Parvo

Treat Parvo at East Lancaster Animal Hospital for under $500

If you are reading this page, you may suspect that your dog has Parvo. We can help.

First a little information:

Parvo is a deadly disease that affects puppies and young dogs. The Parvovirus attacks and destroys the intestinal lining resulting in an inability to absorb nutrients, vomiting, diarrhea, internal bleeding, dehydration and eventual death.

Symptoms

If you see any of these symptoms, call your vet right away:

  • “Sadness”, depression or lethargic attitude
  • Loss of appetite – stops eating and drinking?
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Bloody diarrhea

East Lancaster Animal Hospital - The Parvo Experts of Dallas ⁄ Fort Worth

At East Lancaster Animal Hospital, word has spread about our effective and economical handling of Parvo cases. As a result, we see more cases in a week than some clinics see all year! To be exact, we saw 248 cases of Parvo in 2012. (To give you a comparison, the last clinic that I worked at saw between 5 and 10 cases per year.) This volume has forced us to become DFW´s foremost “experts” at the swift, economical handling of this disease.

We treat most cases of Parvo for under $500. Sometimes for as little as $250.
(The actual total depends on the animal’s condition, weight, and symptoms.)

What You Need to Know

You can find plenty of information about Parvo on the Internet, but what you really need to know is this:

  • The disease is easily prevented with a series of vaccinations. However, once your dog has gotten the disease, it is too late to treat with a vaccine.
  • If your dog has Parvo and you do nothing, your dog will most probably die.
  • The faster you get your dog to the vet, the better his chances of survival.

Treatment

If you have gotten a quote from your vet for $1000 to $3000 to treat Parvo, you may wonder how we can treat your pet so inexpensively. It’s simple: we have gotten very good at successfully treating dogs with Parvovirus on an out-patient basis. Typical treatment involves an initial visit and then follow-ups each day for the next 2 to 3 days. At each visit, your pet will receive fluids (to combat the dehydration) and a series of injections to relieve the nausea and vomiting, fend off secondary infections, and boost your pet’s immune system, helping him to survive the disease and fight off the virus. On the day of your last visit, your pet will go home with oral medication ( once the vomiting has stopped) and the crisis is over.

Important Note

Not all dogs survive Parvo, even with treatment. Parvo is a very dangerous disease to dogs (humans and cats can’t get it) and the BEST approach to treating Parvo is prevention in the form of an inexpensive vaccine which all veterinarians recommend to their clients. But if your dog has gotten Parvo, it’s too late for the vaccine to help him or her. The faster you bring him to a veterinarian once you see symptoms, the better his chances of survival. If you do nothing, the disease is typically fatal.

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