Amber Technologies Nutraceuticals for Pets Parvaid is an all natural organic herbal dietary supplement that may help dogs overcome parvo. Parvaid is a unique blend of herbs that was developed in 1997 to help aid your dog in the fight against the deadly Parvo virus. This completely organic formulation contains 4 anti-microbials that assists the immune system to fight against the Parvo virus. Additionally, Parvaid contains three herbs that calm the stomach to relieve vomiting and diarrhea often associated with the virus. Parvaid also contains two herbs that help your dog’s body build up its immune system.
Dogs usually show a significant improvement in their symptoms within 2-3 days with the use of Parvaid. In addition to its tremendous usefulness against the Parvovirus, Parvaid has shown supportive use against other intestinal issues such as general and nonspecific gastrointestinal problems, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, and building of the immune system. Parvaid has also been known to help with symptoms of vomiting and diarrhea caused by environment changes, vomiting and diarrhea caused by diet, ease travel discomfort and gas.
What Is Parvo?
The Parvovirus is a common and potentially deadly viral disease that can affect dogs by attacking the intestinal tract. Parvo affects puppies much more frequently than it affects adult dogs, especially in the critical period between a puppy’s weaning from its mother and the build-up of its own immune system. The Parvovirus can cause symptoms of:
- Diarrhea - (starts out with a yellow tinge unless there is a super infection which means more than one infection)
- High fever
Over time, new symptoms of the virus have appeared, causing variations in treatment and driving Amber Technology to make changes to the formulation of Parvaid. Parvo is extremely resilient and can be transmitted in any discharge from an infected animal, especially feces and vomit. Vaccinations are a deterrent of Parvo, but are not guaranteed to inhibit the disease. Early detection and treatment are critical to maximize the probability of your dog surviving this disease.
How Do I Know If My Dog Is Suffering From Parvo?
Parvo is a virus that initially attacks the lining of the digestive system, and prevents dogs and puppies from absorbing nutrients or liquids. Puppies are especially prone to Parvo because they have an immature immune system. When dogs and puppies contract Parvo, symptoms usually begin with depression and loss of appetite.
Secondary symptoms appear as severe gastrointestinal distress, such as:
- Bloody diarrhea (dark brown runny stools, color of brick)
- High fever
- Death can follow
How Is Parvo Transmitted?
Parvo can occur in any dog as the virus is easily transmitted. The virus is extremely hardy in the environment, and in some areas can survive 3 to 7 years. The Parvovirus withstands wide temperature fluctuations and most cleaning agents. Parvo can be brought home to your dog on shoes, hands, car tires, and even by flies and birds. Areas that are thought to be contaminated with Parvo should be thoroughly washed with chlorine bleach.
The Parvovirus is specific to dogs and usually cannot be transmitted to humans or other species of pets. One step to avoid Parvo infection in your dog is to adhere to the recommended vaccination schedule which begins when puppies are 6-8 weeks of age, however, a majority of puppies that contract the Parvovirus are up to date on their vaccinations. It is also recommended to boost the immune system with vitamins before administering vaccinations. Keep puppies quarantined until they are at least 10 weeks of age (longer is better) and do not allow people to handle the puppies without the proper gear.
Available in 1 oz.
Country of Origin: USA
Manufacturer: Amber Technology
Shipping Weight: 0.22
Ingredients - Peppermint, Spearmint, Chamomile, Plantain, Echinacea, Oregon Grape, Rose Hips, Yarrow, Garlic, Goldenseal, Hibiscus Flower, Ethyl Alcohol, Distilled Water
|Pet Weight ||Parvaid ||Oat Water|
|Under 3 lbs ||2 drops every hour 1 tsp|
|3 - 10 lbs ||5 drops every hour 2 tsp|
|11 - 20 lbs ||10 drops every hour 1 tbsp|
|21 - 150 lbs ||15 drops every hour 2 tbsp|
Administer the appropriate amount of Parvaid (calculated using the weight chart above) every 15 min for the first hour. After the first hour, Parvaid is co-administered along with electrolyte solution hourly by mouth (calculated using the weight chart above).
