About 3 days after we got him, our 10 week old foster pup started vomiting. Then diarrhea. Then lethargy and no appetite. Which is when I had to rush him to the vet.
I stupidly said no to a parvo test and IV drip at the first vet, because it wasn't the one that would give a discount to the rescue org. But he went downhill that night, I thought I was going to lose him through the night, so I rushed him to the "approved" vet the next morning. Which unfortunately is almost as far South as you can go in Canberra and we live on the far Northern edge of town. I nearly crashed the car when pup went all floppy on me (he was on the passenger seat) and I thought he'd stopped breathing, while I was going 100kph.
But I realised he still had some fight in him when he yelped and jumped around for a whole minute when the vet gave him an injection.
Three days at the vet on a drip and yesterday he was eating and drinking and his smyptoms were all but gone. So we'll bring him home this afternoon. I feel bad for the rescue organisation about the bill. They've had 4 pups with parvo in a week. I wish there was some way to force people to vaccinate their dogs, especially when they let them breed. But it's pretty rampant out in the country...
It's a bit of a dilemma for me, because I now don't trust the rescue org's quarantine methods (you were right, Nekhbet!). I am not angry with them, they do the best they can with the very limited means they have.
Banjo is ok as of course she is vaccinated so not affected at all. But now I won't be able to have any unvaccinated (or partially vaccinated) pups at my place for a very long time.
I'm just happy the pup's ok. Can't wait to see him.