The Worst Thing You Can Do If Your Dog Has Been Exposed To Parvo

We regularly hear from people, especially vets and vet techs, that we are wrong to advise people not to vaccinate their dogs against Parvo (or against anything else, for that matter).

You can find out some of the reasons we say this in one of our earlier posts, Parvo Vaccinations – What The Vet Won’t Tell You, but in summary, vaccinations are increasingly ineffective (especially against the 2c strain), they can give your dog Parvo, and they cause long-term health issues such as chronic inflammation and cancer.

These recommendations are, in part, based on our own observations after working with over 5,990 dogs (and cats) that have Parvo, and also on our research.

This research includes the work of the highly-respected vet, Dr Marty Goldstein, whose book, “The Nature Of Animal Healing“, provides ample evidence that vaccinations are dangerous.

When a leading vet opines that “vaccinations are the leading cause of death among dogs and cats in the US today“, then it’s time you sat up and took notice.

(Another great book on the subject of vaccinations is “What Vets Don’t Tell You About Vaccines” by Catherine O’Driscoll.)

And for those of you, who are not convinced of the dangers of vaccinations, let us tell you a little story about one of our recent customers, who lives in Florida.

Now, this lady’s fiancée had a few dogs, one of whom contracted Parvo and, sadly, died (in spite of the vet’s treatment).

The vet then insisted that they vaccinate the other five dogs, who were showing no Parvo symptoms at all – they were all eating and drinking normally, they were playful and had their usual surplus of energy, they were not vomiting and had no diarrhea (bloody or otherwise), they were not dehydrated, they were not depressed, and they suffered from neither fever nor chills.

In other words, they were all perfectly healthy.

Not knowing any differently, and trusting the word of his vet (who as a profession, generally assume a position of authority that is not always merited in our experience, as you’ll shortly find out), he went along with those recommendations.

So far, so good – nothing odd about this, we hear you say. After all, this sort of things happens day in and day out.

Well, are you ready for the really scary part?

Within five hours of being vaccinated, one of these previously healthy dogs was already dead!

And the others ALL died one after the other over the course of the following few days.

Now, our customer’s dog had also been exposed to the virus, since it had been around the fiancée’s dogs on a regular basis, and also started to show symptoms of Parvo a day or two later – which is not unusual, given how aggressive and contagious this virus is.

However, rather than subjecting her dog to the same “treatment”, she started doing her own research on the Internet and came across our site.

She gave us a call, asked lots of questions, placed an order for a Parvo Home Treatment Kit, started all of the emergency home remedies (e.g. the Parvo Emergency Tea, as well as others that we only send to our customers) we provide as part of the pre-treatment phase, administered all of the products when she received them, kept us up-to-date with progress, followed all of our instructions, and she now has a perfectly healthy dog again.

So, what can you learn from this couple’s experience?

Firstly, do NOT let your vet vaccinate your dog (or cat) if there is even a chance that they have been exposed to the Parvo virus (or Feline Distemper in the case of cats).

If the virus is present in their body, even if symptoms are not yet showing (as they typically take 3 – 15 days to show, although the average is 5 – 7 days), then two things will almost certainly happen if you give them shots at this stage.

Firstly, the Parvo virus will be given an instant and massive boost to his army of marauders. Most vaccines, the so-called MLV ones, contain live virus particles, and all these will do is join the virus that’s already beginning to attack your dog and overwhelm his defenses.

Secondly, you need to be aware that vaccinations are designed to work by trying to lower an animal’s immune system (in theory so that the dog / cat can trigger the creation of antibodies to help fight the virus).

However, what often happens is that the immune system is completely destroyed – for up to two weeks.

Now, we shouldn’t need to point this out, but we will anyway: if an animal’s immune system is destroyed, then they will be defenseless, not only against the viruses and other junk in the vaccinations (as many shots are these 4-in1, or even 7-in-1 types – and whoever thought subjecting animals to that many harmful viruses, etc. all at once was a good idea clearly was high or deranged at the time, but that’s for another post on another day), but also against anything going around in the environment (which is why we frequently see dogs who do survive the Parvo also end up with respiratory conditions, including pneumonia).

One of the problems is that the Parvovirus is classified as ubiquitous (i.e. it’s everywhere). What this means is that there is a good chance that your dog may already have the virus, although not in sufficient quantities to make him really sick.

However, when you suddenly inject a ton of additional virus particles into your dog, everything changes – now the virus has extra troops with which to attack your dog, and that’s what happens so often.

So common sense says that it should come as no surprise that recently-vaccinated animals get sick, and we’re not just talking reactions to the shots here.

We hear on almost a daily basis from people whose dogs develop full Parvo symptoms within days, and sometimes hours, of being vaccinated, and while vets may say that they were already infected, this is happening far too often to be sheer coincidence.

And even if the dog were infected, if its immune system were at full strength and not shot to hell by the toxic chemicals in the vaccines, they may well have gone on without ever developing symptoms.

Now, you have to ask yourself, why would a vet knowingly inject more Parvo virus particles into a dog that has already been exposed to the virus (and in some cases, according to our customers, into dogs that are already showing Parvo symptoms), when they should know that this is an incredibly bad and dangerous idea?

Could it just be that some vets are more interested in your money than in your pet’s health?

Surely not!?

Well, this is what Dr. Andrew Jones, a Canadian vet (who’s beginning to see the light) has to say on the subject.

