Sad3402

United States

#1 Jan 26, 2013
My family and I found out on Jan 23, our beloved family pet is suffering from parvo virus. I'm a single mother of two and I work as a waitress while I attend school. He has been hospitalized since jan 23, 2013. His hospital bills are around $2,300. I've managed to pay $1,135. I just can't come up with the rest of the money to finish his treatments. Kabo is not a "pet" to us. He is a child to me and a brother to my daughters. Anything anyone can help us with would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for reading.
Sad3402

Alexandria, VA

#3 Jan 27, 2013
He is in an animal emergency hospitol. I'm not going to tell you who I am unless you want to help us. In that case, feel free to email me. And my puppy is 6 months old. He weighed 60.2 pounds when he first went to the hospitol. Now he weighs 47.3 pounds. He received his first plasma transfusion tonight which cost $487.00. This is why I've reached out for help. Again, I can't pay it all. And it's so sad if my little guy doesn't live because I don't have the money for his surgeries.
Reality

Belleville, IL

#4 Jan 27, 2013
Stop being a whiney bitch about it and put the little sucker down. You are making this animal suffer through all these painful medical treatments because you are broken human who can't let go. Your dysfunction is not only something you cannot afford, you are causing the animal more pain than if you let it die peacefully.

“AccountKiller”

Since: Jan 10

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#5 Jan 27, 2013
Reality wrote:
Stop being a whiney bitch about it and put the little sucker down. You are making this animal suffer through all these painful medical treatments because you are broken human who can't let go. Your dysfunction is not only something you cannot afford, you are causing the animal more pain than if you let it die peacefully.
I do not agree with the way this was said but, this person is right.
It is better to put a animal down than let them suffer.

I agree pets can become part of your family but spending this much money on a animal when you can barley put food on the table is something I don't understand.

Since: Apr 12

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#7 Jan 27, 2013
Pets can be expensive. People should not own one if they can't afford the proper care. There is pet insurance too.

Sorry about Kabo. Hope you get the help you need. Perhaps you can list the animal hospital and people can send checks there. Once the balance is paid incoming checks can be returned. Not sure that is possible but wouldn't hurt to try. Sadly, putting the dog to sleep is a viable option.
Sad3402

Alexandria, VA

#8 Jan 27, 2013
Thank you to the people who are being supportive and helpful.. To the other people who don't know WTF they are talking about here's a little more information for you. He is not suffering.. He's surviving. He's not Hurting.. He's holding on.. He's not miserable.. He's motivated. And I'm sorry, but when I bought a new puppy I did have the money to raise and take care of him I just didn't think he would get parvo. I've never even heard of it. And why the fuck would I put my pet to sleep at 6 months old when his DOCTOR tells me he still has fight in him he just needs a boost because he's so sick. It's people like you that I can't stand. Who the hell died and made us God?! It's not our decision to put our animals down if they aren't ready. Now if my puppy would have been suffering or hurting and the vet told me he's done, I would have stopped his treatment. Now as far as pet insurance.. I got him some :) I have a balance of $1,200 left but the rest will be covered. And again, thank you to all of you who were being supportive.

“AccountKiller”

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#9 Jan 27, 2013
Only one post was out of line so I don't know why you are saying "You People".

Who took care of the first set of vaccinations?

If seller took care of the vaccinations did you get paperwork from their vet saying so? If the seller didn't take care the the first set did you take your puppy to your vet for its first set of vaccinations?

Puppies do not get parvo unless they have not had the proper vaccinations.

First Set....
Puppies should begin their vaccinations at six to eight weeks old. The first set of vaccinations are the parvovirus and a combination vaccine without leptospirosis. A combination vaccine includes distemper, hepatitus, adenovirus cough and parainfluenza.

Second Set.....
At 12 to 16 weeks, the rabies vaccination is administered. The vet may recommend returning at a later date for another combination vaccination, or she may administer it on the same day as the rabies shot. The second combination vaccine usually includes the same as the first, but will include leptosporosis. The vet may also vaccinate against Lyme disease and coronavirus during this period.

“AccountKiller”

Since: Jan 10

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#10 Jan 27, 2013
Just a little info on Parvo.

Parvovirus, or parvo, is a deadly disease that ravages a puppy's body and in most cases can kill them. However, a parvo diagnosis is not an automatic death sentence. Most cases affect puppies as opposed to dogs, which is even worse because their immune systems are not as strong as an adult dog. The virus attacks the lining of the puppy's intestine and causes bloody diarrhea, depression and depletion of white blood cells. It causes sudden death when it infects the heart muscles.

Since: Apr 12

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#11 Jan 27, 2013
I didn't mean to offend you. However I do understand your frustrations. Pets are members of a family and most owners treat them as such. I am an animal lover and sincerely hope your puppy gets well.
makin sense

United States

#12 Jan 27, 2013
It is hard to say no to a pet. However you should accept the fact that some things you can't control, or afford to keep fighting.

End the suffering.... Let go!
Sad3402

Alexandria, VA

#13 Jan 28, 2013
I actualy just got back from seeing my baby. He's doing really good. And I apologize for saying "you people." It's just been a super rough week.
Someone Else

Saint Louis, MO

#14 Jan 28, 2013
Why wasn't this puppy vaccinated?

If you don't think he is hurting you are a true moron. That puppy is having intestinal spasms and is going through dehydration - it is terrible and horrible.- he is suffering. Thank God the vet has him and hopefully the vet will keep him. Rule #1 in responsible parenting and/or pet ownership is vaccinations! Derrrr ... Also rampant in Southern Illinois are heart worms and distemper. Vaccinate your pets idiot and please make sure he gets fixed as well. Poor little guy ... he is suffering as a result of your ignorance. Had you taken him to a vet BEFORE he got sick you would have saved yourself a lot of money. I hope the little guy gets better and you have some extra money set aside to have the doctors remove your head out of your ass.
the cold one

Saint Louis, MO

#15 Jan 28, 2013
just so you know the feed store in madison sells the shots for 12 bucks, next time save some money and good luck with your dog !!

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