The Official Pets Discussion Thread

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by Joer » Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:53 am

Me and my partner haves wanted a dog ever since we met four years ago and decided that there’s never going to be a better time for us to get a dog in terms of the amount of time we’re due to be spending at home where we can train it and took the plunge on Monday.

We bought a little Cocker Spaniel puppy and have called him Henry and he’s the sweetest little thing.

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Unfortunately, Monday night he was really ill and we took him to the vets on Monday morning and he has been diagnosed as having parvo. We’re currently spending the days with him at the vets, then we’re picking him up and trying to nurse him through the night before taking him back again in the morning.

Tomorrow will be day 3 of having the symptoms so hopefully he can pull through and start to get better but he’s so tiny I don’t know how much strength he has.

It’s so frustrating that the insurance won’t cover this as it happened within 48 hours of us getting him as we’re already £560 down on vet bills, then there’s the insurance cost (which isn’t covering this anyway) and the initial outlay we had to pay for him too so we’ve been absolutely rinsed recently. It’s horrible that him surviving this could come down to us just running out of funding for him but I’m going to give him as much as I can do as it’s so heartbreaking.

Has anyone had a dog that’s had parvo before and come out of it the other side? I need a happy success story I think.

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by Bunni » Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:00 am

Can't help on the sickness but there's a dog just like that near me. Old as strawberry float and proper chubby and sits in the doorway of Tesco demanding belly rubs for entry. Just rolls over and blocks the whole door. Adorable wee strawberry floater.

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by Frank » Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:07 am

where'd you get him from? Surely if he's got ill within 48 hours of you getting him they should be offering some support? Even with rescue animals they usually cover vet bills in the early days...

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by 7256930752 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:24 am

That's gooseberry fool Joer, I'd go back to the breeder of I were you.

Dogs are expensive man, we've bounced from one problem to the next with ours over the last few months and it's cost a small fortune.

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by Jenuall » Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:37 am

Yeah sorry to hear that, hope he gets through it okay and it doesn't cost too much!

We've been so lucky with our dog, she's 12 now and we've only had to take her to the vet a handful of times for very minor things over the years.

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by Dual » Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:57 am

Return it and get your money back. You going to be stuck with a sick dog for the rest of its life? :lol:

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by kazanova_Frankenstein » Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:39 am

Poor dog, hope he gets better, he looks absolutely lovely. And don't return him cos he's sick! Sick animals need more love.

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by Dual » Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:10 am

Did you pick up the dog from a service station car park?

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by 7256930752 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:13 am

Dual wrote:Did you pick up the dog from a service station car park?

Why are you being a dick about it?

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by Victor Mildew » Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:19 am

Joer wrote:Me and my partner haves wanted a dog ever since we met four years ago and decided that there’s never going to be a better time for us to get a dog in terms of the amount of time we’re due to be spending at home where we can train it and took the plunge on Monday.

We bought a little Cocker Spaniel puppy and have called him Henry and he’s the sweetest little thing.

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Unfortunately, Monday night he was really ill and we took him to the vets on Monday morning and he has been diagnosed as having parvo. We’re currently spending the days with him at the vets, then we’re picking him up and trying to nurse him through the night before taking him back again in the morning.

Tomorrow will be day 3 of having the symptoms so hopefully he can pull through and start to get better but he’s so tiny I don’t know how much strength he has.

It’s so frustrating that the insurance won’t cover this as it happened within 48 hours of us getting him as we’re already £560 down on vet bills, then there’s the insurance cost (which isn’t covering this anyway) and the initial outlay we had to pay for him too so we’ve been absolutely rinsed recently. It’s horrible that him surviving this could come down to us just running out of funding for him but I’m going to give him as much as I can do as it’s so heartbreaking.

Has anyone had a dog that’s had parvo before and come out of it the other side? I need a happy success story I think.