According to his figures, well over half of the visits to vets are for vaccinations.

And not only do vets make a lot of money on the vaccines themselves (they typically cost less than $1 but are sold to you, the paying customer, for $15 – $38, which is a mark-up of 2,400% to as high as 6,200%!), but then they also get more money out of you because of all the repeat visits you’ll need to “fix” (and we use the word very loosely here) the issues caused by the vaccinations (e.g. immune mediated hemolytic anemia, immune mediated skin disease, vaccine induced skin cancer, skin allergies, arthritis, leukemia, inflammatory bowel disease and neurological conditions, to name a few).

According to one estimate, Dr. Jones goes on, “removing the one-year rabies vaccination and consequential office visit for dogs alone would decrease the average small vet’s income from $87,000 to $25,000 – and this doesn’t include cats or other vaccinations.”

Still think your vet has your pet’s best interest at heart?

Now, don’t get us wrong – we’re not trying to tar all vets with the same brush. We know, from speaking to hundreds and hundreds of customers, that some of these vets are real gems, who go out of their way to do all they can for their clients.

But, sadly, these appear to be the exception and not the rule.

At the end of the day, it’s your dog (or cat), and it should therefore be your choice about whether and when you have them vaccinated or not.

We have many customers who choose not to vaccinate their children (mainly because of health concerns), and yet they are happy to inflict those same types of poison on their pets, and we have to ask, why?

All we ask is that you make sure it is your choice, and not your vet’s, so please do your research first, be as informed as possible, and don’t be browbeaten into submission by somebody who may be more interested in lining their pockets than anything else.

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49 Responses to “The Worst Thing You Can Do If Your Dog Has Been Exposed To Parvo”

  1. dognoteating says:

    My dog has not eaten much today, I have taken away his usual chicken as it seems to be upsetting his tummy and put some moist dried food down instead which he did eat when I gave him an handful or so the other day as a treat but now thats all that is on offer as dinner he is not so impressed!

    A relatives dog would go a few days not eating much/if at all and she took him to the vets with no issues at that time found. He would stuff himself after that! I guess they are just like us and have off days!!! If he seems fine in every other way I would not worry so much, if it continues a while then re think options.

  2. Rae and Mark says:

    The main problem with this approach is that if your dog really does have Parvo (or something else just as bad, such as Campylobacter), you’ve lost precious time that you really don’t have.

    For smaller dogs especially, hypoglycemia can set in really quickly, and this is just as fatal, if not more so, than dehydration.

    No, if your dog doesn’t eat for even one day, we highly recommend doing something about it – too many of our customers have taken the “let’s wait and see” approach and regretted it later on when they realise they should have taken action sooner.

  3. Chris Gaskin says:

    My Siberian Husky received its second parvo booster at around ten weeks and two days later it had full blown parvo. This dog was kept inside and no other pet has ever entered my house.

  4. Rae and Mark says:


    Firstly, we are sorry, of course, to hear that your Siberian Husky came down with Parvo.

    We hear stories such as your almost every single day, unfortunately.

    Although it’s possible that the virus was walked into the house on your shoes, for example, it seems to us the much more likely culprit is the Parvo shot itself.

    Most vets will, naturally, disagree with us, but when you hear about this as often as we do, you can only conclude that the Parvo shots are causing the Parvo.

    If you haven’t already done so, we hihgly recommend the Catherine O’Driscoll book referenced above.

    In the meantime, your experience is one of the reasons we don’t beieve in vaccinations, and it’s also why we recommend having a Parvo Treatment Kit on hand at all times – just in case Parvo strikes.

  5. Ken says:


  6. Gerald Hartnett says:

    I didn’t know that their is a risk with anti-Parvo vaccinations. It bothers me. Good thing my dog is 100% healthy at present.

  7. Robin says:

    I totally agree with what is said here about all those vaccinations given at once to animals. I had a similar, nearly deadly experience, back in 1980. I was personally given seven vaccines in a “single” large, shot when enlisting in military. It shot down my immune system and within two weeks I was severely ill from Streptoccocal pneumonia. I was soon fighting the deadly ARDS (Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome), I had multiple-organ failure and was on a ventilator. Out of hospital 8 weeks later, and have Restrictive Lung Disease as a result. My quality of life stinks because of a SUPER VACCINATION as a recruit. Secret: the military kills, or nearly kills, thousands of recruits on military bases each year with this Get’em All in One Big Vaccination Gun approach in the shoulder.

  8. Teresa says:

    I went on a weekend get away, and had to put my Beagle in a kennel. I called my vet and asked if they knew of any place I could take him. They told me I could bring him there. HUGE MISTAKE!! I was told that he would have to have a parvo shot because he had never had one. I picked him up after four days and did not get the same dog back. I don’t know if it was the shot or a dirty kennel. Either way my poor little Beagle does nothing but cough, sneeze and hack. At least he’s eating. I’m glad I found this web site and I will be ordering Primalix for him. I agree with Ken about the Vets. I didn’t think anything of it when I was told he would need a shot. I thought it was a good thing. How can these people who are suppose to help do this?? I hope your product helps!!

  9. benjy moles says:

    i think my dog may have been exposed to parvo,we visited a friend who had a dog die from parvo 6 months woried and dont know what i shoud do for him,i havent even gone home yet for fear of bringing it home to my other dog. please help benjy

    • Rae and Mark says:


      You are right to be concerned – Parvo is able to survive outdoors for a long time (some experts say up to 20 years).

