My puppy, Brutus, died early this morning. He has been fighting parvo since Saturday night.
Our other puppy (Brutus' littermate/sister) Pebbles showed sighs of Parvo first and has survived. This virus is HORRIBLE! I've never seen an animal dying like that. Wow, I thought Pebbles was sick when we took her to the vet! Brutus had, at one point, was completely non-responsive until I got him to the pet ER. He was moaning between treatments yesterday!
This is heartbreaking!
Now we need to tell our daughter about him. I didn't have the heart to break this too her right before she had to go to school. We'll probably have a little funeral for him in the back yard.
I should have known something bad was going to happen by all the dog poop around that shelter's grounds (the shelter was someone's house in the country).... we adopted Brutus and Pebbles almost 2 weeks ago. (Neither of us had heard of parvo before.)