The adventures of Gilly the rescue horse and his side kick and partner in crime, Pokey the donkey.


Being with a horse is a journey that never ends. What they have to teach us is amazing; but we must quiet our mind to hear them. ~ jca


Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Sick Puppy

Hi Everyone! Hope you all had a grand Christmas! Ours was starting pretty good until my daughters puppy had to be rushed to the emergency vet Christmas morning. We had had our Christmas on Christmas Eve with some dear friends and my daughter and her boyfriend.

They had left their new puppy, Lab/Walker Coon hound mix at home because he was not feeling well, they had had him 4 days. They didn't want to bring him for fear that he had something contagious.

They were here about 3 hours then went home; she called and said they were taking him to an emergency vet clinic about 30 miles away. This clinic is open when regular vets aren't....thank goodness for them! The puppy was vomiting, had very bad diarrhea and seemed very depressed. Turns out he has Parvo! and has a 60% chance to pull through.

Wow, this stuff is nasty and can hit a puppy pretty hard in a short time. While at the emergency clinic he was on IV fluids and antibiotics. Yesterday morning, Monday, they took him to their regular vets office. He has improved a little but still not eating. The vomiting and diarrhea have stopped but he is not wanting to eat. He seems somewhat happier, tail wagging and seemed happy to see them last night when they went to see him. However he is not out of danger yet, they will see him tonight again and see how he is doing. They call the vet periodically to check in on him and will see him again tonight.

Hope he pulls through! I have never had a dog with this horrible virus and hope I never do; this is some bad, bad stuff!


Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Our kids had this happen to a puppie they got from the local pound ~ trying to do a good thing for an orphan cost them a fortune! The doggie pulled thru but what a nightmare!! I hope their little puppy has a good outcome!

Blackfeatherfarm said...

Hope the little darling pulls through......
Love your header pic Jane !!!!

Sydney_bitless said...

Good thing they didn't bring him. Poor puppy I can't imagine.

Jeni said...

Parvo sucks! Hopefully they got the pup to the vet in time and he pulls through. Fluids are more important than anything else that's for sure.

Happy New Year!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Poor puppy. I hope your granddog pulls through.

Best wishes for a Happy New Year,

Thistlebrooms said...

NOT such a Wonderful Christmas present for your daughter Jane!!!
My VERY Best Wishes on his SPEEDY recovery and I will be hoping for the Best...
Puppies like Babies always get me when their really Sick... I always feel helpless when I can't help take the pain away...
That's a Mom I guess...

Wishing you ALL well...

allhorsestuff said...

Oh, so sorry for this trauma. it will be costly, and I hope it turns out for the best...poor pooch!
Happy New years tidings to you Jane, keep your chin up!


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