Red and Themla

| March 24, 2021

Red, Thelma (pictured), and their three siblings were transferred to Toronto Humane Society through our Transport Program. During their intake, these eight-weeks old puppies were bright and active, eating well with no signs of coughing, vomiting or diarrhea. Everything looked good until their tests came back positive for the parvovirus.

Parvovirus is highly contagious and very deadly, so these puppies were put under observation as they were asymptomatic (meaning they had no symptoms).

As many of the puppies in this transfer were positive for roundworm, hookworm, or coccidia they were started on anti-parasitic treatment.

A few days after arrival, some of the puppies developed diarrhea and some had lost weight so they were given an antibiotic used to treat a wide variety of infections. Within a few days the diarrhea had cleared and the puppies continued to be their bright and active selves.

The puppies stayed in isolation until the quarantine period was up at which time, they were made ready for adoption.

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