Post # 1
Fiance and I adopted this beautiful 3 month old girl on 12/12/12. The shelter said she had kennel cough, which is very common in shelters. She wasn’t really showing any symptoms at the time except for a little bit of a runny nose when she was sleeping. We took her to the vet the next day for her check up and he didn’t see it, but wrote a Rx for us in case we decided she needed it. The next night, she was coughing and sounded like she wanted to throw up an was extremely snotty (sorry, gross). I stayed home from work to take care of her, and Fiance and I went to get her antibiotics. She has been on them since Saturday, and only seems to be getting worse. She has absolutely zero energy, her nose won’t stop running, she doesn’t really want to eat or drink anything, and she is throwing up or sounding like she’s going to throw up. Looking at how sad and exhausted she looks makes me cry. I just want to fix her. She is the sweetest little girl, and I’m afraid I’m going to lose her. I’m afraid she may have parvo or some other virus. I think it’s time for her to go back to the vet. Please pray for Finley.
Post # 3
Poor baby girl 🙁 I will be thinking and praying!
Post # 4
Awww that poor little sweetheart. 🙁 Definitely take her to the vet and see what they say. I adopted my older dog from a shelter a few years ago and she was sick the first week or so that I got her (kennel cough and something else that for the life of me I can’t remember now) and I was FREAKING OUT. I hope Finley will be ok and she’s lucky that she found someone to take care of her!
Post # 5
Awwww.. she is so beautiful. I hope she gets well soon!
Post # 6
I’ll be praying for your pup!! I’ve worked in shelters and it is VERY common for puppies to fall ill (and then get better!) in shelters, so know that it is fairly common. Hopefully she’ll just need different medication. I also know someone whose dog got parvo from the shelter she was in, and she made a full recovery once she was out of the shelter environment. I’ll be thinking of Finley and hoping that her health improves quickly!!
Post # 7
Thank you all so much, it really means a lot.
@oceanbee59: I’m hoping that maybe it’s the meds causing the vomiting, and not something worse. It’s just so hard when you don’t know how to help them!
Post # 8
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She’s so cute! Definitely time to get her back to the vet tho!
Post # 9
Did they give her puppy vaccinations at the shelter?
Post # 10
=( Poor sweet baby. Definitely time to go back to the vet. I hope she’s feeling better soon. <3
Post # 11
Poor thing! Praying for your new pup!
Post # 12
Your little girl looks just like my mom’s dog when he was a puppy! So cute! I hope she gets better 🙂 (my pup had an infection and the medication the vet gave her made her stomach really upset. She got sick and really didn’t want to eat her food for the week she was on it, so I’m hoping it’s just the meds that’s making your girl not feel well)
Post # 13
I adopted my puppy from a shelter a year and a half ago, and I think we were at the vet three times in the first two weeks. He had kennel cough and threw up a lot, but I think he just picked something up at the shelter, and it just took some time to get adjusted to a new home. I hope your new pup will get better soon!
Post # 14
Aww thats so sad 🙁 I know what its like to have a animal that is ill and you want to do anything you can to make them feel better. I hope she gets better soon
Post # 15
@risingsun: yes, they have her parvo, distemper, and some other vaccinations I don’t remember off hand. She came in as a stray, so it’s impossible to know what previous vaccinations she had (if any). Our vet suggested getting her vaccinated again for distemper and parvo again when she gets her rabies vaccine in about a month.
Post # 16
Definitely get her tested for parvo! My rescue director has given puppies Tamaflu when the first show signs of illness and it has saved every single one of them. She may have had her first booster shots before coming to you, but not the full set perhaps? Usually there are three booster shots given several weeks apart.