How Much Does a Parvo Treatment Cost?
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A parvo treatment is a series of procedures performed to address the symptoms of the parvovirusin dogs, which is usually causes vomiting, dehydration and diarrhea. To date, there are no drugs that can be used to cure the virus itself, but supportive care is very important during the treatment for the parvoviral infections. There are several natural treatments involved in addressing the parvoviral infections that include treating dehydration, preventing the infection, and cleaning your pet; but if the worst comes to your dog, there are available medicines which can cost differently depending on the type of medicine that you will need. Treatment will also involve the aid of veterinarian that will provide the best course of action.
How much is it?
- On average, visit alone to the vet can cost anywhere from $40 to $90. Procedures and tests will be performed to the dog and it can cost anywhere from $100 to $200. If hospitalization is required, IVs and injections will be necessary on a daily basis. This can cost upwards of $100 to $240 per day. On average, many dog owners have stated that it costs upwards of $800 to $2,300 to complete the process.
- One of the most commonly used procedures to treat parvo is the use of a medicine. For example, Parvaid is a medicine that helps sooth and heal the digestive system, stimulate the appetite, and calm the nervous system of your pet. Parvaid retails anywhere from $34 to $43. While home remedies will probably not work alone, it may be worth a shot. Medicine can cost anywhere from $25 to $125.
- There are home parvo treatments sold online and they involve using a kit for the treatment. This treatment can help treat parvo and is safe to be used for recently vaccinated dogs. These kits can run anywhere from $90 to $140.
- According to one DogForums.com thread, one member had paid upwards of $1,100 for the complete treatment of her dogs. This treatment took upwards of 10 days to complete.
What are the extra costs?
- Additional costs involve the visit to the vet office after recovery. Every visit can cost additional, depending on the number of visits required to the vet.
- The medicines you dog may need for a few weeks after the parvo treatment will cost extra.
- After having parvo, many dogs need to be on a special diet for a month or so. This food may cost more than your dog’s regular diet.
What is going to be included?
- There will be different inclusions depending on the treatment that you choose. Visiting the vet will include full diagnosis and recommendations per visit, while the medicine will provide a set of instructions on how to properly provide the medicine to your dog.
- Unfortunately, many dogs die from the parvovirus. Even in the case of death, you will still be responsible for payment.
How can I save money?
- To save on costs, try visiting the vet and avoid self treatment. Although visiting the vet can cost you a bit more, the chances of your dog’s recovery will be much higher.