Treatment Regimen of Canine Parvovirus
The treatment protocol for CPV is geared towards preventing and/or reversing dehydration that resulted from diarrhea and vomiting. Dehydration is life-threatening and if it is not corrected immediately, it can cause death of the dog. Dehydration is corrected with fluids and electrolytes which are administered intravenously. Medications to stop vomiting and relieve spasms within the gastrointestinal tract are also given. Antibiotics are also administered to prevent secondary bacterial infection from setting in. The prognosis of CPV cases depends largely on several factors that include when the treatment commenced, the age of the dog, and its immune status. Vaccination against Parvovirus is the best way to protect your dog from the disease. It is recommended that you talk to your Aspen Commons Animal Hospital about having your pet vaccinated against CPV if your pet has not received any vaccination against the health issue.