Twice this week. After we took him to a groomer on Saturday, he came home upset. We thought maybe because of his cut. He is a maltese, they practically shaved him. He started not eating then on monday he started to cough up "foam". So we took him to the vet. They ran a parasite test on him he was "Fine, just a little gassy" . They could give him anitbiotics. No explantion of what it could be. We said no, I wouldn't put antibiotics in my kids for no reason, why would I do it to him. Anyhow, By weds he still wasn't eating and had diarrae. Weds night my husband I were up at 3am cleaning him up and making sure he was ok. I had to work yesterday morning, so I called the vet and said I would be in after school to have him checked again. After getting my boys I went to bathe him so we can take him to the vet. (He kept pooing all over himself. I do not think he could help it!) When we got him there the VT said it wasn't looking good. He drop almost a pound and his body temp was 10 degrees too low. They warmed him up checked for porvo and it came up neagtive. The vet now was sure that was what he had. He gave us two treatment plans, $82 & $228. 70% & 85% survival. We took the 82 so we wouldn't have to pay for the hospital stay. We left at 5:28. At 6:19 I was calling our vet that our dog died. He said, "I didn't think he was gonna go so fast."..... I am so angry. He knew he was gonna die and still tried to sell us Hope with two treatment options? We would have left him there instead of him dying in front of our boys. We do not have alot of money. And we tried to be responsible and wanted so much for him to get better. But to prey on our emotions and take money from us knowing it wasn't gonna work. He was a maltese with a temp of 90degress and had dropped from 5.7lbs to 4.11lbs in three days. He couldn't hold his head and this vet with 20yrs of service couldn't tell he was already dying. My boys are devestated. I called and asked for the $82. I said we would have left him with you all instead of taking him home with our boys thinking he was gonna live and not make it an hour. Shouldn't he have focused on the 15% that doesn't make it in the state he was in??
We loved our dog and couldn't wait to spend the summer tkaing him camping with us. :(
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