Parvo in Dogs

NOTE: Canine Parvovirus is a very fast acting virus, is highly contagious and is very serious! If there is an outbreak in your area or if your dog has parvo start using the Karbo Essentials IMMEDIATLY!

Canine parvovirus disease is currently the most common infectious disorder of dogs in the United States. 'Parvo' is a highly contagious disease characterized by diarrhea that is often bloody and is caused by a pathogen called canine parvovirus Current vaccinations have helped to control the spread of this disease but despite being vaccinated, some dogs still contract and die from parvo.

Parvovirus is known to survive on inanimate objects - such as clothing, food pans, and cage floors - for 5 months and longer in the right conditions. Insects and rodents may also serve as vectors playing an important role in the transmission of the disease. All parvoviruses are extremely stable and are resistant to adverse environmental influences such as low pH and high heat. Exposure to ultraviolet light and sodium hypochlorite (a 1:32 dilution of household bleach - cup bleach to 1 gallon of water) can inactivate parvovirus. The bleach solution can be impaired by organic matter and needs to have adequate exposure time and proper concentrations to work effectively. The normal incubation period (time from exposure to the virus to the time when signs of disease appear) is from 7-14 days. Active excretion of the virus in the feces can begin the third day after exposure, often before clinical signs appear, and may last for one to two weeks after the onset of the disease.

Karbo Essentials®
We recommend Karbo Essentials® for dogs/puppies who already have parvo as well as in healthy animals to prevent parvo. The primary active ingredients in the Karbo Essentials® are "Mannan" and "Glucan" sugars. The Mannan sugars contain oligosaccharides which protozoa, bacteria, and viruses  (eg. parvo) in the GI tract (and throughout the body as a whole) are attracted to and attach onto. Once attached to the sugars (oligosaccharides) they become inactive, cannot colonize, and are rafted out of the body.

The Karbo Essentials® must be mixed with MOIST food. If you feed dry dog food, mist the food with water, then add the Karbo Essentials and mix together.

Start all pups on Karbo Essentials® as soon as they start to eat solid food. The TOP CHART lists the total litter weight. For example if there are 5 pups in the litter and they weigh 2 pounds each, the total litter weight is 10 pounds. Add 2 scoops to the total daily amount of food you would give them. Once a puppy reaches 5 pounds you can move to the lower chart.

Some dogs need to slowly build up to the levels listed. When you first begin using Karbo Essentials®, if your dog experiences diarrhea, lower to 1/4 the level listed. Increase the amount you give slowly over 4 weeks.

Supplement on a continuous basis for maximum immune stimulation and disease fighting effect.
Recommended amount for a Litter of Puppies
Puppy Litter Weight Amount of Essentials mixed in daily rations Daily Cost
5 pounds 1 scoop (1/3 tsp) $0.09
10 pounds 2 scoops (2/3 tsp) $0.18
15 pounds 3 scoops (1 tsp) $0.27
Recommended amount for individual Puppy or Dog
Puppy and Adult Weight Amount of Essentials mixed in daily rations Daily Cost
5 pounds 1 scoop (1/3 tsp) $0.09
10 pounds 1 scoop (1/3 tsp) $0.09
25 pounds 2 scoops (2/3 tsp) $0.18
50 pounds 4 scoops (1 1/3 tsp) $0.36
75 pounds 5 scoops (1 2/3 tsp) $0.45

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