      However, you may already have Parvo on your property and not even know it – it’s deemed to be a ubiquitous virus, which basically means it’s everywhere, and it’s also easily spread by birds and insects too.

      This is just one reason why we always recommend having a Parvo Treatment Kit on hand, just in case your dog develops symptoms, or if you suspect he’s been exposed to the virus, as is the case with your dog – once a dog is infected, things can go downhill very rapidly indeed.

      You can find out more at

      • Laura says:

        I have a question to the creator of the article. You have not given citations nor proof of research. Can you please tell me what studies you have done or what evidence you have to back up these claims. Thanks.

        • Rae and Mark says:

          The article already cites various references, including Dr. Marty Goldstein DVM, Dr. Andrew Jones (a Canadian vet), and a real customer story where vaccinating an infected actually killed five dogs. In addition, we mention our experience in helping treat over 5,000 dogs and cats (which is probably more than most vets deal with). If that’s not enough, then vaccine manufacturers themselves specify that vaccinations should not be given to unhealthy animals – and if a dog has the Parvo virus in its system, then it’s not healthy.

          But all of that is unnecessary – logic and common sense alone, combined with some basic research, should be more than enough to help you see that vaccinations are dangerous and ineffective.

          To help you get started, visit our Rabies Vaccination Side-Effects Prevention Protocol. At the end of the article, there are plenty of links to various vaccinations articles.

  10. Shawn says:

    My English bulldog just came down with Pavo, and he just got his first set of shots 5 days ago. This is the second dog I have had to come down with Pavo right after their first set of shots. I wish i saw this site 6 days ago. Never again.

    • Rae and Mark says:


      Thanks for sharing your experience. We are, of course, very sorry to hear about your dogs, but it clearly doesn’t surprise us that this has happened.

      As to what to do about your Bulldog, then we obviously recommend a home Parvo Treatment Kit – after all, why throw more money at the vets when they are the ones who probably gave your dog Parvo, and more than likely never bothered to test that your dog was healthy first or mention the possible side-effects of the shots (e.g. like getting the very disease they’re meant to prevent).

      Anyway, check out our main site at (you’ll need the bigger of the two kits, as he’s just been vaccinated).

      Whatever you decide to do, we hope he recovers quickly.

  11. cora says:

    Hi I’m really worried about my 9 week old cocker spaniel.I had a puppy die 6 months ago from parvo,and now I’m worried about our new puppy catching it.His name is Roscoe, he has had his first set of shots, and after reading all this I’m really worried. I know it’s outside but I can’t not take him outside,taking him to get the shots, and them also telling me he has worms! If he doesn’t get it, it will be a miracle!!I’m going to worry my self to death over this. Is there any advice any one can give me about this? Thanks in advance.

    • Rae and Mark says:


      We’re sorry to hear about your puppy.

      You really have three issues here – one is the fact that your dog now has a ton of chemicals in his body, one is the fact he has worms, and one is the fact that he could end up getting Parvo because of the shots.

      For the first issue, we would recommend a full detox, and here’s the kit that we used with our own dogs a few months ago for a pre- and post-vaccination detox:

      This will also help get rid of the worms.

      For the third issue, it’s always best to be prepared for Parvo, as it can strike at any time, regardless of the age of the dog, or whether it has been vaccinated or not. Two of the products in the kit referenced above are what we recommend for treating Parvo, and you have two options here: firstly, you could order a Parvo Treatment Kit, from

      If you do this, you’ll get the two products you need as well as our comprehensive Parvo Treatment Guide, that contains all the information you need (e.g. home remedies, dosage instructions, after-care suggestions, and more).

      Secondly, if you order the detox kit, you’ll get the products you need, but it doesn’t include the Parvo Treatment Guide, but if you email us your receipt for that detox kit, we’ll send you a copy free of charge.

      We hope Roscoe stays healthy.

  12. Liliana says:

    We have three 14 week old puppies but only one of them was showing parvo symptoms. We had him tested, and sure enough, he was positive. The doctor did not want to vaccinate the other two because he pretty much said what this article stated. Giving them the parvo shot even though them seem perfectly healthy may only accelerate the parvo and make them even more sick even. Even though they are not showing symptoms that doesn’t mean that they don’t have the virus. More than likely they do. Incubation periods vary with each dog.

  13. Nichole says:

    We just got a Basset Hound 2 months ago. Well, the first week he was here, he had diarrhea pretty bad. I called the person that sold him to us, she told us that his mother and two of his sibblings died of parvo! I was scared for him! He was only 10 weeks when we got him. Then it just stopped, he has thrown up here and there the past couple of weeks, but today it’s been pretty bad. I have made him numerous vet appointments but every time I make one a family matter pops up, and we can’t get him to the vet. We have decided that we are going to take him tomorrow morning. I just need to know if there is something I can do for him until then? I really hate to see him so miserable, because of us. If it weren’t for the fact that we kept pushing his vet appointment back he wouldn’t be sick. Oh! He does not have diarrhea, that’s why we didn’t take him in right away. We just thought he ate something that made him sick. He likes to eat Beatles.Ugh, I just don’t know what to do for him! I have seen a dog die from parvo, I really don’t want to watch my own die. 🙁

    • Rae and Mark says:


      From what you say, it doesn’t sound like Parvo, although we do feel the breeder should have volunteered the information that his mother and two of his siblings had died from it.

