You Make The Diagnosis: Swelling In A Puppy With Parvo

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Finn, is an 8 week old mixed breed puppy who presented for severe vomiting and diarrhea. Testing revealed that he had parvovirus, a severe viral infection in dogs. Finn was hospitalized for intensive care including I.V. fluids, antibiotics, medication to help with the nausea and more medication to protect his gastrointestinal system. Finn continued to vomit and had large amounts of bloody diarrhea. His feces looked like raspberry jam. Eventually, he required a blood tranfusion to counteract the loss. …

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