- As an oral homeopathic vaccine to immunize your dog against Parvovirus
- To protect against Parvovirus during a known outbreak
- To treat active Parvovirus under veterinarian supervision
- To reduce symptoms of Parvo including fever, diarrhea and vomiting
Parvo is a viral disease that affects dogs. This illness can cause severe digestive symptoms, as well as fever and shock and may even prove fatal. Parvovirus attacks rapidly dividing cells like those in the lining of the gastrointestinal tract as well as developing white blood cells. In this way parvovirus leads to symptoms like bloody diarrhea, vomiting and loss of proper immune system functioning. Puppies are more commonly and more severely affected than adult dogs due to their still-developing immune system. Puppies can easily succumb to this disease, especially when the virus infects the muscle of the heart. The first indications of Parvo in an infected dog are usually high fever, lethargy and loss of appetite. Later, vomiting and diarrhea develop. The stool is often bloody and may have a yellowish color and noticeably foul odor. Without effective treatment, dehydration, shock and even death may follow.
Canine parvovirus is carried by dogs, many of whom show no symptoms themselves. The virus is also shed in the diarrhea of infected dogs and can subsequently survive in the ground and the outside environment for a very long time - even several months. Parvo is a very hardy virus and will survive most household cleaning and disinfectant agents. Chlorine bleach is the most effective way to kill parvovirus and is the usual recommendation by vets. Highly contagious to any unprotected dog, parvovirus may come into your home or yard very easily. Car tires, shoes, rodents and birds may all carry the virus into your pet’s vicinity. This means that even if your dog never leaves your property, it may still be difficult to provide adequate protection from this virus.
Certain canine breeds seem to be more susceptible to Parvo, including Rottweilers and Doberman Pinschers, but all dogs can contract Parvovirus. As diarrhea may be caused by a number of other illnesses, Parvo needs to be carefully diagnosed either with a blood test or testing of the dog’s faeces. According to conventional vets, there is no known cure for Parvovirus. Conventional treatment is therefore mostly supportive and consists of maintaining the dog’s body fluids, balancing electrolyte levels and maintaining body temperature.
Homeopathic treatment for Parvo has long been the only viable method of treating the actual disease as conventional medicine can only provide supportive treatment. Herbal remedies also have a role to play in relieving symptoms and shortening the natural course of the disease for quicker recovery.
PetAlive Parvo-K is a 100% natural blend of herbal and homeopathic ingredients specially selected for the treatment of Parvovirus dogs. Presented in fine, easily dissolved lactose granules, Parvo-K is very easy to administer, even to ill animals who will not swallow tablets. Due to the high safety profile of our natural ingredients, Parvo-K is also free of side-effects.
Contains no animal products, gluten, artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. Manufactured according to the highest pharmaceutical standards.
- Arsen alb. (6C) is a homeopathic remedy often used for digestive upsets including cramping, vomiting and diarrhea. Also good for dogs showing signs of lethargy and irritability.
- Verat. alb. (6C) is a homeopathic remedy for violent vomiting, cramps and diarrhea. This remedy is particularly useful for dogs with fever and dehydration which are both common and dangerous in Parvovirus.
- Belladonna (30C) is used homeopathically for fast relief from acute fever, pain, inflammation and all illnesses with a sudden and severe onset. Thirst, fever and swollen/tender abdomen are further indications for Belladonna.
- Parvo (30C) is a homeopathic remedy used both prophylactically (preventatively) and curatively in the treatment of canine Parvovirus. Homeopathic nosodes are similar to vaccines in that they help to build protection and resistance against specific diseases. They differ to conventional vaccines in that they are usually manufactured from the products of diseases rather than from a culture of the disease agent or virus itself (as in many conventional vaccines.) Research has shown a high rate of success in the treatment and prevention of Canine Parvovirus using this homeopathic 'vaccine' in contrast to the conventional vaccination which seldom confers immunity without numerous subsequent booster shots.
- Zingiber officinale (Ginger) has a long history of medicinal use in traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic (Indian) medicine. Working mainly in the digestive tract, Zingiber boosts digestive fluids and neutralizes acids, making it an effective alternative to conventional anti-nausea medication. Modern research confirms its effectiveness in relieving the symptoms of nausea, vomiting, indigestion and flatulence. Zingiber has strong anti-inflammatory and pain relieving properties and is also used to treat arthritis and other inflammatory diseases.
- Agrimonia eupatoria (Agrimony) helps to relieve diarrhea, reduces inflammation of the mucus membranes and soothes restless animals. This herb has been used for centuries in the treatment of digestive disease including colitis, appendicitis and diarrhea. Agrimony is a bitter, mildly astringent, tonic, diuretic herb that may help control bleeding, improve liver and gall bladder functions, treat fever and have anti-inflammatory effects.
Sprinkle granules directly onto the tongue.
Acute dose: Use 3 - 5 times daily. Continue for 10 - 15 days after symptoms subside.
Preventative: Use 3 times daily for seven days. Repeat annually or when there is known exposure to infection.
Small dogs/puppies: One pinch.
Medium dogs: Two pinches.
Large dogs: Three pinches.
CAUTION: Safety during pregnancy and lactation has not yet been established.
Your pet’s symptoms should start to improve within the first few days of beginning the remedy. Try to ensure that your dog drinks plenty of water to prevent dehydration.
One 20 g bottle of granules will last between one and four weeks, depending on the size and dosage needs of your pet.
PetAlive is new line of herbal pet formulas formulated by experts in homeopathy and Chinese herbs. PetAlive treatments are specifically designed to treat your pet in a holistic and natural manner, and are based on the proven success of the Native Remedies line of herbal formulas for humans.