I just wanted to do a quick post so you guys know what's going on with me. As most of you know I lost my dog Honey 2 months ago and it's been very hard on me coping with her loss. I decided I needed another dog. I've started my search about 2 weeks ago and it was very frustrating because it just felt like nothing would ever be as good as Honey and in fact it made me miss her more. Other News is that we're in the process of buying our first house and I was wanting to time it out so I could get the new pup once we moved in.
Well I found some pups over the weekend and they were too precious to pass up. We drove an hour and a half on Saturday to the next town over and picked up two Pomeranian sisters. One for me and one for my mom. We were super excited about the idea of having two sisters not to mention their birthdays are 11/11/11. We got them from the daughter of the breeder and everything seemed good, they were active and healthy looking so we bought them and went on our merry way. Well I wish I could say everything worked out and we're all happy. The first night I was having problems with my pup that started around midnight , she'd throw up every 30 mins till almost morning. I thought that maybe since i gave it some puppy food that wasn't the puppy food she was used to eating it upset her stomach plus the small dog did have a super stressful day with all the traveling and the new home and people I figured it was just that. I did send my husband to go get the dog food brand she was eating and some pedialyte since i read that was good to give to small pups if they are vomiting a lot. After the food intake and the pedialyte in the morning she seemed to get better she didn't vomit for hours and she was eating so I thought okay she's fine will just take her to the vet in the morning just to get checked out. Well my mom's pup didn't have any issues saturday night , It's the smaller of the two and overall it wasn't as active as my pup but we figured okay it's a baby weighs only a pound or so it should be fine. So Sunday my pup was doing pretty good while my mom's took a turn for the worse, it didn't do much of anything didn't eat anything just walked two steps and then would sleep while my pup did sleep a lot but in between it was very playful and active. It was so bad that I called the lady I bought the dogs from to get some advice. I told her everything and she said that that's normal since the two are very small dogs and they've gone through a lot of stress. She also mentioned to put a dab of maple syrup on the little ones nose to spike up it's blood sugar level. So my mom did that and nothing the dog got so bad that she couldn't even walk. I drove over to my mom's at 1am to check out what was happening and the poor pup wagged it's tail super hard but couldn't even get up. We have a 24 emergency clinic near me but I've had so many bad experiences that i refuse to go back there. (They once offered to put my cat to sleep for 500.00 saying they could do nothing for it except for a 3,000 surgery to save it. I took the cat to the regular vet the next morning and they saved the cats life with something simple the emergency vet overlooked. ) Plus the dog was in such bad shape I honestly didn't think any vet could do anything. So my mom's pup makes it through the night and we go right away to the vet in the morning. My pup started to get worse over the night and threw up just a few times and just seemed weak overall. So I'm at the vet with two puppies we just bought on Saturday with one pretty much half dead and the other one getting worse. Turns out They both have Parvo. My mom had to put her to sleep because it was having seizures and there was no way it was going to make it. I feel so bad for my mom she never even got to name hers, and heartbroken over the loss of this poor little furbaby. My pup wasn't as in bad shape but it did power vomit at the vet and it had blood in it. They say puppies have a 50/50 chance of recovering on parvo treatment so the only thing i can do is hope the treatment works on my pup. I'm so sorry for rambling I'm so tired, so sad so angry. I called the lady I bought the pups from and left her a message just telling her i want to talk to her about the vet visit. I doubt she will call back. The vet says that parvo takes 3 days to 2 weeks before signs of it will show so these puppies were sick before we even bought them and it upsets me that someone would sell puppies to someone knowing they aren't quite right. Especially after I told her how I just lost my long time companion just a few months ago. She had this sales contract she made me sign stating that they dogs are in perfect health as far as they know and that i have 24 hours to get them checked by my vet. Well I bought them on a saturday and no vet i know is open on sunday and out of all the excitement of getting the pups I didn't stop to think i need to change anything on the "contract". I did call her before the 24 hour time period to let her know we were having serious issues with the two pups and that i was taking them to the vet on monday. I doubt she will even return my call let alone do the right thing. She's put me and my family through hell and it's just not right that people are allowed to do things like that and not be held accountable for it. I'm so sad I still grieve the loss of honey and now instead of having a happy healthy pup I have to deal with the loss of one puppy and the possibility that mine is next. Forgive me if I don't post for a little bit I'm so broken up and outraged. I haven't even picked a name out yet.... I'm hoping she makes it through the week.....
|The two sisters on the way home, My mom's fur-Angel is the one on the bottom : (|
|Our first bath together|
|I put her down on the ground at the Vet's office and she laid down like this....look at those two cute hind legs!|