Subject: Parvo and Tamiflu
For those who
don’t know, Parvo is a virus that attacks cells
that divide rapidly in the body: intestinal
cells and white blood cells (the infection
fighting cells). It causes profuse vomiting
and diarrhea. It also can cause serious
infections because there aren’t enough white
blood cells to kill the infection.
Why would a vet not using a medication that
has proven to work? Because there is no
treatment? Because there are too many strains?
Because we can't detect it in time? Or because
DVM's make thousands in "fake treatments" and
profit HUGELY from killing your new family
- You read correctly. Your DVM Makes
THOUSANDS if you care enough to let him
treat your pup for parvo and not
- demand he use a med that has proven to
There is a $50 treatment available for your
pup that your DVM knows about. If they dont...
they have no business being a DVM in the first
place. This information has been available for
YEARS to your DVM. YEARS!!
Why do so many Vets prefer to ignore or
worst, deliberately not use a med that works
and rather watch your pup die, and collect your
money. I've heard of vets who will
try to juke you, fake you, and distract you by
saying there is no proof and there have been no
case studies. ALL LIES!!!! There is a case
study for both Parvo and Kennel Cough being
treated SUCCESSFULLY right on the net.
Just google it! MORE THAN THAT there are
HUNDREDS of real life success stories out
here... and some by DVM's and SHELTERS!!!
- Many vets do not keep Parvo snap
tests on hand because they claim they are
to expensive and they expire quickly.
- A wholesale 10 pack of Parvo snap test
runs between $30 and $40 depending on the
brand and they last 6 months.
- HOW is that too expensive when they can
tell within 15 minutes if a puppy has Parvo
and begin effective
Why is the snap test important?
PARVO IS HUGELY TIME SENSITIVE! (or more
importantly, the start of treatment QUICKLY is
hugely important) Vets who do fecal floats do
not get results back before 24-48 hours... that
is enough time to kill your pup. A SNAP TEST
takes 10 minutes. What is the difference? A
float costs $100, a snap test costs $6. What is
the REAL difference? With a snap test you can
start treating your pup in 15 minutes. With a
float, your pup is all but dead by the time the
results come back...GUARANTEED!
So, if you are getting a puppy or kitten
soon, call your vet and ask if they have VALID
UNEXPIRED parvo snap tests in stock, right now.
If they dont... find another DVM that does.
- You can buy your own at a slightly
higher price than a DVM can but I think
$140 per year investment is cheap in
- comparison to improper expensive
treatment from a vet who refuses to move
into the new ages.
I actually doubt very highly I make
more than any DVM but I prefer to error on the
side of a few dollars spent than feeling stupid
when something strikes that I then wish I had
on hand. You do the math. But you PAY
well for these guys who "supposedly care about
your pet. Yet I tell you this for free. Irony?
TAMIFLU........ More precisely. UNMIXED
Tamiflu 12mg/ml (25ml AFTER constitution)
One bottle can save an entire young litter.
Your regular doctor can prescribe this for you
if your DVM won't. Unconstituted, this has a
shelf life of 5 years.
Tamiflu WORKS to treat Parvo. It does NOT
cure it. But it is effective none-the-less. It
will cost you $50 to treat your pup and save
Starting to understand why DVM's don't want
this info given to you? $50 to the pharmacy to
save your dog... or $2,000-$6,000 per pup to
the DVM to have them die anyway.
Don't think DVM's think like this? Call and
ask what their recommended treatment for Parvo
is. The final test, tell them you are
thinking of getting a pup. Ask if they have
valid snap tests...and ask if they will call in
a script of Tamiflu for you as a precaution.
Dollars to donuts they won't.
In the past years different news channels
have done stories on how Parvo is becoming
epidemic. Many of them were sent the following
information (below). NOT ONE has followed up to
tell the truth to people and save pups. WMUR
and WCVB are the latest. WMUR in NH had this
info in Jan or Feb of 2007. They have yet to
follow up and get this info to the public of
NH. Why? This is disgraceful. They ought to be
All of the info contained herein has been
available to the public since at least 2004. It
has been available to vets longer than that.
Obviously because there is really no way for
the DVM's of this country to make money off of
this. it has not be very widely accepted and
kept from the public
This treatment usually costs vets more money
because it DEMANDS THEY TAKE RESPONSIBILITY for
the animals they treat.
When you compare $50 (paid to the pharmacy)
against THOUSANDS PER PUPPY OR KITTEN paid to
the DVM to treat Parvo. It is not hard to
understand why lesser greedy people do not want
this information widely spread to the general
Vet's who did not keep Snap Tests on hand
for testing for the Parvo-virus, which would
buy a puppy 48 hours of EXTREMELY PRECIOUS
TIME. ONLY because it would have require he
keep these tests on hand and pay a whopping $60
per year for them is not a Vet that I,
personally would waste my time going to.
