Parvo Emergency Tea Recipe:
(Please note: This recipe may help sustain your dog but it is NOT the full strength PARVAID )
Warning: Do not use this recipe with other treatments where the ingredients are unknown. Doing so could be fatal to your dog. Always check with a qualified or knowledgeable person before combining treatments.
You will need these ingredients (these ingredients can be found in most major supermarkets with pharmacies):
1 cup Pedialyte (or electrolyte fluid)
2 tea bags herbal Peppermint with Spearmint tea ( We recommend Bigelow's Mint Medley but if you can't find Bigelow look for one that has both peppermint and spearmint) DO NOT GET TEA WHICH CONTAINS CAFFEINE.
2 teabags of chamomile tea / DO NOT GET TEA WHICH CONTAINS CAFFEINE
2 capsules Echinacea (This can usually be found at Wal-Mart or your pharmacy if it carries a line of natural products)
2 Teaspoons Finely chopped garlic
(A few things you may want to pick up at the supermarket or have on hand are: Pepto-Bismol, Honey, Beef Broth or Chicken Broth, a child size disposable enema )
Heat 1 cup of Pedialyte until hot but do not boil. Add 2 tea bags of mint tea, 2 tea bags of chamomile tea, empty 2 capsules of Echinacea, and add 2 Tsp. of fresh garlic.
Stir and let cool for 20 min.
As per the following table give one dose, wait 15 minutes then give another dose, then give a dose every hour after that.
If your dog weighs:
· Under 3 lbs give 1 teaspoons
4-10 lbs. give 2 teaspoons
11-20 lbs. give 1 tablespoons
21-30 lbs. give 2 tablespoons
31-40 lbs. give 3 tablespoons
41 lbs and up give 4 tablespoons
We recommend you put your dog on an anti-biotic to prevent secondary infections such as pneumonia. Vibactra Plus
If your dog is vomiting and will not keep the tea down you can give some Pepto-Bismol, wait 15 minutes, then try the tea again. If that does not work your dog may be too dehydrated.
Watch for dehydration. If the gums go light pink or white you need to get fluids into your dog as soon as possible. You can take your dog to a vet and get intravenous fluids, or you can do an enema. The large intestine will act the same as the small and will absorb fluids. So doing an enema is another way of putting fluids back into the body. Instructions on how to do an enema are on our web page at www.ambertech.com/using.html under Using Parvaid. Empty the contents out of the disposable enema and put the suggested amount of tea into it. Use as much of the tea recipe as you give by mouth. For example: if you are giving 1 teaspoon by mouth then give 1 teaspoon by enema. Do not stop giving the tea by mouth. You will give the enema and the tea by mouth every hour until the dog has kept the tea down by mouth at least 2 times (give the enema first then give the tea by mouth).
If your puppy is keeping the tea down and continues to worsen, try rubbing some honey on his or her gums. If the honey does not work try giving some beef broth or chicken broth (Give the broth when giving the tea. Supplement half of the tea with the broth. For example: if giving 1 teaspoon tea, give ½ teaspoon tea and ½ teaspoon broth).