I was watching a show on tv about a lady whose lungs were riddled with cancer and 6 months later she went to the doctor and it had somehow 'all' disappeared. They showed scans of her chest that showed where the cancer was and now all the scans looked perfectly normal. The doctors have no idea how it happened. Anyway, this got me thinking about miraculous recoveries of people's pets. Has anyone had a dog or pet that was diagnosed with something life threatening but then went back to the vet and everything was suddenly clear?
my aunts dog had something wrong with his digestion and my aunt who goes to church everyday (she is very religious) prayed for Rex, and soon he was all better. He is 15 years old now and still a happy dog.
Sounds like my dog Floyd! Murphy is doing really well. Thanks for asking. We went and collected him yesterday and he was so excited to see us. He looked normal -- totally different to the way he was when I first saw him and took him in. I usually wake up in the middle of the night and go to the toilet, get a drink or whatever and last night I slept right through and woke up and thought "I DIDN'T CHECK ON MURPHY!!!"...and then we heard his familiar little whistle saying "I'm awake Mum and Dad -- come and get meeeeee!!". We just have to keep watching him to make sure he doesn't have another turn. If so, straight back to the vet. My boyfriend and I both knew we liked Murph a lot but I don't think we realised just how much a part of the 'family' he was until we thought we were losing him. Even Floyd started to freak out when Murph was sick. Ahhhh, our two little kids -- Floyd and Murphy!
I think Floyd's dogster site is www.dogster.com/?41095 and there is a photo of Murphy on there as well. The photos of Floyd are a bit old....he is a lot bigger and heavier now -- 11 months and 32 kilograms! Getting a big boy.
I don't know if it was real miraculous recovery, more of a miracle she lived. I have a Basset/Beagle that lives with my mom but she is mine. Her name is Pepsi. Anyway, we had her when we lived in the country and that poor dog got hit by a car by our neighbor, we were broke and couldn't afford to take her to the vet, so we did what we could for her and she recovered fully after about a month, then around 6 months later she was hit again....by the same person!! (He used to stop by all the time and she would greet him, well both times he wasn't planning on stopping and he never saw her. Same thing happened and a month or so later she was better. About a year after that, she got hit again by a different truck and she was back to herself after about 2 months. She had broken many bones and me being just a little kid wish we could've taken her to a vet but she did fine... Until last year, my mom moved to a new house about ten miles outside of town 4 years ago and there are very few cars that come down her road, all of the dogs know to stay on the property. Well last year they let her out to go potty and her other dogs too. Well all of the other dogs came back but she didn't. They went out looking for her(I had already moved out) she was attacked by coyotes and was tore up real bad. My mom took her to the vet and they worked on her for a couple hours and she got sent home on meds. Today she is still running around although alot slower. She has bad arthritis and she is just old but she is a great dog who for some reason has survived way more than she should have.
Our cat's lung collapsed, and the vet told us to take her home & let her die there. But she didn't :D ---Allie the Chihuahua http://www.dogster.com/?41063 ---Mönica the Kitty http://www.catster.com/?57596
I lived with two guys in college, and the house owner Frankie got a chow/lab puppy from some friends we knew that owned a pet store. Our pet store owning friend only dealt in reptiles, birds and fish, but when someone came up and siad, "If you don't take these 4 puppies, I'm dumping them off at the humane society" he went ahead and took them in. Anyway, Frankie got Ashir, took him to the vet, had the shots, etc etc. About a week later, Ashir had an allergic reaction to something he got into in the yard, a plant probably. Like poison ivy or something. His whole muzzle was swollen and broken out. The following week, his immune system under attack from the allergic reaction, he ended up coming down with parvovirus. BAD parvovirus. I went with frankie to take him to the vets office and I swear when we dropped him off, we were both in tears because he was so weak he couldnt' stand. We didn't think there was any way he'd survive the night. We called first thing in the morning and they were like, "Oh he's doing great.. you can pick him up at noon..." When we went to get him, it was like he was a completely different dog. He was running circles, excited to see us, no signs whatsoever of even being sick, except for the shaved areas on his legs wehre they'd run an IV. Frankie still has him... he's like 8 or 9 years old now. This to me was clear proof that getting your parvo dog to a vet and getting them on IVs is absolutely critical in their survival. Maybe he was a special case but still..