so i got a 9 week old lhasa apso for my sons birthday.later that day i went to petco spent alot of money on stuff i'll need for my puppy yesterday it started vomiting and wasn't active 2day, so i took him to the vet on a already scheduled appointment and told the vet about the vomiting.he checks him out and says hes got parvo, i'm like ok whats that? after he explains it to me i'm shocked! here i am about to get my puppy shots and checked out and now hes got to stay there for treatment! now i get home and look up parvo and apparently the vet bill is going to be expensive, my puppy could die and my boys heart broken.
Did you buy the puppy from a reputable breeder, and what is in his health contract? If you just bought him, you need to contact the breeder right away, since the other pups in the litter probably have parvo too. I'm sorry about your son's birthday present, and his sadness. I hope the puppy pulls through. If the breeder was a decent breeder, that litter would have already had one shot at 6 weeks, and then you would continue with the rest at 9 weeks, 12 and then 16 weeks. What immunizations and worming has the pup had?
I agree with Pen. You should contact the person where you got the puppy from. Some states have a puppy lemon law, and if you decide to keep the puppy and pay for the vet bills, you can sue the person where you got him from, and be compensated for all of your expenses.
Good luck, I hope everything turns out for the better.
Animals, what animals? My children just have alot of hair!
Yes, it is a big question of where you got the dog from. Most puppies have had at least one if not 2 shots for parvo by 9wks. Also it could have been picked up at the petsmart you went to. I never recommend taking a pup anywhere until 12wks. I wish you all the luck in the world for a speedy recovery. but also be prepared for the worse. It is extremly expensive to treat, and most puppies don't make it.
Parvo is horrible. Shots in puppies do not always work, and here's why:
A pup gets antibodies from Mother's milk and those anitbodies are present up to 16 weeks of age. The problem is each pup has a different system and you have no way to know when the immunities are gone. When you give a shot to the pup, the mother's antibodies "gobble" up the shot's antibodies, and Mom's still working to immunize the pup. But if the shots anitbodies are gobbled up and the mother'santibodies wear off before the next shot, the pup is vulnerable with no antibodies to protect it until the next shot. This is when an immunized pup can and will get Parvo. I advise my clients to never put a puppy on any untreated surface and that all floors should be cleaned with a 10:1 mix of bleach and water. This is also used to spray backyard grass and won't kill it. Carpet should be sprayed with Lysol, and always hold your puppy in your arms or in a carrier at the vet's office. If your friend's have a sick dog, they should not come over until you're sure it isn't parvo.
I do not guarantee my puppies for parvo once they leave my home, people are too careless, I only guarantee that they are unexposed to the parvo virus until they leave my home. Parvo is so awful, but yes, please check with the person you got the pup from, in some states if you have it in writing,a health guarantee, that is, the breeder has to pay the vet bills up to the price you paid for the pup.