Elissa's and Ceylon's Mom
Join Date: Feb 2011
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Oh wow, I don't even know what to say but my heart goes out to you!! Parvo is SO scary... I can't even imagine what you felt... I am SO glad that Brutus Buckeye seems to be getting better and doesn't appear to have that very, very scary disease! I, like probably many people on this forum, have been following him since your first post, and I am praying for his safe recovery and return home to you.
Out of curiosity, did he get a DHPP vaccination? I think those are usually first given around 8-9 weeks... not that that first single dose would prevent a puppy from getting sick necessarily (I assume that is why they recommend getting 2-3 doses during the first few months) and I know that apparently he doesn't have parvo, but I was just wondering...
Also, not to be all 'practical' during your time of emotional trauma but you might want to look into pet insurance when you get him back - for $20-$40+ (?) dollars a month you can mitigate the majority of the cost for a lot of things that might go wrong in the future, including in most cases sicknesses, surgery, car accidents, and even in some cases (depending on your plan) hereditary issues... insurance is personal choice (which doesn't always make sense, depending on your situation, and every plan covers different things) and I am not saying you *should* get it, just that you should at least look into it and into all of the different plans that are available. -Not that it would have helped at all with your current situation - when I signed Ceylon up for pet insurance there was a waiting period of 3 weeks (and I don't even know if his plan would have covered Parvovirus)... but as I'm sure you know, you never want to be weighing the cost of treatment against your pet's life or wellbeing if at all possible, so getting insurance made sense for us.
Anyway, my heart just aches for you, and I am SO glad little Brutus is doing better - - please keep us informed!!!
Last edited by heatherk; 05-10-2011 at 11:50 PM.