      We often find that dogs that have worms/parasites, especially when they also have Parvo, will vomit, and the problem is that you can’t see all types of worms with the naked eye – while you may see tapeworm, for example, in his stools, you won’t see hookworms.

      Parvo almost never lingers around for eight weeks without something more serious being apparent.

      If he’s still eating his food, drinking water and he still has energy, then we feel it must be something else.

      It’s obviously impossible to diagnose, but our suspicions would fall to either parasites/worms, to diet, or to some reaction to chemicals (e.g. those contained in vaccinations and/or dewormers).

      You should definitely look very closely at the dog food you give him, and make sure that the main ingredients are none of the following: corn, soy, wheat, chicken. The first three are known to cause problems to a lot of dogs (e.g. wheat can cause allergies, corn is hard to digest), and chicken can contain other harmful bacteria such as campylobacter, which can cause Parvo-like symptoms. Most commercial dog food also contains other ingredients that don’t bear thinking about!

      The only food we give our dogs is Triumph (, and while you’re there, check out the video on the home page that shows what goes into many other dog foods (but not Triumph).

      You may want to consider giving him a full detox, and you can find a few natural solutions for this here:

      You could go for either the Daily Maintenance Kit, or, preferable, the Mega Detox Kit. Either of these kits would also help get rid of any worms/parasites he may have, as well as helping to flush out any chemicals from vaccinations, dewormers and even heartworm prevention products.

      As to what you can do right now, then we don’t recommend giving dogs anything like Pepto-Bismol, as these are chemical-based products designed for humans. You could try our Parvo Emergency Tea, which is primarily designed to keep a dog hydrated, but it can also help calm down any vomiting:

      We hope he’s OK, and would love to hear what the vet says the problem is, so that we can help the next person that has similar issues.

  14. Nichole says:

    So we took him to the vet today. GREAT NEWS!!! He does not have Parvo. He ate something that did not agree with his stomach. He gave Jasper a shot to help with the vomiting, then gave us some pills to give him for the next week. I am so thrilled that it’s not parvo. However…when we got home I went to go feed the dog, and realized that the bag color was not like the normal dog food we give him, sure enough the hubs, did get the wrong kind of dog food. Lol. Send a man to do the grocery shopping, and they get it wrong. Lol. Any-who our vet recommended us to get him Science Diet, or Iams. So as soon as his little tummy starts feeling better, we will be switching him. Thank you guys so much, you guys are greatly appreciated! Have a wonderful weekend!

    • Rae and Mark says:


      Thanks for the update.

      We’re delighted that Jasper doesn’t have Parvo, which must be a huge relief.

      As to the dog food, we really can’t recommend either Science Diet or Iams because of the ingredients. However, we do realise that choosing the best dog food for your dog is not always an easy choice, but if you want to do more research first, check out a product called Dog Food Secrets:

  15. Shirley says:

    My little 3 yr old mini doxie was just diagnosed w/parvo a couple of hours ago after only being sick since yesterday and is now in isolation @ the vet w/IV’s. I have 7 other small dogs that have been exposed now. The dogs ONLY go outside, on a leash, to use the bathroom & come right back in. My question is: what, if anything, can I do to prevent the others from becoming sick w/the virus? Also have 2 cats…can they get it?

    • Rae and Mark says:


      We’re sorry to hear about your doggie.

      In our experience, the best thing you can do right now is make sure their immune systems are as strong as possible. This means no chemicals of any type (i.e. no vaccinations, no traditional dewormers), and no cheap commercial dog food that is full of questionable ingredients. (We only use Triumph dog food – see for more info.)

      We would also recommend having the necessary Parvo Treatment Kit on hand, as you have to assume that they have been exposed and therefore infected, so it’s always better to be prepared, just in case. Although you have one sick dog at the vet’s right now, most of the people we have worked with these past five years do not have the financial resources to have seven or eight dogs treated there.

      You can find out what you need by filling out our Product Calculator, here:

      Although we cannot ship orders out now until Monday, for delivery on Tuesday, you will be able to download our comprehensive Parvo Treatment Guide as soon as you’ve placed your order, and this document contains all you need to know to keep any pets going until we can get products to you. Included are home remedies, that will help prevent dehydration and hypoglycemia, dosage instructions for the products themselves, as well as other information.

      As for your cats, then contrary to what some people say, they can be infected by Canine Parvo – in their case, it’s known as Feline Distemper, Feline Parvo or Feline Panleukopenia. Symptoms are more or less identical, and although it’s not shown on our website, we can supply treatment protocols for cats too, should you need them. Having said that, it’s rare for cats to pick it up from dogs, but we’ve seen it happen, and you need to be prepared for the worst. The best thing to do would be to include your two cats when you fill out the Product Calculator – just treat them as dogs, and use the appropriate weight band.

      Whatever you decide to do, we hope all your pets are OK.

