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post #1 of 61 (permalink) Old 04-12-2013, 12:14 AM Thread Starter
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Rescued German Shepherd Mixed Pup

We rescued this 2 month old baby girl from the shelter today. The shelter said that she had little hope and that it was probably not worth picking her up. We decided to take her anyway and give her a chance.

The first thing she did when I got to her cage was look up at me and shed a tear... A freaking tear rolled out of her puppy eyes! How can you say no to that?? She sure knows how to seal the deal.

She has been diagnosed with Giardia, severe kennel cough and she is spending the night at the animal hospital to get x rays and more tests(doc said possible pneumonia) .

We cant wait to get her back and share some TLC and have faith that she will make it through!

Oh by the way we named her Faith!~

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I ask you to chime in with any advice you may have to offer. Thanks~
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Wow, thanks for giving her a chance! Are they keeping her on fluids at the vet hospital? There are people on this board who have nursed puppies through alot. I know they need extra fluids, really good nutrition (I personally cook for sick puppies but that's me), a warm bed and lots of rest. Sometimes it's best to leave them at the vet for a few days so that they can get intensive care with fluids, etc.

Little puppies can take a turn for the worse really quickly so be sure you get a comprehensive care sheet from the vet so you know what to look for if she takes a turn for the worse.

Be sure they DO NOT give her vaccinations at this time. Her immune system needs to improve before she can handle those.

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Thank you! You have a beautiful dog!!! Great Mix~

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Wow, thanks for giving her a chance! Are they keeping her on fluids at the vet hospital? There are people on this board who have nursed puppies through alot. I know they need extra fluids, really good nutrition (I personally cook for sick puppies but that's me), a warm bed and lots of rest. Sometimes it's best to leave them at the vet for a few days so that they can get intensive care with fluids, etc.

Little puppies can take a turn for the worse really quickly so be sure you get a comprehensive care sheet from the vet so you know what to look for if she takes a turn for the worse.

Be sure they DO NOT give her vaccinations at this time. Her immune system needs to improve before she can handle those.
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post #5 of 61 (permalink) Old 04-12-2013, 02:03 PM Thread Starter
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Update

She is in critical condition

Worms/Parasites
Giardia
Pnumonia
Kennel Cough

They said we will need to keep her there for at least a couple more days/or until she is eating because currently she is rejecting to eat food.

She is approximately 2 months and the poor thing deserves a chance. We are going to keep her there and try to push for her recovery.

I ask that if anyone knows anything or can help in any way i would appreciate it very much. Thank you~
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Poor little thing I hope she makes a quick recovery, I'm sure the vet is doing all they can

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The first 2 are common and I don't consider critical. The bottom 2, well she is in good hands!

Thank you for taking the baby =) sending prayers her way and keep us updated!

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She is in critical condition

Worms/Parasites
Giardia
Pnumonia
Kennel Cough

They said we will need to keep her there for at least a couple more days/or until she is eating because currently she is rejecting to eat food.

She is approximately 2 months and the poor thing deserves a chance. We are going to keep her there and try to push for her recovery.

I ask that if anyone knows anything or can help in any way i would appreciate it very much. Thank you~
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post #9 of 61 (permalink) Old 04-12-2013, 02:36 PM Thread Starter
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(sorry for the double post, total accident)

Thank you Neko and Shanna for the responses.

I will keep everyone posted on anything i hear from the Doc.

Even though those are minor things listed, because of the neglect of proper treatment and her age its in pretty rough stages.

Poor thing is only 4lbs for an approximate age of 2 months... im hoping shes a mix with a smaller breed or is this weight normal(in her situation im guessing its not)?
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