Charlie and Lola had a rough start. They were with us only a few days before it was discovered they had Parvo. For those of you who don’t know, Parvo, or the Canine Parvovirus infection, is a viral infection characterized by vomiting, diarrhea, weight loss, and lack of appetite. It is most often seen in puppies between the ages of 6 weeks and 6 months. Parvo affects the animal’s ability to absorb nutrients, and an affected puppy will quickly become dehydrated and weak from lack of protein and fluid absorption. Treatment for Parvo is focused on the symptoms, since Parvo is caused by a virus there is no real cure for it and the puppies bodies must fight it off on their own. The prevention of secondary infections and intense system support are key to recovery.
They were checked into a 24 hour clinic to receive the around the clock care they needed. At only 9 weeks old their bodies fought hard to get rid of this virus and return to us to find their forever home. They were in the clinic’s ICU for 3 days before they were able to fight off the infection.
Charlie and Lola quickly found their forever home thanks to Last Hope (with a little help from the vet clinic)! Without treatment, 80% of infected puppies will die. Treatment for the 2 of them was nearly $2,000. But they received the care they needed and now they are happy and healthy in their new forever home!
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