  16. vicki says:

    I don’t agree with vets. I wouldn’t have given a puppy any treatment after signs of parvo. But I do believe every pup should be given the shots way before the signs of parvo. You can buy and give them yourself from feed-stores. The one pup that looked the best the vet told my husband to give him another parvo shot he died less then 24 hours later. All other pups besides the one the vet had survived. The one one the vet had also died and it cost over $1,000.00 for it to die. I don’t trust vets. When our Rottweilers were pups the male was limping very bad we thought our horse kicked it and a neighbor witnessed it. The vet we first took it to said,” Oh just growing pains!” Well it got worse so we took him elsewhere his shoulder blade was broke. Also we tried to get heartworm meds through 1-800-petmeds so we could cut down on cost our vet refused to okay it they lose money that way! Oh yeah and they are supposed to care about animals? They care about money not your pet!

  17. Tasha says:

    My roommate has two dogs, and heard that there was parvo going around. She decided that she is going to get them another vaccination so they dont get sick. I have a 8 month old mutt, mostly Chesapeake Bay Retriever, and she has already had the vacanation since I just stumbled upon your website. After reading this, I’m really scared that her dogs could vatch parvo from their shots, and give it to my dog. Is there anything I can do to help my dog not to contract it?

    • Rae and Mark says:


      The most important thing to keep any dog healthy is to make sure their immune system is strong. This means, for us, no vaccinations, no chemical-based dewormers, no cheap, mass-market commercial dog food (we only use Triumph Dog Food – see for details), and no access to household or garden products such as bleach or weedkillers.

      You should also administer a prevention dose of the products in our ParvoBuster Viral Smack-Down Kit, which in most cases will prevent symptoms from developing. Should the worst happen and she still gets Parvo, then the same two products (as well as the home remedies in our Parvo Treatment Guide which you can download immediately after ordering) can be used for treating the virus too.

      To find out what you need, please go here:

      Of course, your roommate could and should adopt the same measures

      We hope all your doggies stay healthy.

  18. martha says:

    Hello anyone out there know if its safe to give your dog more parvo shots after they have had full blown parvo and survived? My boxer pup was 8 months old (and only had 2 set of shots given to her a few months before. Then got Parvo for 2 weeks and was so close to dying and made it with the help of i.vs and great care. Now its been a year later and healthy, so I am not sure if I should give this shot to her again after already having the parvo a year after?

    • Rae and Mark says:


      Once a dog has had and survived Parvo, they typically remain immune to the virus for the rest of their life, so additional Parvo shots are not only unnecessary but potentially dangerous (e.g. they could give the dog Parvo again, or they could cause other health issues such as chronic inflammation or cancer).

      The only exception to this is when the Parvo virus evolves – we are currently on the fifth main variant of this virus since it first emerged in the 1970s. If a dog gets an earlier strain of Parvo (e.g. 2a or 2b), it could get a later strain (e.g. 2c), but in the very few cases where we’ve seen this happen, the dogs’ symptoms are not generally as severe.

  19. ron burgundy says:

    It is rare to have serious complications from vaccinations. I would rather have a puppy get mild symptoms from a vaccine than to have that puppy die of parvo.

    • Rae and Mark says:

      Does it really matter how rare serious complications are? Even if the odds are 1 in 10 million, how would you feel if that one dog was yours? We’d be pretty pissed off, losing our dog for no good reason.

      And besides which, we weren’t aware that death was now considered a mild symptom of vaccines. If this is what you consider to be a “mild symptom”, then what on earth are you calling serious complications?

  20. Courtney says:

    I have had this happen to me so many times. I’ve had dogs perfectly healthy happy energetic and I give them their shots and the next day they are dead. I lost around 4 dogs one weekend bc of this we had gotten a little half chihuahua half Chinese crescent puppy from a kennel and I had the vet give him his shots and two days later he died I called my vet and they recommended me to give all my dogs a shot. I had two grown pits a 6 month old and a 3 month old pit and a peekapoo they all died over the weekend after getting their shots on that Friday.
    About 10 years ago (we didn’t live where we live now) I had a little chihuahua that was my baby I was pregnant at the time I got him and I took him to the bet for EVERYTHING! I had the mothers instinct kicking in so I pampered him like a child. Well after I had my baby he got sick I thought ok maybe he is just depressed because I have a new baby and he is jealous within a couple of hours he got really sick I took him to the vet where he has all his shots from(this dog was up to date on vaccinations) and they told me it was not parvo they told me he had some virus I never heard of and they could treat him for it and he would be fine they kept him and I went and visited him twice a day in like the third day I go up there he is still sick but he picks his head up when I say his name like he was becoming more alert. Ok they tell me he is reaponding well to treatment. I go home the next morning they call me and he has died. Guess what? It was parvo not this virus they said and was treating him for. It cost me hundreds of dollars and the loss of my dog.
    My point is I’ve been afraid of vaccinations ever since I’ve had very bad luck with them and vets. And I am glad to know that there is something out there for at home use. These vets told me that I shouldn’t get anymore dogs that I obviously have parvo in my house it yard and it would only happen again with another dog. I’ve bleached my house and I don’t know what to do about my yard. And i don’t know that it is my yard being as these dogs where all perfectly healthy until they got a shot

    • Rae and Mark says:


      Thank you so much for sharing your harrowing story.

      Of course, vets will tell you anything and everything except the fact that Parvo shots can give dogs Parvo and can be dangerous, or even fatal.

      As Parvo is classified as a ubiquitous virus, then it is highly likely that you do have it on your property. However, as you say, the timing of your dogs getting sick and dying is very suspicious indeed. What could be happening is that your dogs are getting infected by the virus that’s in your yard, and then when they get their Parvo shots, the sudden invasion of all those additional viral particles is just too much for their bodies to cope with.

