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Distemper - Please Pray for little Precious!

A friend of mine adopted her black lab puppy, Precious, from the humane society a few months ago. Shortly after Precious came home, she got what my friend thought was "a cold", but after a few trips to the vet, she was diagnosed with pneumonia. The vet put Precious on some medication, and last week when I saw my friend she said that Precious was almost better and getting back to her puppy self!

Well, over the weekend, Precious started getting a twitch in her leg and has had trouble standing up. She is refusing food and having potty accidents. Friend took her to the vet again today, who diagnosed her with distemper. (Don't understand how the vet missed that one - rescue dog + pneumonia generally = distemper...but anyway...)

All I know about distemper is that it attacks the nervous system (hence the twitch and weakness), but that it can be defeated only by a strong immune system. Precious was strong enough to beat the pneumonia, so I am praying that she will also be strong enough to beat the distemper.

Please pray for sweet little Precious, and my friend Raquel!

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I hope there is an watching over poor Precious.

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Sending prayers for Precious and Raquel. I can imagine the terror she's feeling. Surrounding Precious with healing vibes. God bless you baby.

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Sending much love and many prayers their way!! Get Well from our gang

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Oh Galaxie, I feel so bad for your friend's little pup. Often Puppy rooms are filled with distemper in shelters. I had a Collie years ago who came from a good breeder and still got it. She did beat it (so touch and go) was still weak for a little over a year. She grew up to herd and play with my babies. Hope's for the best.

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Sending prayers for Precious and I sure hope things will turn out well.


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Healing thoughts being sent that Precious beats this nasty illness as well. Hate it when these innocent little beings are ill or injured.

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That is so sad, .
Praying for Precious.

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MacGyver and I send our prayers, too.

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I am so sorry, send your friend our love and positive vibs for a recovery.

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