The calculated amount of Parvaid used in combination with electrolyte solution is administered every hour until the animal is eating on its own and is able to tolerate moist solid food for a minimum of 6 hours. After the 6 hour mark of food tolerance, Parvaid is no longer given in specific combination with electrolyte solution—assuming the pup is also tolerating liquid.
If the pup is tolerating both food and liquid after 6 hours (note: first food section on the back of this insert), then electrolyte solution is no longer specifically combined with Parvaid and the dose of Parvaid is reduced incrementally. For the first 48 hours, the reduced dose of Parvaid is the same amount (calculated using the weight chart above) administered orally 4 times daily.
After 48 hours, the protocol is extended for five more days at a less frequent dosing rate (2 - 4 times daily) while maintaining the equivalent daily dose of Parvaid administered. After five days, this will complete a full week’s treatment, by which time the pup should have significantly recovered and have regained a fairly normalized clinical state. This one week treatment protocol also helps assure that relapse is prevented. Relapse is quite rare in the pup treated with Parvaid. However, relapse still may occur, particularly in the window of time during the first 48 hours after the pup initially tolerates oral food intake.
In case of relapse, the complete initial treatment regimen is re-initiated and vigilant attention to fluid status becomes critical (see back of insert enclosed with product). Use of enema to maintain proper volume status and to administer nutraceuticals may be necessary. See enema instructions on back of the insert. and in the Parvo Self-Help Guide. As always, consultation with your veterinary health care provider is suggested—particularly in a refractory state, which carries a much higher risk of mortality. Parvaid is intended for oral use only. In the atypical event that food is tolerated but oral fluid administration is not tolerated, then the fluid component along with Parvaid is administered via enema, as described in detail on the back section of the insert or Parvo Self-Help Guide under the heading Preparatory instructions for enema administration (again, it is suggested to consult with your veterinary health care provider).
The use of the Amber Technology products used to treat Parvovirus-infected dogs will optimize the prognosis of any dog that is either at risk for infection or is already infected. Scenarios in which these products are administered include vaccination, worming, declination of protective antibodies, and viral exposure. 95 percent of puppies who receive preventive care show no sign of disease. Beyond preventive care, symptomatic treatment is critical. The preventative use is not a substitute for vaccinations.
General guideline for preventative care
- Parvaid 4 times daily
- Vibactra Plus 2 times daily
- Life Cell Support 2 times daily
The above general protocol is followed for 5 days. For vaccinations, Life Cell Support/Vaccination and Wormer Detox is administered twice daily for 1 week immediately after the vaccination, with an option to start treatment up to one week before vaccination and extend that treatment through a full second week.
When you bring your dog onto Parvo exposed property wait 2 days. Then give Parvaid 4 times a day for 5 days to help prevent your puppy from coming down with Parvo.
This product must be kept out of the reach of all children under the age of 16. This product may be dangerous for use in some cats. One must not exceed the daily recommended dose. This product is safe and effective when given as directed. The dosing guidelines must be followed exactly as written.
Overdose of this product can cause serious side effects, to include irritability, change in behavior, reduced consciousness, vomiting and subsequent dehydration, or stupor. Idiosyncratic reactions (not related to dose) include but are not limited to allergic reaction, which may manifest as cutaneous erythema (red skin), hives, periorbital swelling (around the eyes), serious breathing problems due to laryngeal edema and glottal closure, or a combination of more than one of these.
At the first sign of adverse reaction, to include even the more innocuous, one must cease any further use of this product and immediately avail oneself to emergency consultation concerning these adverse effects, which may include emergency assessment. One should have all of the appropriate emergency contact information readily available before starting this or any nutraceutical, pharmaceutical, or nutritional supplement. It is recommended that the pet owner, the novice in particular, discuss the use and side effect profile of this and any product with his or her veterinary health care provider.