EVERY pup - Every Vet practice reputation
should be well worth $60 per year, and any vet
who does not think the same way isn't one that
would be held in high regard and one I would
trust my precious puppy's life to.
These irresponsible vets are 99% of all
DVM's in the country. These are not the
exception, they are unfortunately the rule. It
is hard to walk away from thousands of dollars.
It takes someone who really cares about
animals. and there is the dilemma and irony.
People DO NOT have spend thousands of
dollars to save these pups & Kittens…just to
watch them Die anyway.
The real story is that DVM’s do not keep
simple “Snap Tests” in stock that only cost
them $30-$40 every 6 months, because they
expire. They send out fecal tests that take
over 24-48 hours to result.
With Parvo TIME IS ESSENTIAL. To save
themselves $30 they kill young animals; as a
“Snap Test” takes 10 minutes. As Parvo is time
sensitive, this is the best way to test, as you
can start treatment within 15mins.
Tamiflu suspension does not CURE Parvo.
What it does is simply renders the bacteria
(which is what does the actual damage) that
travels with this virus, useless. This then
stops it from leaving the digestive track and
harming internal organs. (how it kills pups and
kittens). Effectively TREATING the animal and
SAVING the animal for $50!!!!!
The best way
to PREVENT is to vaccinate with NEOPAR!
This comparison came from http://www.neotechvaccines.com/
CPV Vaccine Titer per Dose Comparison
(NEOTECH, LLC) Average serial
(Pfizer) serial 183615090,
(Intervet) serial 4019001,
(Ft.Dodge) serial 1481474A,
Duramune Max PV (2b)
(Ft.Dodge) serial 1211008,
Neotech/Par website http://www.neotechvaccines.com/testimonials.htm
Taniflu Alpha Study for Parvo & Kennel
A New Treatment For Parvoenteritis
by Dr. Jack Broadhurst
April 24, 2004, the concept of treating
Parvoenteritis in dogs with a neuraminidase
inhibitor such as Tamiflu on the Veterinary
Information Network’s Infectious Disease Board.
Since it’s introduction, Tamiflu has been used
successfully by veterinarians, shelter workers
and rescue groups to treat Parvoenteritis in
thousands of dogs, cats and raccoons throughout
the world. In order to understand the how and
why this treatment has been so universally
successful, there are several terms and
concepts that have to be discussed:
Tamiflu: is a commercially available source
of a neuraminidase inhibitor that has been used
successfully in these cases.
Neuraminidase: An enzyme that is produced
by both bacteria and viruses. It is considered
a virulence factor in viral and bacterial
infections that require neuraminidase to remove
biological barriers that protect the host from
Super infections: Any infection that
requires both a virus and bacteria to produce
an infection that is more pathogenic than
either can produce alone. Veterinary examples:
canine and feline parvo, canine kennel cough
and influenza, feline URI, parvoenteritis in
raccoons, and bloody scowls in deer.
The use of Tamiflu in canine, feline, and
raccoon parvoenteritis: The success of using a
neuraminidase inhibitor in treating canine and
feline parvo is due to the suppression the
production of bacterial neuraminidase, and has
no effect on the Parvovirus' ability to
replicate. Puppies can still develop
myocarditis and CHF...kittens can still develop
cerebellar hypoplasia...the patient’s feces
will still contain the viral antigen even while
the animal is recovering.
Tamiflu does not interfere with the
replication of the Parvovirus,as a result, no
mutant or resistant strains of the Parvovirus
will be created from the use of Tamiflu in the
treatment of Parvoenteritis.
Tamiflu should never be used to treat any
animal that does not test (+) using the fecal
antigen test prior to starting Tamiflu. All of
the guidelines for using Tamiflu have been
developed in cases that have had a (+) fecal
Dose: 1mg/lb that dose given every 12 hours
for 10 consecutive treatments...requires a (+)
fecal antigen test.... should be given w/in 48
hrs of onset of clinical signs...if no response
after the first dose...double to 2mg/lb for the
second, third dose...
Specific Breeds of Dogs: Dobes, Rotties,
Retrievers, Pit Bulldogs, and Alaskan slead
dogs...all require at least 2mg/lb as the
starting dose as these breeds respond poorly to
As a preventive: One can give animals have
been exposed, but are not currently showing any
clinical signs one dose of 1mg/lb once a day
for 5 days...if these animals develop one or
more clinical signs (vomiting/bloody
diarrhea/anorexia)...they should be given
1mg/lb every 12 hr for a total of 10
Animals requiring IV support: Animals sick
enough to require IV support
(fluids/antibiotics/antiemetics) respond poorly
to Tamiflu as their clinical condition suggest
that their GI tract has already been damaged
beyond the ability of Tamiflu's ability to
protect the patient. These animals should be
started at 2mg/lb and the dose adjusted
according to response every 12 hours.
