you guys are getting the info about 2 other dogs, but it hardly seems pertinent. Any which way anyone here wants to slice it, this person is obviously broken hearted!

I don't know diddly about parvo beyond the wikipedia article I just read, so I'm not going to ask any questions. There's little sense in it, it won't take the heart break away. What you've been through and what your puppy went through is terrible, I'm so sorry this happened. The only thing I can tell you about coping is reminding yourself that with time, the sad memories sort of fade. We had a dog that was sick for several years and finally died of lymphoma; the only thing that helped was time and pushing myself to refocus on something else.

This is clearly very recent and obviously traumatic, so go easy on yourself and give yourself time to grieve the loss fully.

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For the life of me, I can't figure out where you guys are getting the info about 2 other dogs, but it hardly seems pertinent.
The reason it is pertinent is to bring light to the OP that bringing another puppy to the house is not a good idea. IT takes a long time for parvo to be removed from the environment (6 mo to 2 years I've heard). If the OP didn't know that, perhaps some education is in order. That was the reason I was curious.

If it was something else, than an I'm sorry for your loss is in order.
 

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i dont call it "replacing" I have just lost my old dog to an unfortinate accident i can understand your pain. I third the necropsy & i dont belive (or would LIKE to believe) that that poster meant any illness by that post... i know how things can effect you when you have lost a pet that you love, even if they were just a youngin
 

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I'm sorry to hear about your pup. The only way you could find any answers (if there are answers to find) is a necropsy. At work we had lost a puppy to parvo and he WAS seizing, but he also had distemper.
 

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The reason it is pertinent is to bring light to the OP that bringing another puppy to the house is not a good idea. IT takes a long time for parvo to be removed from the environment (6 mo to 2 years I've heard). If the OP didn't know that, perhaps some education is in order. That was the reason I was curious.

If it was something else, than an I'm sorry for your loss is in order.
Ohhh! Now I get it... like I said, I don't know anything about Parvo. I haven't had a puppy-puppy since 1993, so if I ever knew anything about it, I've forgotten by now. Anyhoo, without knowing that bit of info about Parvo, the comment looked potentially hurtful.
 
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