Friday, July 25, 2008

Swimming in Parvo

I have had five positive parvo dogs in the last three days. Five. I have had two in the last hour. Two. So, let's see...

I've given a total of 2.5L of SQ fluids...
Probably 6 mLs of Cerenia (new anti-nausea drug)...
About 4 mLs of Convenia (new long-acting antibiotic)...
About 3 scripts of ciprofloxacin or enrofloxacin...

And sent 5 virus spewing, contagious, going to infect their whole neighborhood in spite of the long talk I gave them dogs home.

And this is on top of the possible distemper dog! That sorta looks like parvo.

I feel like I'm swimming in diarrhea. The floors of the place have been bleached about three times a day for the last three days.

I go home and dream of the smell of bleach and vomiting dogs...

I need a life! I hate Parvo!!!!

2 comments:

Christine-Megan said...

Eh, I've heard parvo sucks. Hope the outbreak clears up soon.

Do you ever do IV fluids with animals, or usually "stick" to subq?

Can'tSpell, DVM said...

We do IV fluids a lot, and idealy I'd do this with all parvo dogs. However, 1) a lot of people won't pay for the IV fluids in parvo dogs, and 2) we don't have a good isolation are here to keep them in. So the ones that arn't so bad I send home with SQ fluids, SQ antibiotics, and SQ antiemetics and suppliment with oral stuff. If they need more fluids (if their owners can't pump enough gatoraide into them) they come in as outpatients for more Sq fluids. Not ideal, but you work with what you got.