      In our view, a dog that has been exposed to the virus is not healthy, and vets are not meant to give shots to unhealthy dogs (even the manufacturers’ instructions say this), but we’ve never heard of a single vet yet that tests a dog for Parvo before administering the vaccinations.

      As for getting rid of Parvo, then it’s not too hard indoors – you can use bleach, which we don’t like having to recommend as it is a toxic chemical, or you could try a newish product that you can find here:

      Outdoors, though, it’s a different matter – it’s almost impossible to get rid of.

      All of this is why we recommend having a Parvo Treatment Kit on hand at all times, as you just never know when the virus will strike:

  21. stephanie says:

    My puppy is 6 months old and his half brother in the same house just died of parvo today and of course i ran and got my puppy vaccinated what else can i do to make sure he will be okay

    • Rae and Mark says:


      We’re sorry to hear about your puppies.

      While not every single dog that is infected by the Parvo virus and then vaccinated will have problems, we’ve seen it happen far too often not to recommend getting a Parvo Treatment Kit, as once symptoms appear, the virus can take hold very quickly, as you have probably already seen.

      You can find out what kit you need here:

      However, because he’s just been vaccinated, you will need the larger of the two kits (i.e. the ParvoBuster Viral Smack-Down Kit), which is designed to not only treat Parvo (or prevent full symptoms from developing in infected dogs), but also help detox the system from the chemicals contained in products such as vaccines and dewormers.

      Please bear in mind that our daily shipping deadline is 2:00pm MST (which is GMT – 7), and that, this being Friday, you would need to select FedEx Priority Overnight + Saturday Delivery to ensure delivery tomorrow rather than Monday.

      Whatever you decide to do, we hope this puppy stays healthy.

  22. Procrastinateher says:

    I’d rather pay to have any dog I get vaccinated when it is young and not already infected, than pay $50+ for some ordinary herbs and oils that you are trying to sell me in the promise that it will treat and/or prevent a horrible, highly contagious disease.

    It is difficult enough to diagnose and treat a creature that cannot communicate its symptoms past body language, let alone with people like you obfuscating the issue.

    I hope you keep your un-vaccinated pets and yourself completely isolated from other pets and people trying their best to do the right thing.

    • Rae and Mark says:

      If you’d seen as many dogs get Parvo from the shots as we have, you may take a different view of vaccinations.

      Even if the risk of adverse side-effects (or even death) from vaccines were one in a million, why would you take that chance? If your dog were the one that died as a result of being vaccinated, would you just shrug your shoulders and put it down to bad luck, or would you feel betrayed and lied to by Big Pharma and their minions (i.e. most vets) who will never admit that vaccines are anything but safe and effective?

      We’ve done more than enough research, and used our brains and common sense, to realise that vaccinations are one of the biggest scams of the past few decades, and we don’t believe in making our pets unwilling guinea pigs in somebody else’s chemistry experiments.

      So here’s a question for you: where is the independent research (i.e. not funded by Big Pharma or anybody else who stands to gain financially) that unequivocally demonstrates and proves that vaccines are both safe and effective?

      We’ve looked, and we’ve yet to find it. In fact, even the government classifies vaccines as “unavoidably unsafe” – see this article for details:

      And finally, we certainly do keep our dogs away from other dogs, especially those that are vaccinated and may therefore be shedding the virus!

  23. Tiffany says:

    I have a dog that is six months old who got parvo, he was at the vets for three days and doing much better now. However we have two other dogs so naturally we got them tested as well (both negative) and by the advice of the vet we vaccinated our two other dogs. As I am nursing my isolated parvo infected pup I am also keeping a close eye on my two other pets both are acting fine but yesterday one dog threw up (but ate after) then last night the other dog threw up, I’ll be keeping a close eye but after looking at your site ( was looking for parvo prevention because quiet honestly another vet bill would break us) I’m worried should I start giving the other dogs treatment and if so what?

    • Rae and Mark says:


      We’re sorry to hear about your dogs.

      It saddens us that vets are happy to inject dogs that they know must be infected, even though the test comes back negative (something that happens far more often than they will tell you when it comes to the current 2c strain of Parvo). Common sense says that if dogs are around another dog that has Parvo, there is a very good chance that they will be infected, regardless of how careful you try to be.

      Some vets also claim that their Parvo tests will not generate a positive result if the virus is still in the incubation phase, which to us means the test is a bit of a waste of time.

      We just did a quick search on the Internet and found this page:

      As you will see near the bottom, it says that a protective immune response may not be elicited if animals are incubating an infectious disease. What this means is that, not only will the vaccine fail to protect your dog (if they ever do), but your dog is now suddenly invaded with a ton more Parvo virus particles to boost the ones that are already incubating inside his body, so it’s hardly any surprise (to us, at least) that vaccinating infected dogs will often cause the virus to fully develop (or even die).

      Anyway, as to what you should do – we recommend getting one of our Parvo Treatment Kits, which you can use both on the dog that is recovering (it won’t harm, and it will help get rid of the virus) and the two that are now showing symptoms.

      You can find out what you need here:

      However, because two of your dogs have just been vaccinated, you should choose the larger of the two kits, i.e. the ParvoBuster Viral Smack-Down Kit.

