Doberman Forum : Doberman Breed Dog Forums banner
1 - 3 of 3 Posts

·
Banned
Joined
·
675 Posts
I'm so sorry to hear about your little Damien. I lost a puppy once, they thought it might be parvo but it tested negative. I guess it still could have been, I don't know. The symptoms you described particularly the bleeding could have been rat poison tho. A neighbor of mine lost a young cat to rat poisoning several years ago with the samy symptoms.

I know about the guilt, and some day you'll get to where you can remember the good times you and he had, but it is very hard. One thing I would consider if I were you is changing vets if it was your regular vet who sent him home, that's not really correct for treating parvo *or* poisoning. Either one requires quick intervention. I went thru that with a little rescue dog that the rescue's incompetent vet sent home with fluids and I then rushed to my own vet who diagnosed him correctly and hospitalized him and did save him but he would have died if he had stayed under the "care" of the first vet.

We tend to believe the vets because they're supposed to know. I've had dogs for 30 years and I've learned some things the hard way about vets. I'm so sorry this has happened to you and Damien.

Jessica
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
675 Posts
By "two ladies" do you mean two vets? Having a grudge against the breeder "could" have something do with lack of proper treatment for the puppy, but like you, I hope not. OTOH anyone who would do that to a puppy because they were angry at the breeder doesn't deserve to have a puppy so maybe the breeder was right not to sell one to her.

I have to agree with the vets your breeder has talked to about the lack of proper treatment. Puppies are less able to fight off things than adults so it's always wise to take extra precautions rather than less. And for a puppy with the symptoms your puppy had my experience is that the first vet like I told you about the first vet my foster puppy saw, was very negligent.

Maybe it would be more effective to pursue your complaint based on the negligence rather than getting into the personal issues between the vet and the breeder, even if they are true.
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
675 Posts
Nick,
Did you ever find out exactly what was wrong with him? I have heard it is possible for young Doberman puppies to get parvo in spite of being vaccinated. Especially if they haven't finished the series of shots.

Some breeders don't vaccinate because they don't believe in it. I don't know your breeder, but I don't think getting mad at the vet and hanging up on him was helpful for the puppy.

I'm glad your little guy pulled thru tho.
 
1 - 3 of 3 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top