Animals that vomit after being given oral
Tamiflu: These patients can be given the same
dose as an enema. You can also divide the
contents of a 75mg capsule into lines and mix
the appropriate amount into pancake syrup or
honey and place under the tongue or in the lip
Tamiflu Products: Suspension that you add
23 cc of water to get 25cc of 12mg/cc and 75mg
capsules.... a flat of 10 capsules.... a 6 lb
pup would get 0.5cc of the 12mg/cc suspension
q. 12 hr x 10 Tx.
To treat a 5 lb puppy: Mix the contents of
1 capsule into 10 cc of Canine Rebound...get 10
cc @ 7.5mg/cc....Refrigerate and shake well and
give 1cc q. 12 hrs x 10 treatments.... do not
mix capsules with water as this water
suspension is .very bitter and will cause the
patient to vomit.. One can also use liquid VAL
or a similar vitamin prep.
Tamiflu and FDA: On March 20, 2006, the FDA
banned the use of Tamiflu and other
neuraminidase inhibitors in treating chickens,
ducks, turkeys and other birds...goes into
effect in June 2006.... you can still use
Tamiflu in dogs, cats, and raccoons.
In the emergency clinics or private clinics
that are presented with cases whose disease
course is unknown or have exceeded the 48 hrs
time-frame: The professional staff should make
the client aware of the poor response to
Tamiflu due to the high levels of bacterial
neuraminidase currently present in the
patient's GI tract, and the presence of GI
pathology created prior to presentation.
Tamiflu will only prevent future pathology, and
can not reverse any pathology created prior to
Treating Parvo requires the same mental
process used in treating Diabetes
Mellitus....The DVM begins with a standard
initial dose of Tamiflu or insulin and then
uses professional judgment to adjust the
following doses required to get a clinical
In an uncomplicated case, presented within
48 hrs. of the onset of clinical signs, one
should see no vomiting after the first
dose...no diarrhea after the 2nd...and
alert/eating after the 3rd dose. If there is no
clinical response after the 3rd dose...you have
either started using Tamiflu too late, have a
secondary medical problem that needs to be
addressed, or have the wrong diagnosis.
In summary, the introduction of the concept
of using a neuraminidase inhibitor to treat
canine, feline and raccoon Parvoenteritis, has
open many new doors into the understanding of
the pathobiology and treatment of this disease.
Prior to April 24, 2004, Parvovirus was thought
of a viral enteritis. Based on this concept,
vaccines were developed to help prevent or
reduce the severity of the clinical disease.
Once the disease was diagnosed, treatment
protocols were all designed to address the
various end-products produced during the
disease. The presence of vomiting usually
dictated that most drugs were given
intravenously. Animals that were hospitalized
usually remained 3-7 days with unpredictable
This is because none of the treatments were
addressing the core problem of excessive GI
bacterial neuraminidase. They were being given
to address all of the various end-reactions
such as: vomiting, endotoxic shock, pain,
bacterial septicemia, GI mucosal ulcerations
and general organ failure. This approach
required many drugs and many man hours to treat
the multiple pathological processes associated
with viral Parvoenteritis.
With the introduction of using a
neuraminidase inhibitor (Tamiflu), we
established that Parvoenteritis is not a viral
enteritis, but a super infection that requires
the presence of bacterial neuraminidase. When a
neuraminidase inhibitor is use under the strict
guidelines developed since April 24, 2004, the
disease is not allowed to develop into the
clinical disease currently known as viral
Parvoenteritis. The commensal bacteria do not
transform into pathologic bacteria, and the
patient’s disease is not allowed to progress as
described in the veterinary literature. In
order to achieve this reversal, there has to be
a definitive diagnosis and the neuraminidase
has to be given according to established
What is the difference between ml or cc and
mg?.....ml or cc are terms to describe the
amount of volume given or w/in a container...ie...1
ounce is 30cc or 30ml....
Mg is a term to describe the concentration
w/in the amount of suspension/fluid...ie.. you
can have a solution with 5mg/cc and another
with 50mg/cc....the last is 10 times as
concentrated or stronger than the first....when
giving a liquid (suspension/solution) you have
to know BOTH numbers.
If 23cc of water are added to a bottle
containing the mfgs' amount of powder....you
will end up with 25cc (volume) and each cc will
contain 12mg (concentration)/cc.....to give a 6
lb puppy 1mg/lb...you would give 0.5cc or 6mg
of the suspension.....a 12 lb puppy would
receive 1cc of a 12mg/cc suspension....
Your puppies weigh between 7-9 lbs
according to your 12/22/06 E-mail....they
should be receiving at least 0.8cc of a 12mg/cc
suspension...it would not hurt to give them 1cc
or 12mg...this is still less than 2mg/lb....
If the pharmacy made up a 25mg/cc
suspension...then each 0.1cc would contain
2.5mg and 4 x 2.5 = 10mg...she would be giving
10 mg every time she gave 0.4 of a 25mg/cc