      As soon as you place your order, you should download your copy of our comprehensive Parvo Treatment Guide, which contains all of the information you need (e.g. home remedies that you should make and administer immediately, dosage instructions, trouble-shooting info and more).

      Also, when you get a moment, we suggest you check our our Rabies Vaccination Side-Effects Prevention Protocol. Although we developed this protocol for rabies, the same principles apply to minimizing the risks of any vaccination. At the end of the article, there are plenty of links to various vaccinations articles that you will find enlightening.

      Whatever you decide to do, we hope all of your doggies are OK.

  24. Daniel and Nessa says:

    Our pitbull has been throwing up, has diarrhea and sleeps alot. He is drinking lots of liquids. I have not got paid yet so we do not have money for a vet. Is there anything we can do?! Please help.

    • Rae and Mark says:

      Dear Daniel and Nessa,

      We’re sorry to hear about your Pit Bull.

      If he has Parvo, and it sounds likely from what you say (especially if he’s lost his appetite too), then you need to be careful that he doesn’t get over-hydrated, as that can be just as dangerous as dehydration.

      What you really need is a Parvo Treatment Kit (, which will cost from $100 – $200 (including shipping), depending on your situation. We can get this to you on Tuesday, assuming you order by 2:00pm MST (which is GMT – 7) today (i.e. Monday). As soon as you order, you should download our comprehensive Parvo Treatment Guide, which contains everything you need to know (i.e. home remedies that need to be made and administered immediately, dosage instructions, trouble-shooting info, and more).

      In the meantime, the best way to keep your dog safely hydrated is to make and give him our Parvo Emergency Tea, which you can find here, although the sooner you order, the soon you can have access to all of our home remedies, not just this tea recipe:

      Whatever you decide to do, we hope he gets better soon.

  25. valerie garner says:

    I have a chihuahua that is roughly 2 yrs old. This is the third day that she won’t eat. She has vomitted 4 times in the last 3 days. She is also shaking alot. Any advice? Also, I have no idea if she is up to date on her vaccine or not, we just got her about3 months ago.

    • Rae and Mark says:


      We’re sorry to hear your Chihuahua isn’t well.

      From what you say, (although we can’t obviously give a full diagnosis) it sounds like it could be Parvo – not eating is often the first sign that something’s seriously wrong, and the vomiting is typical. Most dogs with Parvo will have diarrhea too by now, but not always.

      As for the shaking, that can be a symptom of hypoglycemia (i.e. a drop in blood sugar levels), which is caused by a dog not eating. It tends to hit really small dogs and really young dogs harder than larger, older dogs, and we’re guessing that at full weight, she is probably only 5 – 10 lbs, so not eating for three days will have a significant effect on her.

      Whether it’s Parvo or not, you need to take action immediately – you can’t afford to wait and see, as if it is Parvo, you will probably run out of time, and if it’s not, the actions we recommend below will do no harm.

      Firstly, whatever you do, do NOT vaccinate her at this stage. Whether she has Parvo or not, it could prove fatal.

      Secondly, we recommend placing an order for a Parvo Treatment Kit (

      As soon as you place your order, you should download your copy of our Parvo Treatment Guide which contains three home remedies that should help stabilize her until we can get products to you on Tuesday.

      If you feel her paws, you’ll probably notice that they are cool to the touch, which is another result of not eating. You should therefore cover her with a blanket, or you can use a heating pad on the LOWEST setting only. Two of the three home remedies in our Parvo Treatment Guide are designed to address hypoglycemia (the third is to help keep her hydrated).

      Whatever you decide to do, we hope she gets better soon.

  26. Hi,
    My experience was GREAT! I had a dog a couple of months back that suffered from a severe case of parvo. I took her to the vet and for them to run tests alone it was $360, very aware of my financial situation I knew this was steep especially when I knew it didn’t cover any treatment… Just the TESTS! The vets knew what my dog had because they were fully aware of the symptoms but still said it could have been worms or something she ate, and recommended me to pay for test before they started anything.. It was to much to risk and I felt like it wouldn’t help to spend that much money and still have to deal with the problem. Diama died shorty after and I was heart broken. Me and my mother cried for days because we knew it was our responsibility to make sure she got the care she needed and deserved. I never wanted to experience this again so I said that I would never get another dog until I was well over financially stable enough to take care of him. But I had a weak spot there was a dog that someone had tied to a tree and labeled free dog, I just couldn’t leave it there, thoughts ran through my head about calling the pound but I knew he would be put down if he wasn’t adopted within a certain time. He was so loving and cute so I guess you can say I was immediately attached AGAIN! We have had the dog for about a month now and just a couple of days ago he threw up and I thought to myself “Please not again”. I was planning to get his shot when I got paid again. I immediately started calling vets around town to see if they cold work with my financial situation. I can admit I was angry at myself and my mom because this was something that I wanted to prevent, so my mom looked up how to get rid of it and this site popped up.. mind you at the time Tiger(my dog) wasn’t eating or drinking at his point, she seen the ingredients for the tea and force him to drink it. We also got Alkaline water to get rid of the disease and in hours he was back to drinking again and wagging his tail so we were extremely happy I had no idea I would see results so fast! As we watched his progress after 3 days of him hurting and not eating me and my mom both teared up. I wanted to get him to act completely normal especially as far as eating so I order the “Parvo Buster” it was shipped the next day and after hours he started eating again we started him off on light food such as rice and noodles. I honesty think this treatment and the Alkaline water worked hand in hand. I am very much satisfied with my results.