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I don't have parvo experience, but I'll post some general puppy stuff after work tonight. Tldr Our dog was sick when we got him and it turned out the breeder had given him the jabs etc he should have had, but adult strength ones and all at once.

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by Corazon de Leon » Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:21 am

Joer wrote:Me and my partner haves wanted a dog ever since we met four years ago and decided that there’s never going to be a better time for us to get a dog in terms of the amount of time we’re due to be spending at home where we can train it and took the plunge on Monday.

We bought a little Cocker Spaniel puppy and have called him Henry and he’s the sweetest little thing.

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Unfortunately, Monday night he was really ill and we took him to the vets on Monday morning and he has been diagnosed as having parvo. We’re currently spending the days with him at the vets, then we’re picking him up and trying to nurse him through the night before taking him back again in the morning.

Tomorrow will be day 3 of having the symptoms so hopefully he can pull through and start to get better but he’s so tiny I don’t know how much strength he has.

It’s so frustrating that the insurance won’t cover this as it happened within 48 hours of us getting him as we’re already £560 down on vet bills, then there’s the insurance cost (which isn’t covering this anyway) and the initial outlay we had to pay for him too so we’ve been absolutely rinsed recently. It’s horrible that him surviving this could come down to us just running out of funding for him but I’m going to give him as much as I can do as it’s so heartbreaking.

Has anyone had a dog that’s had parvo before and come out of it the other side? I need a happy success story I think.


I'm really sorry to hear this Joe, that's woeful stuff. I'd echo the comments about speaking to the breeder - not necessarily to return the dog but to let them know that the poor fella's got Parvo and that he or she will need to get all of the litter-mates checked. I don't know if I'm remembering this right but I think Parvo is very infectious and he's almost certainly gotten it while in their care as well, so they may be liable for some or all of the vet bills.

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by Winckle » Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:25 am

Thought I'd share some gifs of Laurie, my main office buddy whilst working from home.

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by Joer » Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:52 am

The guy was a private seller who bred his family pet. He was advertised as healthy and having had all jabs etc, then when we contacted him about it he said he hadn’t had his vaccinations. He’s told us that he’s contacted all the other buyers of the puppies from the litter and none of them have reported any symptoms to him.

He did originally say he was going to cover all the vet bills and was really communicative with us, but as soon as I sent him over the first bill of £400 he’s just been ghosting us.

I have got a little bit of money behind me where it’s not a major concern as I know we can afford to get by for about another grands worth of care before I can’t do anymore but I don’t want to just keep him alive for the sake of it.

We’ll be reporting the buyer once this is over either way, but I’m not hopeful of getting any money back or support from him at all unfortunately.

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by Tineash » Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:22 pm

I would expect a puppy with parvo that gets quick treatment to survive. It's nasty, but he should be out of the woods in a few days.

strawberry float that breeder though, definitely.

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by False » Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:23 pm

report the breeder to the rspca or something

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by Joer » Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:17 pm

We’ve just had the call from the vets now and they’ve told us that it’s really not looking good for him and it’s probably the right thing to do to put him to sleep. They’ve said they can keep trying different options, but it’s unlikely that it’s going to increase his chances of survival and just means throwing more money at him for the same inevitable outcome.

strawberry floating gutting.

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by Victor Mildew » Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:19 pm

Joer wrote:We’ve just had the call from the vets now and they’ve told us that it’s really not looking good for him and it’s probably the right thing to do to put him to sleep. They’ve said they can keep trying different options, but it’s unlikely that it’s going to increase his chances of survival and just means throwing more money at him for the same inevitable outcome.

strawberry floating gutting.


Oh strawberry floating hell :(

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by Robbo-92 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:19 pm

Getting to hear that :(

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by Jenuall » Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:20 pm

gooseberry fool that's tough. :(

Poor thing.

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by Hexx » Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:12 pm

Winckle wrote:Thought I'd share some gifs of Laurie, my main office buddy whilst working from home.

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Jesus I miss my cat :(

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