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    I have a deposit down on a 7 1/2 week old Doberman from a rep. breeder the breeder calls me and says an older pup from another litter was brought back to her and it ends up the pup has parvo. The people who brought the puppy back said they are getting a divorce and could not the pup. On there way out the door they say puppy got car sick on the way. The breeder said she did not even thinck twice about taking the puppy back because puppies get car sick. She thinks the people took the pup to the vet got diagnosed and did not want to spend the money on treatment. Some of the pups in my litter have gotten it . My question is if the puppies pull through should i still take my puppy or just get my deposit back . What if any are the long term problems

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    It's up to you. I work at a vet clinic and we get pups in with parvo every so often. Once they get thru it, I don't think there's any long term affect. Call your vet and see what they say. Remember, there are no guarantees in life.

    astrordog

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    • #3
      Wow, that is a hard one. My suggestion would be to wait and see what happens. I would also speak to my vet and get his (her) advice on what to do. I have seen quite a few puppies that have gone through parvo and they grew up to be healthy adults. Then again there are those poor souls that don't make it. Poor babies it is such an awful virus for them to go through, I wil be praying they get through it.
      SheilaB from SC

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      • #4
        I would also speak with your vet. As long as the puppies pull and there aren't any long term side effects then I would still take it. It doesn't seem like it's the breeders fault the dog has it. I think it also depends on what any long term damage would be too, if it's something that's managable, and they know the dog is going to have it, I might ask for a discount or something. Speak to your vet and go from there. Hopefully the pups won't get it, but as I hear it's extremely contagious??

        I would also be worried that there is parvo in your area. I'd do some major disinfecting. Isn't it true that even a small amount of feces on a shoe can transmit the disease?

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        • #5
          I would wait it out. She legually can't sell you a sick pup, so wait to see if they get better.
          If your dog is fat, you are not getting enough exercise!

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          • #6
            Parvo

            We nursed a pup that we adopted from a shelter thru parvo... Wow, every two hours setting up an IV... Long nights for weeks. She made it and was with us for many years until our house fire...

            If you want to get the dog from the breeder, ammend the purchase contract to read that if your pup develops parvo, the breeder accepts responsibility for all related vet bills, or, will take the pup back and refund in full....

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            • #7
              We had a Rottie that had Parvo. She made it through the treatment and was a great dog. No long term affects.
              "There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face."
              Diane

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Grinch View Post
                I would also be worried that there is parvo in your area. I'd do some major disinfecting. Isn't it true that even a small amount of feces on a shoe can transmit the disease?
                Parvo is pretty much everywhere. Unless you're on an island where there have never been dogs, and even then it could be possible. Yes, you can carry it on your shoes or clothing.

                The virus is pretty stable in the environment, and it's difficult to disinfect your yard, impossible to disinfect your neighbor's yard, the sidewalk, the park, or anywhere else dogs congregate. You're only real defense is to vaccinate, and be really careful where you take your pup until you know he's old enough for the vaccinations to take effect.

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                • #9
                  Parvo

                  Generally Parvo has no lasting effects if the pup pulls through. Maybe come up with a clause in the contract that states she is reliable for medical bills if it is deemed an after affect of the parvo.

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                  • #10
                    Years ago we had a litter of Pointer pups. One of the pups broke her leg and was at the vets for several days. A couple of days after she came home she got diareah, then she started throwing up. Within 2 days she was fine so we didn't think much of it. A couple of days later one of the other pups started, by bed time she was very dehydrated. We rushed her off to the vet and they put her on IV. The next day the next pup started. We had 5 pups left we put them on vitamine C and Gatorade ever two hours. Those 5 pups got better in a couple of days. We went to see the one at the vets and she was still leaking from both ends. We told them we wanted to take her home. When they brought her out they walked her on a leash through the waiting room. I couldn't believe they did that. We were pretty sure the Parvo came from there in the first place but when we saw them walk this sick puppy dripping from both ends through the crowded waiting room then we were sure of it. We were able to nurse this pup back to health too but it took a little longer. All of the pups grew up to be good dogs. Melanie the one with the broken leg just passed at 14 and one I heard is still alive now at 15. Most of the others passed between 12 and 14.

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                    • #11
                      I would wait and see what kind of condition the pup is in, if it pulls thru it. I always thought that Dobies had a hard time with parvo. IF you should decide to take it, make sure that it is healthy. I am not sure about having it around other pups for a good length of time. Parvo is something that scares the heck out of me, because it is hard to control. I know that from experience.

                      When I was working at the vets, and I was taking vet tech classes, the vet teacher told us that blood transfusions work well on parvo pups. The vet that I worked for had never done transfusions on parvo pups, but at the time there were 2 weimeraner (misp?) pups that were close to dying, from parvo in the vet hosp. The other techs and I, which were in the class together, talked our vet boss into doing tranfusions on the pups, after all it looked like there was nothing to lose. Well, it worked and they pulled thru it.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Helly View Post
                        Parvo is pretty much everywhere. Unless you're on an island where there have never been dogs, and even then it could be possible. Yes, you can carry it on your shoes or clothing.

                        The virus is pretty stable in the environment, and it's difficult to disinfect your yard, impossible to disinfect your neighbor's yard, the sidewalk, the park, or anywhere else dogs congregate. You're only real defense is to vaccinate, and be really careful where you take your pup until you know he's old enough for the vaccinations to take effect.
                        Flys can transfer it easily. I had pups come down with parvo after 3 shots, and no one disinfected more than I did. When I was actually raising pups, the only time I was parvo free and had pups was when there was snow on the ground. I was bleaching everything all the time, even my blue jeans. When I had pups and had a grooming dog come down with diarreahea, I would panic and bleach everything. Finally, I realized that it was flys. If I had spayed for flys as much as I bleached, I probably could have controlled it easier. At least I never spread it to other dogs.

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                        • #13
                          need advice

                          our local vet called me about a puppy that had parvo and the young couple could not afford to treat him so they chose to put him down. well knowing i am a sucker they called me and of course i pay for the treatment and took him in. he is now 6 months old and so far no health problems. I take in alot of strays, get their shots,etc,. and adopt them out and my experience with parvo if you can catch it soon enough everything will be fine. i would think the breeder should garauntee their puppies health for up to so many days and pay for treatment. especially with history of other litters having parvo.

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                          • #14
                            Oh my!

                            Oh my goodness! I'm so sorry to hear that this has happened to your breeder! I would normally be very concerned about bringing parvo to my home, but it looks like the others here who have more experience with it are not as concerned. I hope that everything works out okay for you and your little puppy. Good luck.

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                            • #15
                              Thoughts on vaccinations

                              We have had other posts about the pro's/con's of vaccinating. What are everyone's thoughts on the puppy series vaccinations? I do them, but for those of you that do the tieters do you start when they are puppies, or do you do the puppie series then start the tieters? I am just curious and don't want to start a heated debate....lol.
                              SheilaB from SC

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