Parvo, the Clinic Disease

One of the breeders we purchased a poodle puppy from called me one morning in a panic. She knew I used holistic support for my dogs and my family and was hoping I could give her some suggestions for 2 of her puppies she was afraid she might be losing. It was a Friday and both of these puppies were scheduled to fly to their new homes on the weekend. I asked her what she thought the problem was and she said “parvo.”


She had taken them to the veterinarian just two days earlier for their healthy puppy exam, where nothing was found to be wrong with them. Friday morning they were both sick and had all of the symptoms of parvo. The first thing she said she did was call the veterinarian, where the receptionist, who wasn’t at all surprised with the news about the new illness, told her the puppies probably got it when she brought them to the clinic. They offered no solution.


Another story I heard came from a lady who had an adult dog get symptoms of modified parvo virus after playing in a neighbor’s yard. Because he was an adult, she thought his symptoms couldn’t possibly be parvo. She assumed it was something he had eaten in the neighbor’s yard, but symptoms got worse over the week until he was passing mucousy, bloody diarrhea. When she sought help, it was suggested she give a homeopathic remedy made from the parvo vaccine, so it would be the same resistant form he would have been exposed to. It was explained to her that this would more appropriately support her dog’s immune system in detoxing the vaccine toxins. She gave three doses the first day and symptoms were greatly improved by evening. The next day he was himself again.


Out of curiosity, I asked her about the her neighbor’s dogs, and she said they didn’t have them anymore. After my initial shock, I asked why she felt this came from their yard if they didn’t have any dogs? She proceeded to tell me about the thirty years they bred, trained and showed hunting dogs. In fact, she said, they have a whole room in their house dedicated to dog ribbons and trophies. Knowing they no longer had dogs, I asked if she knew how long it had been since they had dogs in that yard. I wanted to know how long the laboratory-created resistant strains of bacteria, viruses and pathogens can live in the soil from vaccines. I had heard theories and read comments from scientists and doctors on the topic, but hadn’t come across a real live scenario that may shed some light on the topic. She learned that it had been 22 years since the last vaccinated dog was in their yard! What does that say about dog parks?!


In dogs, parvo has become a “disease” in the past 40 years, according to  Drs Pitcairn and Hamilton, both veterinarians, and they believe it is from vaccine exposure.


According to holistic veterinarians, this is considered an iatrogenic (doctor caused) disorder, most commonly caused by exposure to the Parvo and Feline panleukopenia virus vaccines, either from the vaccine itself or an animal who has recently gotten the vaccine. 


We aren’t veterinarians, and wouldn’t presume to tell you what to do for your pet, but what we can do is share with you the list of things we found in our research to both stop doing and to start doing, in order to support your pet’s health from this point forward. As always, we recommend consulting with a Naturopath that works with animals or Holistic Veterinarian. 



Baptisia (offensive, watery, dark, bloody diarrhea, and pet is very weak), China (Cinchona), Phosphorus, Parvo vaccine remedy, Feline Panleukopenia virus vaccine remedy.


Parvaid, by Amber Technology is another homeopathic for Parvo. It can be found at which is also a website that includes more information.  



To avoid your dog from being exposed to parvo, you might consider avoiding veterinarian clinics/offices where vaccines are done.


If you want a veterinarian, it has been suggested to find a house call veterinarian. The benefit is that they can come to your home, away from sick animals and vaccine caused resistant strains of diseases. They also don’t need to push vaccines to pay for their clinic costs.


Avoid places, such as dog parks, kennels, stores, etc., where dogs go that may have been recently vaccinated because, like people, they will “shed” their vaccine for at least 10 days after the vaccine is given.