Available for adoption through Northeastern Boxer Rescue
fostered in CT
Scooby is a Name A Boxer dog
Thank you Laurie Ganoung for naming Scooby.
“I am naming this guy Scooby because I have a Scooby and I am hoping to send his personality onto another boy. He’s the greatest along with my Jessica and Duke.”
HAPPY BEGINNINGS - FEBRUARY 2009 UPDATE:
Update 8/3/08 -
WE ARE ELATED!!!!!
We could not be happier to tell you that all the pups have survived!!!!! Parvovirus can have a high mortality rate in puppies despite early or aggressive therapy. We can’t help but think that having so many people rooting for them to pull through must have made a difference.
They are out of the emergency and critical care hospital and are now in the care of another veterinarian where they will stay for a little longer. Dogs who have survived parvovirus continue to shed the virus in their feces for 10 to 14 days after they have recovered from the disease.
The pups are also still being treated for the giardia and coccidia parasites. Tizzie, again, had the worst symptoms with severe bloody diarrhea. The vet did a smear of Tizzie’s stool and said that she had more coccidia than they had ever seen in a dog before. All of the pups are on another round of Albon and Metronidazole medications, therefore their digestive tracts should be feeling better soon.
Tizzie, Max, Scooby, Matilda and Gus are now altogether and have been acting like typical rowdy boxer pups. Take a look at the new photos to see how cute they are…..they just make you smile.
FOUR PUPS ARE UP AND ONLY ONE MORE TO GO
The roller coaster ride has continued but the recent daily reports from the vet hospital have been favorable. Matilda, Max and "our miraculous tiny" Tizzie are doing well. These three pups have been taken off their IV, are eating and drinking on their own, and are now receiving oral medication. Max, who's condition was considered "the worst" in the last two days, is now doing great.
Scooby and Gus are still on their IV and are being fed with a syringe. Scooby is described as being "punky and lethargic". Gus was the last pup to show symptoms and is now in the worst condition. Gus has been vomiting every 4-6 hours and has severe diarrhea.
As if these five pups have not endured enough, it was discovered through fecal testing that all are suffering from coccidia and giardia. Metronidazole has been added to their list of medications to treat these intestinal parasites.
As you may have calculated, we have exceeded the initial estimate for the pups medical care. The additional medical complications have attributed to an increase in medical costs which are a concern. We were told that 2 little girls who live near the hospital heard the story about the puppies and dropped off $8.89 to be put towards their bill. We are truly grateful. Every $$$ counts.
ONE PUP UP AND FOUR MORE TO GO!
It has been a daily roller coaster ride for both NBR and the pups. We have been in daily contact with the hospital staff who has been caring for the puppies. Our biggest scare came from a phone call that we received a couple of days ago from the attending vet at 12:30 AM.
We were told that Tizzie was in a steep decline and it was questionable whether she would survive the night. They asked us what we wanted to do under the circumstances since the bills are steadily climbing.
We responded that they needed to do whatever was necessary to give Tizzie a chance. The hospital was able to contact a former client with a dog who survived the parvo virus. This dog was able to provide the blood for the lifesaving transfusion.
Tizzie was given whole immune rich blood to help her body combat the virus. We had a sleepless night. The next day we were told she was doing much better. She was on her four paws and alert. We all breathed a sigh of relief.
All the puppies are still in varying stages of the virus with vomiting, diarrhea etc. Max, Tizzie, Scooby and Gus are still on IV fluids and being fed with a syringe. Matilda has recently been taken off her IV and is actually eating and drinking on her own. The doctors are very hopeful.
One pup up and four more to go!
SCOOBY AND HIS SIBLINGS NEED YOUR SPECIAL PRAYERS
We received a call today from a woman who was referred to us by the Emergency Hospital in her town. Her boxer had a litter of five puppies who are now nine weeks old and, after receiving their inoculations one week ago, they were diagnosed with the deadly parvovirus.
The family was not able to afford the medical bills for treatment, so they first called their local shelter for help. They were told the puppies would be killed if they were brought to the shelter. Luckily the veterinarian at the Emergency Hospital told her to give NBR a call and ask for our help. We immediately had the puppies transferred to the hospital for urgent care.
Treatment for parvovirus infection centers on supportive care. The symptoms that come up in the course of the infection are addressed individually. The goal of treatment is to keep the patient alive long enough for their body to generate an immune response. There are no effective anti-virus medications and the doctors must rely on the patient’s own immune system to fight the disease. The average survival rate of dogs receiving speedy treatment is approximately 75-85%. Basic treatment consists of the following: IV fluid therapy to counteract dehydration and an electrolyte / blood sugar imbalance, injectable antibiotics to ward off a bacterial infection in the blood, and various medications to control vomiting and diarrhea. Close monitoring is critical.
These puppies are in varying stages of the disease. Max and Tizzie are in the worst condition. When they arrived at the hospital, the had high temperatures, were depressed, lethargic and vomiting. Matilda and Scooby are also very sick but their symptoms are not yet as intense as Max and Tizzie's. Gus is doing well but the doctors expect that it is only a matter of time before the parvo symptoms emerge.
All of the puppies are getting the best medical treatment possible. This hospital is a 24-hour Specialty Hospital that has a separate wing for dogs with parvo, and all of these pups are receiving around-the-clock care.
We will know more about their conditions within the next 24 to 48 hours.We were given a three day treatment estimate for ONE (1) DOG at $962.90 !!! When you multiply that by five we are looking at some serious fund-raising to pay for their medical care. This is if there are no further complications.
Once again, we need YOUR financial help, and the puppies need YOUR prayers.
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE help us help these puppies survive. They are beautiful, well socialized pups, who need a chance to live.
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