PARVO and my puppy

I’m pretty sure that most dog owners are fully aware of what a PARVO virus is and for those not so aware, here is what i found on it:

Canine parvovirus type 2 (CPV2, colloquioally parvo) is a contagious virus mainly affecting dogs. The disease is highly infectious and is spread from dog to dog by direct or indirect contact with their feces. It can be especially severe in puppies that are not protected by maternal antibodies or vaccination. It has two distinct presentations, a cardiac and intestinal form. The common signs of the intestinal form are severe vomiting and dysentery. The cardiac form causes respiratory or cardiovascular failure in young puppies. Treatment often involves veterinary hospitalization. Vaccines can prevent this infection, but mortality can reach 91% in untreated cases.

Well the reason why I’m writing about this is because I want to share this traumatic me and my family are currently experiencing due to tackless breeding…

For a few months, me and my siblings have been trying to convince our parents to get us a puppy because we are all at an age where we can all take care of a dog. It took us a few months and lots of whining, strikes and whatever you can think of to get the puppy. We all decided we wanted a small dog that could live with us inside the house and one that would not shed so much so we all decided to get a Shih Tzu since they are kind of easy to get here in the Philippines.

Luckily, my mom’s close friend’s Shih Tzu just had a litter and he was willing to sell us the puppy at a cheap price which included his papers. So we went to see the puppy last Sunday and instantly fell in love with him. We took him home that afternoon and named him Pepper.

when we got him, my moms friend told us that he needed to get his shot the next day so that’s what we did. But on the following day, we found out that he was 5 days late for his PARVO vaccine which was risky. And sure enough he got it.

So we had to leave him at the vet and my mom decided that she doesn’t want Pepper to come home anymore. She’s giving him back to her friend and this house is so lonely without him.

It has caused me and my siblings so much emotional damage because we loved Pepper so quickly and now he’s not home and it sucks. I blame the breeders of Pepper who just see breeding puppies as a business and don’t do their responsibilities.

I hope this helps you bloggers…

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