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Parvovirus and Coccidiosis

Galileo will be a shadow of his former self

Galileo will be a shadow of his former self

It would seem that poor little Galileo has both of these.

The first is a virus, obviously, which young puppies are protected against first by their mother’s antibodies, then by the vaccine which Galileo should have had between the age of one and two months.

The second is a parasite, which he would have ingested before he came to us as there is a 13 day incubation period.

He’s basically a very sick puppy.

The vet has said that we can rule out the possibility of heart failure from the fatal strain of parvovirus, but there’s still the possibility of the coccidiosis causing neurological problems so he’s not out of danger.

He’s not eating, apparently, which is very unlike him. He’s normally so hungry that he gobbles his food frenetically.

He can’t come home till he eats. The vet estimates he’ll have to stay with them another couple of days.

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  1. January 23, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    Oh poor little Galileo. I hope he soon will be much better and able to come home to you. he is so cute looking.

    • January 24, 2013 at 12:19 am

      Thank you for that. Although he’s not been with us long, it’s amazing how much I miss his cheery, cuddly little presence.

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