  27. Jennifer says:

    My now 4 year old chiawaha named daisy got parvo at 6 months old. I also have her litter mate sister who did not get it (and 5 other dogs none got it) luckly she survived aftwr 5 days in the vet icu. My problem now is now that I have moved from home my apt requires proof of current shots. I do not get their booster shots because I fear daisy’s sister could be carrying it also and then show signs. Daisy still vomits atleast once a month. What can I do to help her not get sick? I feed them holestic dog food and organic veggies and some cooked steak as treats. And do you have any idea’s on not being forced to get their shots so I don’t get in trouble with the apts? Thank you for your site I’m glad I didn’t just go and get their boosters!

    • Rae and Mark says:


      While the only mandatory vaccine for dogs in most states is the rabies shot, we believe your apartment manager/own is entitled to make any reasonable demands they want – and given that most people still believe what they’re told about vaccines being safe and effective, it would be hard to claim they are being unreasonable.

      You can, in theory, get a vaccine waiver if your dog is very old, has allergies, or has had previous adverse reactions, but you would still need a vet to sign the waiver, and that, of course, will likely be hard. Your best bet would be to locate a holistic vet.

      If you are unable to get a waiver, then we recommend you do what he did when one of our dogs needed her rabies shot. In summary, we developed a pre- and post-vaccine schedule to minimize the risk of any adverse side-effects, but you can read the whole story, and see exactly what we did, on this page:

      In addition, you should take a look at what’s in our recommended Doggie First Aid Cabinet:

      In particular, you may find the product called No. 2 might help with the vomiting.

      Finally, we also recommend that all dog owners have a Parvo Treatment Kit on hand at all times, since even fully-vaccinated dogs (both puppies AND adults) can still get the virus, and as you will know from experience, it is a very aggressive virus that needs to be treated immediately.

      Whatever you decide to do, we hope all your doggies stay healthy.

  28. lisa ryan says:

    My 10 week old puppy e bulldog hacks and threw up once today and has been laying around a lot today. I don’t know what’s wrong with her please help. 620 515 2269 thanks so much

    • Rae and Mark says:


      We’re sorry to hear about your Bulldog puppy.

      As you are probably aware, vomiting and a lack of energy are two of the classic Parvo symptoms. The others are a loss of appetite, dehydration, depression, diarrhea, and either fever or chills.

      If you are seeing any of these, especially a complete lack of interest in food, then it is possible your dog has Parvo. If he has recently been vaccinated, then that would increase the chances that you’re dealing with the Parvo virus.

      If this is the case, you need to act immediately.

      Unfortunately, we are unable to ship any orders out now until Monday, as our shipping agent is closed tomorrow too, but we still recommend placing an order sooner rather than later, because immediately after doing so, you will be able to download your copy of our comprehensive Parvo Treatment Guide, which not only contains dosage instructions for the products we sell, but also various home remedies that need to be administered at once (i.e. you cannot afford to wait until your package arrives).

      You can find out what you need by completing the form on this page (but remember to enter details of all your dogs, as even fully-vaccinated dogs, both puppies and adults, can still get this virus):

      In the meantime, under no circumstances allow your vet to administer any Parvo shots (or any other shots, for that matter) – as you will have read in the above article, vaccinating a dog that is already infected with the Parvo virus can prove fatal!

      Whatever you decide to do, we hope your puppy gets better soon.

  29. Novelle says:

    Hi first off thanks so much for ur site it’s an amazing website
    And to think the dogs lives saved.
    I have a question.
    I found a little sick dog in my neighbors yard wrapped her up in a blanket brought her inside to my living room. Before I realized she most likely had parvo. She was taking to the vet and sad to say I took her before I found this website and I believe they put her to sleep. Now my dog who was not technically around this little dog. But should I be concerned about my dog now. This was all today and my dog usually stays inside near where the little dog was. My dog has not had any vaccines no de wormin nothing and is very healthy. I’m so glad to finally have or know of a site that supports my knowledge of no vaccines.
    My question what should I do.
    Would it be a good idea to do the program as a preventative cuz I can’t I just can’t do the preventative the vet says get her vaccinated. That such a ridiculous idea. If shes already been exposed
    Please advise me. !???

    • Rae and Mark says:


      It’s good that your own dog likely has a strong immune system, thanks to your policy of not vaccinating and deworming using traditional chemical-based products. If you also feed them a high-quality dog food too (we use Triumph), so much the better.

      However, the Parvo virus is very aggressive these days, and easily transmitted (e.g. on shoes, clothing, hands) and we don’t believe in taking any chances with it.

      So, if that were our dog, we would certainly do the preventive treatment, which is a five-day course, and then after that, we would drop down to the Daily Maintenance dosage (which is what we actually do with our own dogs every single day).

      You will also find that that the larger kit, the Viral Smack-Down Kit, includes a natural de-worming product, should you need that.

      The products have a two-year shelf life, and should the worst happen and your dog still get Parvo, you will have the products and Treatment Guide you need to deal with it immediately.

      You can find what you need here:

      You might also like to check out this post, which talks about how we dealt with having to give our dogs rabies shots:

      Whatever you decide to do, we hope your doggie stays healthy.