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Post by Aussie Croydon on Mon Jun 06 2016, 12:39

Our puppy Violet unfortunately contracted Parvo at nearly 6 months of age even though she was fully vaccinated.  It is such a horrible disease and we nearly lost her several times but lucky for us and Violet we are here to share our story.
On the 1st april this year Violet woke up and was very quiet and then started vomiting. She had just been spayed only 6 days before so I wondered if this had anything to do with it. I rang our vet and unfortunately they said they were too busy to see her but could see her in the afternoon. ( was not happy ). She progressively got worse and we decided to take her to another vet as we didn't want to take any chances. They took lots of blood tests and x-rays and nothing showed up. She came home in the evening with antibiotics and we were told too come back tomorrow if she wasn't any better. In the morning she was still not good. They repeated bloods and did more x-rays and they thought she may have gastro, her vomiting had settled. Violet came home that evening and they said if she started vomiting take her too emergency straight away. Within an hour of her coming home we were on the way to a 24 hour emergency vet. I was able to show them the report the other vet gave me. By this time her diarrhea was getting worse. He was very concerned and put her on a drip straight away. He said that they may have to operate. She was stable overnight but in the morning was a very sick little puppy and they opened her up. All her intestines were going blue and her lymph nodes were huge. They massaged all the intestines and injected fluid in the intestines to try and flush the infection out of them. They took biopsies and then it was a waiting game to see what it was. We got the results back and it was Parvo. No one could believe it as Violet didn't show the normal signs of Parvo. On the day before we got the biopsies back Violet suffered a heart attack collapsed and died. They worked on her and got her heart going again. They started feeding Violet 15 mls of special formula over a hour every hour in her neck tube that went straight into her stomach until she started to improve. Within the week she started to eat tiny bits of special can food and when she kept all of this down she was aloud to come home. All of this was within a time frame of a week.
Violet has know fully recovered and is the joy of our family's life. We did have pet insurance but unfortunately they don't cover Parvo. The vet bill come to $6500 and we have been reimbursed $2500 from the vaccination company. We are in the process of trying to get them to pay the full amount of the vet bill.
I would hate any other dog to go through what Violet went through it is such a dreadful disease.







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Post by Mistys Mum on Mon Jun 06 2016, 13:43

Wow she is such a beautiful little girl. I'm a sucker for brindles. What a terrible thing to have to go through and at such a young age too.

So glad to read that she is fully recovered now and well done on getting her the treatment that she so desperately needed. Hope to see many more photos of that gorgeous face x


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Post by Mia05 on Mon Jun 06 2016, 20:09

glad she made a full recovery Love Struck Love Struck stunning
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Post by Willsblueboy1 on Mon Jun 06 2016, 20:31

Such a cutie, glad to hear she is better.
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Post by Jenc on Mon Jun 06 2016, 21:04

What a terrible thing to go through for all of you!! She's a gorgeous girl & obviously strong willed not to give in to the disease. Enjoy her Love Struck Love Struck


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Post by -Ian- on Mon Jun 06 2016, 23:45

I think you're amazing for getting her through this when the vets clearly missed it. Violet has been through so much in such a short time but is looking great in spite of her woes.

Thank you for sharing her story, if it helps just st one person in the future it's well worth it Smile


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Post by gillybrent on Wed Jun 08 2016, 10:58

how awful for you and her!

it's marvellous that she got through it - i hope you get the vaccination company to pay up; if they've agreed to pay some, i don't see why they shouldn't pay it all!

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Post by Aussie Croydon on Wed Jun 08 2016, 13:13

Thank you everyone. We are just so happy she has fully recovered. We are in the process of taking our story to the media as we also feel the vaccination company should pay for the rest of the vet bill. I will let you know how we go.
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Post by gillybrent on Wed Jun 08 2016, 16:16

she looks a real sweetie!

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