Parvo virus aftermath in my bulldog puppy?
Ruby My Bulldog
My bulldog puppy is now 3 1/2 months. It was hit with parvo after turning 2 months. Luckily it made it through parvo but is now making a really slow recovery. When I first got her back she had really swollen joints, it was really weak and would not walk at all. She was so skinny the dog was just skin and bones, it took her about to weeks just to stand up and another week for her to take her first steps.
It's almost been a month since I got her back, her legs a still wobbly and weak she can't walk very well and she is gaining weight very slowly. My question is does my do have any permanent damage to her bones and will this be a problem in the future?
I'm afraid that's really a question only your veterinarian can answer, as he will be aware of exactly how the disease progressed and her condition.
However, in general it can take several months for a puppy to completely recover from Parvo, and generally there aren't any long-lasting effects. the weakness and weight loss are overcome in time, but it takes lots of rest and excellent nutrition.
The good news is that most pups who survive Parvo are back to their normal happy, playful selves within a couple of months and you can't even tell they were once so sick. Hopefully this will be the case with your Bulldog.
I would suggest taking her back to your vet for another examination though if you haven't done so recently. If the swelling of her joints has subsided then hopefully the arthritic complication is on the mend, but your vet may want to prescribe her some anti-inflammatory medications or something to help speed up the process. Only a professional can make this call.
Ruby is adorable, and she's obviously a tough little cookie, I hope she makes a full recovery and is soon full of life and energy again. Best of luck with her.
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