My brother got a dog back in November, either before or after his birthday, I can't really remember. Anyways, he got this dog from friends of his and she was 6 months old. These friends of his told him she was vaccinated and was up to date with all her shots and he didn't need to worry about it, at all.
Now he's phoned me to ask me questions about her over the last six months, which I've been fine about and it kinda has made me feel important and appreciated for some reason. And I'd give him the best advice as I could. A month ago, he asked me if his dog could be pregnant (She hadn't been spayed), I thought she could be, but I told him to take her to the vet, he said he'd see.
And then, Wednesday night as I'm leaving to go out with Stephanie and Sara, he phones me to ask why the dog wouldn't eat. I asked him a few questions and asked if there was anything else, he said yea, she was vomitting. Well, dogs can vomit over a million reasons. I told him he'd have to take her to the vet, even if he didn't want to, cause there's so many things that could go wrong or be wrong. Luckily the vet was still in town and Matt and our mom took the dog to the vet quick. Apparently she had a high fever.
They took her to The Pas yesterday and took some tests, etc. The vet ruled out that she has Parvo and generally there's only 50/50 chance survival rate. The chances for Joey, wasn't so great, although I was hoping she'd pull through since the vet seemed some what postive about the whole thing, so I was kind of keeping my hopes up.
For those of you who don't have pets and are planning on having a pet, please, please, please let this be a lesson and vaccinate your dog. Get all the vaccinations so they don't get a disease like Parvo or any other deadly disease out there.