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Old 07-15-2012, 08:52 AM
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Last saturday we picked up our new puppy. A chocolate Labradoodle. ( I know I know but wife said this dog is for her not me).
Anyway, sweet sweet dog, great personality really love at first sight
tuesday she just didnt look right, took her to the emergency night vet who thought we gave too many treats

wednesday took her to our normal vets who also felt voimiting from gastroenteritis.

wed night started to go down hill. brought her back to vet. dx Parvo. the dog was vacinnated but did not have full immunity.

by thursday she is inpatient at the vets, crashing ...

Iv's , fresh frozen plasma and even white cell transfusion. yesterday really thought it was the end. call this morning dog sitting up, no fever and white count coming back up

still not out of the woods but looking up

I cant explain it. I have had 7 dogs, but this one grabbed my heart from the first time I saw her...

I am fortunate that I can afford the almost $2000 it is costing. this dog has her whole life ahead of her.

Some would say the breader should pay, but she did nothing wrong. the dog was exposed on the airline shipping. she is a very responsible breeder, whom we have delt with before. in fact she calls me 5 times a day for updates.

She is my family, my responsibility. Lets hope she fully recovers.
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the pup is fortunate for a caring, understanding master
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I feel for you.

We came within hours of having to euthanize our 13 year-old-Collie a few weeks ago. Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.

Miraculously, she made it. And I mean barely.

She's back at 95%.

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I know someone with 3 Rottweilers and went through the Parvo ordeal a few years ago. All of his dogs survive, not sure how many actually contracted the disease. The dogs never left the property, but had been to the Vet recently. I think they were behind on their shots. Making the property "Parvo proof" inside and out was an undertaking.

I had never even heard of Parvo before that, it sure is quick. The dog was fine one day and a day or two later, it was on deaths door. Good to hear your pup is making a recovery.

This seemed pretty informative http://pets.webmd.com/dogs/parvovirus-in-dogs
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great story, hope she makes a 100% recovery in short order. We are all pulling for her.
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Wow can I be your "Dog" ???
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We got our 6th Golden about a year ago and both the breeder and the vet told us no contact with other dogs until second booster at 6 MONTHS! That's the first time we ever heard of that. It was tough but we managed limited contact for 6 months. It's a shame the contact was out of your hands.

Parvo is ugly. Hope that little girl has a full recovery.
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Same thing happened to my lab Gus when he was a pup. He was lethargic, vomiting, diarhea, etc so I took him into vet about 5:00 on a Friday. They said he's just dehydrated and gave him fluids and basically ran us out. Next morning he was worse so took him to emergency vet. They immediately diagnosed him. Quarantined for 2 weeks, he almost didn't make it through the first couple days. He came out fine after a while and about 2grand but with a serious case of monkey butt due to the diarrhea , he wasn't a pretty boy for a while. Been 6 awesome years now and I still think of what almost happened. Needless to say I went back to first vet and let them know what they missed and how the dog almost died because of what I thought was a rush diagnosis. Switched vets as week.
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Man that's tough, been there, done that, bought myself and another person 2 shitzu's from a breeder in the mountains, mine died about a week into it, her's died a few days later, glad your vet is winning the fight.
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Best of luck. You are a good person
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Don't worry about what you have spent as you will recieve much more in return from your new pup when she has fully recovered. Good luck and keep us informed on her recovery
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So far looking better.vet says the dog we brought in yesterday is totally different than the one there today. Her temp is down white count coming back ,sitting up.
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Originally Posted by Tommysmicroskiff View Post
Wow can I be your "Dog" ???
My brother has told my mother on numerous occasions that he wants to come back as one of my dogs in his next life. They get treated very, very well.
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Originally Posted by devildogdad View Post
the dog was exposed on the airline shipping.
Good luck on the recovery.

My last puppy (a collie) came from Texas, so I flew down, picked up the dog, and brought it back on the plane as carry-on luggage in a pet carrier. It was a long day but otherwise not a problem at all. The dog can't be more than 20 lbs, but otherwise it is straightforward and avoids the stresses and exposures of shipping.
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Originally Posted by Tommysmicroskiff View Post
Wow can I be your "Dog" ???
Only if you can fetch, love unconditionally and be able to lick yourself.
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Good guy right there -- good guy.

Keep us updated.
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all my animals are neutered you still interested
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