Roscoe and Stella's Mom
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Miami, FL
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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!
Natalie - Roscoe and Stella's mom, Maddie's part-time mom
"Whoever said you can't buy happiness forgot about little puppies." - Gene Hill